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Swim

Your child's confidence in the water is of utmost importance when it comes to learning to swim. To make it easier for every family, the Learn to Swim Program is introducing a new program structure. Launching from 1st February, Balance Collective will be transitioning into a direct debit only facility introducing the below benefits:

✔ EASY | No need to rebook*

✔ RELAX | No contract or cancellation fees

SECURE | Direct debit of $60 per student per month 

Missed a lesson? 

No problem! Access 1 (one) make-up lesson per month to use inside a 4 week period.^

Need to cancel your booking?

No problem! We require 30 days written notice of cancellation.

HOW TO BOOK

How do I book for 2021? Complete the 3 easy steps below!
New Learn to Swim Bookings for 2021 will be available from Monday 18 January. Phone lines open from 7am.

1. Complete paperwork
Download and complete 1 (one) registration form per child and 1 (one) direct debit form per family. 

2. Return paperwork
Return both the registration form/s and direct debit form by email to swim@balancecollective.com.au or print and return to the swim reception when booking. 

3. Confirm Booking
If you have emailed your forms, phone (02) 4935 1030 or visit swim reception to confirm your booking. You must confirm your booking. Your spot will not be secured if you have only provided your forms. 

*Lessons will be available all year including holidays, only breaking for 2 weeks over the Christmas period. ^ Subject to availability, with 1 hours' notice of cancellation required

Are you currently enrolled? Your opportunity to book for 2021 may be earlier!

Find Out More

Learn To Swim Reception Hours 2021
(from Monday 4 January)
Mon - Fri   7am - 12pm | 1:30pm - 5pm  
Sat          7am - 11am  
Sun         CLOSED

Phone: (02) 4935 1030 | swim@balancecollective.com.au

COVID-SAFE PRACTICES WHEN RETURNING TO OUR CENTRE

  • Stay home - If you or child are sick please stay home. Contact reception and cancel your lesson for the day.
  • Wash your hands often - Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitiser.  We will have sanitising stations throughout the facility.
  • One parent per student (ideally 1 per family) where possible - To reduce crowding on pool deck and to adhere to social distancing regulations we ask that only 1 parent/carer be present during children’s lessons.
  • Change rooms, toilet and shower usage - These facilities are for quick rinse of showers or you may use the general showers in the gym facility to avoid overcrowding. We do however encourage that all children come and leave in their swimmers/robe and exit immediately after their lesson.
  • Sanitisation of equipment - We are undertaking extra cleaning of facilities and equipment. All equipment used will be rotated and sanitised after each lesson.
  • Changes to pool deck - The change tables need to be wiped down by the person using it with the disinfectant and paper towels provided after each use. Please adhere to social distancing rules when using the seating on pool deck.  We will provide paper towel and sanitiser to wipe the seats after use.
  • Signing in and out - All students must have their names marked off at reception when entering the facility.
  • Loan goggles and caps will not be available.
  • Change to class numbers - We have amended certain classes and reduced their capacity to comply with social distancing regulations.
  • Families can only enter the facility at lesson time.
  • Please follow direction of On-Deck Supervisors, walking arrows and sitting stations.
  • All teachers have undergone Infection Control Training.

ACTIVE KIDS PROGRAM

NSW Government initiative

Balance Collective is a registered Active Kids provider! Don't forget to apply for your 2021 Active Kids vouchers in January 2021.
Members can now redeem their vouchers for eligible learn to swim and fitness activities. Vouchers must be provided to staff at time of booking. Find Out More   

LEARN TO SWIM COSTS

STUDENT FEES | $60.00 per student per month |Ongoing Direct Debit

Families will be able to access classes all year round, with no term structure and best of all no contract, no cancellation fees and no need to re-book after each term.

CASUAL LESSONS | $20.00 per lesson 

Booked on the day of lesson. No transfers or make-ups.

PRIVATE LESSONS | $180.00 (5 LESSONS)

Each lesson is 30 minutes.

OUR WATER FAMILIARISATION PROGRAMS

Lesson duration: 30 minutes Is a progressive innovative program that provides a safe stimulating environment for a comprehensive water familiarisation and education program.  A parent or carer is required in the water for both Aqua Bubs and Aqua Tots (a baseball cap must be worn in the water by parent or carer). Babies need to wear a firm fitting aqua nappy underneath their swimmers and either a fabric or silicone swimming cap.

Aqua Babies

  • 6 months - 15 months
  • 5 children per class with parent/carer
  • Water familiarisation
  • Fun exploration and mobility activities
  • Carer and infant aquatic education

In these classes children are introduced to the aquatic environment with the help of their parents.  We are guiding parents in the methods that will help their child to develop confidence, be happy in the water and willing to learn.

