Babies & Toddlers

These lessons are conducted in a format offered nowhere else in Perth. Beginning from 6 weeks up to 3 years, infants and toddlers are taught survival skills that are essential for water safety.

These survival skills are slowly introduced to ensure your child has a fun and stimulating water experience. The use of song helps us teach babies essential skills such as floating, turning back to touch grab the edge, 'falling in'', kicking and breath control. A maximum of 8 children per class with classes all matched for age.

The pools we use for the Baby program are heated to a very comfortable 34 degrees.

If you are sick of feeling like one of the crowd, want a personal touch and great tuition in a small, warm, clean and friendly environment, then Kirby Swim is the answer.

We cater for Parent and Babies at:

Levels

We have 5 levels available for our Parent and Baby and Lessons. We'd love to talk to you about what we do, or you are welcome to come to our pool and visit to watch a class.

baby-character web

Baby Dolphin - From 6 weeks to 6 months of age - a gentle introduction to water.

Dolphin - From 6 months to 1 year and walking - water safety, familiarisation and early swim skills.

Jellyfish - From 1 year and walking to 22 months - more safety skills, and progressive swim skills.

Starfish - From 22 months to 2.5/3 years - advanced safety skills, independent swim skills introduced.

Turtle Transition - 2.5/3 years - enhancing independence in water to transition into a parent-free class.

 

Pre-schoolers

Pre-schoolers, 3 years+ participate in the class without a parent, under the direct instruction of one of our trained Swimming Instructors. These little swimmers enter our Learn to Swim program where the focus moves from water confidence, to independence/safety and then onto stroke development. By the completion of the last Learn to Swim level all swimmers will have mastered Freestyle, Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly kick.

We cater for swimmers aged 3 years and above in all of our programs at:

 Parents' Role

You, the parent, are the child's most important teacher. In Parent and Baby classes you are in the water with your child, guiding them through games and skills with the help of the experienced instructor. Allow your hands to feel like the water, instilling confidence and trust. Parents need to be in the water with their child until they graduate from the Turtle Transition class between 2.5 and 3 - depending on safety and ability.

Once your child is in the Learn to Swim program it equally important to instil confidence and trust. Even with you out of the water this can be achieved by celebrating each progression your child makes, actively watching the class for safety and encouragement.
Our Philosophy is that your child should first learn to survive in the water, then to learn to basic swimming stroke with correct technique, then to perfect the stroke style.

 

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