Carlile Swimming has led the industry for 75 years. Pioneering teaching babies and developing techniques that are now common place world-wide. The Carlile program caters for all levels of swimming from babies to Olympians.
Here you can find information to help you get the most from your relationship with Carlile Swimming and learn about how Carlile addresses important issues such as Child Protection and Health and Safety.
Here you can discover the unique history of Carlile Swimming, and why we remain passionate about helping families become safer in and around the water by nurturing a love for swimming and all the rewarding experiences and benefits that it provides.
From Baby Swimming Lessons to Olympians Award-Winning Programs for All Levels
Carlile Swimming’s award winning learn to swim programs will help your child have fun, progress confidently and love swimming.
Carlile has been at the forefront of both learn to swim competitive swimming, coaching swimmers since 1946. Founders Forbes and Ursula Carlile pioneered baby teaching in Australia and opened Sydney’s first indoor swimming teaching pool. Carlile has been providing great swimming lessons for kids ever since.
You will find swimming lessons for all ages and abilities at nine Carlile locations across Sydney. For learn to swim classes, Click here to find your closest Carlile Swimming centre or read more about learn to swim programs below.
Carlile Teachers are trained beyond the industry standard, they are amongst the most highly trained swimming teachers in the world. Those teachers are supported by "Spares" who can jump in to help students who need some extra attention and on deck Supervisors who ensure consistency and high quality lessons are delivered every day. They all work within a world renowned system that builds from one level to the next, allowing children to progress confidently, become the best swimmer they can be and learn to love the water.
"to swim well is an asset for life" Forbes Carlile
Forbes Carlile believed passionately that swimming well was a gift that could not only save a life but bring joy. That belief has been proven correct, through many hundreds of thousands of swimming lessons, and in the generations of Australians that have loved swimming with Carlile. Countless former Carlile students have bought their children and grandchildren back to learn to swim in the same pools where they had swimming lessons as children. Many Carlile teachers are former students, who love swimming and love passing that gift to the children they teach.
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The teachers at Carlile Lane Cove have been nothing but AMAZING. My little girl had a hard time adjusting from swimming with me to going in by herself. Teacher Tash was unremarkable at helping my little girl to calm down, feel safe and swim on her own. I felt at ease knowing there was teaches able to help between the classes for one on one care. I could not fault any of the service we have received at Carlile. It is such a great place to make parents and kids feel welcome with a great swimming program.
We switched from another franchise a few months ago and really enjoy this location. The facilities are much bigger with several change rooms. It does get very crowded on the weekends so kids might not get as much attention from the instructors as they would on a weekday but we do appreciate the “monitor” staff who walk throughout the centre and help out where they can to discuss new approaches or your kids progress. Special call-out to Hamish and Lulu :)
Very good instructors and swimming pool.. only concern is the assessments ar3 not so updated and sometimes take a while for kids to go to next level upUpdate: Discussed with the girls and they happily moved my son to the next level
My son has been swimming with Carlile since he was 3 months old and absolutely loves it. The facility is always kept to the cleanest standards. The change facilities are great - lovely warm showers, family change rooms and a nice big change area for the babies! The water is kept at a super warm temperature for the kiddies and if the parents aren’t keen on sitting poolside there is a lovely air conditioned viewing room. All of the teachers are very nurturing and passionate about their job. Highly recommend anyone looking for a swim school for their children to try it out and experience it for yourself.