July 14 Update - Carlile Swimming remains closed due the NSW Government COVID-19 lockdown.

Regrettably, Carlile Swimming remains closed as a result of the extended COVID-19 lockdown announced by the NSW Government.

We can confirm there has been no known exposure at any Carlile Swimming facility. All indoor swimming pools across the greater metropolitan area being shut down as part of the measures announced by the premier.

While we know this is inconvenient, the health and safety of all Carlile Swimming families and staff is our number one priority.

Stay safe, we will share further information as it comes to hand and hopefully we will see you back at the pool soon.

This is a family business regarded as one of the world’s leading swim schools. Teaching kids to swim for 75 years, Carlile pioneered baby swimming lessons in Australia and opened Sydney’s first indoor Learn-to-Swim centre. When we reopen Carlile promises:

  • A personalised approach.
  • Consistent lessons from teachers trained beyond industry standards.
  • To constantly monitor and address your child’s progress.
  • To provide regular feedback.
  • A COVIDSafe approach (see our COVID-19 measures above)
  • Friendly staff who are always ready to help.

“To swim well is an asset for life”. Carlile is for everyone, from babies to Olympians.

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Why Carlile is Sydney’s Leading Swim School

Carlile has developed a world renowned system for teaching children to swim. Teachers are trained well beyond the industry standard and work in a program which consistently delivers high standard lessons. Swimming is not easy, the Carlile program helps children build the skills necessary to progress and swim well.

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World class teachers

Carlile relies on expert teachers who care about your children. Plus they are some of the most qualified swimming teachers in the world. Far from just meeting the minimum standard required by the industry, Carlile teachers have been through an award winning, industry leading program of teacher training and development that few swim schools in the world can match. Further Carlile teachers are constantly assessed by Supervisors who are looking to help make every lesson just a little bit better.

Family values

Carlile is Sydney’s oldest swim school, starting as a family business it remains that way today.  We care about every child that swims with us. We want all families to feel at home when they come to swimming lessons and for kids to feel safe and comfortable in the water. That’s why, at Carlile, we don’t just teach kids to swim, we help them grow in confidence, learn new skills, make friends and learn to love swimming. Perhaps thats also why so many of our teachers where once our students.

Warm, safe custom-built pools

Your children will enjoy warm 32-degree water, varying depths, lengths, ledges and platforms designed to help them be comfortable and grow in confidence. To protect everyone Carlile uses world’s best practice technology to treat air and water. This includes, an ultra-fine filtration (UFF) system, chlorine that kills harmful bacteria and an Ultra-violet (UV) disinfection system, as an added layer of protection. This is beyond what most pools use. There are also no known cases of COVID-19 being transmitted in well-maintained, chlorinated water.

Award winning program

Carlile’s proven teaching methods and award-winning swim programs are designed to deliver consistency and quality in every lesson, from Waterbabies through to Squads. At Carlile, children are never rushed, it takes time to learn and master a new skill and each level builds on the one before. Children are helped to develop at the right pace so they feel comfortable and proficient in the water. Carlile’s swimming programs have been refined and improved over sixty five years of constantly innovating and remaining at the cutting edge of world swimming.

No floaties

It’s easy for kids to develop a false sense of security when using floaties or back bubbles. Floaties and back bubbles can also make other movements difficult because the body and head is not sitting in the correct position. Carlile only use active aids, like kick boards and mats, to help kids learn to swim. Children must be comfortable in, under and on top of the water to learn to swim correctly. Carlie teachers will support and encourage your child to feel comfortable when submerging, with no stress.

Regular feedback

 It can be hard to know why certain skills are learnt in a particular order. Carlile wants you to have as much information as you need. You should expect regular feedback regarding your child’s progress. This will be delivered both face to face, via email and through Carlile’s award winning assessment technology and Parent Portal. The Parent Portal also features videos of what your child will be working on at each level and what to expect at the next. You can also ask Carlile’s on-deck Supervisors anything that you would like to know about the program and your child’s progress.

Carlile is truly passionate about teaching kids to swim. With a heritage of leadership and excellence in swimming education and a commitment to teaching children to feel safer in the water.

Carlile is more than just a swim school, it’s a family. 

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“We are absolutely delighted with Carlile Castle Cove. The staff and teachers have been so diligent and friendly and the systems the centre use keep us up to date with our two daughters progress. Both kids have had additional help when needed and have both progressed in both skill and confidence at a steady rate. I have no hesitation recommending Carlile and have done several times already”

Hook FamilyCastle Cove

“Our three children aged 7, 5 and 3 have all swum at Carlile since they were six months old. The structured and fun lessons and fantastic teachers at Carlile have set them up with a love of swimming and a skill they will use for the rest of their lives”

Lieu familyFive Dock

“We switched to Carlile after a couple of years of lessons at a different centre. The experienced staff observed my daughter's swimming and made simple corrections which yielded an immediate improvement. I was very impressed and frequently recommend them. The care and enthusiam they have shown to my children each week over the past 7 years has been excellent and my children are always enthusiastic for swimming as a result.”

Moss familyCastle Cove

“My kids have been happily going to Carlile Swimming for lessons at Carlingford for 5 years, since they were babies. We have always found the teachers to be consistently friendly, patient and skilled and the facilities are top notch. I would recommend them to anyone looking for quality swimming lessons that are fun as well as effective.”