Swim Like a Fish

Located at our Bondi Junction club, Elixr Swim School is committed to teaching people of all ages, fitness levels and experience to swim. And whether you’re exploring our Learn to Swim program for babies and toddlers, or private sessions to improve your technique, our team of qualified swim instructors is there to teach tried and tested programs that emphasise confidence, individual progression and above all, safety.

Please note: Swim School programs are optional and an additional direct debit membership applies.
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Meet Our Team

Victoria Rich - SWIM SCHOOL MANAGER - Elixr Health Clubs Team Member - Aqua Team

Victoria Rich

SWIM SCHOOL MANAGER

Being a mum of three and having taught children to swim for 24 years Elixr Swim School is in a pair of safe and nurturing hands with Victoria at the helm. Victoria has worldwide teaching experience qualified to teach all ages from 6 months to adults, with her passion being learn to swim.

Alana Dowsett - SWIM SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR - Elixr Health Clubs Team Member - Aqua Team

Alana Dowsett

SWIM SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR

Growing up on the sunny shores of Coffs Harbour, Alana began swimming at a young age – and hasn’t stopped since. After leaving Elixr for two years to run the water program for a leading summer camp in NYC, she’s finally back in our pool where she belongs!

Carel Clifford - SWIM SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR - Elixr Health Clubs Team Member - Aqua Team

Carel Clifford

SWIM SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR

A swim instructor since 2001, Carel brings a wealth of experience to every lesson. When she’s not in the pool helping her students reach their goals and teaching them about water safety, Carel is working towards an arts degree majoring in Spanish and International Studies.

Cassy Heschl - SWIM SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR - Elixr Health Clubs Team Member - Aqua Team

Cassy Heschl

SWIM SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR

Cassy is a passionate, energetic and attentive group fitness instructor. She likes to encourage people to work outside their comfort zone in her high intensity spin classes, builds strength and conditioning in her Power classes and will give valid feedback on technique. She has a diverse range of skills in fitness and occasionally teaches RFK.

Catherine Rich - SWIM SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR - Elixr Health Clubs Team Member - Aqua Team

Catherine Rich

SWIM SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR

Catherine has had a love for the water since a young age, growing up near Bondi. She started as a nipper at Bondi Surf club and then went on to complete her Bronze Medallion as well. During the summer months she volunteers as a Surf Lifesaver on Bondi Beach and in the winter she swims as part of the Icebergs Winter Swimming Club.

Claudia Plesums - SWIM SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR - Elixr Health Clubs Team Member - Aqua Team

Claudia Plesums

SWIM SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR

Growing up, Claudia completed her Bronze Medallion with Tamarama SLSC, and played and coached water polo for St Clare’s College and UNSW. Today, she enjoys helping her students gain confidence and skills in the water. Claudia is currently studying and plans to become a sports lawyer.

Elena Zucchi - SWIM SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR - Elixr Health Clubs Team Member - Aqua Team

Elena Zucchi

SWIM SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR

Elena has shared a love for water since she was a little toddler. Although she grew up in Italy near the mountains, Elena spent every summer holiday at the seaside! Elena’s love for water and sunshine brought her to live in Australia. In realising how important swimming is for everyone, especially in Australia, Elena developed a passion to teach.

Isobel Thompson - SWIM SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR - Elixr Health Clubs Team Member - Aqua Team

Isobel Thompson

SWIM SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR

Growing up on the beaches of Bundeena in southern Sydney, Isobel has always been drawn to the water and swam and played water polo at school. She is passionate about helping children of all ages learn to swim.

