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One on One Swimming Lessons

2-12 Years

The Angelfish Australia® Learn to Swim Program is a specially designed, 1:1 swimming lesson for children 2 -12 years old with a range of developmental, behavioural or learning difficulties.  Children learn in many different ways. Some children need a little bit more time, attention and understanding.  Joining our Angelfish Australia® Learn to Swim Program, even for just a little while, gives your child that extra support and guidance.

Our program is overseen by an experienced ABA (Applied Behavioural Analysis) Therapist who holds a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours).  Instructors teaching our Angelfish Australia® Learn to Swim Program have completed a specially designed training session with our program coordinator.

The overall intention of the Angelfish Australia® Learn to Swim Program is to integrate each child back into our regular learn to swim program.  However, we will work with you to support your child's individual goals and needs. 

For more information on how your child could benefit from joining our Angelfish Australia® Learn To Swim Program, call our Reception Staff on 8285 3666.


Angelfish Program Goals

Swimming Lessons and the NDIS

Families who are engaged with the NDIS may find that all or part of their swimming lesson costs may be funded.  However, as swimming lessons are deemed necessary for all children (not just those with a disability), the NDIS will most commonly fund the difference between a group lesson and a 1:1 lesson, if it can be justified why the child needs 1:1 support in the water.

There are three ways NDIS funding is managed – Agency Managed, Plan Managed or Self Managed.  Please refer to your individual plan or contact your personal NDIS Representative to establish your funding method.

Please note that we are not a Registered NDIS Provider.  Not all Providers are required to be registered with the NDIS Commission however, we are still able to offer specialized swimming lessons.  A participant who wishes to commence swimming within our Angelfish Australia® program may be either self-managed or plan managed. All new Angelfish® Australia bookings are required to fill in a registration form prior to commencement.  Should you require assistance with booking your sessions please speak to one of our friendly Reception staff.

Angelfish® Reports
Progress reports are available upon request.

Standard Report $50
A standard report takes an hour to write and includes basic information on the child, outlining improvements they have made, and improvements still required to join mainstream classes.

Comprehensive Report
A comprehensive report takes two hours and includes more detailed information justifying & researching the child's swimming, skills and achievements.

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91% of parents in our community have left other aquatic services due to the centres not understanding their child's needs.


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Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are 160x more likely to drown than their neurotypical peers.


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Recent studies suggest that the benefits of swimming are no longer soley for physical fitness or swim technique, but rather how movement in water can be used as a form of therapeutic benefit for someone living with ASD.