BABY & ME – LEARN TO SWIM Age: 4 months – 3 years A sequential, developmentally skill based, water awareness program for babies and toddlers from 4 months to 3 years of age, with a parent or carer in the water. This program teaches the appropriate skills towards progression and future stroke development.
Babies and parents are introduced to, and learn to love and respect the water in a fun and colourful environment using toys, songs and skill based activities that enhance confidence and the learning of basic safety and water skills. These skills are reliant on education, not just entertainment. We believe that teaching skills slowly and well in a progressive, sequential program is vital to overall future stroke development.
Our emphasis is on babies learning to:
Submerge confidently only when displaying “readiness” and on cue
Demonstrate balance, buoyancy and adjustment
On entry, turn back to, and grasp the wall
Roll and float on their back and kick to safety
Perform basic life saving skills
Classes are held Monday – Friday mornings from 9am – 12 noon and Saturday mornings from 8am – 12.15pm.