Infant and Toddlers

TADPOLES

Ages:           4 months - 1.5yrs

Duration:     30 minutes
Class size:  8 per class

Babies as young as four months old can begin their first Tadpoles class designed to increase water confidence and safety whilst developing elementary stabilisation muscles, kicking, and early staged body position within the aquatic environment.

 

This environment will be a new and possibly fear filled environment during babies first encounter – we always recommend you bring your baby down at least once in the week prior to the first lesson to better familiarise yourself and your baby with our facility. Lots of songs and water play with both baby and the parent or carer.

Key Skills they will develop:

  • Water confidence & start to foster independence

  • Condition & submerge

  • Free float

TURTLES

Ages:          1.5yrs - 2.5yrs

Duration:     30 minutes
Class size:  8 per class

Water confidence, mobility, and water safety are emphasised within the Jellyfish program.  All previously taught skills are consolidated whilst introducing mobility and propulsion skills.

Babies at this level have a keen interest to fully explore their aquatic environment. Baby is learning auditory, physical, and visual cues when performing developmental skills. Kicking and body position plays an important roll within this level as does maintaining the parent / baby bond within a song filled and playful environment.

Key skills they will develop:

  • Increased breath control (extended submersions)

  • Foster independence and mobility within the water

  • Improve independent propulsion

JELLYFISH

Ages:          2.5yrs - 4yrs

Duration:     30 minutes
Class size:  8 per class

Water confidence, mobility, and water safety are emphasised within the Jellyfish program.  All previously taught skills are consolidated whilst introducing mobility and propulsion skills. This is the final level of our parent toddler classes, once all skills are achieved in this level, children are able to advance to the Starfish level! 

Children at this level have a keen interest to fully explore their aquatic environment. Your toddler is learning auditory, physical, and visual cues when performing developmental skills. Kicking and body position plays an important roll within this level as does maintaining the parent / baby bond within a song filled and playful environment.

 

Key skills they will develop:

  • Increased independence in the water

  • Water safety skills (such as safe entries, finding the wall)

  • Participating in small activities without the parent, in preparation for moving up to the next level (Starfish) with no parents