Carlile Swimming Five Dock

Carlile Swimming Five Dock
49 – 51 Queens Road
Cnr Harris Road
Five Dock NSW 2046
Phone: 02 8753 0333

If you’re looking for great swimming lessons in a caring environment for your child, then Carlile Swimming Five Dock is for you. The friendly staff have provided expert Learn to Swim classes for kids in the inner west since 2009. At Carlile Swimming Five Dock you’ll find:

  • A  pool with varying depths and ledges to help younger swimmers build confidence and master skills, while allowing older swimmers to perfect their strokes and build endurance.
  • World class technology to ensure great air and water quality.

Carlile pioneered baby and toddler swimming lessons and has been teaching kids to swim well for more than 65 years. It’s little wonder Carlile Swimming Five Dock is a popular choice for families across Sydney’s inner west. If you have a baby just starting out, a nervous beginner or a child that loves the water, drop in and check out why thousands of families have learnt to swim with Carlile.

Classes are $23.25 each, paid on a four week cycle in advance (see details here). Family and multi lesson discounts are also available. We look forward to welcoming you to the Carlile Swimming family.

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  • Waterbabies
  • Learn To Swim – preschool
  • Learn To Swim – school age
  • Stroke Development
  • School Holiday Intensives
  • School Swimming Program
  • Daycare and Preschool swimming lessons


  • A large, 32-degree heated pool with custom depths and ledges for all our swim programs.
  • The latest filtration technology for superior water quality.
  • Seating areas for parents and carers.
  • Shower and change areas.
  • Baby change facilities.
  • A retail shop for swimwear, goggles, flippers and more.


Free 2 hour underground parking is available in our car park accessible from Harris Road. Please use the parking bays marked Fit n Fast or Carlile Swimming as we share parking with the Gym. We are situated on the ground floor on the Queens Road side of the building.

Please remember to bring your parking ticket to reception for validation.

Programs and Timetable

At Carlile Five Dock we offer swim programs for all ages and abilities.

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Program times

Mon to Fri from 9am to 12pm

Sat and Sun from 8am to 1pm

Babies & Toddlers 3 months to 2.5 years

Get ready to get wet! Great for bonding with your bub, these lessons are held with a parent or carer present in the pool. Our warm water and air temperature keep bubs and parents happy and comfortable.

Waterbabies classes encourage children to become comfortable submerging and floating on their backs. Specially adapted games, songs and routines are used to foster confidence and familiarity. Though the classes are lots of fun every lesson is teaching children to be safer in, on and around water.


Program times

Mon to Fri from 9am to 12pm

Sat and Sun from 8am to 1pm

For kids 2.5 years to 5 years

Our Preschool Program features three ability-based levels, with our friendly staff determining the most appropriate level for your child. Preschool pupils become more confident in the water, learning how to float and submerge effectively – important life saving skills. We also develop freestyle and backstroke at the Preschool level.


Program times

Mon to Fri from 3:30pm to 6pm

Sat and Sun from 8am to 1pm

For kids aged 5 and over

Our School Age Program features 3 ability-based levels, with our friendly staff determining the most appropriate level for your child. The program accommodates children who are new to swimming lessons, up to those who are ready to develop correct freestyle and backstroke technique. Every lesson teaches life saving skills like floating, swimming without goggles and correct technique.


Program times

Mon to Fri from 3:30pm to 7pm

Sat and Sun from 8am to 1pm

For refining technique

Our Stroke Development Program has 3 ability-based levels, with our friendly staff determining the most appropriate level for your child. The program is designed to develop correct technique across all four strokes, and increase endurance.

After completing the Stroke Development program, children will be proficient in backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle, competitive dives and turns, and have a basic understanding of swimming rules and principles. A child who is confident, proficient and has endurance is a child less likely to panic if they find themselves in a difficult situation.



“Since our kids started swimming at Carlile Five Dock we have seen a great improvement in their swimming skills. The staff are very approachable, passionate and supportive of our kids and, as such, the results are seen in their improved swimming skills and water confidence.”

Ciregna familyCarlile Swimming Five Dock

“Carlile is a fantastic swim school that I would highly recommended. I have three children that have attended since they were 18 months old; my eldest is now almost 11 years old. I love the stroke correction and consistency of their program. Awesome teachers and supervisors that are well trained and very approachable. We love Carlile.”

Carly BroadbentCarlile Swimming Five Dock

“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.”

Jamiee LieuCarlile Swimming Five Dock

“We heard many positive reviews of Carlile Swimming in Five Dock before we joined and our experience over the past eight months echoes the sentiments of many. The level of professionalism extends from the wonderful girls at the front desk to the instructors in the pool and the supervisors on the pool deck. All the swimming instructors demonstrate key technical knowledge as well as empathy for young children undertaking a new task.

We’ve had several teachers and they are all equally equipped to lead a class. Classes have small numbers allowing the teacher to focus on each and every participant. Both our boys (4 and 7 years), have improved their swimming exponentially and are now more confident and apt in other water environments. I couldn’t recommend a more friendly and focused swimming school for children. Best of all, enrollments are ongoing, with no need to enroll term to term. This easy booking and payment structure, as well as the pool being indoor and heated, allows our children to attend swimming classes all year round.”

Kjaersgaard familyCarlile Swimming Five Dock