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 is expected to open for lessons in 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.

Programs will include Water Confidence for babies, Learn to Swim and Stroke Development for preschoolers and school age children, all the way through to early level Squads.

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

Bookings are currently planned to open mid to late August. Register your details at to be notified when bookings open and to keep up to date.

What will be the operating hours of the swim school?

The timetable will be available from mid to late August. Generally speaking, baby and preschooler lessons will run in the morning and on weekends. Programs for school aged children will be available from 3.30pm on weekdays and also on weekends.

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 will be required to pay a fee for pool use. 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
6.30pm 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 will start from late July. If you have an enquiry about working at Freshwater, please contact You can find general information about jobs with Carlile Swimming here.

I have more questions, who should I contact?

Please email or call Head Office on 9937 6600 during weekday business hours. Join our database at to receive updates and to be informed when bookings open.