Carlile Freshwater FAQ

What’s on offer at Carlile Swimming Freshwater?

Carlile’s brand new, purpose built teaching facility draws upon 60+ years of specialist experience in designing the ideal learn to swim environment. It will feature:

A pool designed for babies and preschoolers with custom depths and child friendly platforms | A 25m pool for stroke development, squads and lap swimming | Superior air and water quality | Warm water all year round | An air conditioned viewing room | Clean spacious change rooms | Baby change facilities | Retail shop for swimwear, goggles, flippers and more.

When will Carlile Swimming Freshwater open?

The new learn to swim facility will open for lessons on Tuesday 8 October 2019.

What swim school programs will be on offer?

Carlile Swimming Freshwater will offer specialist learn to swim and coaching expertise for children of all abilities from 3 months old.

On opening the program timetable will be:

Water Confidence (babies) and Learn to Swim (preschool)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am to 12pm; Saturday 8am to 12pm.

Learn to Swim (school age), Stroke Development and Squads
Monday to Friday 3.30pm to 6.30pm, Saturday 8am to 12pm.

Additional class days and times will be added from November pending demand.

When can I book swimming lessons at the new Carlile Swimming Freshwater?

Bookings are currently planned to open mid to late August. Keep up to date at

Other than Carlile customers attending lessons, who else can access the learn to swim facility?

Watermark residents, Mounties and GFitness members aged over 18 will be able to access our 25m pool for lap swimming. Mounties members and their guests will be required to pay $8 for a casual visit. Mounties members will be able to purchase a 10 visit pass ($72) or a 20 visit pass ($136).

GFitness members should speak to gym staff about their membership package.

The times available for lap swimming in the 25m pool are currently planned as below.

7.00am to 3.00pm Minimum two lanes available
7.00pm to 8.00pm Minimum two lanes available (except Wednesdays and Fridays)
7.30am to 6.00pm Minimum two lanes available

Times will vary during school holidays and are subject to change in line with swim school scheduling.

The members of Harbord Swimming Club will have access to the lap pool on Wednesday evenings, and GFitness will hold aqua aerobics in the facility for their members.

Will adults lessons be available?

Adult lessons will not be offered at Carlile Swimming Freshwater at this stage. Carlile offer Adult learn to swim lessons at Killarney Heights, Norwest and Cherrybrook.

Which Carlile Swim schools are close to the Northern Beaches?

Carlile Swimming Killarney Heights and Castle Cove are in close proximity to the Northern Beaches. Carlile Swimming also operates swims schools located at Lane Cove West, Carlingford, Cherrybrook, Five Dock, Norwest and Ryde.

I would like to work at Carlile Swimming Freshwater. Who do I contact?

Recruitment for swim school teachers and customer service staff has started. If you have an enquiry about working at Freshwater, please contact and apply through our website.

I have more questions, who should I contact?

Please email or call 02 9137 4545 during weekday business hours.