Babies and Toddlers

From 4 months to 36 months and featuring 4 different levels. ‘Babies and Toddlers’ are grouped according to age parent and child swimming classes. Fees

We will teach you and your child how to have confidence in the water and we will show you how to practice and develop life saving skills which may one day save your child’s life. We do not use any floatation devices because your child should learn the true sense of their own buoyancy so they can be confident and relax in the water.

Having your baby participating in an aquatic environment allows them to move a lot more and in different ways than they are able to on land. Our program is developed to enhance your babies early development and strength by using water resistance, movement and strength exercises.

LITTLE STARFISH

4 – 7 months

  • Conditioning for submersion using verbal trigger
  • Kicking using verbal trigger and manipulation
  • Stimulation with water, colours, games and songs
  • Develop strong grip
  • Assisted back floating
  • Execute trauma free submersion
  • Introduce free floating
  • Develop independence in shallow water
GROWING STARFISH

8 – 15 months

  • Conditioning – increase breath control
  • Free float – increase distance
  • Maintain strong grip
  • Develop independent t propulsion
  • Swim unaided to parent
  • Swim around – introduction
  • Grip and holdall to the high wall – introduction
  • Turning – introduction
  • Encourage back floats
  • Build independence – shallow water exploration
  • Float to and pull up on the ledge – introduction
  • Turning when floating patterns are mastered – introduction
BIG STARFISH

16 – 24 months

  • Improve breath control
  • Front and back floating
  • Unaided swimming – extended
  • Kicking and paddles – improve independent propulsion
  • Master turning
  • Turns to the ledge
  • Swim Around – master
  • Swim in two planes – master
  • Swim unaided to parent – master
  • Monkeys – introduction
  • Turn to a high wall – introduction
  • Assisted toys retrieve from the bottom – introduction
ADVANCED STARFISH

2 – 3 years

  • Propulsive skills – improve
  • Unaided swimming – continuation
  • Unaided turns – continuation
  • ‘Crocodile’ – introduction/master
  • Climbing out of pool – introduction/master
  • Floating with board – introduction
  • Independent floating – master
  • Kicking with a board – introduction
  • Independent kicking – master
  • Back floating with a board – introduction
  • Breathing on the ledge – introduction
  • Breathing with a board – introduction
  • Assisted swim and breathe – introduction