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 program 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. Click here to find your closest Carlile Swimming centre.
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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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
I have been taking my daughter since she was 3 months. Great swim centre and lovely team and instructors. We have stayed due to the instructor we currently have.The only downfall is there is no leniency when your child is either sick or you’re away on leave. You still get charged. Understandable a position is held for you similar to that of a childcare centre. But even a childcare centre has holiday discounts or you can swap your days if available. It’s not cheap so you either cancel your enrolment and lose your spot or pay even when you can’t make it for good reasons, like your child is sick. Definitely paid a bit over the last few years due to missed classes. That’s the biggest disappointment.
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.