Happy New Year Swim School Families

I hope you have all had a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year Holiday! We are gearing up for the new year of swimming at Norah Head Swim School and can’t wait to welcome everyone back at the pool.

Lessons commence next Monday, the 11th of January. Most of our rising kindergarteners have been moved into classes either in the afternoons or on Saturday morning. If we are not yet aware that your child needs to change their lesson time, please let us know as soon as possible.  There are a few children that have yet to be moved as I am still trying to create classes for them. If you have a rising kindergarten student and you have not been contacted about a schedule change, please email me at so we can discuss your child’s swimming schedule.

You will notice some changes to our swim school program going into the New Year. We have given the program more structure and will be working on a leveled program with very specific skills required to be mastered to move from one level to the next. You will see me on the pool deck much more, guiding the instructors in implementing the changes. We have some of the best instructors around and I am excited to see them grow and develop professionally. We had a very productive staff development day at the beginning of the break and we will continue to support our staff as they learn and grow as aquatics professionals.

With the new outbreaks of COVID-19 in NSW, we will be tightening up our adherence to COVID safe practices. It will be mandatory for all family members who are accompanying swimmers to wear a mask while in the swim centre. It is also mandatory that all families check-in using the QR codes posted outside the swim centre. Reception staff will be looking for the green tick and if you do not check-in you will need to wait outside until your child’s class has finished. It is important for everyone to do their part so we can keep each other safe and avoid another lockdown.

Please remember that fees are due on the 10th of each month, meaning that fees will be due prior to resuming lessons. If you are facing financial hardship and need to organise a payment plan, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. We will work together to find a solution! Payments can be made via bank transfer or through the Customer Portal. If you have not accessed our customer portal, you may do so via our website If you would like to pay by direct debit, a link to a direct debit agreement can be sent to you via text and/or email.

We are looking forward to another great year of swimming at Norah Head Swim School and we are thrilled that you are on the journey with us. As always, if you have any questions or concerns I am always available to help!


Shelly Bowling

Swim School Manager

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During the 2 weeks of the September – October 2020 school holidays, we closed our doors to renovate the centre.

Our vision was to create a fun, bright and playful space for your children to learn to swim. We enlisted the team at Grand Stand Events to bring our vision to life. From the initial design concept through to the end result, they made the process so easy.

The space was painted white to create a more open and modern feel. The bridge was relocated to improve accessibility and make use of the entire pool. We also added more seating and installed shutters for better ventilation.

A dedicated baby change area was introduced to the rear of the swim school and the installation of colourful soft fall flooring made the space safer and child-friendly.

The mural of an underwater wonderland was curated to capture the children’s imagination and create a space where children want to learn.

To enhance functionality, we built various equipment storage units around the pool.

In line with creating a fun and bright space, props like novelty umbrellas and a giant school bell to ring when achieving a new swim level, were added to the swim centre to engage and provide enjoyment for the children whilst learning to swim.

The feedback has been amazing. Take a look at our before and after pictures, we’re thrilled with the result!

Before Photos

After photos

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