Adult Swimming Lessons

Our adult swimming lessons teach important water safety and swimming skills to all ability levels, from beginners to experienced swimmers. Learn how to swim or refine your technique with a Kingswim adult swimming lesson near you.

Our adult swimming lessons offer a friendly, supportive environment where you can get personalised lessons for 45 minutes. Whether you’re a beginner looking to conquer the fear of water or an experienced swimmer striving to refine your technique, we have an adult swim class to suit you.

Adult Swimming Lesson Levels

Introduction to water

This swimming level is specifically designed for individuals looking to build their confidence in the water and learn essential water safety skills. You’ll gradually familiarise yourself with the water, focusing on relaxation techniques and basic floating and propulsion methods (kicking and arm movements). This will help to prepare you for the beginner level.

Beginner adult swimming lessons

The beginner level is designed for adults who are comfortable in the water but have limited swimming experience. Adult beginner swimming lessons focus on basic water rescues, floating and treading water. We’ll also introduce you to swimming strokes such as freestyle and backstroke.

Intermediate and advanced swimming lessons

Our combined intermediate and advanced swim classes cater to a diverse range of adults seeking to enhance their swimming abilities. Designed for those who can confidently perform basic freestyle and backstroke, this level is perfect for individuals looking to refine their technique, increase endurance, and prepare for more challenging activities, including introductory breaststroke.


What are the benefits of adults learning to swim?

Overcoming fear: Many adults may have developed a fear of water due to past experiences or lack of exposure. Our adult swimming lessons can help you overcome this fear gradually, building your confidence and self-assurance in the water.

Improved safety: Swimming lessons for adults enhance water safety skills which reduces the risk of drowning incidents and increases confidence in aquatic environments.

Health and fitness: Swimming is an excellent form of exercise that provides a full-body workout, improves cardiovascular health, builds muscle strength and increases flexibility without putting stress on joints.

Recreation and leisure: Learning to swim may open up new opportunities for recreational water activities and experiences.

Stress relief: Once you overcome any fears, swimming is known for its calming and meditative effects. It can help you to relax, reduce stress levels, and improve mental wellbeing.

Skill development: Learning proper swimming techniques, strokes, and breathing techniques can help you become a more proficient swimmer and help you stay safer in the water. Our swimming lessons can help you develop these skills.

Personal achievement: Successfully learning to swim as an adult can be a significant personal achievement, boosting your self-esteem and providing you with a sense of accomplishment.

Lifelong learning: Swimming is a skill that can be enjoyed throughout life. Adult learn to swim programs aim to instil a lifelong passion for swimming and aquatic activities, promoting ongoing physical activity and wellbeing.

Social opportunities: Adult swim classes provide opportunities to meet new friends and feel part of a welcoming community.

Adult Swimming Lesson Locations

We offer Adult swimming lessons at our centres across Australia. Embrace the freedom of water and unlock a world of aquatic possibilities! Take the plunge and discover the joy of swimming!

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Adult Swimming Lesson FAQs

Learning to swim as an adult can be intimidating, but it’s also exciting! At Kingswim, we foster a supportive and welcoming atmosphere to make sure you feel comfortable and have fun. Our tailored lessons cater to your specific needs and goals, whether you’re conquering fear, refining technique, or preparing for an event. Our instructors prioritise safety and empower you to confidently master new skills.

Lessons are 45 minutes in duration.

Private swimming lessons are available, however we recommend trying our group lessons first for a well-rounded learning experience. For more information on private swimming lessons please contact us.

We teach adult swimming lessons in small groups to make sure everyone gets the attention they need. All swim levels will have a minimum class size of 5 people.

If you’re learning to swim as an adult for the first time or have limited experience, it’s completely normal to find lessons a little difficult. Many adults feel fear or anxiety, or struggle with coordination, balance and buoyancy. While this can make lessons challenging for some, learning to swim is certainly achievable with patience, practise and the right instruction. Our swim instructors are there to help you along, easing any nerves and providing the guidance you need to improve.

The time it takes for an adult to learn to swim can vary widely depending on individual factors such as prior experience, comfort level in the water, physical fitness, and the consistency of practise. Everyone learns at a different pace – and that’s okay! Our swim instructors will be there to support you every step of the way.

Swimming lessons aren’t just for kids – they’re important for adults too. In the 2022-2023 year, 57% of Australian drowning deaths were those over the age of 45 years. That’s why we offer adult swimming lessons, so that everyone can have easy access to learn to swim programs. Our adult swim classes will not only help you become a better swimmer, but can help you stay safer in and around water by teaching vital water safety skills.

Proper swimwear (including comfortable, movement-friendly clothing) is essential for swimming lessons. You can also consider wearing goggles to protect your eyes and improve visibility underwater. A swim cap can help manage long hair and reduce drag, but this is completely optional. Don’t forget to stay hydrated with a water bottle during breaks and bring a large towel for drying off afterwards.