Swim... Safer, Smarter, Stronger


Babies (5-15 months)

Babies classes are a time for bonding, fun and learning for both parents and babies.

Warm pool, congenial surroundings and facilities and well-informed, enthusiastic teachers are all important factors in their success.

The ultimate aim is to build a baby’s enjoyment of the water, and to teach the necessary skills to promote water confidence and safety, through fun, games and songs.

Learning takes place at the child’s pace, not when the teacher says, or when the parent wants it, but when the child is capable, relaxed and ready. Our teachers ensure that babies work within their capabilities. Parents are included in the lessons, and come into the pool with baby.

Babies Swimming Lessons
Babies 2

It is possible to teach a baby to swim well before it can walk.

Some of the many benefits of baby swimming are:

  • Physical development of motor skills and balance
  • Increased strength
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence developed through the freedom of movement in the water
  • Develop social skills such sharing, interacting and taking turns 
By the end of this level, a baby should be proficient in the following:
  • Submersion
  • Floating
  • Reaching up for the parent
  • Entering the pool
  • Back floating
  • Kicking
  • Increased endurance and lung capacity

Talk to us

to book a swimming lesson  (0508) SWIMMING

"I would 100% recommend Helen's School of Swimming. My son loves it and is confident in the water. He has been going since he was 1 year old (he's now 3 and a half) and it has been great to see his confidence and skills grow!" 

Amiee Faesen Kloet

In just two years our little baby has developed into a little lady who now attends a swimming class without the need for us to get in the pool with her. Amazing progress! thanks Helens." 

Kate Britten 




or (09) 483 8294


Mon - Fri : 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Sat - Sun : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

15 Vandeleur Avenue

EMAIL: info@swimschool.co.nz
WEB: www.swimschool.co.nz