School Swimming Programs

School Swimming Programs

at Tobruk Memorial Pool


Tobruk Memorial Pool is proud to offer a variety of school swimming programs, specially designed for schools in the Cairns region. We are flexible in our approach, therefore, programs can be customised to cater for every school’s needs. 

School Swimming Lessons

At Tobruk Memorial Pool we provide school swimming lessons for all abilities and students of all ages. Our range of programs focus on providing both strong water safety and stroke techniques and are conducted in an inclusive, fun and safe environment. 

We follow the Royal Life Saving's Swim and Survive program. This program aims to promote correct stroke technique, water familiarisation, water safety and overall personal development in an enjoyable and safe environment. Each of the levels includes a balance of swimming and survival skills to achieve the aims of the program. All of our instructors are Austswim qualified and are experienced in school programs.

Tobruk Memorial Pool is also registered with Sporting Schools, therefore your school may be eligible for funding towards your school program at Tobruk.

Sporting Schools

Water Smart Course

In addition to 'swimming lessons' we also offer schools the option of enrolling students in our Water Smart course. This interactive and detailed course involves students with activities and lessons in and out of the water. With clear learning outcomes, we aim to teach students how to identify water hazards and also teach the students basic rescue techniques to help themselves and/or others in need. If you would like to learn more about this program please call 4051 2604, or complete the enquiry form below. 

School Swimming Carnivals

Tobruk Memorial Pool is the premier venue in North Queensland for both school and regional swimming carnivals. The large, attractive outdoor setting can hold in excess of 1000 students, and allows your school to run a professional style carnival - a fantastic experience and memory for your students.

The outdoor area boasts a ten lane 50 metre heated pool and a six lane 25m pool with the following equipment all provided in your hire fee:

- PA system  

- Dive blocks

- False start rope

- Covered Grand Stand with 420 seats

- Pool Lifeguard supervision  

- Café access.

For an additional charge we are also able to provide:

- Electronic timing system  

- Marquee and chairs

- Portable PA system

- Inflatable Obstacle course

- Access to our Flow Rider machine

School Fun days

Looking for a way to celebrate that end of term break up, or special occasion? We can also organise for your school a recreational fun day or school holiday activity including usage of our inflatable obstacle course, Flow Rider (artificial wave machine), pools and games/activities coordinated by our team of qualified staff.

 For more information on any of our school programs, please call 4051 2604, or complete the form below.

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Lane hire

With both an Olympic standard ten lane 50 metre pool and a six lane 25 metre pool, Tobruk Memorial Pool is able to offer various options when sourcing lane or pool hire. Both pools are fully heated and available for hire twelve months of the year.

Our pools are a perfect environment for your swimming team's training sessions, water polo matches, or a fun alternative to field sports on a hot day.



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About the Swim and Survive program

Learn to swim, swimming lessons and infant aquatics are all terms commonly used across the aquatic industry for programs that seek to build swimming skills. Swim and Survive is all of these, but most importantly it ensures that the essential components of personal survival and water safety are provided, in addition to a process of developing strong and effective swimming technique.

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