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White Rock Junior Chess Championships 2020

Date:August 21, 2020

On Thursday 20 August, a record 112 WRJ students from Year 2-6 participated in the WRJ Chess Championship 2020. All


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 2 2020

Date:June 15, 2020

Round 2 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships was held on the 12th of June. The wizardry of


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 1 2020

Date:March 5, 2020

Round 1 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships was held on 3 March. The Bishop Centre was bursting


Principal’s Welcome Event- 2020

Date:January 6, 2020

Principal Paul Sjogren and the TAS teaching community would like to welcome all TAS parents, new and existing, to join


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Finals 2019

Date:August 26, 2019

The Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Finals were held in the Bishop Centre 22 August. Dedication, preparation and good sportsmanship


2019 Gala Concert | Friday 30 August

Date:August 5, 2019

No entry fee – all welcome.    


Principal’s Blog: Results and analysis Year 12 2020

Date:May 4, 2021

I was fascinated to read that the State ALP government has decided not to release the annual report detailing the


Parents and Staff – Rethinking TikTok

Date:August 18, 2020

Your privacy matters Currently, there are multiple conversations being held around the world as to the safety, security, privacy, addiction


Leo Lin (Year 12) reflects on his recent QUT STEM Internship

Date:July 23, 2020

Recently Grace Belson & Leo Lin (Year 12), were awarded a place in the QUT STEM Research Internship program. 2020.


Principals Blog: Edition 3, 2020

Date:June 15, 2020

Dear TAS community,  Every now and then I receive an email that I feel the need to share, because it


Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) stance on Year 11 & 12 return to school

Date:April 27, 2020

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) have called on the Queensland Government to allow all Year 11 and 12 students to return


Principals Blog: A deeper look at the data – the story of a regional standout

Date:February 17, 2020

We were delighted to see the TAS class of ’19, the last group to ever receive an OP, placed #24


Aquatic Centre

Located on the schools private grounds, the TAS Aquatic Centre features an Olympic sized fully shaded state of the art swimming pool.

At TAS we place special emphasis on the importance of mixing Physical Education training with education, to achieve success at all levels. The TAS Swimming Program is a compulsory part of the Junior School curriculum. All Junior School students swim twice a week during the school year, and develop their swimming skills through an intensive, well structured program. Senior School students continue to improve their swimming skills during Physical Education lessons.

The pool’s versatile design allows for a variety of event configurations, including FINA approved Long Course and Short Course competitions, water polo and learn to swim classes. Ramp access opens the facility to swimmers with special needs.

The facility’s five pool heaters ensure that the water is always warm, even on cool winter mornings!

What we offer

TAS Aquatic Centre’s classes and squads cater to every level, from absolute beginners to National representatives.

Learn to Swim Classes

Learn to Swim Level 1

This class caters to children who cannot swim but who are old enough to be in the water without a parent or guardian. The aim of this class is to teach children the fundamentals of swimming with special emphasis placed on correct body position in the water, correct breathing with head turn and correct freestyle and backstroke kick.

30 minutes. Classes run on Monday to Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Cost: $16 per lesson.

Learn to Swim Level 2

This class is for swimmers who have correct freestyle and backstroke kick and who are able to swim short distances with or without correct breathing. This level focuses on establishing correct balance in the long-axis strokes of freestyle and backstroke. The aim of this class is to perfect freestyle breathing with correct head turn and timing. Backstroke swimming is introduced as well as the concept of underwater streamlining.

30 minutes. Classes run on Monday to Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Cost: $16 per lesson.

Learn to Swim Level 3

This class is open to swimmers who can complete a minimum of 15 metres correct freestyle and backstroke. The aim of this level is to build resilience into the swimming. Focus is placed on establishing sound and efficient technique in freestyle and backstroke. The concepts of timing, balance and rhythm are reinforced and breaststroke kick and dives are introduced.

30 minutes. Classes run on Monday to Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Cost: $16 per lesson.

Advanced Learn to Swim

This is a mini-squad. In order to qualify for this level, swimmers must be able to complete 25 metres of correct freestyle and backstroke and must possess a correct breaststroke kick. The Advanced Learn to Swim class is designed to bridge the gap between Learn to Swim and Squads. Instructors spend time in and out of water, allowing them to continue with stroke correction while allowing swimmers to experience receiving instruction from the pool deck. Freestyle and backstroke drills are taught and swimmers are introduced to breaststroke and butterfly. Dive starts are further developed and swimmers are extended from 25m swims to 50m swims.

45 minutes. Classes run on Monday to Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Cost: $16 per lesson.


  • The entry level for squad. Children must be able to swim 50 metres freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke as well as 25 metres butterfly. Correct technique in all four strokes is emphasised. Racing skills and turns are introduced.
  • Maximum of 5 sessions per week.
  • Required Equipment: kickboard, pullbuoy
  • 1 hour. Classes run on Monday to Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Cost: $125 per month
  • This squad caters to swimmers aged 10 years and over who have begun competing and are interested in further skill acquisition. Test Sets Apply
  • A focus on stroke technique continues while basic aerobic conditioning sets are introduced. Emphasis is placed on extending swimmers through 100 metre repeats. Race-specific skills are developed.
  • Minimum of 3 sessions per week.
  • Maximum of 5 sessions per week for 10 year olds.
  • Maximum of 6 sessions per week for 11 year olds.
  • Required Equipment: kickboard, pullbuoy
  • 90 minutes. Classes run Monday to Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Cost: $140 per month
  • This squad is designed for swimmers 12 years and over who intend to compete at a State and/or National level. Places are offered to children who have identified swimming as their main sport and who display a good work ethic. Physiological conditioning is emphasised including Aerobic Threshold, Production/Removal and Lactate Accumulation. Race pacing is introduced and technique is constantly developed. Test Sets Apply
  • Minimum of 5 sessions per week.
  • Required Equipment: kickboard, pullbuoy, paddles, short fins, skipping rope.
  • 2 hours. Classes run on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings and Monday to Friday afternoons. Cost: $160 per month
  • Our Adult Squad is open to a broad range of abilities from basic (25 metres) to advanced. Consisting mainly of swimmers preparing for triathlons, our focus is correct freestyle technique, efficiency and ultimately the physical conditioning to prepare for distance open water events.
  • Squads run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
  • Cost: $12 per session.

Private Lessons

For people wanting one on one instruction, we offer 30 minute private lessons. Tailored to suit specific needs, private lessons can often be the kickstart needed to build confidence, tackle persistent stroke issues and take swimming skills to the next level.

Lessons can be scheduled any morning, afternoon or evening. Cost: $50 per lesson.

TAS Swimming Inc.

The TAS Aquatic Centre is home to the TAS Swimming Club, offering a competitive outlet for age-group swimmers. From an inhouse Club Night Series to National Competition, the club caters to every need and stage of the competitive swimmer. For more information, head to the website: http://www.tasswimming.tasaquatic.com.au.

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