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Ruyton Aquatic Center

Ruyton Aquatic is a community based swimming centre that caters for school aged swimmers at our state of the art swimming facility.

The Ruyton Aquatic Swim School teaches swimming to students of Ruyton Girls' School and the community. We cater for varying age groups and abilities, from Parent and Child classes (6 months+) through to Squad Programs. The Ruyton Aquatic Swim School operates during school term dates.


Ruyton Girls' School
Corner of Coleridge Street and Fitzwilliam Street, Kew. Enter via Fitzwilliam Street.
Contact: swimming@ruyton.vic.edu.au
Ph: + 61 (3) 8651 4446

Swim School Fees

30 minute classes 

  • Tadpole classes (Ages 6 months -3 years) $18 per class
  • Level 1-6 - $20 per class

Level Guide


Our infant classes are taught by trained infant qualified teachers and focus on developmentally appropriate water familiarisation and safety skills. A parent or carer is required to be in the water for this class.

  • Tadpole A -  6-12 months
  • Tadpole B -  1-2 years
  • Tadpole C  - 2-3 years


Children can be in an independent swimming class from 3 years old. Pre-school age classes are offered up to Level 2 on weekday mornings, allowing a quieter learning environment for younger swimmers.

School Age

Our school age classes offer a progressive curriculum of 7 levels, ranging from Developing 1 to Level 6 offering technique and water safety skills.  We are proud to be in partnership with Melbourne Swimming Club and offer a streamlined progression directly into their squads on completion of Level 6.


Ruyton Girls' School (Ruyton) has a strategic partnership with Melbourne Swimming Club (MSC), one of Melbourne’s premier competitive swimming club to operate the training squads program at Ruyton’s aquatic facility known as MSC at Ruyton.

Led by former Australian Olympic Coach Ian Pope and supported by Julie-Anne Roberts, MSC at Ruyton provides squad sessions from pre-squad, through to a state and national level. MSC staff also coach Ruyton’s SYDSA and GSV swimming teams.
By joining forces, Melbourne Swimming Club and Ruyton Girls' School have leveraged their shared focus on empowering individuals to reach their potential and created a powerful collaboration. This partnership fosters the development of swimming performance at Ruyton and strengthen MSC’s reputation for quality coaching expertise, and the development of exceptional athletes.
To find more or to register for the MSC at Ruyton squad training program, please click here and complete the 'Contact us' enquiry form.

Session times

Infant and Pre-School classes:
Monday - Friday 9am-11am
Saturday 8am-12.30pm

School age classes:
Monday - Friday 3.15-6.15
Saturday 8am-12.30pm

Term dates / Public holidays

Term 1
Monday 29 January – Thursday 28 March 2024

All bookings or any enquires to Melissa De Wit, Ruyton Aquatic Centre Manager: swimming@ruyton.vic.edu.au


pool corner starting blocks

The Ruyton Aquatic Swim School is registered with Swim Australia.