Carlile Swimming Ryde

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

Carlile Swimming Ryde was opened in 1961 as Sydney’s first indoor swim school, an achievement we are incredibly proud of. Our founders, Forbes and Ursula Carlile, purpose built this pool in the backyard of their home and were one of the first swim schools to teach babies and toddlers to swim.

The pool received a major overhaul in 2005 and features the custom depths, ledges and platforms we use to teach our expert swim programs. At Carlile Ryde we offer Waterbabies and Learn to Swim classes, as well as the first level of our Stroke Development classes. All other Stroke Development classes and Squads are taught nearby at Ryde Aquatic Centre. Click here for more information.

Carlile Swimming Ryde is considered a family favourite for kids swimming lessons in the Ryde area. So much so, that we are now teaching the great grand children of our original swimmers.

Carlile Ryde is conveniently located on Cross St, Ryde. We welcome you to pop in anytime and chat to our friendly customer care team about our swim programs and to book your child in for an assessment. We hope to see you at Carlile Ryde soon.

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Programs

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

Features

  • A purpose built pool with custom depths and child friendly platforms for all our swim programs.
  • A small holding pool for children to wait for their lessons.
  • Warm, 32 degree water.
  • The latest filtration technology for superior air and water quality.
  • Seating areas for parents and carers.
  • Shower and change room facilities.
  • Baby change facilities.
  • A retail shop for swimwear, goggles, flippers and more.

Parking

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

Programs and Timetable

At Carlile Ryde we offer swim programs for all ages and abilities as listed below. Scroll down for more specific information about these programs and the days and times they are offered.

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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