Waterbabies

The fun starts here...

Waterbabies classes are about having fun through aquatic play and allows you, the parent/carer to learn all about swimming and water safety along with your child.

The benefits of baby swimming are unique, uplifting and contribute not only to swimming but to the positive development of your child.

Our classes are designed to provide a caring and nurturing place in which to give your little waterbaby a fun, relaxed and enjoyable environment to experience the joys of water.

Songs, games and skills are gently interwoven together and are designed to slowly begin the process of water familiarisation for your little waterbaby. Parents and children can experience relaxed, uninterupted time together learning to swim and play all year round in our 32 degree indoor heated pool.

Waterbabies 1:    4 months - 18 months

Waterbabies 1 provides water familiarisation through songs and games.  We introduce important water skills such as submerging, floating, holding poolside and kicking.

Waterbabies 2:   18 months - 2½ years

Waterbabies 2 provides water awareness and respect as our little ones begin to experiment with their independence.  We continue to work on Waterbabies 1 skills and introduce independent swimming with a backpack, jumping into the pool and longer submerges. Waterbabies 2 teaches respect for the water by developing waiting and listening skills.

Things you need to know:

  • All waterbabies are required to have a parent/guardian in the pool with them.
  • Children who are not toilet trained are required to wear a waterproof nappy.
  • Throughout the waterbabies class your child will receive different certificates for achieving skills. Your baby's photo will appear on some of the certificates providing a lovely photographic memory for you and your family for years to come.
  • Babies can start swimming lessons at 4 months old however, a baby needs to be at least 6 months old before learning to submerge under the water.
  • Through a system of teaching and repeating skills babies are taught to hold their breath, float on their back, hold the side of the pool and kick their legs.
  • As babies developmental skills increase so does their ability to kick and paddle their arms and begin to learn to swim with a backpack.
  • All children develop and achieve at different stages. Enjoy every moment as each small step is one closer to success at swimming.
  • If your baby has been unwell and you would prefer not to submerge, please tell your instructor.
  • Our instructors are qualified and experienced in teaching young babies to swim. Join a class today and discover the joys and benefits of waterbabies.

 

Lesson times

(30 minute lessons)

DayTime
Monday 9.00am - 11.00am
3.30pm - 6.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 11.00am
3.30pm - 7.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 11.00am
3.30pm - 7.00pm
 Thursday 9.00am - 11.00am
3.30pm - 6.00pm
 Friday 9.00am - 11.00am
3.30pm - 6.00pm
 Saturday  9.00am - 12.30pm
1.00pm - 3.00pm
 Sunday  9.00am - 12.00pm

 

Lesson price

ClassPer LessonBlock of ten
Waterbabies 1 & 2 $21.50 $193.50

 

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 Waterbabies Lesson