Welcome to Duck & Dive, a genuine boutique, family run swim school specialising in babies from aged zero to 3 years and bigger kids from 3 to 9 years. We offer baby swim lessons in Sydney (inner west, north shore and St George areas).
Beginners classes for babies under 12 months are full for the current term. To sign up for term 1 starting February you can join the queue here and we will notify you in December when it is time to book on! It’ll be here before you know it!
For water confident babies 1 to 3 years there are “odd spots” here and there in higher levels, feel free to contact us to discuss.
Learn to Swim kids classes aged 3 to 8 years are full for the current term. To be waitlisted contact us.
Newsflash: Our friends at Duck and Play are open! Songs, gross motor, games & activities hosted by Helen in our super clean studio! Drop in or book for the term.
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), Baby Massage and our exclusive Duck and Play program. Our Learn to Swim 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
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
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
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)
(loves a morning swim with his daughter)
Ruth & Fatema
(pool side mums – dads are always having fun in the pool with the kids!)
There 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…