Please note that our swimming program is ONLY for Lindfield Public School students and ex-students. We are unable to accommodate swimmers from other schools or clubs.
For all NEW enquiries, please use the below ONLINE ENQUIRY FORM to make any swimming enquiries and to register your interest in our swimming program.
Use the PARENT PORTAL LOGIN to manage your child’s booking, notifiy of absence, make payments, updated contact details etc
Parent Portal Instuctions and helpful files
See the below instructions for accessing the Parent Portal:
The Sport & Swimming Committee is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the school’s swimming pool and the organisation of Learn-to-Swim and Squads Programs.
Swimming Lessons are available at the school throughout the year and are open to all LPS students and ex-students. Lessons cater for swimmers from age five through to adults at all levels, from Learn to Swim programs to elite level. All Swimming Coaches are highly experienced and hold AUSTSWIM or Swim Australia qualifications. Lessons are run on a term-by-term basis and take place before or after school, as well as on Saturday mornings.
Other Events and Competitions
The K-2 Fun Day is held at the end of Term 3, where students participate in fun competitions and parents are invited to view their progress.
The Lindfield Laps is also one of our fundrasing days where a team of swimmers complete as many laps of the pool as they can in 40 minutes. There is no minimum or maximum number of laps that each team member may swim.
The Years 3-6 Swimming Carnival is held in Term 1 and at this event, every student is given an opportunity to participate and compete for their House. Students who perform well are then selected to represent LPS and compete at the Zone Carnival in Term 1, where there is the opportunity to be selected and progress to Sydney North, NSWPSSA and School Sport Australia Championships.
Seahorses Swimming Club
The Seahorse Swimming Club offers opportunities for more racing experience and is open to all LPS students and ex-students.
Club races are held on Friday evenings in terms 4 and 1. Club swimmers have the opportunity to represent the club at area, metropolitan, state and national level.
The not-for-profit LPS swimming program provides opportunities for swimming teaching and training to all children in the School community, ranging from those learning to swim to our elite swimmers.
The program aims to ensure:
1. All children in our school community have necessary skills to be safe near and in water
2. All children have an opportunity to progress their swimming skills and confidence
3. Competitive swimmers have an opportunity to perform at their best at school and inter-school competition
4. Elite Swimmers have an opportunity to perform at their best at school and inter-school competition and have the knowledge, skill and stamina to progress along the SNSW elite swimmer pathway.
1. Pool size
2. Seasons (pool availability)
3. Economically sustainable
4. Limited to the school community (students, siblings and ex students)
Wherever applicable, the programs goals and outcomes are aligned with Government guidelines and regulations, the swimmer pathways of Swimming Australia and Swimming NSW, and the recommendations of ACSTA and Lifesaving Australia relating to safety and swimmer welfare.
2.3 General outline
The program is a not-for-profit initiative of LPS P&C.
The program will provide a range of swimming lessons and training opportunities. The ‘Levels’ are:
1. Learn to Swim (LTS)
7. Elite (NEW)
The program will provide professional coaching and maintain the pool to ensure availability of pool time appropriate for each Level. Some offsite services may be needed from time to time.
The training and teaching for each Level will vary in terms of:
1. Sessions in the pool each week
a. LTS – 1-2
b. Mini – minimum 3
c. Junior – minimum 3
d. Intermediate – minimum 3
e. Senior – minimum 4
f. Competition – minimum 4
g. Elite level – minimum 4
h. Ex-students – minimum 2
Adult squads will also be offered when they do not affect the outcomes of the LTS to Elite programs.
2. Duration of the season:
a. LTS – 1: Summer including holiday swimming
b. Mini – Summer including holiday swimming + shoulder
c. Junior – Summer including holiday swimming + shoulder
d. Intermediate – Summer including holiday swimming + shoulder
e. Senior – Summer including holiday swimming + shoulder, Winter off site optional
f. Competition – Summer including holiday swimming + shoulder, Winter off site
g. Elite level – Summer + shoulder, Winter off site
2.4 Opportunities for competition:
a. The program operates Seahorses Swimming Club. Seahorses provides the main opportunities for competition for most swimmers
b. As SNSW competitions and the SNSW swimmer pathways are available to all SNSW registered Seahorses swimmers, based on merit (times achieved in the pool and success in competition), the club ensures availability of the SNSW swimming pathway to elite and competitive swimmers
The content of each session and overall program for each level is led by the coaches, with the goal of achieving the performance outcomes listed in 3. below.
2.5 Cost and fundraising
Naturally, some of these program activities will be more costly than others – swimmers who are early and more matured along their swimming pathway will require more support and resources.
For this reason, budget decisions will be made on a ‘community’ basis, where the program will as a whole will be operated on a sustainable basis, even though elements of it may be operated at a loss.
This is justified, as all swimmers in the community have the opportunity to progress from the earliest to most advanced level, subject to their effort and talent. If the program did not offer the complete range of services and a pathway from LTS to elite, community members may elect to train elsewhere.
The various programs will be funded by fees charged to swimmers, fundraising and sponsorship. The intent is for fees to cover the majority of costs so that the program is not reliant on successful fundraising.
The exception to the community funding model is Adult squads and off site winter training. For this element the greater of actual costs or a fair market rate shall be borne by the participating swimmers.
When undertaken, fundraising events will have multiple aims, varied from time to time as the committee sees fit:
1. community awareness (K-2 fun nights etc)
2. promotion of membership (K-2 fun nights etc)
3. enjoyment of swimming (K-2 fun nights, Aquathlon, Lindfield Laps)
4. targeted events to fund infrastructure improvements.
