1. BulletOur infant aquatic programs teach your child water skills in a safe, fun and stimulating environment

  2. Bullet A parent or care giver accompanies each child into the water and participates in the session

  3. BulletAcknowledging that babies learn through movement, it is encouraged

  4. Bullet Fun surroundings encourage your child to participate and experiment in the water

  5. Bullet Children gain confidence and essential water skills in our natural learning environment

  6. Bullet These skills promote water safety and prepare your child for more structured learning

  7. BulletBabies are taught to submerge by cueing and pouring small amounts if water over them. The volume of water slowly increases and when baby shows readiness, submersions begin. Initially only momentarily but as baby shows readiness and the caregiver is confident the submersions become longer leading to flotation.


FOR BABIES NOT YET WALKING:

  1. Bullet Games, songs and guided activities stimulate your child's visual tracking skills, hand-eye and hand-foot co-ordination

  2. BulletPhysical development is facilitated while developing basic water skills




FOR BABIES WHO ARE WALKING:

  1. Bullet Our program’s focus changes with your child’s developmental needs

  2. Bullet We encourage independent mobility in the water

  3. Bullet Babies develop “dog paddle’ - like swimming movements for basic water safety

  4. Bullet Perceptual activities promote co-ordination, socialising and body awareness.

  5. BulletWater safety is taught by encouraging submersion, floating, “dog paddle” and climbing skills.


Swimming lessons are not a substitute for proper barriers and supervision.


The skills learnt, however, do add a significant additional layer of protection.

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW


  1. BulletParent or care giver in water


  1. BulletClass size of six


  1. BulletNot water play but activity based learning to encourage participation


  1. BulletSwim Australia or Austswim qualified teachers


Movement Activates Learning - Swimming classes for the very young are about so much more than learning to swim (more).....................


When are classes?


IMPORTANT

Special Offer for Baby’s First Class

FROM 3 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS OLD

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