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Baby and Toddler Lessons

We run baby and toddler class from aged 6 months to 3 years. All of these classes require a parent or caregiver in the water. There are many proven benefits of starting swimming in the early years including bonding with mum/dad, develop movement and strength due to being able to move more freely in the water, improved motor skills, develops learning skills and teaches water safety. The classes are 30mins long and the focus is on learning the fundamental swimming skills through fun activities and nursery rhyme songs, creating maximum enjoyment for the children. Whilst wanting to extend the children and help create 'safer' swimmers we also want to create a positive association with the water at this early developmental stage. We group our classes according to age so that the children are generally at similar developmental levels and able to physically participate in the activities during class.

The skills we work on with the children are detailed below:

Parent & Child 6-12 Months

  • Self rescue with parent support
  • Submersions using physical & verbal cues
  • Back floating with parent support
  • Parent assisted kicking
  • Parent assisted monkey walking
  • Parent assisted paddling
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Parent & Child 12-24 Months

  • Self rescue with minimal parent support
  • Submersions without verbal cue with intro to pop up breathing
  • Backfloating with only head support
  • Equipment assisted kicking
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Independent monkey walking
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Parent & Child 24-36 Months

  • Self rescue unassisted
  • Submerge and release with pop up breathing
  • Independent backfloating
  • Equipment assisted kicking
  • Development of child readiness for preschool classes
  • Independent monkey walking with turn and push off
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Once the children reach 3 years of age they will transition into one of our Preschool classes without a parent. Readiness for this is assessed by our instructors and safety has to remain number one priority when determining.

Contact Us

To find out about our specific days and times please complete the registration on your nearest site's page:

Mt Eden
New Windsor




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