The Geelong College Recreation Centre Learn-to-Swim program is one of the foremost swim schools in the Geelong region. We pride ourselves on our program delivery, with passionate staff who are committed to providing a safe and positive environment for all members of our community. Our well-maintained and clean facilities provide a healthy space for people of all ages to develop a love of swimming.


The Recreation Centre has programs that will suit all abilities, with four types of programs on offer: Swim & Survive program, Intensive Learn-to-Swim, Squad programs and adult Learn-to-Swim.


Our goal is to develop each swimmer to:

  • Be water confident
  • Develop knowledge of water safety
  • Learn survival skills
  • Have correct swimming technique
  • Increase fitness and endurance

Our 1m and 3m diving boards provide us with the unique opportunity to offer a Diving program. We provide Level 1 diving coaches for this program, with the aim of developing our students into competition divers.

Our goal is to instill children with a life-long relationship with the water by providing high quality, developmentally sound swimming instruction in a fun, safe environment while emphasising outstanding customer service.

We will instill children with a life-long connection with the water by promoting a love of the water, building confidence in aquatic skills, and establishing a secure foundation for water safety and personal fitness.

We will provide outstanding customer service by keeping our customers informed, listening to and understanding their needs and concerns, valuing our relationship with them, and making them feel welcome.


For more information on these programs contact Sue Gook on 5226 3129 or sue.gook@geelongcollege.vic.edu.au.




Swim Squad

The Geelong College Squad program has been developed for students that have completed level 6 of Royal Lifesaving Australia’s Swim and Survive program or equivalent, and are working towards competitive swimming. Squad swimming at The Geelong College Recreation Centre is made easy with highly qualified instructors who deliver a very engaging and interactive program.

Squads run after school Monday to Friday on a timetable basis.

Holiday Intensive Program

The Holiday Intensive Swimming Program at The Geelong College Recreation Centre is a concentrated
swimming and water safety program conducted over five consecutive days. We cater from 3.5-year-olds
and onwards, The program covers all RLSSA Swim and Survive levels. Each holiday program consists of
30-minute lessons conducted each day over five consecutive mornings (Monday - Friday).

Past programs have developed major improvements in our participants, due to small class numbers, a
quiet learning environment and qualified teachers with industry currency.

Swimming during the school holidays is a great alternative to lessons throughout the term for families
with busy schedules.

For those already enrolled in the Recreation Centre’s Learn-to-Swim program, this holiday program will
assist children in consolidating skills they need to complete in order to achieve their next level, or to
kickstart their progress into a new level.

Our next program runs from January 2020: Monday the 20th January – Friday 24th January.

Registrations cost $85 per student.