Starting from 2022, Genazzano FCJ College will bring these Learn to Swim classes into our own aquatics program, enabling the full end to end delivery of swimming lessons, from beginner through to national squad level, to the broader community.
Please email GenSwim@genazzano.vic.edu.au to register or find out more.
GenSwim offers a wide range of programs to suit swimmers from three years of age through to adults. The program aims to provide swimmers with sound stroke technique and survival skills while striving to make every lesson enjoyable and encouraging a real love for the sport. As a result, GenSwim has incorporated the Life Saving Victoria guidelines into its Learn to Swim program.
Meet Matt Welsh, Head of Aquatics and Head Swimming Coach
Matt Welsh OAM, has been part of the Genazzano Swimming Program since 2015 as a Performance Mentor and was appointed as Head of Aquatics and Head Swimming Coach for the College in early 2021.
Matt represented Australia for 11 years, competing internationally at the Olympics, World Championships and Commonwealth Games. During those years, he trained right here at the Genazzano Pool and finished his career with over 30 major international medals for Backstroke and Butterfly, including three Olympic medals.
Now in his role at Genazzano, Matt is able to utilise his many years of experience to help swimmers of all ages, from our new Learn to Swim School all the way through to our GenAquatic Swimming Club, to achieve their goals and gain lifelong skills from their time in the water.
In accordance with the Victorian school dates, we run a Learn to Swim program on the following days:
- Tuesday to Thursday, 4.00pm – 6.00pm
- Saturday, 9.00am – 11.00am
Swim School Levels
Learn to Swim (3 years old +)
Our new GenSwim School structure is divided into three levels: Starfish, Seahorse and Dolphin. Each level offers tailored classes to suit the ability of your child, from Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Starfish Beginner offers first time swimmers a chance to gain water familiarisation skills and confidence in the pool environment (20 minute class).
Students in Starfish Intermediate are able to extend their learning to include fundamental swimming skills such as kicking and floating (30 minute class).
Starfish Advanced swimmers are able to further develop their abilities, as well as learn crucial water safety and survival techniques (30 minute class).
Students in Seahorse levels are able to build on their previously learned skills through the introduction of freestyle and backstroke teaching in Seahorse Beginner, while Seahorse Intermediate students are extended in their swimming ability to swim further and for longer (30 minute classes).
Seahorse Advanced students are offered a 40 minute class in order to develop their strength and fitness, while maintaining efficient swimming technique and building on survival skills.
Dolphin levels offer swimmers the opportunity to train in a supportive environment during 1 hour classes, with Dolphin Beginner fostering effective swimming technique in all strokes.
This technique is developed further in Dolphin Intermediate, in addition to swimmers improving their fitness and transitioning to competitive style swimming.
Dolphin Advanced, the highest level in our program, prepares swimmers to move to the associated GenAquatic Swimming Club.
All of our instructors are Austswim accredited to ensure that we can cater for your needs. We pride ourselves on our friendly and caring nature as well as our passion for swimming and coaching our students to success. We have purposefully created small class sizes to ensure you or your child feel confident in the water.
We have a number of instructors who are also qualified to teach swimmers with disabilities, as well as adults, infants and competitive strokes. The majority of our instructors are also lifeguard qualified to ensure optimal safety at all times.
Learn to Swim
20 – 40 minutes
$20 per session
$20 per session
Dolphin Advanced is a transition squad for swimmers who are wanting to work towards competitive swimming and prepares them for the progression to join GenAquatic.
Term fees must be paid before the commencement of the term to secure your position. We accept most forms of payment – direct deposit, cash, cheques and credit.
Family discounts available*
*All members of a family must be enrolled in a GenSwim program. Discounts are based on the above session fees.
Private lessons are available on request and subject to availability.
- Contact must be made 24 hours prior to class with the office via email (preferable) or by phone
- The makeup lesson must be rescheduled within two weeks of the missed lesson
- Scheduling of the make-up lesson is subject to space availability in classes of the same level
- No make-ups will be available to children who miss a Safety Week class unless it can be organised within the same week.
- No credits or refunds are given.
Number of makeup lessons available per term
We allow a maximum of two make-up sessions within one term. All make up classes are to be rescheduled within the same term where a lesson was missed. While we will make every effort to accommodate your needs, we cannot guarantee the scheduling of makeup classes.
It is the parent/guardian’s obligation to contact the GenSwim office and arrange a make-up lesson for any missed lessons. GenSwim is not responsible for following up any missed classes with parents/guardians.
Please also note that we do not offer credits or refunds for missed classes.
We offer a range of goggles for children, adults and competition swimmers and a range of coloured silicone swim caps.
Child Safe Swim School
For more information, contact GenSwim enquiries on 03 8862 1069 or GenSwim@genazzano.vic.edu.au