BABY SWIMMING CLASSES
Our Baby Water Awareness classes provide you with a happy and relaxed introduction to swimming, whilst at the same time teaching your child routines for survival and the methods involved to enable the baby to swim independently. Learn how these early years swimming can teach your child to be safe in the water and also help them to achieve learning milestones sooner.
Our Baby Program caters to infants aged from 3 months through to 2 and a half years old, where our instructors give guidance and instruction on ways to hold your baby whilst in the water and go through activities that will facilitate your babies learning process.
Learn to Swim Victoria’s classes have a variety of set routines to encourage and give confidence to babies. Breath control, survival skills, reflex action and floating drills are the focus of this class, teaching your babies extremely important life saving skills. The atmosphere is both fun and stimulating and designed to give babies lots of opportunities to experiment with and enjoy their surroundings.
For this program, we offer classes during our morning sessions Monday through to Sunday. These classes run for 30 minutes, with a maximum of 7 in a class. Please note: A parent/carer is required in the water with Baby.
SKILLS AND BENEFITS
- Safe entry and exit from the pool
- Routines for survival (i.e. floating on front and back)
- Propulsion through the water with the ability to recover for air
- Confidence in submerging and moving under water
- Breath Control
- Improved behavioural patterns like sleeping and eating
- Increased physical strength and coordination
- Awareness of social skills and behaviour
- Self-confidence and independence
- Increased bond with parent/carer
- Enhanced concentration and alertness
Comfort is an important aspect of learning, so all of our classes are held in our private, 25 meter, magna pool. The water temperature is a warm 33˚C year round, which makes it ideal for swimming lessons.
WHAT TO BRING
- Waterproof toy for your baby to play with
- A swimming nappy
- Comfortable swimsuit
- Bathers for the parent/carer to get into the water
- Warm clothing for the baby to change into after the lesson
- An extra feed
- A happy relaxed attitude
BABY INTRO COURSE
Unsure if your baby will take to the water or swimming class? Our Baby Intro Course in the School Holidays is the ideal way to test out our program and also to see if you and your Baby are ready to commit to a term’s worth of swimming lessons!
Baby swim lessons benefit the brain! Young children learn through movement, play and being active! Development of the whole body (including the brain) comes directly from these experiences. The body movements that contribute most to development are those in which the brain engages the body to do something intentional. These positive early experiences lay the foundations for lifelong learning – which have the ability to increase concentration, alertness and perceptual abilities.
3 x 30 min. classes per week starting at 12 noon during our holiday programs
Upcoming School Holiday Dates for Baby Intro Course
Week 1: Mon 8th, Wed 10th & Fri 12th April
Week 2: Mon 15th, Wed 17th & Thurs 18th April
BOOKINGS ARE NOW OPEN!
Please call to book (03) 9455 1330
The sooner a baby learns to swim, the better. Babies originate from the watery environment of a mother’s womb, and so arrive in the world inhibition free and without inbuilt fears of water.
At this stage, babies have not been pre-conditioned to fear water, therefore the introduction to external water experience will, if patiently and lovingly conducted, represent a pleasant and natural experience for your child.