Aquatic & Leisure Centre

Learn to Swim

Win­ter Open­ing Hours (from 1 May to 31 August)

  • Week­days 6:00am ‑6:30pm
  • Sat­ur­days 8:00am‑3:00pm
  • Sun­day 9:00am‑3:00pm
  • Pub­lic hol­i­days 9:00am‑3:00pm (closed Show Day)
  • **Please note, the out­door 50m pool may be tem­porar­i­ly closed for annu­al main­te­nance dur­ing the win­ter period

You’re nev­er too young or old to learn to swim! Alice Springs Aquat­ic and Leisure Cen­tre (ASALC) is proud­ly an AUSTSWIM Accred­it­ed Cen­tre which adheres to the high­est stan­dards of teach­ing and devel­op­ment of swim­ming and water safe­ty skills.

Alice Springs Aquat­ic & Leisure Cen­tre is proud to be a Swim and Sur­vive Part­ner, work­ing with Roy­al Life Sav­ing to make com­mu­ni­ties safer around water. As part of our Part­ner­ship, we offer Swim and Sur­vive as our core water safe­ty edu­ca­tion pro­gram for chil­dren. Swim and Sur­vive is a broad bal­anced swim­ming and water safe­ty pro­gram of Roy­al Life Sav­ing that is aligned to the Nation­al Swim­ming and Water Safe­ty Frame­work. Swim and Sur­vive focus­es on swim­ming, per­son­al sur­vival skills, basic res­cue and water safe­ty knowl­edge to pro­vide chil­dren with sol­id foun­da­tion skills to safe­ly enjoy a life­time of aquat­ic recre­ation. Swim and Sur­vive pro­vides a path­way for ongo­ing learn­ing and devel­op­ment and is designed to keep chil­dren engaged, active­ly learn­ing and most impor­tant­ly, hav­ing fun along the way. 

Our pro­gram is bro­ken up into three groups: 

  1. Lit­tle Won­ders 1 – 4Water famil­iari­sa­tion and intro­duc­tion to swim­ming and water safe­ty for swim­mers aged 6 months to 4 years. Lev­els are age based and all stu­dents will have a super­vis­ing adult in the water with them.
  2. Lev­els 01 – Bronze Star: Inde­pen­dent swim­mers from ages 4 to 17 years old. Stu­dents will expe­ri­ence swim­ming, water safe­ty and sur­vival aspects in every level.
  3. Adults: For swim­mers 18 years and old­er. Begin­ner, Inter­me­di­ate and Stroke Correction/​Technique class­es available.

    Learn to Swim Cal­en­dar 2024

    Please con­tact ASALC for Learn to Swim enrol­ment queries.

      Term Dates

      January School Holiday Intensive

      15-19 and 22-25 January

      Term 1

      29 January - 28 March

      Term 2

      22 April - 22 June

      July School Holiday Intensive

      8 - 12 July

      Term 3

      15 July - 22 September

      October School Holiday Intensive

      30 September - 4 October

      Term 4

      7 October - 14 December

      Pro­gram Fees

      Pro­gram fees are paid upfront at the time of book­ing as per the pro­gram poli­cies. Fees vary from pro­gram to pro­gram depend­ing on the num­ber of lessons. Vouch­ers accept­ed at time of pay­ment. All lessons are 30 min­utes duration.

      Group Les­son: $21.00/lesson
      Pri­vate Les­son: $45.00/lesson


      Dis­counts apply to fam­i­lies with 2 or more chil­dren. Sec­ond child will receive a 5% dis­count and third or chil­dren there­after will receive a 10% dis­count off the term fees.

      Vouch­ers (issued by Grants NT)

      $100 School Sport Vouch­er – Avail­able for chil­dren enrolled in school in Alice Springs. These vouch­ers are issued annu­al­ly in Jan­u­ary & July and must be applied for. Reg­is­ter HERE

      Water Safe­ty Aware­ness Pro­gram Vouch­er (WSAP) – Avail­able for chil­dren under 5 years. These vouch­ers are val­ued at $50. Reg­is­ter HERE

      $100 Learn to Swim Vouch­er – Avail­able for chil­dren under 5 years, who have com­plet­ed the WSAP pro­gram. Reg­is­ter HERE