Program Overview

Learn to swim babies


We teach the Swim and Survive Program, a comprehensive Life Saving Victoria initiative that seeks to prevent drowning and increase participation in safe aquatic activity.

  • All teachers are Austswim qualified
  • Swimming lessons are 30 minute duration
  • All students receive a certificate indicating the level of skill achieved
  • All lessons focus on water safety activities, movement and development of strokes.

Programs are run in small groups, however private lessons are available at an additional cost.

Our centre is an accredited Watch Around Water facility, meaning:

  • Children under 5 years must be within arm's reach.
  • Children under 10 years must be within sight.

Visit our web page Watch around water for more information. 

Already a member Click here


Little Wonders Program

This is a child-centred program which is taught with parent or carer and the child together in the water and provides guidance and support through activities promoting the development of water familiarisation, exploration, getting wet and having fun! The program develops skills such as breathing, kicking and arm movements, underwater competency and water safety.

If your child is over 3.5 years of age you have the option of not joining them in the water. 

Children are required to wear a water nappy. 

Little Wonders 01

Age: 6 months to 12 months
Duration: 30 minutes

Little Wonders 02
Age: 12 months to 24 months
Duration: 30 minutes

Little Wonders 03
Age: 2 years to 3 years
Duration: 30 minutes

Little Wonders 04
Age: 3.5 years to 4.5 years

Parents are not required in the water for this level.
Duration: 30 minutes 


Level 01 - 06

A more advanced swimming and water safety program covering personal aquatic survival skills, movement and swimming strokes.

Duration: 30 minutes

If your child has completed all of the skills associated with a level, select the next level where they are yet to complete the full skill list. 

Level 01 


  • Identify where water can be found around the home
  • Identify safe areas for entering and exiting the water
  • Enter and exit the water
  • Float on front and back using a buoyant aid
  • Orientate the body using rotation with a buoyant aid
  • Kick on front and back using a buoyant aid
  • Glide on front and back
  • Move 3 metres continuously using arms and legs
  • Submerge the body and exhale in the water
  • Identify people who can help in an emergency

Level 02

Please be advised Level 02 afternoon / evening classes are reserved for school attending students



  • Identify dangers in aquatic environments around the home
  • Slide in entry and exit
  • Float on front and back and recover
  • Tread water using a buoyant aid
  • Fit a life jacket and float
  • Swim 5 metres basic freestyle
  • Glide on front and back, kick and recover
  • Submerge to recover an object from chest deep water
  • Identify different ways to get help
  • Be pulled to safety with an aid
  • Float with a buoyant aid for 30 seconds and kick to safety

Level 03


  • Identify rules for safe behaviour in and around home aquatic environments
  • Fall in entry and recover
  • Float on back for 30 seconds
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Swim 10 metres freestyle with breathing
  • Swim 5 metres backstroke
  • Swim 5 metres survival backstroke kick
  • Swim through a submerged obstacle
  • Identify people with actions to help in an aquatic emergency
  • Be rescued with a buoyant aid
  • Perform a survival sequence to simulate an accidental entry

Level 04


  • Identify aquatic environments
  • Step in entry
  • Float on front and back in deep water and recover
  • Orientating the body using rotation skills
  • Swim 15 metres freestyle
  • Swim 15 metres backstroke
  • Swim 15 metres survival backstroke
  • Swim 10 metres breaststroke kick
  • Surface dive and recover an object from shoulder deep water
  • Recognise an emergency and call for help
  • Talk rescue

Level 05


  • Compact jump
  • Head-first and feet-first sculling
  • Float, scull or tread water wearing a life jacket
  • Swim 25 metres freestyle
  • Swim 25 metres backstroke
  • Swim 15 metres survival backstroke
  • Swim 15 metres basic breaststroke
  • Recognise and support an emergency
  • Reach rescue using a rigid and non-rigid aid
  • Perform a survival sequence with a buoyant aid

Level 06


  • Identify and describe hazards in aquatic environments
  • Stride in entry
  • Float, scull or tread water for 1 minute
  • Swim 50 metres freestyle
  • Swim 50 metres backstroke
  • Swim 25 metres survival backstroke
  • Swim 25 metres breaststroke
  • Swim 10 metres dolphin kick
  • Surface dive, swim underwater for at least 1 metre and recover an object from shoulder deep water
  • Throw rescue 5 metres using a buoyant aid
  • Perform a survival sequence without a buoyant aid


Junior Squad (Level 07)


  • Understand and follow safety rules for aquatic environments
  • Dive in entry
  • Enter and exit the water in a range of environments in light clothing
  • Float, scull or tread water for 2 minutes and signal for help
  • Swim 75 metres freestyle
  • Swim 75 metres backstroke
  • Swim 50 metres breaststroke
  • Surface dive, swim underwater for up to 3 metres and search to recover an object in deep water 
  • Respond to an emergency and perform a primary assessment
  • Throw rescue 10 metres using weighted and unweighted rope
  • Perform a survival sequence wearing light clothing

The Junior Squad is ideal for students with an interest in developing their swim strokes to take their swimming to the next level.  This program is designed for students to develop their stroke technique in all competitive strokes. Junior Squad is ideal for students commencing their squad journey. 

Squad (Level 8)

Duration: 45 minutes


  • Explain water safety signage
  • Fit a lifejacket while in the water
  • Swim 100 metres freestyle
  • Swim 100 metres backstroke
  • Swim 75 metres survival backstroke
  • Swim 15 metres sidestroke
  • Tumble turn
  • Rescue initiative scenario no more than 10 metres

Squad is ideal for students who are furthering their swim strokes in preparation for competitive swimming. A step prior to swim clubs, students may also want to continue to enjoy their love of swimming striving to beat personal best achievements. 

Adult Swimming Program

It's never too late to learn!

Adult swimming lessons are provided in a caring and supportive environment. These 30 minute classes cater for adults of all ages who would like to improve their swimming and water safety skills. 


Prices effective 1, July 2023

All fees are paid by an ongoing fortnightly direct debit including over the school holidays. Members are able to use the Echuca Pool at anytime the pool is open outside of lessons as part of the Learn to Swim Membership. 

Learn to swim (group) - 30 minute session / per fortnight $25.69

Learn to swim (private) - 30 minute session / per fortnight - $71.53

Junior Squad  - 30 minute session / per fortnight - $25.69

Squad  - 45 minute session / per fortnight - $38.46

How to enrol

To enrol into our swimming program please click here

  • If you are a new customer please register and complete all fields.
  • If you are a returning customer please log in using your email address and password. If you are unsure of your password please click on forgot user name/password.


Each direct debit member will receive a membership card which allows them to utilise the pool outside of their lesson time.

Enrolments can be made at any time during the term. It is best to enrol early to avoid disappointment.

Students will be automatically re-enrolled for the next term, unless a written notification or class change request is completed.

Missed lessons

Refunds for missed lessons or make up lessons are not available. Where a lesson is missed, direct debit members have the opportunity to use their membership to practice aquatic skills in their own time.


Cancellations can be made at anytime, please notify EWMAC customer service of cancellation requests. 


Looking to join our Learn to Swim Team?  Click Here for information and to submit your application.

For information on completing your mandatory practical hours to obtain your teaching qualification please contact EWMAC directly at