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Trinity Day 2018

Date:June 8, 2018

We celebrated our 35th birthday at TAS this week, and were blessed to have Bishop Bill Ray deliver our Trinity


Stargazing World Record Attempt

Date:June 7, 2018

On Wednesday 23 May, over 300 people gathered at TAS to participate in the World Record Attempt for the Most


Online Safety and Cyberbullying | 11 June @ 6pm

Date:June 6, 2018

As parents, carers and educators, we are all very aware of internet safety.   On Monday 11 June, TAS is


Rock Under the Stars 2018

Date:June 6, 2018

It was a great night’s entertainment from TAS students at the annual Rock Under the Stars concert held on 1


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 2 2018

Date:June 5, 2018

More than 330 students competed in the second round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships on the 31


ASA News feature TAS World Challenge Nepal trip

Date:April 27, 2018

It is great to see our TAS students featured on the front page of the ASA News (Anglican Schools Australia).


Learning. Believing. Achieving – Edition 2, Term 3

Date:August 7, 2018

TAS is a school where there is always something happening! I love seeing so many of our students involved in


Learning. Believing. Achieving – Edition 1, Term 3

Date:July 30, 2018

Secondary Chess is Back! It is excellent to see the Secondary Chess Club up and running again at White Rock.


Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 9, Term 2.

Date:June 18, 2018

Swimming Legends at TAS Vince Raleigh’s swim team recently held a training camp at the TAS Aquatic Centre. Vince is


Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 7, Term 2.

Date:June 1, 2018

Confirmation Service What a terrific service last Thursday. Year 6 students Matthew Darlow-Elliot and Caitlin Allen were confirmed into the


Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 6. Term 2

Date:May 25, 2018

Mothers Day at WRJ What a terrific morning to celebrate Mothers Day at White Rock. A beautiful breakfast followed by


Learning. Believing. Achieving. Week 5, Term 2

Date:May 18, 2018

Year 6 Outdoor Education at Chillagoe My thanks to the Year 6 staff, Outdoor Education staff and the outdoor education


Aquatic Centre

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

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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