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Are You Looking for a Swim School close to Casuarina Beach that has a Friendly and Helpful Environment to Learn to Swim with highly qualified Swim Instructors?

The Village Swim School Pottsville is here to help and guide you through your swimming journey.

Our heated Learn to Swim Pool has a wonderful outlook of our natural surroundings. Our Swim School Coordinator Ellen has over 25 years of experience and is able to garner a connection with your child, giving them confidence, structure, and joy in the pool. We offer a wide range of swimming levels for all ages including bubs, school-aged children, and adults.

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Our Philosophy

The Village Swim School is here to guide and nurture your child through their swimming journey. Starting with the joy of being a water baby and transitioning to becoming a safe and confident swimmer who has mastered all the strokes . We achieve this with highly experienced swim instructors in our purpose-built heated swim pool in the natural surroundings of Pottsville Beach.
We take great joy in helping our students learn to love the water and become safe and skilful swimmers for life.

The foundations of our approach…

Our Swim School is a fun, challenging and safe environment.

Swimming lessons are conducted in a controlled environment, where safety, trust & positive relationships can flourish. For our Dads/Mum n Bub classes, a loving parent becomes the teacher and the teacher the facilitator. Comfort really is the key – a warm and comfortable pool with warm and caring instructors.

We build confidence to take on new challenges.

Simple steps and solid building blocks lead to success. Discipline, mutual trust, respect, support and pride are attributes that can be applied to all aspects of life. We believe that for kids to grow into confident swimmers they need consistent swim lessons to build a solid foundation for water safety.

A technical based program.

Learning to swim takes a number of years to perfect. Our highly experienced instructors develop and review our program across the stages of development. Whilst each child is unique and will progress and learn in their own way, progression leads to a more skilful swimmer proud to achieve the next level. 

The earlier kids start, the better.

Swim skills are best mastered regularly, year-round and start with water confidence from 6 months old. All children should have the opportunity to learn to swim and we accept First Lap and Active Kids vouchers to assist parents keeping their child confident, fit, maintain muscle memory and motor-control development progressing all year.

Water Safety Week.

Safer Smarter Stronger Swimmers. In addition to our usual program, the last week of every term we dedicate to water safety and life preservation. We offer specific safety skills, self preservation problem solving, endurance and team work. Our goal is to educate the entire family about water safety and the importance of being safe in, on and around the water.

We offer a wide range of swimming levels for all ages including bubs, school-aged children, and adults. You are never too young or old to learn to swim!

Our Swim Instructors

We have a highly experienced swim school team that are warm, caring and committed to educating children and adults how to swim and water safety. Our swim instructors are passionate about training children of all ages to swim.  They are very knowledgeable with 57 years of combined experienced as swimming instructors and water safety educators, who work with every level of ability and special needs students here at The Village Swim School.  Our Instructors swim school Co-Ordinator Miss Ellen has been a swim Instructor 25+ years. Senior Swim Instructor Miss Sue for 28+years. Swim Instructor Miss Courtney for 4 years.

Pottsville Swim School learn to swim classes for all ages. Friendly & highly experienced swim instructors will help you gain confidence
Swim School Coordinator

Ellen Sherwood

Ellen’s love of swimming started when she was 2 years old thanks to her mother. Who was determined for her daughter to swim and survive in and around water...

Ellen’s love of swimming started when she was 2 years old thanks to her mother,  who was determined for her daughter to swim and survive in and around water as an older sibling had drowned in a billabong. From tragedy to triumph swimming has been her passion for a large part of her life. With 25 years of teaching, assessing & Water Safety programme designer & presenter to over 2300 local students.

Her Qualifications are Community welfare officer, first aid/ resuscitation, teacher of infants aquatics, swimming and water safety, competitive strokes, swim assessor, Bronze Medallion,  Cert IV in training and Assessment.

Ellen is a local, she has been in Pottsville for 20 years teaching and plans to continue her passion of teaching  the next generation of cherubs here in paradise.

Pottsville Swim School learn to swim classes for all ages. Friendly & highly experienced swim instructors will help you gain confidence
Swim School Teacher

Sue Radnedge

Sue Radnedge is a qualified swimming teacher with over 28 years of experience working in the industry. She completes regular professional development and is qualified as an...

Sue Radnedge is a qualified swimming teacher with over 28 years of experience working in the industry. She completes regular professional development and is qualified as an

  • Austswim Teacher of Swimming

  • Austswim of Aquatic Management

  • Access and Inclusion

  • Austswim Teacher Infants and Preschool

  • Austswim Pillars of Learning

  • Wide World of Swimming Certified Teacher

  • Current First Aid and CPR Accreditation

  • RLSA – Lifeguard WWCC and Bluecard and

  • Assessor for Austswim on 4 levels.

She enjoys making the water a comfortable experience for all clients and increasing water safety awareness. With a great deal of patience and a deep understanding of individual client needs, she has created individualised swimming lessons for all ages (0.6months to 95 years old – her oldest student)

Learning to swim doesn’t just happen, it requires a nurturing approach, that allows children to build the skills they need at one level to confidently springboard to the next. Sue is a fantastic addition to the team, and we are excited to have her here at The Village Swim School.

We Move with You

With six progressive levels and 30 minute classes morning, evening and Saturdays, our program fits in with your family schedule.

