What must I bring for my child?

  • Wetsuit
  • Swimming cap & goggles
  • Long swim Fins*
  • Warm dry clothes for after their lesson
  • Something to eat (we all get hungry after a swim)

*Development & Advanced Development Squad members only

Due to the Icebergs being an outdoor ocean pool we recommend a wetsuit, you can purchase swimming gear at our online shop.

When do lessons run?

The Mermaid Swim Academy commences Learn To Swim Classes from October right through until May.

How long do lessons go for?

All levels of Learn To Swim lessons run for 30 minutes
Mini Squad runs for 45 minutes
Development & Advanced Development squad runs for 60 minutes.

Where is the Icebergs Pool?

The Icebergs Pool is located on Notts Ave, South Bondi.

How much is pool entry?

Pool entry is separate to swimming fees.

Adult: $7.00
Children: $5.00
Spectator: $4.50

Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 Children) : $20
25 Swim Adult Pass: $145
25 Swim Child/Senior: $100

If I can’t make a lesson are make up lessons available?

Mermaid Swim Academy has a no make up policy. However, if you let us know in advance that you will be missing a lesson and there is the off chance there is a space available in another class we would be able to offer this to you.

Will lessons be cancelled in adverse weather?

Lessons will always go ahead in the rain – we are going to get wet anyway!

Should there be a threat of lightening or severe tidal movement, we will determine whether the lesson needs to be cancelled and endeavor to reschedule this lesson within the current term, or offer each student a make up class.

Surf Sports Nipper Camps

When do the surf camps take place?

All Surf Sport Nipper Training camps take place during the school holidays throughout the year.

How long do the training camps run for?

The camps run for 4 days, Monday – Thursday. When enrolling for the week, you have the following options:

  • 4 Full days: 9am – 4pm
  • 4 Half Days: either in the morning session (9am – 12pm) or the afternoon session (1 – 4pm)

Where do we meet?

All sessions run out of Bondi Beach unless contacted otherwise. Participants meet 15 minutes prior to the start of the session in the car park of the northern end of the Bondi Beach parking. Look out for the Bronte Nipper trailer.

Do parents need to be there for the duration of the lesson?

No, throughout the duration of sessions, adequate water safety is provided in accordance with SLSA’s coaching and water safety guidelines and insurance requirements.

NOTE: Children MUST be collected at the time the session concludes – i.e. 12pm OR 4pm

However, parents are encouraged to be waiting 5- 10 minutes prior to the end of the session their child is concluding.

Does my child have to be a member of a surf club?

No, the Training camps are designed to cater for all levels and abilities – Nipper members or not!

Does my child have to have their own board?

No, boards are provided for the camps however if children wish to bring their own board they are more than welcome.