Swim programs

Buffalo Pond offers high quality swimming lessons and water safety programs.  Whilst we work to rally with donors and community partners to build our very own pool (exciting) we currently offer programs from batpool and private villas and pools around Kuta Lombok.

Discover a world of aquatic opportunities at Buffalo Pond with our diverse programs including water safety, disability inclusion, squad training, and age-specific lessons.

Our programs

(6 months – 3 years)

Our infant programs generally start from 6 months to approximately 3 years of age. Students explore the water and various safety skills with a parent or supervisor in the water with them.

(3-5 years old)

Our pre-school programs are based on water familiarisation, body orientation, safety and survival skills.

School Age
(5 years onwards)

School age programs build on preschool programs. They introduce more technical elements to the various swimming strokes.

Stroke (5 years onwards)

Programs that cater to different levels of swimming, from those wanting to increase speed, distance and stroke variety.


We offer lessons to adults of all abilities. From learning to swim through to stroke correction and training classes for personal growth or competition purposes.

Ocean & Open water

We offer ocean and open water swim safety classes to children and adults who want to advance their skills in open water environments.

Private Lessons

We provide lessons that can be customised to fit your specific goals & schedule, whether it's improving a particular swimming stroke, preparing for an ocean swim, or enhancing your streamline technique.

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Our team

Buffalo Pond Swim School was born from the passion and dedication of Ryan, Dina, and Andie. Three Australians who connected over their passion for water safety and the Lombok community.

Dina's competitive swimming background and success in running a swim school in Australia has laid the foundation for the premium water safety programs that Buffalo Pond offers.  Buffalo Pond's focus on swimming and water safety. Ryan brings a background in facility, project and operational management. Andie, driven by a desire for community connection, combines her background in psychology and international development with a love for water and experience in swim instruction to enhance water safety skills in Lombok.Together, they are dedicated to creating a welcoming community where people of all backgrounds can share the joy of water and feel a sense of belonging.

Join us for a comprehensive
aquatic experience!


How do I book a swimming lesson?

We will be launching our program timetable in early 2024. In the meantime, be sure to submit an expression of interest form and we’ll be in touch soon!

So what exactly do you offer?

Buffalo Pond offers a range of programs and services:

  • Swimming lessons/ training by qualified swimming instructors
  • First Aid and Surf Safety education
  • Ocean and Surf Life Saving education programs
  • Swim Teacher training
What qualifications do your swimming teachers have?

To make sure you're in good hands, all our swimming instructors are qualified with an Austswim accreditation or Swim Australia training and updated First Aid and CPR training. 

Where are you located?

Buffalo Pond is currently operating as a decentralised service. Our focus is currently on impact over infrastructure. To maximise our offering within the community, we are based across various locations in Lombok. We utilise current pools and infrastructure to provide our services.

How much do your programs cost?

Program pricing will be launched shortly and will be dependent on service offerings. Contact us for more details