Classes and programs

Learn to Swim at East Maitland pool

Learn to Swim lessons

We offer a Learn to Swim program for people of all ages and abilities.

All swim teachers are accredited through Austswim or Royal Life Saving, with classes designed for beginners through to stroke development.

Lesson bookings

Bookings are essential. To make a booking, please contact our team by calling 02 4933 5073, or via email at


Location and times


All Learn to Swim classes are held in the heated indoor pool at the Maitland Aquatics Centre.

Class times

Infant & Preschool

30 minute sessions.

  • Sundays to Fridays, 9.00am - 12.00pm
  • Saturdays, 8.00am - 12.30pm

School Age

30-45 minute sessions.

  • Mondays to Fridays, 3.30pm - 7.00pm
Dates for 2024

Term 1
Mon 5 Feb - Sun 14 Apr

Term 2
Mon 29 Apr - Sun 7 Jul

Term 3
Mon 22 Jul - Sun 29 Sept

Term 4

Learn to Swim fees

Learn to Swim lessons are paid by weekly direct debit.

Child - group lesson
per 30 mins
Child - private lesson

Up to 2 children allowed

per 30 mins
Adult - group lesson
per 30 mins
Adult - private lesson
per 15 mins

Please note bookings roll over from term to term which secures your position. If you decide you wish to cancel your enrolment, we require 30 days' notice in writing via email at

Active Kids vouchers

We also accept Active Kids vouchers. This will be applied to family credit, and your lesson fees will draw from this before debiting from your account. Please send us your voucher via email at

Lesson access with your fob

Maitland pool access fob

Every person enrolled in the Learn to Swim program is issued an access fob which provides access to the pool and records their attendance for each lesson.

Forgot your access fob?

If you forget your fob, see our friendly staff to mark your child’s attendance and gain access at the gate. If you lose your fob, these can be replaced for a small fee.

Swimming level assessments

Children over the age of 5 who have some swimming experience may require an assessment to determine the correct level.

You can book an appointment for an assessment via email at Assessments can be booked on weekday afternoons from 4.00pm to 5.30pm.

Pathway progression

There's a clear and easy pathway between classes that will see your child reach national benchmarks.

View the Pathway progression

Intensive Swimming And Water Safety Program

During the school holidays, our Aquatics Centres run five (5) day Learn to Swim: Intensive Swimming and Water Safety Programs.


To book a spot, please contact our team by calling 02 4933 5073, or via email at

Upcoming Program Dates

  • Term 1 holiday sessions
    Week 1: 15 Apr - 19 Apr (5 day, $85.50)
    Week 2: 22 Apr - 25 Apr (4 day, $68.40)

Classes are 30 min duration and run between 9am and 12pm. 

Aqua Fitness programs


Aquafit is a program focused on enhancing cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance. The water adds resistance and support for a great challenge with minimal joint strain.

It doesn’t matter about your age, ability or experience, Aquafit is an inclusive activity suitable for everyone. Aquafit classes are held by our qualified aqua instructors throughout the week at Maitland Indoor Pool.

Sessions go for 60 minutes and bookings are essential.

Aquafit Timetable

  • Mondays to Friday
    10am - 11am
  • Thursday (limited to 20 participants)
    6pm - 7pm


Aqua Bike

Aqua cycling helps with joint support by utilising the water’s buoyancy and provides protection for those who have special medical concerns such as arthritis.

The resistance is created by four paddle wheels and also increasing RPMs through acceleration which is a key part in aquatic conditioning. Additional challenges can be met by a change in seat positions, intervals or power pull techniques.

You must bring and wear your own aqua gym shoes to participate. Sessions go for 30 minutes.

Please note that numbers are limited to ten (10) people per class, and bookings are essential.

Aqua Bikes Timetable

  • Monday
    6.15pm - 6.45pm
  • Wednesday
    6.15pm - 6.45pm
    6.45pm - 7.15pm
See Also
Membership and passes