Marlins Program - Kids Swimming Lessons | State Swim

Learn to swim - 400 Gold

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Class Level: 3 of 8

Duration: 30 Min

Class Size: 4 Children per class

Swimmers learn to master the freetsyle stroke and backstroke arm stroking.


What Skills Will Swimmers Learn?

  • Review freestyle skills (Torpedo skills)
  • Freestyle arms (Torpedo with arms)
  • Backstroke arms with a board
  • Back and front floating
  • Deep water safety skills

Inside a class

Kicking and arms on front, demonstrating good propulsion

Kicking and using arms on back with kickboard

Survival skills, treading water, recover objects


  • Monthly + casual pricing. Cancel at any time
  • Flexibility – we swim all year ‘round, five-days a week.
  • Unlimited Make -Up Vouchers for missed lessons
  • Family discounts
Swimming Program

1 session/week

Monthly Payment*

Starting from

$160.00 (incl GST)
Price Per Lesson*

Starting from

$36.92 (incl GST)

Frequently Asked Questions

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What happens in a Marlins lesson?

Learning the freestyle stroke excites a lot of young swimmers – and this swimming class is where they begin to master this stroke. Progressing to our Marlins level is an exciting time for your child. To compliment the freestyle (torpedo) kick learned in the Torpedoes class, our Marlins swimming lessons teach the arm stroking part of freestyle; we call this a “torpedo with arms”.

Performing a “torpedo with arms” requires swimmers to concentrate on their arms and legs at the same time – which can be tricky! This is exactly why the stroke is broken up into stages to make sure swimmers have the right foundations before a new skill is introduced. Our Marlins swimming classes are about getting a beautiful arm stroke technique before we introduce breathing technique in the Dolphins classes.

Marlins swimming lessons also teach backstroke arm stroking. Both the “torpedo with arm” and “backstroke arm stroking” are basic skills, key in developing future swimming abilities.

What Merit Awards will swimmers receive?
  • Backstroke with board
What happens when a swimmer graduates Marlins?

Once your child can demonstrate these skills to the required standard, they will graduate to the Dolphins level of our 400 Gold program.

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