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Introduce your child to water in a playful and secure environment. In the infant program, a parent or carer supports the baby or toddler in the pool. This helps build confidence and supports the child's learning process.

Children will learn to:

  • be familiar with having water over their face and head
  • control their breath and blow bubbles
  • float, paddle and propel themselves.

Our swimming teachers

Our teachers hold nationally accredited swimming teacher and water safety certificates, and specialised qualifications for teaching infants. They have current CPR and first aid certificates, and have training in safeguarding children and young people.

Program levels

Level Description
(6-12 months)
Class size: 8
  • Parent/carer in water with child
  • Parent/carer water safety education
  • Socialising with group activities
  • Water exploration activities
  • Buoyancy and flotation activities with attempted movement towards a target, with and without aids
(1-2 years)
Class size: 8
  • Parent/carer in water with child
  • Parent/carer water safety education
  • Comfortable and confident in water
  • Independently follows simple requests
  • Comfortable and confident submersion on request
(2-3.5 years)
Class size: 8
  • Buoyancy and flotation activities
  • Introduction to kicking and arm movement
  • Introduction to blowing bubbles
  • Deliberate movement towards a target

Requirements for this program

  • Babies must be at least 6 months old
  • Children in nappies must wear aqua nappies that are tight fitting around the thighs (you can buy them in centre)
  • Bring bathers, towel, goggles (recommended, but not required) and dry clothes
  • Photos are allowed in the pool (never in the change room area) if you respect others' privacy and get their consent

Safety requirements

To provide a safe environment for your child, parents/carers must stay in the pool with infants for the whole lesson.

Fees and payment

We can organise a direct debit for children's swimming lessons at $19.25 per week 

To find out more, or to book a trial lesson, call our friendly customer service team.

Click here to download the Horsham Aquatic Centre Swimming Lessons Terms and Conditions.


Unable to attend your lesson? As a member you are entitled to six free make up lessons per year for missed lessons. Click here to register your absence

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