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Baby learning to swim

Swim & Play (6 Months +)

Swimming Lessons for Babies and Toddlers 

Stronger, safer swimmers start here. 

Let’s start at the beginning, together. Sow the seeds for a lifetime love of swimming. Here’s what you can expect from our water familiarisation programs.
 
Swim & Play includes two swimming  programs for  babies through to toddler/kindergarten designed to teach your swimmer water familiarisation, safety and foundational skills.  

Swimmers start with learning a range of skills, including kicking, floating and submerging, and progress to jumping into the pool and solo swimming.

Baby and Kindergarten Swimming Class Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you're looking to book your family's first swimming class today or seeking information for the future to save you time, here's a list of the most popular questions our team gets asked about parent and baby and kindergarten classes.

What are the age requirements of your parent and baby and kindergarten classes?

Here's an overview of the swimming programs available:

Waterbabies Program:

Parent and baby classes (a caregiver is required to accompany your baby in the pool)

  • Recommended age is 6 months to 2.5 years
  • Maximum of eight babies and parents
  • Classes are 30 minutes

 

Kindergarten Program:

  • Child classes (a caregiver is not required to accompany your swimmer in the pool)
  • Recommended age is 2.5 years to 4 years
  • Maximum of four swimmers
  • Classes are 30 minutes 

If your swimmer is four years or older, explore our Learn to Swim – 400 Gold Program.

Do you have a timetable showing your available classes?

Our class finder tool and your online account provide you with 24/7 access to view our class timetable and lesson availability.


To view, visit our class finder tool or access your account now.

Are lessons paused over the school holidays?

Swimming is a technical sport that requires regular practise, that’s why we run classes year-round. We also understand families have busy schedules, and when you join us on a monthly payment option, you'll be able to take advantage of choosing and reserving your preferred swimming time.

Explore our price guide to learn more about the perks of learning with State Swim.

Do classes run on public holidays?

Yes, classes run on select public holidays. However, if your school is closed, your account will not be charged, and your monthly fees will be automatically adjusted. 

To find out more about opening hours, please get in touch with your school directly.

How can I book my first lesson?

Enrolling into your class is easy; follow these three steps:

  1. Find your nearest class - our handy class finder tool will match you with the right swimming program at your closest school.

  2. Choose your class time - find the most convenient swimming time by previewing our latest class availability*.

  3. Book your class - complete and confirm your online enrolment by adding your swimmer/s information and your preferred payment method.


*Our booking system enables you to book classes up to two weeks in advance. If you're like to book further ahead, simply call your selected school.

Can another family member or I take photos of my child during their lesson?

We understand how important it is to capture moments from your child's swimming lessons. The use of phones and other recording devices at our schools are conditional to:

  • Seeking prior permission to any person who will appear in footage/photograph.

  • Seeking prior permission to publish any footage/photograph from any identifiable person/s. 

  • Avoiding publishing personal details of individuals; this includes full names, contact information.

  • Under no circumstances must the devices be used in change rooms or bathrooms.

Will my child feel cold in the swimming pool?

Our indoor, heated pools manage water temperature at 32 degrees year 'round to ensure our babies, children, and adults swimmers are comfortable whether it's raining, hailing or shining.

If you have any concerns about your child regulating their body temperature while in the water, add a long sleeve swimsuit or even a thermal rashie to their swim kit. 

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