Session Times   Monday-Saturday- AM and PM sessions available. Sunday- CLOSED

Aqua Tots 

  • 16 months - 2.5 years
  • 5 children per class with parent/carer
  • Carer and infant aquatic education
  • Continuing Water familiarisation
  • Breath Control Activities with bubble blowing
  • Fun exploration and mobility activities
  • Propulsion- attempting to move through the water independently of parent.

This is an extension of the babies class with more age appropriate activities and skills focusing on motor skills, safety and eventually transitioning into a class without their parent.

Session Times   Monday-Saturday- AM and PM classes running   Sunday- CLOSED

Aqua Tykes

  • 2.5 years - 3 years
  • 3 children per class with parent/carer
  • Breath Control Activities with eyes in water and bubble blowing
  • Water exploration activities
  • Propulsion- Able to move through the water (aided and unaided by teacher)
  • Safety Jumps- Jumps into the water, turns around and returns to the wall (aided by teacher)

This is a transition level where students are in the water without parents for the first time.  When the students turn 3 years old they must move to Level 1 regardless of their skill level.

Session Times    Monday-Saturday- AM and PM classes running   Sunday- CLOSED

LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAMS

Lesson duration: 30 minutes 

Level 1| Skill based

  • 3 years +
  • 3 children per class

Working Towards

  • Breath Control Activities eyes in the water and bubble blowing.
  • Buoyancy and flotation activities.
  • Propulsion- Able to move through the water assisted by teacher.
  • Safety Jumps- Jumps into the water, turns around and returns to the wall (aided and unaided by teacher).
  • Body Position- Working towards almost horizontal in water with good flutter kick.
  • Learning basic dog paddle

This is a beginner level for first time swimmers 3 years and over or for those progressing up from the infants classes.  Focus is on placing eyes in the water, muscle memory kicking working towards a strong flutter kick, breath control and starting to get the right body position.

Session Times
Monday-Friday- AM and PM classes running held in the program pool. 
Saturday - AM and PM classes running in the 25m pool.
Sunday  - CLOSED

Level 2| Skill based

  • 3 children per class

Pre-Requirement

  • Breath Control – can blow bubbles with eyes in for 10 seconds.
  • Independently swims for 3m
  • Safety Jumps- Jumps into the water, turns around and returns to the wall (unaided)
  • Body Position- Almost horizontal in water with good flutter kick.
  • Mastered Basic Dog Paddle- Learning basic freestyle

Working Towards

  • 3m Independent streamline with strong flutter kick
  • Beginner freestyle arm movement
  • Independent Back Kicking (aided and introducing unaided back kicking)
  • Confident relaxed back float and recovery with minimal assistance
  • *Introduction to diving (Seated Dive)

In level 2 students are starting to learn the structure of freestyle and good body position and balance in the water with torpedo's, learning freestyle arms and back kicking with a kick board.

Session Times 
Monday - Friday - AM and PM classes running held in the program pool. 
Saturday - AM and PM classes held in the 25m pool. 
Sunday - CLOSED

Level 3 | Skill & Age based

  • 3 children per class

Pre-Requirement

  • 3m Independent streamline with freestyle kick.
  • Correct freestyle arm movement
  • Confident relaxed float and recovery with little assistance
  • Safety jump and recovery unaided

Working Towards

  • -Diving (Seated)
  • Introduction to side breathing
  • Independently swims 4-5m freestyle
  • Independently back kicking and introducing backstroke arms

Students have some swimming experience (can swim 5 meters) Introduction to Freestyle and breathing patterns, Independent back kicking without a board is introduced in this level.

Note: Pre School AM classes only.  Level 3 students who wish to come in the afternoons or on Weekends can book into Level 4.

Session Times    
Monday - Friday - AM classes only, held in the program pool 
Sunday - CLOSED

Level 4 | Skill based

  • 4 children per class

Pre-Requirement

  • 3m Independent streamline with freestyle kick.
  • Correct freestyle arm movement
  • Confident relaxed float and recovery with little assistance
  • Safety jump and recovery unaided

Working Towards

  • -Diving (Seated)
  • Introduction to side breathing
  • Independently swims 4-5m freestyle
  • Independently back kicking and introducing backstroke arms

Level 4 includes the same skills as Level 3 however this level runs in the afternoons and on weekends.  Level 3 students who wish to come in the afternoons or on Weekends can book into Level 4.

