Frequently Asked Questions

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  • 1. When can my child start swimming lessons?

    Babies are encouraged to start at 4 months old, but anytime after this is always a great time to start. It’s never too late to learn a skill for life.

  • 2. What type of water sanitisation is used?

    Our pool water is Healthy Swim Accredited, using Ozone & UV chlorinated water to ensure the best possible water quality for swimmers

    • Lower Chlorine Levels
    • Waste Products Destroyed
    • Purified Water
    • Fresh Air to Breathe
    • Soft on eyes and skin
    • Recommended for Asthma and Eczema sufferers
  • 3. What levels do you have?

    >Infant program: (Beginner with Carer) (4 months - 4 years)

    >Learn to Swim: (3 years - 16 years)

    >Adult: Learn to Swim (16 years+)

    >Private Lessons: (3yrs+)


  • 4. How much do classes cost?


    $22 per lesson


    15% off per lesson for 3 or more swims per week
    25% off per lesson for 5 or more swims per week

    Private lessons:

    $54 per lesson 

    Semi Private lessons:

    $36 per lesson

  • 5. What is the water temperature?

    Our instant hot water pool heater is set to 31°c

    This ensures a nice balance between air temperature and body temperature.

  • 6. What facilities do you have?

    Bright Waves is an intimate learn to swim environment with a very clean and effective layout

    Pool: 13m, 3 lane pool

    Change Rooms: 3 showers with preset instant hot water, 3 change cubicles, 3 toilets and baby change tables

    Parking: We offer off street parking

    Seating: Bench seating beside the pool

    Entry: Please enter via the front door and exit via the sliding door

    Equipment: a variety of toys and equipment for lessons as well as platforms for children to stand on for independence

    Pool Plant: High quality fully automated chemical dosing and heating systems

  • 7. When do your classes run and how long for?

    2021 Lesson Dates: Mon 11 Jan - Thurs Dec 23

    2022 Lesson Dates: Mon 10 Jan - Fri Dec 23

    There will be no lessons on Victorian Public Holidays; there is no charge for closed dates.

    Please refer to our Swimming Calendar for lesson dates under 'Our Program'

    Levels 1 - 10/Adults/ Beginner with Carer/Privates : 30 min lessons 

    Levels 11 - 14: 45 min lessons


  • 8. What happens if we are unable to make it to a lesson?

    To ensure all swimmers receive consistently high quality lessons, we believe it is in the best interest of the swimmers that we do not allow ‘make up’ classes. We understand that at times this may not be convenient for all families, however there are impacts of one-off swimmers joining your regular lesson, therefore we believe this approach provides the best swimmer experience for everyone.

    If another child in your regular class is away, you will enjoy the benefit of having a smaller class that week rather than having a child replacing them for a make-up lesson.

    What we do offer however to ensure flexibility is:




    Holiday Absence

    4 swims per Calendar Year*, prior notice required. Can be taken individually or consecutively. No charge for holiday absence.

    Allow flexibility to hold enrolment at no charge when families choose to have a break for personal reasons

    Medical Certificate Absence

    Unlimited, must provide medical certificate within a month of the absence. Credits applied for the medical certificate absence

    To ensure enrolment is held for long-term and short-term illnesses. Ensuring health of all swimmers

    Medical Absence

    4 per Calendar Year*, upon request prior to lesson. Child is sick and unable to attend but illness didn’t require a doctors visit. Credits applied for the medical absence

    To ensure health of all swimmers, extra flexibility during winter

    * Calendar Year, Jan 1 – Dec 31


  • 9. What are your payment terms?

    Direct debit - Paid monthly in advance, and only debiting for the number of swims scheduled for that month.

    There are no fees for joining or cancelling.

  • 10. Do I need an assessment before booking?

    There is no need to come in and complete an 'in water' assessment. Customers will complete a self assessment using our certificate levels as a guide. Often as carer's we have a fairly good understanding of where our swimmer is at, however if you are unsure feel free to give us a call and we can support you through the decision.

  • 11. How do I book my child in? How do I know what level to choose?

    There are a couple of options to book your swimmer in:

    Call our office and allow a friendly Customer Service member to enrol your swimmer 9749 7038

    Email us at

    Online via our website following the below steps

    The first thing you will need to do is go to the Our Program section on the website and select Certificate Levels. On this page it will help you to decide which program is relevant to your swimmer.

    If your swimmer is a Beginner with a Carer then you will be simply booking into the relevant age bracket.

    If your swimmer is a Pre Schooler, Learner or Adult you will need to go through the certificates under that program and decide which level would be most suitable to them.

    With this information please go to book now, register and book your swimmer into classes.

  • 12. COVIDsafe

    Bright Waves Swim School has developed a Covidsafe plan in accordance with the Victorian State Government Guidelines

    As guidelines change we will ensure we follow suite

    Please support us by 

    1. Ensure physical distancing

    2. Wear a face covering

    3. Practise good hygiene

    4. Signing in on arrival

    5. Avoid interactions in enclosed spaces

    6. Please stay at home if unwell and follow government guidelines

  • 13. Tarneit Swim School

    Previously due to open in 2020 however with the impact of Covid we were required to slow this project down.

    We are now progressing with this project and are very excited to be adding Tarneit to our family in 2022.

    There are a number of steps to take in the process and when we have updates we will share them with you via our email registration list.

    Until then if you would like to join our Werribee venue we would love to see you there.



  • 14. What to bring to my first lesson

    Learn to swim - Swimmer will be required to bring bathers, goggles and a towel. Children who are not fully toilet trained must wear a swim nappy

    Beginner with Carer - regardless of their level of toilet training children must wear a swim nappy, this means a child will need to wear a snug fitting waterproof disposable swim nappy or a snug fitting reusable swim nappy.
    Parents are required to wear a t-shirt/polo shirt over your swim wear. The children use the t-shirt to grab onto which is an important part of their water safety training.
    There is limited space in the facility so we ask that, where possible, please leave your prams in the car.