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!


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

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

Squad Starter III

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

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

Programs Include: Complimentary swim cap, pre course material, online community, training video's, before and after video's, skill practice cheat sheet, practice sessions, endurance builder training programs

First Strokes Beginner /Progressive Freestyle / Squad Starter

Tuesday evenings, NCIE Redfern Pool, 6 x 40 mins 
Tues 7, 14, 21, 28 Jan; 4, 11 Feb 2020

6.30 - 7.10 pm      Beginner First Strokes SOLD OUT

7.10 - 7.50 pm      Progressive Freestyle SOLD OUT

Tues 3, 10, 17, 19, 24, 31 Mar; 7 Apr 2020

6.30 - 7.10 pm      Squad Starter 5 places left

7.10 - 7.50 pm       Beginner First Strokes 3 places left

Thurs and Sat, Waverley College (January Intensive, 2 sessions per week) 
Thurs 9, 16, 23  and, Sat 11, 18, 25 Jan

Thur 6 pm-6.35 pm; Sat 9.15 - 10am        Beginner First Strokes SOLD OUT

Thur 6.35 pm - 7.10; Sat 10.05 - 10.50 am     Progressive Freestyle 1 place left

Mon and Wed, Waverley College (January Intensive, 2 sessions per week) 
Mon 6, 13, 20 and  Wed 8, 15, 22 Jan
6-6.45 pm      Squad Starter 1 place left

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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