  • Mums, Dads & Bubs
  • Beginner
  • Beginner Stroke
  • Stroke
  • Mini Squad
  • Squad (45 mins)

The Village Swim School schedule is forever changing, so send us an enquiry and we can go through our availability together.
Minimum age for Mums, Dads & Bubs is 6 months.

Complimentary Swim Assessments

Are you looking to join The Village Swim School? Not sure where to start? Simply pop in from February 1st 2022 during the below times for a complimentary swim assessment. No need to book, just pop in!
Monday – Saturday
7:30am – 10:30am

Monday – Friday
3:30pm – 5:30pm
We will quickly define your child’s level then we can consult the timetable together to find the best time slot for your family.

Pricing

The Village Swim School Close to Casuarina Beach offers a wide range of learn to swim classes for all ages.

$21.50

per week –
one lesson per week

Term Swimming

Consistency is key! Enjoy weekly swimming lessons and watch your child progress. Term enrolment required.
Once off $20 join fee applies
All term enrolments to be paid in advance
Eligible for Active Kids Voucher (apply here)

The Village Swim School Close to Casuarina Beach offers a wide range of learn to swim classes for all ages.

$39.00

Two lessons per week

Term Swimming

We are now offering a second lesson at a discounted rate. Increasing their water time will boost their development and their confidence. Term enrolment required.
Once off $20 join fee applies

*additional lessons apply to individual student
*not applicable to casual lessons

The Village Swim School Close to Casuarina Beach offers a wide range of learn to swim classes for all ages.

$24.50

per week

Natural Elements

Does your child attend care at Natural Elements throughout the week? One of our creche assistants can fetch your child and bring them over for a swimming lesson on their care day. This service includes pickup, change, swim, change and drop off. Term enrolment required.

Once off $20 join fee applies

Ask us about this here.

The Village Swim School Close to Casuarina Beach offers a wide range of learn to swim classes for all ages.

$77.00

per 30min lesson

Private Lesson

We offer private lessons for those requiring extra TLC.
Whether it be on-on-one for performance or something more unique, Ellen is highly experienced with coaching and special needs.
Ask us about this here
Ask us about NDIS funding*
*eligibility criteria apply.

“The Village Swim School changed our life when nine months ago, our then four and two-year-old started swimming lessons with Ellen and her team…We have done a mix of group and private lessons over time. Ellen has known exactly what he needs and when, so we have used her knowledge to guide his lessons as needed

– Tara Jarvis, mother of Tanner and Austin ”

Contact us to learn more about our program... Enrol Your Child Today!

What People love about The Village Swim School

“My daughter has been swimming with Ellen for almost a year and has made significant progress in that time. Ellen creates enjoyable and practical classes that work to engage and build confidence in all young swimmers. We would highly recommend Ellen.”

— Hayley Bright

“My 3 year old daughter’s highlight of the week is swimming lessons with Miss Ellen. Ellen has such a calm, engaging manner in which children really respond well to. I have seen so much progress in my daughter’s swimming and confidence.”

— Alana & Miss Aria

“My 4 year old daughter is so exited to go to swimming lessons each week. IT has been great to find such a good fit between my child and Ellen. Clear directions, structured and fun classes really suit my daughter and it is the best to see progress.”

— Danielle & Miss Raven

“Miss Ellen is simply an awesome swimming teacher. Her lessons are firm, fun and she’s in control. My 3 year old daughter has come leaps and bounds in her swimming ability and enjoyment of the water. I’ve especially appreciated Ellen’s strict focus on water safety, and the children learning survivability. So lucky to have The Village Swim School in Pottsville.”

— Margi & Miss Peri

“My son loves swimming. Ellen interacts with all the children on an individual basis and works out their strengths and weaknesses, in order to support, teach and extend each student. Highly recommend.”

— Gillian

““Ellen recently worked with me to get my little one in the pool after multiple weeks of screaming and carrying on. She showed the necessary engagement and understanding to help him take the plunge into classes without Mum or Dad. Having tried multiple swimming schools we’re delighted to have found a fit for our boys and their needs.
Ellen runs a tight ship and is truly an asset to the Village Gym. Finally, swimming classes are something my kids really look forward to.”

– Simon, dad to Dusty and Buddy.”

“The Village Swim School changed our life when nine months ago, our then four and two-year-old started swimming lessons with Ellen and her team…We have done a mix of group and private lessons over time. Ellen has known exactly what he needs and when, so we have used her knowledge to guide his lessons as needed

– Tara Jarvis, mother of Tanner and Austin ”

“Ellen is an awesome swim coach! My daughter’s swimming has improved so much since starting with her classes. I love how the classes are small and each child gets plenty of individual attention. Would highly recommend!!!”

— K. Jacobson

“Small groups and fun activities keep the kids entertained whilst learning to swim.”

— Amanda

“My daughter loves swimming lessons. Ellen her instructor is patient, calm and has great manner with the students. Highly recommend the intensive swimming program to fast track results.”

— Phoebe

“My 4 & 5 year old loves swimming lessons with Miss Ellen. They have so much fun. While becoming confident swimmers. Each week we can’t wait for swimming lessons. Thank you Miss Ellen!”

— Samantha

“Ellen at The Village Swim School is the best instructor my boys have had. She is highly skilled and able to support the individual needs of the children in the group format Additionally she is excellent with the children; just the right combination of warm and firm for a swimming instructor.”

— Sierra

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