Program Overview

Survival is first and foremost as we teach these precious little ones to swim. 

Our accelerated learning programs will have your child "safer sooner" than most traditional swim programs.

Our standards and programs are world-class and are the result of over 50 years of research and teaching experience!

Our research is ongoing, hence our programs are constantly changing as we continue to lead the way in the field of survival and swimming skills for babies, toddlers and young children.

​Minke Program:-

Our Minke Program is ​not water familiarisation - ​it is based on the most advanced infant/toddler survival methods used throughout the world and is the only one of its kind in Australia!

Orcas Program:-

Non-swimmers (or children with little swimming experience) beginning in our Orcas Program will also learn the most advanced survival skills being taught throughout the world prior to learning the fundamentals of freestyle and backstroke.

Children will subsequently learn and perfect the more advanced strokes of breaststroke and butterfly much quicker through our unique program and teaching methods than they otherwise would in a squad situation. 

Our goal is to ensure the long term safety of young children when in and around water, and we guarantee that learning to swim will be fun, stimulating and challenging.

Our unique methodology allows the teacher to tailor the lesson to suit each child individually according to their strengths and weaknesses.

This is evident in the outstanding swimming and survival skills from our babies in our Minke Program to our more advanced swimmers in our Orcas 2 program!

Book in today and see the results for yourself!

Our programs are divided into the following age groups:

Minke: Babies aged 4 weeks to 3 years
Orcas: Aged 3 years and up

Why teach young babies to swim?

Infants, toddlers and young children have a very limited ability to recognize the inherent and deadly dangers associated with water!

In fact toddlers and young children have an inquisitive fascination with water and are naturally drawn to it, ultimately resulting in their compromised safety when in and around water!

The sooner a baby commences lessons, the safer they will be.  A young baby who commences lessons from 4 weeks of age in our Minke Program will have already mastered basic survival skills by the time they are crawling or walking and able to independently access a body of water themself.  Hence the necessity to ensure every child is given the opportunity to learn survival skills from a young age!full of water), but will not have the necessary skills to save their life!

Most parents are unaware that many traditional baby swim programs are primarily a water familiarisation class for the infant/toddler to learn to love and enjoy the water, with little emphasis on safety or survival kills.

Parents will usually enroll their baby into infant swimming lessons with "safety" being the primary reason for doing so, however many parents are also unaware that most infant lessons are primarily  based on "water familiarisation", where the infant/toddler will learn to love and enjoy the water without necessarily learning the advanced combination of skills required to save themself should they ever fall into a body of water!

An infant/toddler who learns to love and enjoy the water but is not equipped with the skills to save themself is in fact in more danger as they will be attracted to any body of water (even a dog bowl full of water), but will not have the necessary skills to save their life!

The Minke Program is an overall developmental program that will also benefit your child in other areas of life outside of their lessons.

Although survival is first and foremost for these precious little ones, we ensure each lesson is fun and stimulating for both parent and baby.

Each child will build on their strengths and overcome their weaknesses through carefully selected games and activities:-
  • Our interactive fun-filled lessons will allow your child to learn breath control, floating, propulsion, survival and safety skills.
  • The group structure of the lessons will enhance your child’s social skills as they interact with other infants and toddlers as well as parents and the teacher.
  • Over time your child will develop improved concentration and co-ordination. 

As your child becomes proficient in each of the many skills along this wonderful journey, they will develop an abundance of self-esteem, confidence and independence.

Young babies learn quicker than older babies or toddlers.

A very young baby has just spent the last 9 months immersed in the warm liquid environment of the womb where they have been able to move freely and effortlessly throughout this time.

Therefore introducing a very young baby to the warm safe aquatic environment that infant lessons provide is a natural progression. It is for this reason that a very young baby will readily adapt and learn aquatic skills much quicker and easier than that of an older baby or toddler.                                             

They will quickly learn the verbal cues in readiness for that special moment when they submerge happily and stress free for the first time.  
 
This will be just the beginning of a wonderful aquatic adventure where they will learn to love and respect the water from an early age.
 
Very young babies should only be placed in a holistic program with mature instructors who are highly experienced in infant swimming.
 

Other Benefits of Infant Swimming Lessons 

In the first 12 months of life a baby grows at an astonishing rate, not only physically but their intellectual development as well. 

A young baby is like a sponge – taking in, absorbing and learning from all life’s experiences. 

Enrolling your baby in swimming lessons will enhance their overall development throughout this period of rapid growth. 

  • A baby’s brain grows and develops through stimulation therefore swimming lessons are an ideal activity for a very young baby.
  • Infant lessons provide a good physical workout as the baby propels against the gentle resistance of the water and parents usually find their baby tends to sleep better on swim days.
  • Exercise leads to a healthy immune system therefore babies who attend swim lessons usually tend not to get sick as often as their non-swimming peers.

Bookings are taken at any time throughout the year and block lessons are available throughout school holidays.

Contact us today to book your lessons!