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We offer free assessments for all new students to assess your child’s swimming ability. We then recommend the correct learn to swim level for your child. Assessments run for approximately 10-15 minutes. If your child is under 4 years of age an assessment is not required as they can enrol straight into an aged based infant class.

Babies & Preschool Classes

Classes for 4-8 months, 8-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2-2.5 years, 2.5-3 years, 3-4 years

specialised Curriculum

Curriculum specifically designed around children’s growth and development

Class Objective

The main objective is to encourage independent swimming skills at their earliest possible age

class details

30 minute swim lesson with a parent. Classes have a maximum of six children per class

Class Information

Babies 8-12 months

  • Increase breath control
  • Increase distances in free floats
  • Encourage independent kicking
  • Maintain a strong grip
  • Encourage back floating
  • Build independence through shallow water exploration
  • Introduce float to parents
  • Introduce turning once floating patterns are mastered

12 - 18 months

  • Improve breath control
  • Continue front & back floating
  • Develop independent propulsion
  • Swim unaided to parent
  • Master turning to parent
  • Introduce swim arounds
  • Introduce swimming in two planes
  • Introduce turning once floating patterns are mastered

18 months - 2 years

  • Continue developing front & back floating
  • Extend distances in unaided swimming
  • Improve independent propulsion – kicking & paddling
  • Develop turns back to side of the pool
  • Master swim arounds
  • Introduce monkey along the side of the pool
  • Introduce assisted diving to bottom of pool to retrieve toys

2 - 2.5 years

  • Improve propulsive skills
  • Continue to extend unaided swimming
  • Continue developing unaided turning to parents
  • Introduce crocodiles along a shallow ledge
  • Introduce climbing out of the pool
  • Introduce floating with a kickboard
  • Introduce kicking with a kickboard
  • Introduce back floating with a kickboard

2.5 - 3 years

  • Improve propulsive skills
  • Master independent floating
  • Master independent kicking
  • Master crocodiles on a shallow ledge
  • Master climbing out of the pool
  • Introduce breathing
  • Introduce assisted swim & breathe

3 - 4 years

  • Master bubbles & breathe with the board
  • Master unassisted swim and breathe
  • Introduce streamline push & float
  • Introduce streamline push & kick
  • Introduce back floating without a kickboard
  • Group instruction with parental involvement

Learn to Swim Program

Upon completion of the Babies and Preschool Program at 4 years old, children will be ready to move to the Laurie Lawrence Swim School Learn to Swim Program

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