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.
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.
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.
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 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.
per week –
one lesson per week
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)
Two lessons per week
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
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.
per 30min 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.
It takes a Village…
The Village Gym is a fresh experience in fitness located in the coastal paradise of Pottsville NSW.
We invite you to come visit us to get a feel for our unique space, friendly atmosphere and hear more about how we can help you find your wellness.