Swim School | Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

Swim School

Ivanhoe Girls’ Aquatics offers an extensive range of aquatic programs to cater for the needs of children from five years of age through to adults and from beginners to the advanced level. The aquatic programs are available to both girls and boys, not simply restricted to students of Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School.

Swim School

The Swim School operates Monday to Friday after school, and Saturday mornings during the Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School terms. The classes are taken by experienced staff who are Austswim qualified. The Swim School provides a program which will enhance the quality of swimming ability combined with a strong focus on technique and the development of water safety practices. The program has five levels of 30 minute lessons: Blue, Green, Bronze, Silver, Gold. These levels build on water confidence and basic water skills, through to the development of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.

The swim school’s 45 minute Elementary session further develops fitness and prepares swimmers for higher levels of squad swimming. 

The swim school also provides a summer holiday swimming intensive to current and external students attending a learn to swim program, with 45 minute sessions offered over a two week period.

To register for the 2017 September Holidays Swimming Intensive, submit the Registration of Interest Form [PDF 93KB] by Wednesday 20 September.

Level Assessment

The Swim School program allows for progression throughout the term and guidelines are set as to the skills required to achieve the next level. If the teacher feels that your child is ready to progress to the next level, they will arrange an assessment with the Swimming Manager during lesson time. Certificates are awarded to swimmers as they achieve each of the swim school’s 30 minute levels.

Parents can still request an assessment or progress report at any time.






Private Lessons

Private lessons of 30 minutes with 1:1 swimmer/teacher ratio are available by arrangement with the Swimming Manager.

Class Numbers

Class numbers remain small with only four swimmers in Blue classes, five swimmers in Green, Bronze and Silver classes, and six swimmers in Gold classes. 

Adult Swimming

Adult swimming lessons are available by arrangement with the swimming manager. Classes can be tailored to suit all swimming abilities, from beginner adults who have a fear of the water through to stroke correction.

Aqua Aerobics

Nicola Snell runs sessions on Tuesday evenings at 7.00pm, the Aqua Aerobics class runs for 45 minutes. Attendance is casual with no booking necessary, and payment for each session is made on the night.

Swim School Fees for 2017 

 Swim Lessons  $17.00 per lesson
 Private 1:1  $50.00 per lesson
 Adult Lessons  $25.00 per lesson
 Aqua Aerobics  $16.00 per lesson

All fees are GST inclusive.

All lessons are billed on a per term basis. 


Lesson dates for each term are set according to the Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School term dates which are available on the School’s website. Lessons are not held on public holidays and are not included on your invoice for payment.

Some Health Insurance Funds offer payable benefits for Swimming Lessons and Training for 0-17 year olds where the person’s doctor has recommended the activity be undertaken to assist with a medical condition (e.g. asthma, diabetes, an unhealthy BMI). It may be advantageous to check whether your Health Insurance Fund offers this level of cover.

For further information on any Ivanhoe Girls' Aquatics programs contact the Swimming Manager on:

Phone: +61 3 9490 6267


Squad Program

Ivanhoe Girls' has a long-established sponsorship arrangement with Ivanhoe Aqua Power (IAP). IAP is a Swimming Victoria-registered club, operating onsite at the Ivanhoe Girls' Aquatic Centre.
Known as the Squad Program, the program is open to Ivanhoe Girls' students and others and offers swimmers of all levels a social, competitive and fun swimming club environment.

To participate, swimmers must be members of IAP and there are a number of membership types available to suit most needs.

For further information on any Ivanhoe Aqua Power Squad Programs visit the Ivanhoe Aqua Power Swimming Club website, or email: ivanhoeaquapower@gmail.com

Ivanhoe Girls’ Aquatics Policies

Swimming Attire

All swimmers must wear proper bathers. No board shorts should be worn in the water. All swimmers must wear a cap whilst in the water, and may wear goggles. Ivanhoe Girls’ Aquatics stocks a range of caps and goggles for sale.

Drink Bottles

It is important that all swimmers, no matter the age or level, get into the good habit of bringing a drink bottle to their class.

Payment of Fees

All swimmers are invoiced at the end of each term for full payment of fees for the upcoming term. Payment of fees must be made in full prior to the commencement of the upcoming term and by the due date on the invoice. Students are not eligible to attend classes until payment for the term's sessions are received. A late fee of $10.00 will be applied to all accounts not paid by the due date.

Payment can be made by cheque (made out to Ivanhoe Girls’ Aquatics), correct cash in an envelope placed in the Ivanhoe Girls’ Aquatics Payment Box during swim school hours, by direct deposit or by credit card.

Students of Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School and siblings will have their fees billed to their School account, unless requested otherwise. 

Absenteeism Policy

Only classes missed due to illness can be compensated for, providing a medical certificate is presented. Make-up lessons for reasons other than illness or injury will depend on the availability of a suitable class, and can only be arranged during the term a session was missed.

Make-up lessons and credits will not be given for other reasons, i.e. holiday, school activities etc.

Cancellation Policy

Customers wishing to withdraw their enrolment must notify Ivanhoe Girls’ Aquatics in writing one month prior to ceasing swimming lessons. In exceptional circumstances, Ivanhoe Girls’ Aquatics may waive this notice period.

Mid-term cancellations will incur a charge for sessions which have occured prior to the notification of withdrawal date.

Withdrawal from enrolment due to injury or illness should be advised in writing as soon as possible.

Lesson Changes

While Ivanhoe Girls’ Aquatics endeavours to re-enrol students into the same timeslots in upcoming terms, sessions running at the start and end of operating hours may be subject to change based on the number of swimmers enrolled.

In the event that the session cannot be offered, Ivanhoe Girls’ Aquatics will contact the customer to negotiate a change of lesson time, unless the customer would prefer to pay a private lesson cost until additional students enrol.


Please note parking is available in the surrounding streets. The staff car park located off Upper Heidelberg Road must not to be used by program participants (including after hours.)


Heidelberg Flyers Masters Club

The Heidelberg Flyers Masters train Monday and Wednesday nights between the hours of 8.00pm - 9.00pm. Membership is available to those 18 years and over who enjoy the sport of swimming, friendly competition and keeping fit.

For more information, please contact Hugh Burch on 0402 788 276 or email: hugh.burch@nh.org.au

Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

123 Marshall Street
Ivanhoe Victoria 3079

Telephone: + 61 3 9490 6222
Facsimile: + 61 3 9490 6200
Email: iggs@ivanhoegirls.vic.edu.au
ABN 77 004 098 748