Baby Swimming Lessons

Baby Swimming Lessons

While babies may not possess the motor skills to actually swim, baby swimming lessons can help teach your infant to have fun and be comfortable in water so they do not have a phobia of water or swimming pools.

For your baby to undergo swimming lessons, your child should be at least 5 to 6 months old so their immune system can be adequately developed. The selection of teacher or swimming instructor for your child will be extremely important in infant swimming. Our swimming sessions with your child will be enjoyable so your child can develop his or her confidence while in water.

Before we begin, our instructors will talk you through the lesson structure before commencing the swimming lessons. We will focus on a variety of aspects, including helping your baby kick to the surface, teaching them to hold their breath under water, assist them to float on their backs and develop a new found confidence when in the water. All lessons are taught in a gentle manner and while the focus is ultimately on teaching your baby the essential skills, we make sure the whole process still stays fun and enjoyable for all.

Your baby will learn to

  • Respond to cue words to learn to hold their breath
  • Submersion after ready
  • Assisted and unassisted floating
  • Assisted and unassisted kicking
  • Assisted and unassisted paddle
  • Blowing bubbles
  • Assisted /monkey crawl’ holding the site of the pool wall
  • Reach for the side of the pool after submersion
  • Fall from pool edge, turn around to grab wall
  • Fall from pool edge, turn around, kick and paddle back to wall
  • Climbing out of the pool

  • This is called the swim-flat swim sequence and they will be able to repeat this sequence until they reach the side of the pool to crawl out.

  • Water entry
  • Body balancing
  • Breathing
  • Kick and pull action
  • Submerging into water
  • Floating on the surface

  • Lessons should ideally be conducted 2-3 times per week for at least 4-6 weeks for your child to learn all the important safety skills. Female swimming instructors are available upon request.

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