What temperature is the water at Icebergs?
During summer the water temperature is around 20-24 degrees celsius and most adult swimmers are able to swim without a wetsuit.

During winter the temperature can drop as low as 14 degrees but it is typically 16-18 degrees.

Do I need a wetsuit?
The majority of our swimmers wear a wetsuit from June-late November.

Do I need fins?
If you are doing private lessons, Build Your Style or Ultimate Beginner you will require fins. We recommend short fins. You can purchase fins from our online shop here.

What kind of wetsuit do I need?
If you already have a surfing wetsuit these are fine to swim in, otherwise, you can purchase a swimming wetsuit. Most of our swimmers wear Orca wetsuits. You can purchase Ocra wetsuits online via their website or they are stocked at Fast Gear in the city, 141 York St.

Should I book in for Ultimate Beginner or Build Your Style?
If you are comfortable in deep water, putting your face in the water and can swim 50m laps you are the correct level for Build Your Style. These sessions run in the 50m pool at the Icebergs with the instructor out of the water.
If you are not comfortable in deep water, cannot put your face in the water or have difficulty doing so you should be in the Ultimate Beginner class. These sessions run in the small pool at the Icebergs where the water is shallow enough to stand and your instructor is in the water with you.

Am I the correct level for the Lap Time sessions?
Our Lap Time sessions have a variety of abilities. During the session we swim anywhere between 1.2km-3.2km. Our swimmers swim anywhere between 1.20-3.30 for a 100m.

Am I the correct level for the Face The Waves sessions?
We require anyone who attends Face The Waves to be able to swim 1km without stopping. If you have little ocean swimming experience we recommend attending a few Lap Time sessions to get used to swimming in ocean water.

How much is pool entry?
Pool Entry to the Icebergs Pool is separate to all swimming fees and is paid directly to the pool.
Current Pool Entry Fees are as follows:

  • Adult: $9
  • Child (12 years & under): $6
  • Seniors Card Holders: $6
  • Family (2 Adults & up to 3 Children): $25
  • Locker Hire: $3
  • Towel Hire: $4
  • Learn to Swim Spectator: $5

*All Prices include use of hot showers, sauna & change room facilities


  • ADULT 25 Visit Swim Pass: $160
  • CHILD/SENIOR 25 Visit Swim Pass: $110

Will lessons be cancelled in adverse weather?
Always assume your lesson is going ahead unless we contact you otherwise. We will cancel lessons if the pool is closed by Lifeguards due to large swell or thunderstorms.

I can no longer make my private lesson, what should I do?
You are able to cancel your private lessons up to 24 hours in advance for it to be rearranged.

I can no longer make one of my Build Your Style/Ultimate Beginner classes, what should I do?
Please be aware that you have booked into a course which runs every Monday, Wednesday or Saturday for the course of four weeks.

There is a sequence of drills we teach to ensure you get the most logical progression in learning correct and effective freestyle technique.

If you miss out on a lesson, you most likely can catch up in the following lesson.
However, we cannot hold the group up to reteach an entire section of the course if you have missed out.

If you are enroled in the Build Your Style course and let us know what session you will be missing we can try to fit you into one of the other BYS sessions running during the week.

If you are enrolled into Ultimate Beginner, there are no options to make-up as this course is only run once a week.