Learn to Swim

Swimming is an essential skill for life. Join our learn to swim program.

Parkes Shire Council coordinates a learn to swim program operating from October to March at the Parkes Aquatic Centre. Different programs are available for different ages (from 6 months old) and abilities.

We are now taking enrolments for 2021-22, see the information enrolment booklet at the end of this page.

Parkes Learn to Swim is an Austswim recognised swim school.

Your Instructors

Our Learn to Swim program instructors play an important role in educating the community on the importance of water safety and swimming skills.

Our program instructors are all accredited with AUSTSWIM/ASCTA and have been screened according to legislative requirements. They have been chosen based on a combination of their technical knowledge, enthusiasm and the ability to build rapport with their students.

Our instructors have an empathetic approach to teaching in order to ensure all children feel comfortable and confident at all times.

Learn to Swim Programs

All Learn to Swim classes include a five minute safety discussion each week prior to commencement of the lesson. The discussions will focus on different types of water environments to help parents, carers and children learn how to stay safe when around water and when swimming in other places.

Program Dates

Term Dates
Session 125 October 2021 - 18 December 2021(8 weeks)$88
Session 27 February 2021 - 12 March 2022(5 weeks)$55
Private LessonsAvailable in Sessions 1 & 2$33 per lesson
Intensive 13 - 7 January 2022(5 days)$55
Intensive 210 - 14 January 2022(5 days)$55
Intensive 317 - 21 January 2022(5 days)$55


Enrolments for Session 1 close on 17 October 2021.

Enrolments for Session 2 close on 23 January 2021.

Enquiries / Bookings

Learn to Swim Program enquiries can be made through the Parkes Pool office by phoning 02 6862 6001 during office hours or emailing parkeslearntoswim@parkes.nsw.gov.au.

Outback Lifesavers Program

During the January school holidays, children have the opportunity to participate in our 5 day Outback Lifesavers Program held on consecutive days. Each session runs for 60 minutes.

Children wanting to participate must be aged 10 - 16 years and be competent swimmers in deep water.

For those participants in the Outback lifesavers program that wish to complete the Bronze medallion/star award, there is an additional cost of $25.

Participants must be able to confidently swim 50m continuously.



Term Dates
Outback Lifesaver Program Week 1TBC(5 days)$80
Outback Lifesavers Program Week 2TBC(5 days)$80

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