Kirby Swim develops beautiful, confident and skilled swimmers using its training programs designed by the Sydney Olympics Gold Medalist – Bill Kirby. Click the button below to book a lesson online today.
Located within the grounds of the Claremont Aquatic Centre, Kirby Swim offers the same high quality lessons, small class sizes and technique focus as our sister pool at CCGS.
These are the best swimming lessons in Claremont, offering the perfect balance of skill development, technique, strength and fun.
Our instructors and on deck supervisors are constantly assessing skill development and adjusting our teaching and learning to suit the needs of each individual swimmer to get the best outcomes.
Located within the grounds of the Claremont Aquatic Centre, Kirby Swim offers the same high quality lessons with small class sizes and a technique-focused program. Utilising the geothermally heated 25m and 50m lanes at Claremont, Kirby Swim’s program offers the skill progressions and amazing teaching that Kirby Swim is renowned for, from this first-class council facility.
For over 10 years, our Claremont program has been offering swimmers in the Western Suburbs the chance to learn and progress under the watchful eye of our first-class teachers and coaches, all while enjoying the grassy surrounds and play spaces that Claremont Pool can offer.
Kirby Swim has 6 convenient locations across the Perth Metro area but not all swimming services are offered at each location.
The colour images below shows the services that are offered at this location. Please scroll down for more detailed information about each service offered in Claremont.
Not all of Kirby Swims lessons & programs are offered at each of our 6-locations. The lessons & programs listed below are what is available in Claremont. Please reach out to our team if you have any questions or require further information.
3 years → 5 years: For beginners who are not comfortable placing their head underwater and or going into a lesson with a new teacher, without mum or dad. Focus is on confidence, safe entry/exits, breath holding and submersion, floating and kicking. Lots of games and fun are used to encourage children to begin to enjoy the swimming experience.
3+ years: For beginners who are comfortable placing their head underwater and getting into a lesson with a new teacher, but still need close instructor support. Focus is on increasing water confidence, safe entry/exits, breath holding and submersion, and further developing floating, straight leg kicking and independent swimming to and from the wall/platform and the instructor. Productive and fun activities are used to ensure children enjoy their swimming experience.
The confident and independent beginner. Squids learn good horizontal body position through greater emphasis on kicking, torpedoes and the introduction of big (freestyle) arms. Kicking on their back is introduced as well as reinforcing submersion, floating, general independence and safety skills.
Swimmers that have mastered the ability to maintain a strong straight leg kicking action with controlled big (freestyle) arm action now get to introduce the breathing. Practising and the beginning of mastering Aussie Crawl (freestyle) is challenging and exciting. Backstroke is also introduced in this level.
Learn and further develop their freestyle and backstroke with added technique cues over longer distances. Stronger kicking and longer strokes are encouraged and breaststroke kick is introduced.
Swimmers learn to breathe bilaterally (breath every third stroke) in freestyle, further refinement of freestyle and backstroke for smoother easier strokes. We also introduce the breaststroke arm sculling action.
This is the last level before swimmers permanently progress to squads,for this reason we place a lot of importance in ensuring that the technique endurance is ready for the next step. Maintaining good form under fatigue is important to avoid practising poor technique and developing bad technique habits. Long glides in Breaststroke are taught as well as the introduction of butterfly kick.
This is the number one way to boost a child’s swimming progress (available for Stingrays through to Snappers). Combining one session per week with this mini-squad type session with their regular swimming lesson offers two opportunities a week to improve. One session with a strong emphasis on mastering a skill and great form/technique and the other session (KS Academy) which is 45min long boosting their fitness and stamina. Kids love the group feel of this group and always get into the relays and challenges the coaches throw at them.
For swimmers needing specialised attention for developmental, behavioural or other support, or swimmers who need specialist attention on a specific aspect of their stroke, private lessons can be tailored to suit the swimmers unique needs and circumstances.
A mini-squad where swimmers start their journey in becoming fitter and faster swimmers. They learn lane etiquette (keeping left, intervals and reading the clock), butterfly, tumble turns, IM turns and lots of new drills to enhance their technique. Sessions range in distance from 400-600m, with lots of new skills to learn and fun relays to be done with their lane buddies.
Swimmers can cover over 1000-1400m in their hour long session. This is the first level where many swimmers really experience fatigue, and as there is a larger fitness component we strongly encourage swimming at least 2 x week to feel that improvement in stamina and speed that leads to increased enjoyment. Technique is not forgotten and drills in all strokes and feedback on form is a constant from the coaches. Our Intermediate swimmers are often the children winning their school swimming carnivals and enjoying water sports such as water polo, surfing and surf lifesaving.
For children with a diagnosis of Autism, who are at a higher risk of drowning, Kirby Swim can work with you to gain valuable safety and swimming skills in a suitable environment. Our Autism Swim approved teachers can work one-on-one, or help your child thrive or transition into a group lesson. Speak to us about your unique needs and we can build a plan to suit your child together.
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