Water Rats Swimming Club
After school swimming programs are organised by West End State School P&C volunteers, and are open to everyone in the school and local community. All coaches are paid, fully qualified swim instructors.
There are four levels of lessons available.
Learn to swim (LTS)
Suitable for children who are water safe, but need basic stroke taught. We have 3 levels within the LTS swimmers, and seek to group children with other children of similar swimming capabilities. Children should remain at this level until they can swim 25m of freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke. Lesson are 25 mins in duration and the available times are 3.15pm and 3.40 Monday - Friday
Advanced learn to swim
This class will be held in the deep end of the pool, with children in groups of 12. These children can swim 25 metres in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, are refining their strokes and learning tumble turns and racing starts. Lessons are 45mins in duration and the available times are 3.15pm Monday - Friday.
Junior squad will cater for children who can swim 25m of all 4 strokes and who are capable of lap swimming. We will divide the children into groups according to ability. Participants will work on endurance, sprints, diving, tumbles and starts. Physical intensity will depend on individual capabilities. Squad sessions are 60mins in length and are available 4–5pm Monday to Thursday or Wednesday morning 7.30–8.30am
Senior squad will cater for children who have greater endurance and can swim 50m of all 4 strokes and who are capable of lap swimming. (Some discretion may apply for butterfly). We will divide the children into groups according to ability. Participants will work on endurance, sprints, diving, tumbles and starts. Physical intensity will depend on individual capabilities. Squad sessions are 60mins in length and are available 4–5pm Monday to Thursday or Wednesday morning 7.30–8.30am.
More information for swimming lessons (PDF, 180KB)
Club night is held on Thursday evenings and offers a non-competitive environment for your child to refine or show off their swimming ability. Club night gives you a chance to cheer them on and meet other parents/carers. Club nights start at 5.30pm and finish around 7.30pm, with a small entry fee per swimmer. A BBQ dinner and drinks are available. Please contact the club night coordinator if you have any questions or if you would like to be involved.
More information for Club Night (PDF, 175KB)
Sign on is offered during the first week of Term 1 and the last week of Term 3. Online bookings can be made via www.flexischools.com.au. Children who attend OHSC need to use the later slots i.e. the 3.40pm LTS or squad.
The term fee schedule including season membership fees, family discounts available and lesson costings can be found on the P&C website, the above links or by contacting the P&C Office Manager on (07) 3844 6225 or