Infant swimming lessons with the Y are a great way for your child to discover the water.

Suitable for children and babies from six months to three years of age, our infant program provides a safe and playful environment for your child to begin their swimming journey. We focus on water familiarisation, exploration and safety skills.

In the infant program, children will learn to:

  • be familiar with having water over their face and head;
  • blow bubbles;
  • safely recover from a fall in;
  • float, paddle and propel themselves through the water.

Parent and baby swimming

Parent and baby swimming is incorporated into our infant swimming lessons.

As a parent or carer, you will be with your baby or toddler in the pool until they turn three years of age. This builds confidence, supports your child's learning and gives you the opportunity to bond with your child. During the lessons, you'll also learn about water safety and learning you can do in the home.

Parents and carers must stay in the pool with infants for the whole lesson.

Our swimming teachers

Our teachers hold nationally accredited swimming teacher and water safety certificates, as well as specialised qualifications for teaching infants. They have current CPR certificates, Working with Children Checks and have training in safeguarding children and young people.


Infant swimming levels

Whether your baby is dipping their toes in the pool for the first time or your toddler is a keen paddler, we have a swimming level suited to your child.


Ages: six to 12 months
Class size: eight students

  • 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


Ages: one to two years
Class size: eight students

  • Parent / carer in water with child
  • Parent / carer water safety education
  • Comfortable and confident in water
  • Progressions towards floating and kicking
  • Comfortable and confident submersion on request


Ages: two to three years
Class size: eight students

  • Parent / carer in water with child
  • Buoyancy and flotation activities
  • Kicking and arm movements
  • Recovery from a fall in
  • Deliberate movement towards a target

In some instances swimming levels may be combined to ensure all children and parents are able to enjoy the social benefits of group activities.


Infant swimming lessons information

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  • Prices

    Please see the current prices for swimming lessons below.

    Price per lesson Fortnightly direct debit
    Standard rate $19.25 $38.50

    Payment for our swimming lesson membership is taken fortnightly by direct debit, with the total cost spread out across the year with 26 equal payments. This minimises the cost impact to families and ensures your membership is easy to maintain.

    No lock-in contracts – simply provide 14 days' written notice to cancel.

    We review our prices each year.

  • What benefits do swimming lessons members receive?

    Swimming lessons members receive:

    • 48 swimming lessons per year — one per week;
    • unlimited pool access for the student, along with a supervising parent - great for practise or play;
    • 10% merchandise discount;
    • access to four make-up lessons per year for children who miss a lesson;
    • optional summer suspension during non-program weeks;
    • certificates for each level of the program achieved.

    Parents of children will receive:

    • access to SwimDesk parent portal to track your child’s achievements as they progress through the program.
  • What should I bring to baby swimming lessons?
    • Swimwear (for yourself and your child)
    • Dry clothes
    • Towels

    If your child is still in nappies, you will also need to bring aqua nappies that fit tightly around the thighs. Don't worry if you don't have any or forget to pack them – you can buy them in centre.

  • Are infant swimming lessons accessible?

    Yes. Infant and toddler classes supported by a parent in the water are a great way for all children to be introduced to water regardless of ability.

  • When should babies start swimming lessons?

    Babies must be at least six months old to start swimming lessons and our infant and toddler programs are ideal for children up to the age of three years.

    Introducing your child to the water from a young age helps them to become strong, safe swimmers with a lifelong love of the water.

How to enrol in swimming lessons with the Y

To enrol in infant and baby swimming lessons, please submit the enquiry form on this page. Our friendly customer service team will then be in touch.

If you would like to find out more or book a trial lesson, please contact us.

For more information see our swimming lessons FAQs page


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