Our Babies Program is for little ones from 6 months of age through to 3 years and is conducted at our Just Swimming Nunawading Swim School. Our focus is to help babies and toddler develop a love of swimming and a healthy awareness of water safety.
As parents and guardians, our number one goal is to keep our children safe. We recognise that ensuring your little person can get themselves back to safety if they fall into the water accidentally is the number one reason for learning to swim. Our program is designed to teach this skill as well as many others. Commencing swimming lessons from a young age can have positive advantages. Not only is your family developing water safety awareness, you are also helping your babies and toddlers to develop their physical, social and emotional skills.
Babies and toddlers up to 3 years of age require a parent or guardian (over 16 years) in the water, and from 3 years upwards, children transition into independent classes. The independent beginner classes have our smallest teacher to student ratio to allow for maximum learning and safe supervision of your child.
By enrolling into our babies program, you will help ensure your child swims safer around water sooner. It is also a fantastic way for parents/guardians to play, socialise and bond with your little one.
Sometimes knowing when to start swimming lessons can be a little daunting. To help you decide if now is the right time for your family to start swimming lessons, we are happy to offer you an obligation free trial lesson and assessment at no cost to you.
Whilst anyone can learn to swim at any age, starting formal swimming lessons from 6 months of age provides the best opportunities for your children to become a more competent and safer swimmer sooner. Not only that, children from a young age absolutely love the water and sleep very well after their lessons!
Our Starfish Program provides three certificate levels each with 10 – 12 key skills to achieve. Our Starfish babies and toddlers learn a range of skills throughout their lessons, including floating, sculling, blowing bubbles, safely submerging, kicking skills, paddling and water confidence.
Just Swimming has the ability to offer to parent or mothers’ groups their own class, provided children are in the same age and ability range . Contact our Swim School Coordinators, Sam and Robyn to discuss group booking availability.
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Key skills your child will develop:
Introduction to water familiarisation and building water confidence
Developing floating and paddling skills for water safety
Learning how to blow bubbles and maintain breath control
Building independence and confidence in the water including safe entries and exits
Learning kicking skills and forward movement
Floating on both front and back and getting back to safety
Independently kicking on both front and back
Learning how to move forward without assistance with their face in the water
Independently floating on front and back, rolling over in water and swimming to safety