Session Times    
Monday-Friday - PM classes running held in the program pool.  
Saturday - AM and PM classes held in the 25m pool. 
Sunday - CLOSED

Level 5 | Skill based

  • 5 children per class

Pre-Requirement

  • Breath control- turning to the side to breath in correct position
  • Correct breathing pattern in freestyle
  • Independent back float for 30 seconds

Working Towards

  • Introduction to diving (Kneeling)
  • Independently swims 10m freestyle technically correct
  • Independent streamline backstroke kick
  • Correct Backstroke arm movement
  • Introduction to breaststroke kick

In this level students are mastering freestyle breathing patterns, continuing building on their backstroke skills and will be introduced to breaststroke kick. 

Session Times: 
Monday-Friday - PM classes held in the 25m pool.  
Saturday - AM and PM classes held in the 25m pool. 
Sunday - CLOSED

Level 6 | Skill based
  • 5 children per class

Pre-Requirement

  • 12.5m technically correct Freestyle swim
  • 12.5m technically correct Backstroke swim

Working Towards

  • Diving- Kneeling and learning shallow dives
  • Backstroke- learning starts and finishes
  • Developing correct Breastroke kick

In this level we are building endurance in both freestyle and backstroke.  Stroke correction is provided and breaststroke arms are being introduced. 

Session Times: 

Monday-Friday - PM classes running held in the 25m training pool.  
Saturday - AM classes and PM classes held in the 25m training pool.  
Sunday - CLOSED

Level 7 | Skill based

  • 6 children per class

Pre-Requirement

  • 50m technically correct Freestyle swim
  • 50m technically correct Backstroke swim
  • 25m Breastroke

 Working Towards

  • Diving- Kneeling to standard shallow dives
  • Introduction to Butterfly Kick
  • Endurance

Level 7 is the first of our levels where students are swimming the full length of the 25m pool.  In this level students are mastering freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and introduction to butterfly.  Stroke correction is given. 

Session Times: 

Monday-Friday - PM classes running held in the 25m training pool.  
Saturday - AM and PM classes held in the 25m training pool. 
Sunday - CLOSED

Mini Squad | Skill based

  • 6 children per class
  • 45 minutes per session

Pre-Requirement

  • Diving- Shallow diving and streamlining
  • Ability to swim 50m Freestyle, backstroke and Breastroke.

 Working Towards

  • 100m technically correct Independent Freestyle swim
  • 100m technically correct Independent Backstroke swim
  • 50m technically correct Independent Breastroke swim
  • 25m Butterfly
  • All starts, turns and finishes

Mini squad students are fine tuning their technique and working on their endurance in preparation of advancing to Junior Squad.  Stroke correction is given.

Session Times:

Monday-Friday- PM classes running held in the 25m training pool.   
Saturday- AM and PM classes held in the 25m training pool 
Sunday- CLOSED

Private lessons| 1 child per class

Private lessons are available upon request. Bookings are essential and subject to instructor and pool availability. 
Please email reception swim@balancecollective.com.au with your expression of interest.

BALANCE SQUADS

Our investment into our coaching team will be reflective in the results of your children.

Our team of coaches hold a history of swimming at high levels including state, and their knowledge alone combined with their values and work effort offers our students a great platform to build resilience, strength and ultimately be best they can be.

Our Squad team are fully qualified with their Austswim Competitive strokes qualification and are excited to take your children’s swimming ability to the next level.

Junior Squad| 60 minutes

Session Times:

Monday-Friday- 15.45-16.45
Saturday- No sessions
Sunday- CLOSED

The 2021 timetable will be

Monday-Friday- 15.30-16.30
Saturday- No sessions
Sunday- CLOSED

Advanced Squad| 90 minutes

Session Times:

Monday-Friday- 17.00-18.30
Saturday- No sessions
Sunday- CLOSED

The 2021 timetable will be

Monday-Friday- 16.30-18.00
Saturday- No sessions
Sunday- CLOSED

HEALTH ALERT

The safety and wellbeing of Balance Collective members and employees is of paramount importance and remains our top priority. Balance is closely monitoring and responding appropriately to the situation with Coronavirus (Covid-19) and advice provided by the NSW Government.

A number of NSW locations have been identified as hotspots for Covid-19 members and guests who have visited any of the locations listed by NSW Government at health.nsw.gov.au will not be allowed access to our gyms at this time.

Our COVID Safe plan includes our commitment to the wellbeing of members and employees, physical distancing, hygiene and cleaning as well as mandatory record keeping via the COVID Safe QR code check-in via Service NSW. Balance City and Balance Mayfield are open in a modified format providing access for Balance and Fitness Passport members only.