Waterbabies Program - Infant Swimming Lessons | State Swim


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Waterbabies 1 & 2

Class Level:  Water Awareness

Duration: 30 Min

Class Size: 8 Children per class

Designed to teach your swimmer water familiarisation, water safety and essential skills


What Skills Will Swimmers Learn?

  • Submerging
  • Free Falling
  • Floating
  • “Monkeying” along the pool wall
  • Jumping into the pool
  • Leg kicking
  • Arm Digging

Inside a class

Water familiarisation skills with leg and arm movement

Floating skills on back

Waterbabies 2 Wall Work - pushing off on front, take breath and return to edge.


  • Monthly + casual pricing. Cancel at any time
  • Flexibility – we swim all year ‘round, five-days a week.
  • Unlimited Make -Up Vouchers for missed lessons
  • Family discounts
Swimming Program

1 session/week

Waterbabies 1 & 2
Monthly Payment*

Starting from

$160.00 (incl GST)
Price Per Lesson*

Starting from

$36.92 (incl GST)

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s only natural to have questions about your baby’s swimming classes, especially if you’re a new parent. To make things easier, we’ve compiled a list of our most commonly asked questions.

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What Happens in a Waterbabies Lesson?

These lessons are a great way to bond with your baby as you will join them in the pool. Through a series of fun water-based activities and catchy rhymes together, you will learn essential water safety skills.

What Waterbabies Classes are Available?

We offer two Waterbabies classes, and babies are enrolled based on their age. To select the right class please see information below:

Waterbabies 1 – for babies aged 6 months to 18 months
Waterbabies 2 – for babies for ages 19 months to 30 months

What age can my baby start swimming lessons?

State Swim’s baby program is for children aged six months to two and a half years. Like many swim schools, our baby classes start at six months for a couple of reasons – it gives your baby time to ensure their neck and head muscles are strong, and their gag reflex is developed, which means they’re less likely to swallow water.

Will I need to accompany my baby in the pool?

Yes, you or another caregiver will be required to accompany your baby. To help ensure your baby feels relaxed, we recommend the accompanying person is available to attend each class and feels confident in the water.

What's the duration of a baby swimming class?

Our baby swimming classes are 30 minutes. Each class follows a similar format to enable you and your child to anticipate what will happen next to help build their confidence as you progress through the program.

What dates and times do you run baby swimming classes?

Swimming classes run seven days a week all year ’round. To find your nearest baby lesson, use our handy class finder tool.

What happens if I'm unable to attend a class?

We just want to keep you and your family swimming. On a monthly-payment option, any time you cannot make a lesson, simply use your online account to cancel, and a Make-Up Voucher* will be issued. Make-Up Vouchers* can be used to rebook your class.

How much are your baby swimming classes?

Our payment options are designed to offer you and your family ultimate flexibility; choose between monthly or casual. To learn more, explore our lesson price guide.

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