Beginner Freestyle Program Series

Swimlab Beginner Freestyle Series will transform how you feel in the water as a novice swimmer, taking swimmers from their first 25m to their first 1km!

Beginner Programs - NCIE Redfern Pool and Waverely College 

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First Strokes Beginner I

Gives you the best foundation to start your swimming journey, develop water confidence and enjoyment, as you learn simple movement patterns to construct your First Strokes, and swim your first 25m

Pre - req. able to swim less than 25m, max 4 per group, $299 incl GST

January 2021 Holiday Intensive - twice a week commitment, for 3 weeks 

Tues 5, 12, 19 Jan 5 pm

Thurs 7, 14, 21 Feb 5 pm

NCIE Redfern Pool


Standard 6 week delivery 

Tues 5, 12, 19 Jan 6pm start ( no session Tues 26 Jan)

Tues 2, 9, 16 Feb 5.30 start

NCIE Redfern Pool


Tues 2, 9, 16, 23 Feb; 2, 9 Mar

6 pm start

Waverely College



Program fees include: 

  • Complimentary Swim Cap
  • Pre Course Awareness Material
  • Before and After Above water video
  • 6 Training Video’s
  • Practice Cheat Sheet
  • Online Community
  • Post program guidance

Progressive Freestyle II

Consolidates and improve’s your basic freestyle stroke. Learn skills and drills that develop your whole stroke, breathing confidence and ability to swim longer distance with ease, and swim your first 100m

Pre - req. able to swim 25m, max 4 per group, $299 incl GST


Tues 5, 12, 19 Jan; Tues 2, 9, 16 Feb

(no session Tues 26 Jan)


NCIE Redfern Pool



Thur 7, 14, 21 Jan 6pm start

(no session Thur 28 Jan)

Thurs 4, 11, 18 Feb 5.30pm start

NCIE Redfern Pool


Squad Starter lll

Add progressive challenge to your swimming to ensure continuous improvement; the program offers a skill refresher and introduces the swimmer to conditioning sets and ‘training for gain’, swimming your first 1km


Thur 28 Jan; 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb

6.00 pm - 6.50 pm

Waverley College


Pre-req. able to swim 100m, max 6 per group, $199 incl GST

Swimmers who are able to swim 50m unaided freestyle,  are ready for Total Immersion Level 1.0 Effortless Endurance! 


" stroke is getting better; with time it feels more natural and easy. Last night in class, I swam 25 m straight with breathing, including swimming in the deeper section of pool, which felt like biggest achievement ever. I would previously have panicked, a lot,  but have now overcome my fears. 

Thank you so much for everything. I was at the verge of giving up on swimming when I started with Swimlab in Feb. Now, I love every bit of it!"  
Manju, started with the First Strokes program and has just completed the Progressive Freestyle  

Who is Beginner Series for?

  • You’re a beginner, with basic water skills and confidence
  • You would like to overcome the feeling panic and lack of control when trying to swim
  • You’re able to swim basic freestyle but have difficulty coordinating your movements, getting exhausted and breathless after short distance’s
  • Desire to swim longer distance’s without tiring, in order to achieve swimming goals

What you will learn through the Beginner Series?

  • ‘How’ to practice and ‘what’ to practice for the biggest gains
  • How to control and manage your breath, to remain calm when in the water
  • How to apply the basics of balance, core stability and rotation to build your stroke
  • Simple drills and sequences that will improve how you relate to the water

At the end of the Beginner Series

  • Be able to swim your first strokes with confidence and ease
  • Feel in control, and calm and relaxed when swimming
  • Move through progressions that build your swimming from 0 – 1km