Baby Swim Lessons
We pride ourselves on our baby swim lessons!
Developed right here at Splash, our baby programs ensure you and your baby are comfortable in the water. Our instructors will guide you in the correct ways to teach your little one to move about in the water.
With 3 different babies levels, we are able to teach babies from as young as about 8 weeks right up until they are toddlers and ready to swim on their own with an instructor. Filled with fun songs, dancing and visual stimulation, we guarantee your baby will have fun and you might too!
Our baby classes run 7 mornings a week. For more information on class times, please give us a call and we can help you find a time that suits you! Below is an outline of the levels in our Babies program, and what you and your child will learn in each level.
Pre-Babies (from 8 weeks of age)
In our very first level level, our instructors will help parents to become comfortable with teaching their children. The main aim of this level is to introduce the both the parent and the child to swimming lessons. Activities include a breath control exercise, and moving the baby on top of the water. Submersions are not taught in this level. Pre-Babies classes run for 25 minutes and are limited to 10 children per class.
In this level, our instructors will help parents to teach their children to be comfortable in the water. We start to teach the children how to swim with their eyes down, how to kick through the water, and how to float on their back. We also teach the children important safety skills, such as grabbing, holding onto a wall/person, and turning around underwater. Babies 1 classes run for 30 minutes and are limited to 6 children per class. By the time children graduate from Babies 1, they will be able to:
- Hold their breath.
- Be moved through the water with a flat body position.
- Kick (with the help of their parents/carer).
- Float on their back (with the help of their parents/carer).
- Grab and hold onto a wall.
- ‘Monkey’ along the wall.
- Turn around and reach for their parent/carer underwater.
When children reach this level, they will be ready to learn how to swim independently. That said, parents still need to be in the water to help teach their child. There is a greater emphasis on the children completing activities and safety skills in the lesson by themselves. Babies 2 classes run for 30 minutes and are limited to 6 children per class. By the time children graduate from Babies 2, they will be able to:
- Swim by themselves with a flat body position
- Kick with straight, fast legs
- Hold onto the wall independently
- Move along the wall independently
- Climb out of the pool independently
- Swim to the wall if they fall into the pool
- Float on their back
After completing our Babies program, your child should be ready to begin swimming independently in our Starfish level. Please note that children must reach the minimum age of 2½ before moving into a Starfish class in our Learn To Swim program.