Our “Ducklings” program for babies lasts for a year. This early development stage is key for water familiarisation and building confidence as they grow physically and change mentally. During the Ducklings baby swim classes you will get to enjoy seeing your baby swim on the surface and underwater, learn some lifesaving skills, enjoy chasing toys around the pool, swim with noodles, swim and float on their backs, learn to kick their legs, paddle their arms and blow bubbles along with singing some of their favourite nursery rhymes. Submersion is one of the key skills your baby will learn and it is important to understand and learn when, and when not to do this.
Your little fledgling then ventures into toddlerhood and commences with our exciting “Ducks” baby swimming classes. With the Ducks toddler program we have included activities that will help them to build on their swimming technique. We focus on body positioning, introduce stroke techniques, encourage toddlers to put their face underwater on their own, blowing bubbles underwater, independent swimming on noodles and of course teaching these little monkeys how to be safe in the water! The baby swim classes we offer in Sydney work on getting your children to a point where they can swim independently and as close to the surface of the water as they approach 3 years of age.
Lessons run for 30 minutes which, given our pools are comfortably heated, is ample time for a little one.
The pools are all shallow, no more than 1.2m in depth so if the carer is small or cannot swim, there won’t be any problems. Our teachers all have valid CPR qualifications.
All babies will be allocated to baby swimming classes depending on their experience and age. Please contact us to discuss your baby and suitable lesson times or you can enrol here
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…