BABIES - TODDLERS - CHILDREN - ADULTS
OUR BABY SWIMMING PROGRAM
6 weeks - 3 years of age
In Aquababies we prefer to offer an education for a holistic approach to water activities. Our baby swimming lessons develop strength, stamina and agility. Through correct training babies can learn to respect and love the water, happily swimming above and under the surface.
All babies are born with the natural ability to hold their breath underwater. This is known as the “mammalian diving response”. This natural reflex is not something we rely on. We would prefer to teach the children to hold their breath in a relaxed manner, this forms part of the baby swimming class structure in order to help your child gain confidence in the water.
Our parent and baby swimming classes are designed to educate not only the child but the parent too. We understand the importance of teaching parents why children relate to certain exercises due to their reflexes and we help to manage expectations. The main factor is to have fun whist learning essential life skills.
Recent statistics show that nearly 500 babies drown each year, often in very shallow water. The ultimate goal of Aquababies is to teach swimming so that babies will be water-safe. This means that an Aquababies child will learn to find the safety of the poolside unaided. We recognise that swimming has so many health benefits for both parent & child, physically emotionally and socially. In simple terms it helps them to sleep and eat better!
3 - 10 years of age
We have lesson plans for all age groups derived from Australian and English techniques. We like to add fun to our lessons, stroke style and structure is important to Aquakiddies. We do not like the old-fashioned regimented techniques so enjoying the lessons in essential.
Whether you would like to learn to swim or improve your stroke, private lessons are available to adults of all ages and abilities!