Helping babies, kids + adults learn to swim since 1972

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15 locations in Australia, Canada and Vietnam.

Paul Sadler Swimland Programs

Swordy tots

Instruct parents how to teach their baby swimming

Learn to Swim

Kids aged 5 years old+


Adult learn to swim program

Our story

The Paul Sadler Swimland story starts with a boy from Ballarat who simply had passion for swimming.

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Why Swimland?

What happens if I miss a class?

All children will be given a make up lesson if a class is missed. Clients are required to contact the customer service team to let us know if the child will be absent, and in order to to make book in a make up lesson. It is possible up for the following term, however in order to do this the child has to be enrolled in the program with payment received. Make up lessons will last 3 months or 90 days after the missed lesson before expiring. Please note that we will not refund for the classes you missed

What is the water quality like?

Water quality is controlled by Australian standards. The quality of the warer is checked 3 times a day to ensure that the indicators are always within the safe level for the child’s health, especially with children under 4 years of age.

Can my child stay in the pool after the lesson is finished?

Once the child has finished their lesson, they will be asked to leave the pool. This is due to the fact that when the class is over, teachers will begin another lesson and can not monitor and ensure the safety of all the children at one time.

How long is the term? Is it fixed? How many child will be in 1 class?

  • Each lesson lasts 30 minutes
  • The term is fixed. Your child is able to join at any point throughout the term, however if you would like to finish earlier you will have to contact our customer service team.
  • Each class has a maximum of 6 children.

What is a Deck Supervisor?

Deck Supervisors are the super friendly staff in the red shirts on pool deck. They are there to answer any questions you have about your swimmer‘s progress or about our program and to support our teachers to provide great lessons. They love to talk swimming, so please go and see them if you have any queries.

Why do we use teaching aids?

There are many ways to teach children about safety in water. Our approach, using flotation as a teaching aid, has produced excellent results.

It is proven that low stress levels increase coordination, so at Swimland, we encourage low stress with the use of teaching aids (floaties, back bubbles, kickboards, noodles etc). As a child becomes more confident, and therefore less stressed, we reduce the amount of teaching aids the child uses. We have also found that swimmers who are less stressed progress faster.

Our swimmers still have plenty of aid-free time, and we practise safety circles to teach the children how to swim back to the edge of the pool without help in case they were to fall in.

How often should my child come to swimming lessons?

Coming to swimming lessons once a week, on a year round basis, is awesome for swimmer progress. Swimming every week, all year round, will see your child really develop and get the most out of the fun programs we offer.


How long does it take to learn to swim?

Every child is different, and it’s important for parents to remember that some skills will come easily to their child while others will be a little more challenging.

If your swimmer has been at the same level for a while or is finding a skill a little difficult, our Deck Supervisor will talk to you about some strategies to help them move forward and will be working with your teacher to ensure your swimmer continues to progress. At Swimland, we will always offer extra support to those who need it.

How do I contact my child’s teacher?

Our Deck Supervisors constantly monitor the progress of all children participating in lessons. They are a great resource for parents who want regular updates, as they have the experience and, importantly, the time to answer any questions you may have. The Deck supervisor can also chat with the teacher about any specific queries you may have and get back to you with the answer.

What should I bring to swimming lessons?

We provide all of the equipment and teaching aids you and your child need to have a great, fun lesson. All you need to bring is bathers, a towel and goggles for swimmers at Maxi-Pink level or above

Little ones under three should also wear either a swim nappy or swim wear that is firm fitting around the legs.


An exciting interactive adventure and game for all Green certificate recipients and above.

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Do you love our program and think your friends will too? Refer a friend to Paul Sadler Swimland and you will both receive a discount off your next months’ fees.


Paul Sadler Swimland (PSS) is one of the largest private learn to swim schools in the world. PSS is excited to introduce the Swimland experience and our unique way of teaching to Vietnam.

Hotline: 08 6295 7000