Newborns & Infants

 

We are advocates for the Watch Around Water campaign and encourage all Australians to learn how to be safer around water.

The first step for new parents is learning how to hold, support and develop your new baby in water to ensure a loving and gentle approach from the start.

Our Welcome to Water FUN-damentals program is aimed at parents with babies aged between 2 - 5 months and offers free 20 minute sessions where both parents can participate.  

In these sessions we build confidence in your skills as well as help baby to feel the water and how it supports them in movements around the pool.

 

Babies

 

Parents with bubs from 5 months old can enjoy the experience of movement in warm water while learning water safety and basic swimming practices.  

 

The hydro pool are heated to 34 degrees, making them the perfect environments for stimulating and fun classes focusing on survival skills with the use of games and songs.  

 

Skills such as floating, grasping to pull up, rhythmic breathing and safe entries are taught repetitively each week to ensure optimal learning development.

These parent & baby classes are ideal for engaging your little one, developing a love of the water and sharing the experience together.

 

Toddlers

Children aged 2 - 4 years are progressed towards more confidence and strength based programming with a parent/carer in the water to ensure purposeful practice of skills. 

 

Toddlers transitioning to independent classes around 3.5 - 4 years of age must show signs of readiness such as emotional well being, listening skills and the ability to be safe in the water.

 

Children under the age of 4 years with no previous lesson experience must complete at least 1 term in a Parent & Toddler class.

 

The young learners will soon progress to our Learn to Swim Program where safety and swimming development will go hand in hand with strength and endurance skills.

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*Infant lessons are not avialable at Lesmurdie

infant aquatics for children from 6 months to 4 yrs run on saturday & sunday mornings