Carlile Swimming Ryde
(Cross Street)

Carlile Swimming has a long and recognised history of excellence. Under the guidance of our highly qualified experts, and in pools designed to bring out their best, your kids will learn to swim well.

Opened in 1962, our pool at Cross Street was the first indoor learn to swim school in Sydney. The swim school has since been upgraded extensively and offers classes for Waterbabies, Learn to Swim (Preschool and School Age) and Stroke Development up to Kingfish level.

Our Superfish, Teen Squad and Competitive Squads are conducted just around the corner at the Ryde Aquatic Centre.

Our Ryde swim schools are an easy commute from the Gladesville, Ryde, Macquarie Park and Rhodes areas.

Contact Information

Carlile Swimming Ryde (Cross Street)
16 Cross Street
Ryde NSW 2112
Phone: 02 9808 3199

Parking Information

Free street parking is available in both Cross Street and Curtis Street.

Programs & Timetable

Program times

Mon to Fri from 9am to 12pm

Sat – One class only at 11:30am

Sun – One class only at 12pm

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 or around water.

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Program times

Mon to Fri from 9am to 12pm

Sat from 8am to 4pm

Sun from 8am to 12pm

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.

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Program times

Mon to Fri from 3:30pm to 6:30pm

Sat from 8am to 4pm

Sun from 8am to 12pm

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.

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Program times

Mon to Fri from 3.30pm to 6.30pm

Sat from 12.15pm to 4pm

Sun from 8am to 12pm

Some Stroke Development classes and Squads classes are held at nearby Ryde Aquatic Centre.

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.

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Testimonials

“After 7 years of swimming lessons with two boys at Carlile, I would highly recommend their swimming programs. Every teacher and supervisor has been professional, enthusiastic, supportive and kind. Our boys love swimming and look forward to seeing their teachers every week.”

Kylie EdmondsonCarlile Swimming Ryde

“My three children all love going to swimming lessons at Carlile. Their swimming skills and water confidence have improved so much since starting there, guided by lovely staff who create a warm, fun environment where the kids feel safe.”

StephCarlile Swimming Ryde

“As a former Carlile student myself, when it came time to enrol my own children in swim school, I didn’t hesitate to put them into Carlile. The program is really carefully developed to teach children the best technique. The teachers are thorough and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. Kids really enjoy coming here!”

Olivia BeckfordCarlile Swimming Ryde