Dragons - Learn to Compete

New to swimming?

The Dragons - Learn to Compete (DLC) program welcomes beginners aged 5-10 who are comfortable in deep water and able to swim 15m independently. Swimmers will learn the basic technique of all four strokes, dive starts, turns and kick.


Practices run Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Swimmers can choose to attend 1-3 practices a week during a time that works for your schedule.  The groups run for 1 hour which is made up of 15 minutes of dryland activities and 45 minutes of swimming.

Pass Meets

Pass Meets happen every 6 weeks in a fun and safe environment which encourages swimmers to race in Individual Medley (IM) and Freestyle events. Swimmers in Dragons - Learn to Compete level 2 and Novice are eligible to attend pass meets. These meets are made up of two levels.

Swimmers must achieve the following standards to move through the levels

From Level 1 to Level 2             100IM under 2:10        100 Free under 1:50
From Level 2 to LMR                 200 IM under 4:00       


  • Navy Blue Training Suit
  • Team Cap
  • Goggles
  • Team Shirt
  • Fins
  • Waterbottle