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South West Sports Centre


Swim School

Our Little Lappers Swim School provides learn-to-swim programs for all ages and abilities. With Royal Lifesaving WA, AUSTSWIM-certified instructors your children will receive the attention and care they deserve.

Our enrolment process is ongoing and continuous, which means you can dive in and start swimming at any time. Your child's progress is what matters, so they'll move through our programs based on their ability, not their age.

Enrol now in swimming lessons at the South West Sports Centre today and unlock a world of fun, confidence, and skill. For more information call the Swim School on 97952251.

Class Types

  • An introductory program for infants that encourages babies to explore the water in a safe and enjoyable way with their parents. Infants will learn skills in safely entering the water, breathing, submersing, floating, maintaining balance and basic arm and kick actions.

  • A program is for pre-school aged children where parents will begin to be transitioned out of the water so children can swim independently. The focus is on progressing children from water exploration to water safety and swimming skill development.

  • School-aged program aimed at skill-based learning. Each level teaches stroke development and water safety with a focus on progression at the student’s own pace.

  • Calling all junior swimmers! Our Squad Training program is designed for competent swimmers who want to take their skills to the next level. Dive into stroke correction, endurance building, and speed development. To join, simply pass RLSS Level 8 and get ready to swim like a pro!

  • Learn to swim classes for young people who may not have had much exposure to swimming but want to develop their confidence and water-safety skills in a more age-appropriate group.

  • Are you ready to conquer the water? Our adult lessons are here to build your water confidence and teach you the basic stroke techniques. Whether you’re a non-swimmer or need a little stroke correction, our experienced instructors have got you covered. Gain new skills and unlock the joy of swimming!

  • Sometimes, we all need a little extra attention. That’s why we offer private lessons for adults, students with special needs (including autism, ADHD, or sensory processing needs), and those who are recommended by our instructors that require extra assistance. Enjoy the personalized guidance of our instructors and make remarkable progress in no time!

  • Swim School Enrolment Enquiry Form

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      Date of Birth

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    Parent/Guardian Details

    Secondary Emergency Contact Details

    Lesson Preferences

    Please enter your child's preferred day(s) as well as time(s).

    Please enter your child's preferred day(s) as well as time(s).

    Please enter your child's preferred day(s) as well as time(s).

    Please enter your child's preferred day(s) as well as time(s).

