- Darren Cooper
- Austswim Teacher
- Qualified for 9 years
We started this swim school 11 years ago after not being able to find a good quality swim school for our own children. We wanted somewhere that was going to be able to teach children how to swim and survive in water in a fun, caring, clean and private environment. Our aim is to provide the children with the right environment to explore, practise skills safely and develop self-confidence and self-esteem whilst also having fun. We are a recognised Austswim swim school and follow the teachings of Life Saving Victoria.
Some of our popular frequently asked questions are listed below. If you have further questions or unclear about something feel free to contact us.
Starting your child in classes at a young age is beneficial for many reasons. By learning in a fun, happy and safe environment full of songs and games, aimed at different stages of a child’s development, where they can explore and practice skills safely whilst developing self -confidence and also promoting parent participation.
It’s never too late to learn to swim no matter what age the child is. From 5 – 15 years of age, these classes can teach you the basics of learning how to swim, (entry and exits, floating etc.) right through to competitive stokes, (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly), as well as survival strokes like Sidestroke and Survival Backstroke, treading water, diving and basic rescues. Safety is our number one priority so we teach the children not only about pools but also about rivers, dams and oceans.
Hydrotherapy is not just for ‘old’ people. It is for any person young or old who has had injuries, whether it is from an accident or an illness, which need to regain strength and mobility. The warm water has many benefits. It can help stimulate the blood and treat symptoms of certain diseases/ disorders like Arthritis, Back pain and Muscle loss. It can also help with chronic pain.
Our Summer Intensive Swimming Program is usually held during the first two weeks in January. The benefits of this program are that the children get to practise every day what they were learning the previous day because it is an everyday program. In two weeks they can potentially learn as much as doing a whole term of weekly lessons. Children will be divided into their ability groups and will be taught the Swim and Survive program set out by Life Saving Victoria.
Hydrotherapy treatments use the physical water properties, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes to stimulate blood circulation, and treat symptoms of certain diseases. Hydrotherapy also reduces chronic pain and helps to increase mobility. Hydrotherapy is used to treat disorders such as: *Arthritis, *Strokes, *Muscle loss, *Back Pain and *Chronic Pain
Severe chronic osteoarthritis greatly restricts my daily activities and limits my range of therapeutic exercises. But in a pool, with the temperature correctly set at a constant 34C, I get freedom of movement not otherwise available to me. The caring and friendly owners and the clean, sparkling water, free from the smell of chlorine, make it a relaxing and enjoyable experience.
In six 1/2 hour lessons, Darren taught my son to swim across the pool. Darren's teaching style is very dynamic and proactive. He makes the lessons fun for the children and gets amazing progress as a result. I'm so happy I found this swim school.
My girl has been swimming with Kerry and Darren since she wss a toddler. She won't have lessons with anyone else They have helped her push through her fears and she keeps driving forward love love love them!
Fantastic.. fantastic.. fantastic!!! Darren is fabulous with the kids. My son already can't wait until next week! Definitely recommend!!
The swimming lessons were fantastic with individual focus & awareness offered each student. I saw not only great improvement but so much excitement for each class. Thanks for all your care