Baby Swimming Lessons School For Sydney & the North Shore

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A fun baby swimming school in Sydney




Welcome to Duck & Dive, a genuine boutique, family run swim school specialising in babies from aged zero to three years and Learn to Swim from 3 to 5 years. We offer baby swim lessons in Sydney (inner west, north shore and St George areas) and we taking enrolments  for term 3 starting mid July and places are filling fast! classes are full for the current term but we still have some spots left in other levels so please call us if your baby has some experience already and you wish to join an existing class. (Learn to Swim kids can start any time so call for availability).  Take a look at why people love us!

NEWS FLASH….Weekend lessons start in July for north shore Baby Swim classes….


The next AquaPlay and MotherCraft talk is set for Wednesday 28th June at 10:15. (We have set this time so you guys from the inner/outer west and south Sydney can still make it easily). If you have a large Mothers Group and you would like us to run one just for you on another day (or if your mums kick off a session we can add to) then drop us a line and we’ll see what we can squeeze in.

So what’s it all about? Well, it’s a bit of a social really! Bring your bub along to the pool for a swim, (no lessons but a teacher will be on board to help out with questions or tips) then “Hang with Helen” our very own maternity nanny (though some say she’s a baby whisperer…) to ask any questions on baby issues – sleeping, feeding, routines etc. It’s a lovely informal way to air some issues or just listen to the banter from the other mums. Oh, and we’ve included some award winning coffee in the ticket price!  (Check out this review to give you an idea). So get the girls together or come on your own for some fun and amazing advice. You don’t have to be a client to come so tell your friends! The venue is at the Artarmon pool with on site parking but we’re letting all our clients know that at this time of the morning it’s only 15 to 25 minutes from the inner west, eastern suburbs and city so don’t let the location put you off. You can go ahead and book for 28th June. More dates will be released soon so if full, add yourself to the wait list and we’ll look to get another session going asap so leave your details.

Don’t forget to like our Facebook which is our main notification point. We’ve got lots of exciting activities lined up including Birthday Parties, AquaPlay (think swimming in a beautiful baby friendly environment vs your local pool which may not tick all the boxes), Pilates, Barre Attack, Yoga and heaps more! Our Learn to Swim is officially off to a flying start so we can transitions our own little ducks (and newcomers of course) into beautiful, confident swimmers.

Teaching your baby to swim not only gives them valuable life skills, but also builds their confidence in the water and is a lovely bonding experience for the two of you. Through our fun yet structured baby swimming lessons we teach parents to swim with babies from 0 to 3 years, in a warm, relaxed and calm environment.

At Duck and Dive we’ve developed a comprehensive lesson program designed to introduce parents and babies to the water and develop skills like back floating, kicking their legs, holding on to the pool side, paddling their arms, blowing bubbles and much more. Whilst the initial stages are a gentle introduction to swimming, babies will eventually go beyond water familiarisation and our baby swim lessons are geared towards gaining skills essential for water safety. This is done by integrating lots of different activities and making use of inventive techniques as well as of specially adapted songs, toys and aquatic equipment, all of which work together to create very varied and fun lessons…  Read more

Baby Swim School Locations


Our pools have been carefully selected and service a wide area of Sydney. We are easily accessible from the city centre, north shore, eastern suburbs, inner west and south. All locations are handy for public transport or have the advantage of free parking on site or within 100m… Read more

Baby Swim School Programs


Ultimately the aim is to have your little one swimming distances on their own, building a love for the water and giving them a sense of independence and confidence through carefully planned and structured lessons (with lots of fun along the way!)… Read more

Underwater Baby Photoshoots


The beautiful pics you see throughout our site are all taken by us and we invite all clients (or sometimes guests) to our professionally run photoshoots held a few times a year.. See how you can capture this once in a life time opportunity of your baby swimming underwater… Read more

What mums and dads think of
Duck and Dive

(a mum with her 3rd Duck and Dive bub)

Giulia’s daddy
(loves a morning swim with his daughter)

Ruth & Fatema
(pool side mums – dads are always having fun in the pool with the kids!)

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Why Choose Duck & Dive?

Why Choose Duck and Dive Baby Swim SchoolThere are many swim lesson providers for babies and toddlers all over the city, offering different programs. Many other programs are based on water familiarity and building confidence through song and rhyme. At the Duck and Dive baby swim school we go beyond these basic stages, as we recognise the importance of survival skills and aim to nurture a lifelong love of the water…
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Enrol your child for 2014 Term 4 now - limited availability

We are have the odd spot available for this term and are taking expressions of interest for 2015. Get in quick!