This is a great way to bond with your baby and enjoy your time in the water together!

Parents and babies participate in group activities, games and songs designed to develop water confidence, independence and basic swimming and survival skills.

What they'll learn!

  • Buoyancy and Orientation
  • Breathing
  • Basic kick and arm action
  • Submersion
  • Floats

Maximum Practice time

Our instructors recommend taking lessons twice a week for every child whenever possible. This doubles the amount of time your child can develop their skills and get to practice them in the water - this can assist in making faster progress!

How to get started 

Read through our class descriptions and choose the level that suits your child’s age and ability or Give us a call or come down to the Recreation Centre and we can get your baby or toddler booked in the best stage for them. You can book today and start tomorrow!

How to Enrol

Easy booking procedure. Once you are booked into lessons, you remain in that class until you move up a level or need to stop for any reason.

  • View the class schedule
  • Use the filter to see available classes
  • Register or log onto your RecOnline account and proceed with booking
  • Complete enrolment details
  • Pay the upfront pro-rata fee of 2 weeks and enter Direct Debit details (you can use either bank details or credit card whichever you prefer)
  • Collect your entry FOB and welcome bag and you are ready to go!

Prices - Per week

30 minute babies and toddlers lesson

One class per week $15
Two classes per week $27

Payment is taken via direct debit on a fortnightly basis.

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Aqua Babes 1       6 - 9 months

Skills must be performed confidently and consistently

Competencies
  • Be comfortable in various positions in the water
  • Breath control-Submerge on cue
  • Relaxed
  • Participation in activities

Aqua Babes 2     9 - 12 months

Skills must be performed confidently and consistently

Competencies
  • Confidence in Aquatic Environment
  • Develop Trust
  • Social
  • Breathe control-submerge on cue
  • Relax back float with assistance
  • Participation in activities

Aqua Babes 3     12 - 15 months

Skills must be performed confidently and consistently

Competencies
  • Variety of entries
  • Gripping/ holding onto mat
  • Early buoyancy
  • Submerging confidently and independently
  • Relaxed black float assistance
  • Participation in activities
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Aqua Tots 1      16 months - 3.5 years

New to lessons or our program

Skills must be performed confidently and consistently

Competencies
  • Variety of entries
  • Uses a variety of equipment
  • Developing Trust
  • Submerging on cue
  • Relaxed back float with assistance
  • Activate participation in activities
  • Breath control

Aqua Tots 2       16 months - 2 years

By instructor recommendation

Skills must be performed confidently and consistently

Competencies
  • Be guided by parent in front and back floating position
  • Float on noodle with parent support
  • Participate in all activities
  • Attempt to blow bubbles
  • Confident in pool environment
  • Submerge to the wall independently- some assistance
  • Enter water from sitting position on wall with parent help

Aqua Tots 3     2 - 2.5 years

By instructor recommendation

Skills must be performed confidently and consistently

Competencies
  • Climbing out independently
  • Jump from standing position into pool and swim approximately 1 metre
  • Breath control
  • Rotate body in vertical position
  • Attempt from float on board unaided
  • Submerge on platforms and recover object
  • Attempt front glide off platform to parent
  • Confidently move through water
  • Independent rollovers

Aqua Tots 4     2.5 - 3 years

By instructor recommendation

Skills must be performed confidently and consistently

Competencies
  • Independent & confident submersion and hold wall - 1.5 m from platform
  • With assistance roll from front to back
  • Enter water- on knees off the mat
  • Stand on wall and enter water safely on cue
  • Attempt to float on kick board with parent assistance
  • Confident to float on noodle independently
  • Blow bubbles at and below the surface
  • Confident to hold back float with parent assistance (no kicking)
  • Independent rollovers
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Angel Fish 1     3 - 3.5 years with parent participation

By instructor recommendation

Skills must be performed confidently and consistently

Competencies
  • Jump into pool and turn underwater and swim back to wall
  • Rotate underwater in vertical position front float on boar unaided, roll to back holding on
  • Effective kick on noodle (encourage long legs)
  • Submerge on own and retrieve toy form platform
  • Back float with board independently
  • Ability to push off wall and swim to caregiver/ platform

Angel Fish 2     3.5 - 4.5 years without parent

By instructor recommendation

Skills must be performed confidently and consistently

Competencies
  • Backfloat instructor support and starfish float -front and back
  • Jump from wall clothed and attempt to swim to platform
  • Control breathing and lift head for breath
  • Water safety concepts
  • Back float with board
  • Stand and listen to instruction
  • Rotate from front to back
  • Submerge to bottom of pool to retrieve toy and push up from bottom

Angel Fish 3     3.5 - 4.5 years without parent

By instructor recommendation

Skills must be performed confidently and consistently

Competencies
  • Enter water with safe entry independently
  • Participate in a variety of games and activities
  • Glide forward and kick with horizontal body position -arms extended
  • Glide backward, kick and recover with a flotation aid
  • Confidently submerge head and identify object under water
  • Follow directions from instructor to achieve set outcomes
  • Using floatation device, hold back float for up to 20 seconds
  • Attempt freestyle arms while maintaining kick and glide
  • Outward and inward sculling of hands
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Accelerate your child’s development in the pool during the school holidays.

Our fun filled lessons have a strong focus on learn to swim and water safety, with an emphasis on stroke correction and skill progression.

  • Your choice of 1 or 2 weeks
  • Daily practice leads to faster progress
  • Great value - your child will make more progress in a shorter amount of time
  • Perfect for new swimmers and young children to get comfortable in the water
  • Available every school holidays
  • Great way to keep kids busy and active each day
  • Entry is free for immediate family members. We welcome you to stay and play in the pools after your lessons 

How to enrol

Easy booking procedure

  • See our customer service team or give us a call on 9550 3600 to book into one of our holiday programs
  • Complete your enrolment form (if you're new to the Recreation Centres)
  • Make your payment, in centre or over the phone
  • Collect your entry fob and welcome bag and you're ready to go

Prices

1 week program, 30 minute lessons
First enrolment $75 / Additional enrolments $67.50

2 week program, 30 minute lessons
First enrolment $136.50 / Additional enrolments $122.85

Workshops, 60 minutes
All enrolments $16

Enquire now - classes are run based on demand

Contact the swim school 

Contact us online or call us on 9550 3610 Submit an online enquiry