PHONE: (03) 9792 5461  / 0434 743 501 
From the beginning to today, a unique facility with unique staff.
"Swimming Lessons are one of the most valuable things you could ever give a child - they are a gift for life"

North Lodge Swimming Academy was designed and purpose built in 1966 by former Olympian Jim O’Doherty (Photograph shows Jim instructing a group of children in the early days of North Lodge) .

Jim's vision was to offer swimming lessons to people of all ages in a professional, friendly environment and in water of depth in which they feel safe, secure and comfortable.

Today Jim O'Doherty's vision and North Lodge Swimming Academy's reputation is still the driving force behind everything we do.

Each and every swimmer is given the opportunity to develop to their full potential under the guidance of passionate and highly qualified staff. 

Correct swimming technique is taught from the very first lesson.

Our Facility:

Our Private facilities comprise of a heated 25 metre main pool and  an 8 metre  heated “Mini Pool”, both with optimal water quality.  

We offer small class sizes, a well structured and disciplined teaching program with qualified, experienced  & caring instructors, this enables us to achieve our goal of developing strong, safe swimmers with a healthy respect for the aquatic environment.

Swimming Clubs:

We have our own Swimming Clubs: O’Doherty’s Swimming Team & North Lodge Neptunes  (MASTERS). 

These clubs offer swimmers of all ages, the opportunity to take their swimming to a new level by competing at  Club, Interclub, State & National levels.


Michelle: “ With a family history of quality swimming lessons that dates back to the early nineties, I wanted to give my 3 children every opportunity to become strong, confident swimmers.  After witnessing my youngest brother training and excelling, North Lodge Swimming Academy was my top choice for my two daughters and my son to be taught good technique from the time they were six months old.  It is very reassuring that the same technique is taught by all the instructors; demonstrating consistency throughout all levels.  The opportunity to build up to becoming part of the O’Doherty’s Swim Team provides incentive for my children to strive to learn what competition technique entails.  They have now developed a good routine where they feel really at home with all the lovely coaches and look forward to continuing to improve on their skills into the future.”

Sonika:  “We have had a great experience at the North Lodge Swimming Academy. The staff are fantastic and their programme is what we were looking for.

We moved our daughter here as she wasn’t making much progress at the other pool she was attending previously.  We could see the difference straight away – North Lodge focus a lot on getting the posture and strokes perfect right from the first lesson.  Their regular assessments and feedback through achievement certificates is very helpful.

They have been very flexible getting the most suited timing and level for my child.

I would highly recommend the North Lodge Swimming Academy.”

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Sharon: "My son has been swimming at North Lodge for about 18 months and his improvement from when he first started to now is remarkable

All the swimming instructors are very patient and take note of each child's individual needs.

I would highly recommend North Lodge."

Alina: 'North Lodge Swimming Academy is a great swim school which caters for the specific needs of all children.
The staff are extremely friendly, caring and approachable.  They get to know the children individually and provide the necessary support to help them achieve very good results. We have been to other swim schools over the years, however both of my children love NLSA, the friendly and safe environment and the rapport that they have developed with their instructors.   I highly recommend North Lodge Swimming Academy."

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