The main day to day tasks for the program and therefore expenditure will be:
1. Pool maintenance
2. Teaching and administration
For these purposes, the program has engaged the services of professional coaches (Larissa and Oleg) and an administrator (Alison Gladen) who will oversee the program and operate the pool on a day to day basis, to achieve the objectives of the program.
The budget for maintenance, teaching and administration is set by the Committee.
3. END STATE
The measure of performance of the program shall be:
a) As far as practicable, all children in the school community have the opportunity to learn to swim in our program
all K-2 swimmers can compete safely and confidently in an event at the school carnival
b) All 3-6 swimmers can compete skilfully in an event at the school carnival
c) LPS school team to win at zone
d) Most LPS relay teams win at zone and Area.
e) Most LPS relay teams to make finals at State
f) 10-20 swimmers qualifying for State Age Championships (including in relays)
g) A number of swimmers competing at PSSA State championships
h) Our elite swimmers to be finalists at State Age and PSSA state championships
i) Senior Elite Swimmers (12 year old and over) qualify for Australian State Age Championships and our 11/U elite swimmers are on a path to achieve that goal
j) No 12/U swimmer will need to leave the program to fulfil their swimming potential.
a) The program has a conservative contingency for foreseeable events in any year
b) In any year, the program operates on a not for profit basis, providing the abovementioned opportunities to the ‘community’ of swimmers
- 2023-24 SEASON TERM DATES
- Term 3 – 2023
Monday, 14 August – Saturday, 23 September 2023
- Term 4 -2023
Monday, 9 October – Saturday, 9 December 2023
- Term 1 – 2024
Monday, 29 January – Thursday, 12 April 2024
(11 weeks) – TO BE CONFIRMED
- Term 2 -2024
Monday, 29 April – Saturday, 1 June 2024
(5 weeks) – TO BE CONFIRMED
For all swimming program information including class times/schedule, fees and more please click on the relevant button below.
School Holiday Swim Program
Seahorses Friday Night race night is great practice and fun for the kids. All information on how to register and prices please click below. You can swim every Friday (in term 1 and 4 ) or swim casually. Everyone is welcome!
As our memberships are ongoing, enrolments are accepted at any time during the year.
All new members should complete the following enrolment process:
- Submit an Online Enquiry Form registration including child’s name and DOB, contact details, emergency information.
- Once the online form is completed, our swimming administrator will be in contact to arrange a swim assessment – this may be required at the time of enrolment to ensure your child is placed in the correct level.
- Once an assessment has taken place, our swimming administrator will contact you to advise what sessions are availble for your child’s level.
- All bookings continue on an ongoing basis from term to term, meaning you retain your place in lessons without the need to re-enrol each term, until withdrawal is advised.
- By enrolling your child at LPS swimming, it is understood that Customers fully understand and agree to our Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct.
- Enrolment Fees – our only method of payment is by Credit/debit card via your customer portal.
- LPS swimming fees are inoviced at the beginning of each Term and payment is expected within 3 weeks of enrolment.
Students returning after a break of less than 6 months must email the swimming administrator to confirm their re-enrolment process.
All students returning after a break of 6 months or more may be required to complete an assessment to confirm their level.
Please use the Online Enquiry Form to arrange a booking for grading and keep an eye on the Lindfield Lines newsletter for grading days available.
Once I receive your enquiry, I will email you to let you know when the grading days will be and your booking confirmation.
WHAT IS LINDFIELD LAPS?
A team of swimmers complete as many laps of the pool as they can in 40 minutes. There is no minimum or maximum number of laps that each team member may swim.
The team with the highest number of laps gets honoured on the Lindfield Laps plaque displayed at the pool. The current record is is 165 laps held by Christine, Michael, Emi and Remy from 2022.
WHO CAN BE IN MY TEAM?
Anybody! A team has a maximum of 5 members. They may be 5 friends, a family or a couple of families, siblings etc. All ages are welcome*.
Had a team previous years? Then come along this year and challenge your laps swum!
*Children under 5 yrs must be accompanied by a competent swimmer (may use a noodle).
WHEN IS IT?
DATE TO BE ADVISED.
The first teams will dive in at 2 pm. We allow a 5 minute changeover between sets of teams. Time slots continue throughout the afternoon.
HOW MUCH IS IT TO ENTER MY TEAM?
$50 per team. All funds raised are used to maintain and purchase equipment for the pool.
WHAT ABOUT A FEED TO KEEP YOU ENERGISED?
We know you’ll be hungry after all that swimming so will have a BBQ bacon/egg and sausage sandwiches. Drinks and snacks will also be available.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Register your team and select your time slot through sign-up genius. Give your team a name in the comments section and list all swimmers and add the name of your lap counter:
Payments can be made below by clicking the button.
Breakfast Club will return for term 4 2023 from Monday, 16 October 2023. If you are able to volunteer to help with Breakfast Club one morning per week, the Committee would be most grateful. You need to be on pool deck between 7.45 am and 8.45 am. The main purpose of an adult superevisor at breakfast club is for the supervision of the children until the 8.30 am bell and then to tidy up. It is an easy job as the children are very pleasant and helpful.
Please sign up to be a morning breakfast club supervisor HERE:
To purchase your child’s breakfast pass for the term, please click below.
Larissa & Oleg Bytchenkov