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.



* Waiting list is currently closed until further notice.


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 Program at The Geelong College Recreation Centre is a concentrated program for both swimmers and divers that runs over 5 consecutive days. This is a fantastic opportunity to trial our in demand LTS  and Diving Programs.

Out next Program dates are: Monday the 30th of March 2020 – Friday the 3rd of April 2020

Learn to Swim
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.

Registrations cost $85 per student.

* This program is now full and is closed

Learn to Dive

The Geelong College Intensive Learn-to-Dive classes are for children interested in exploring the sport of diving. The program is designed to encourage children to develop the basic skills of diving and suitably prepare them for their annual school diving competitions.

This holiday program will be made up of 5 x 60minute lessons where our level 1 diving coach will provide video analysis, Land drills and plenty of encouragement to all divers through out the week 

Learn-to-Dive Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age of 8 years old
  • Interest in diving
  • Ability to swim 25m unassisted in deep water
  • Ability to easily understand and follow verbal instructions
  • Awareness of safety in regards to self and others
  • Gymnastics, trampoline and dance experience is an advantage

Registrations cost $110 per student.

* This program is now full and is closed