    Select Program

    Terms and Conditions

    • It is the parent/guardian/students responsibility to advise of any changes to name, address, email address or phone number. The SWSC incorporating Little Lappers Swim School uses email as the primary method of communication. All enrollees require a valid email address.
    • Direct debit enrolment & payment
    • Little Lappers learn-to swim lessons are ongoing and require signing up for fortnightly direct debit payments. Ongoing means lessons will continue until you cancel out of the program (breaking for school holidays). This elim
    • Direct debit payments will be deducted fortnightly on a Monday. Please note you will be debited your first payment on the day of sign up, or the day following, and enrolment is not confirmed until this occurs. Multiple students will be billed separately. Agreeing to our terms and conditions gives the City of Bunbury the authority to direct debit your nominated account.
    • Ezidebit is our third party direct debit payment provider. Payment charges are as follows:
      • Visa or Mastercard - 2% per payment
      • Amex - 4% per payment
      • Bank account - no surcharge incurred
      • Missed payment - $14.80 per missed direct debit
    • Upfront fixed term enrolment & payment
    • Shared and private classes, holiday swim and training programs, all run for a fixed term enrolment. A one-off upfront payment is required to confirm enrolment.
    • Private lessons require a minimum of three lessons paid for upfront at the time of booking. Lessons must run at the same booked time on a consecutive weekly basis eg. 3 sessions booked = 1 lesson per week for three weeks or you may lose your placement. Medical credits apply for private lessons - please see medical credits for missed lessons below
    • Learn-to-swim programs can be enrolled with a one-off upfront payment . Bookings can be made for the remainder of a term (subject to availability) and paid upfront on a pro-rata basis. Enrolment is not confirmed until payment is received. The students place in the class is not held from term to term.
    • It is the customers responsibility to re-enrol at the end of each booking period - preferences for lesson days and times cannot be guaranteed.
    • Cancellations and credits
    • Enrolments can be canceled at any time, however you must give 14 days’ notice prior to the next direct debit date and a cancellation form must be completed to cease payments. Cancellation forms are available at the SWSC, Little Lappers Swim School or on our website. There is no charge for direct debit cancellations. No credits will be given for paid direct debit classes.
    • Medical credits and refunds for missed lessons
    • Credits and refunds will only be given if a medical certificate is supplied. Request for credits and refunds must be received within 14 days of the date of the medical certificate. One medical credit per enrolment in a 10 week period will be allowed upon presentation of a medical certificate. All refunds incur a $15 administration fee. An administration fee does not apply to credits. Credits will expire six months from the date of issue. Little Lappers Swim School does not offer make up lessons.
    • Non-attendance and repeat direct debit rejections
    • Should a student not attend their lessons for four weeks we will contact you via email and phone using your current details. If a reply to keep your bookings isn’t received within 5 business days, we will cancel the student’s enrolment. Non attendances are regularly checked. When a direct debit has been rejected for two fortnights, then the swim school administration will cancel the student out of the program and the amount owing must be paid before re-enrolling.
    • Teacher and class preferences
    • We cannot guarantee your preferred lesson day or time nor will a teacher be available upon enrolment or movement. Teachers are assigned to class levels, not students
    • Moving levels
    • All students can move up a level at any time during the term once the student has achieved the required skills. You will be contacted by the swim school office at this time. If a suitable day and time is not available then the student is able to stay in the same class and be extended within that class, until a suitable position becomes available.
    • Swim School swimming tag & free pool entry
    • Once enrolled, each student will be issued a swimming tag. Your tag will be required to enter the aquatic facility for each lesson. This tag will be valid for the duration the student is enrolled and can be reused when re-enrolling. The student also receives free pool entry during swimming terms while enrolled . *Terms and Conditions apply*. Valid for practice/play swimming only. Free pool entry excludes entry for organised sessions booked by external user groups. For example, Education department swimming lessons, school or club squad training.
    • Please note that holiday swim entry is only for the duration of your course.
    • Supervision
    • Children under 5 years of age must be accompanied in the water and within arm’s reach of an adult at all times. Students under 13 years require a guardian in the pool area at all times. We are a Watch Around Water facility which has been endorsed by Royal Lifesaving Society of WA.
    • Communicable diseases
    • A person suffering from any skin infection or other communicable diseases will be excluded from lessons for the safety and wellbeing of all other participants and teachers. Examples include: cold sores, chickenpox, head lice, school sores, measles, conjunctivitis, diarrhoea, vomiting, tinea, ringworm, slapped check syndrome, whooping cough and warts
    • Nappy policy
    • All children under the age of 4 years are required to wear a swimming nappy or swimming pants at all times whilst using the facility. This is in accordance with the SWSC Nappy Policy. This policy is in place to prevent pool contamination which requires the SWSC to close the pool for up to 8 hours.
    • Public Holidays
    • Lessons are not held on national or state public holidays, including Easter Saturday. Direct debit payments will be adjusted accordingly. Notices regarding the dates for Christmas suspension will be emailed out 4 weeks before the commencement of the Christmas holiday break
    • Changes to Terms and Conditions
    • The City of Bunbury reserves the right to alter terms and conditions at any time. Direct debit fees are subject to incremental price increases as adopted by council in the City of Bunbury Fees and Charges.
    • Use of photography
    • In accordance with the SWSC Camera Policy, patrons are not permitted to use photographic devices within the vicinity of our aquatics facility. The South West Sports Centre reserves the right to take and use photographic material for promotional purposes both internally and externally.

    Swim School FAQs

  • Aquababies, preschool, school age, adult – per fortnight: $33.60

    Squad – mini child, child, adult – per fortnight: $37.00

    5-day holiday swim program: $84.00

    Private lesson 1-1 – per class (min 3 lesson booking): $135.00 for 3 lessons

    Private lesson 2-1 – per class (min 3 lesson booking): $204.00 for 3 lessons

  • We’ve made payment easy-peasy! Once you enrol, fortnightly direct debit payments will be deducted from your nominated bank account or credit card. Visa and Mastercard payments have a 2% credit card fee, while Amex and Diners payments have a 4% fee. This ensures you never lose your place in our program, and there’s no need to go through the hassle of re-enrolling. Should you ever wish to cancel, just fill out a cancellation form with 14 days’ notice.

    Direct Debit Form

    LLSS Cancellation Request Form

  • Little Lappers is an approved KidSport Swim School which means eligible families can use KidSport vouchers to access swimming lessons. KidSport is delivered by the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries, visit their website  to find out more.

  • If you have completed your Swim Teaching qualification and would like to complete your practical hours at the South West Sport Centre (SWSC), please submit an online expression of interest via the City of Bunbury recruitment website.

    Please refrain from contacting the SWSC directly as all work experience requests must come through the City of Bunbury’s People and Safety Department to be considered.

    Click here to submit an expression of interest.

  • Swim School Enrolment Cancellation Form

    14 Days notice is required prior to the requested cancellation date. Cancellation is not complete until a confirmation email is received from LIttle Lappers Swim School

    In order to help us with continual improvement of our service, please tell us why you wish to cancel your swimming lessons. Your comments are appreciated.

    Additional information such as cancellation date and feedback