You wanted to know…

There are a few things that set us apart. Firstly, the tranquil atmosphere of Elixr Health Club Bondi Junction provides the ideal teaching environment for our nationally qualified Swim School instructors. Secondly, we teach tried and tested swim programs to small classes – we stay below the recommended number of participants per class. And thirdly, our instructors focus on improving technique before increasing distance to ensure that those children who progress to squad training do so with the correct technique in place.
We run on 10-week terms regardless of school holidays (public or private) and may on occasion run a week into the school holidays.
National guidelines recommend that babies younger than six months do not attend public pools, and in accordance with this, we enrol babies from eight months onwards. Starting lessons at this age ensures that your little one has more neck stability, a more mature immune system, and increased awareness of their surroundings. Until such time as you start swimming lessons, bathtime is the perfect way to introduce water play into your little one’s routine – pour a trickle of water onto their tummy, make little splashes with bath toys, and show them how to kick their feet to make a splash.
Level and age groupMembers    Non-members
Parent & Baby (8–36 months)$190$260
T–T2 (3–5 years)$215$280
Level 1 Squad (Primary school+)   $190 $260
Private 1:1$500$550
Private 1:2$550$600
It’s quick and easy. Simply click the Send us a Message button above and a member of our Swim School team will be in touch. Alternatively, give us a call on (02) 8113 1109. Once we’ve sent through your paperwork, we’ll hold your spot for 48 hrs. Given the popularity of our Swim School, if you do not return your completed forms within 48 hrs, your place will be allocated to someone else. For your convenience, fees are payable every ten weeks via automatic direct debit, ensuring that your child remains enrolled.
While we do our best to book lessons for members of the same family as close together as we can, this is not always possible given that classes for under 5s take place in the morning, while those for children over 5 take place in the afternoon.
Our direct debit system is quick and convenient and automatically re-enrols children at the end of each 10-week lesson cycle. This means that parents no longer need to remember to do so and are therefore no longer at risk of losing their preferred class day and time.
We run on 10-week terms regardless of school holidays (public or private) and may on occasion run a week into the school holidays.
Level and age groupMembers    Non-members
Parent & Baby (8–36 months)$190$260
T–T2 (3–5 years)$215$280
Level 1 Squad (Primary school+)   $190 $260
Private 1:1$500$550
Private 1:2$550$600
While we do our best to book lessons for members of the same family as close together as we can, this is not always possible given that classes for under 5s take place in the morning, while those for children over 5 take place in the afternoon.
Depending on the direct debit schedule, fees are debited in either week 9 or 10 of the term. This is an automatic payment. Should you wish to cancel it, please notify us in writing at swimschool@elixr.com.au. For more information, please consult our Terms and Conditions.

Get Into The Swim Of Things

CLASS DETAILS

This fun-filled introduction to water is suitable for babies (from eight months), toddlers and school aged children. Our 30-minute classes are small, our programs tried and tested, our instructors patient and caring, and our number one priority is safety.



FEES

Parent & Baby (8–36 months)
Member $210       Non-Member $260

T–T2 Approx 3–5 years
Member $235       Non-member $290

Level 1 Squad, Primary School Age+
Member $210       Non-Member $260

Elixr Swim School In Action

What You Can Expect

Parent & Baby classes

Suitable for babies aged 8 months to 3 years, our Parent & Baby classes are routine-based and aligned with how a baby learns best. They offer a safe environment for little ones to discover and explore the water with their parent, and ensure a smooth transition to the Learn to Swim classes. Maximum 8 babies per class.

T/T1/T2

Building the foundations of freestyle and backstroke and focusing on breaststroke and butterfly legs, these classes cover the transition from baby swim lessons to pre-school age classes. As always, safety is a high priority in all elements of the class. Maximum two children per class.

School Age Learn to Swim Level 1 & 2

These classes focus on building the basics of all four stokes and allowing students to perfect their technique over short distances. Small classes ensure that each child has the time and space they need to work on their newly acquired skills. Instructors remain in the water at all times. Maximum three children per class.

School Age Learn to Swim Level 3 & 4

These levels work on achieving a consistent delivery of each stroke. Instructors remain in the water at all times. Maximum four children per class.

Stroke Development Level 5–7 

These levels focus on covering more distance, swimming uninterrupted laps and good basic technique, and prepare swimmers for squads which include more drills and fine tuning. Maximum six children per class.

Squads

These use a mixture of drills and sets to build endurance and fitness. Swimmers interested in participating in squads will be assessed and must be able to swim all four strokes over a minimum of 150 m at a high standard. Maximum 10 children per class over two lanes.

ADULT CLASSES

CLASS DETAILS

Our qualified swim coaches are available for private sessions, which focus on your specific requirements regardless of skill level. The 30-minute classes are either one-on-one or one-on-two.

FEES

$60 for one 30 minute class

$500 for 10 class pack