Babies and Toddlers

Babies and Toddlers Program

The envy of other swim schools, Little Heroes’ Babies & Toddlers program offers a progressive submersion based program that is focused on recovery – this means that if babies and toddlers fall in the water they know how to get out. At Little Heroes we teach water safety from birth to surf, from the bathtub to the pool to the beach!

Suitable for babies 4-months old and over, our Babies & Toddlers program teaches parents how to be relaxed and confident holding their babies in the water. Children are grouped by age and ability in small classes, and new students start at the same point progressing together as they learn the same skills. This creates a lovely, supportive environment led by highly qualified, friendly teachers so little learners have the most enjoyable experience possible.

As water safety ambassadors, Little Heroes’ Babies & Toddlers classes also support Swim Australia’s SwimSAFER initiatives by educating parents in the ‘layers of protection’ to place around infants to reduce drowning incidences amongst under 5’s. Our Programs Director, Tracey Ayton, is a consultant Teacher Trainer with Swim Australia for babies and toddler qualifications

Skills Taught:
Holds · Relaxation · Breath Control · Successful Submersions · Floating · Recovery · Appropriate Propulsion

30 mins

Independent Swimming Lessons
Generally, by the time they are 3, kids are ready for small group lessons, without mum or dad by their side. When they are ready, we ‘transition’ our toddlers into independent Learn To Swim classes.

Arms Reach at the Beach
Children 2 years and over can also attend our one-of-a-kind Arms Reach at the Beach program with their parents. This unique, beach side program supports parents and younger kids to be safer in and around the surf.

As a registered charity, Little Heroes’ profits from our mainstream Learn To Swim programs subsidise swimming lessons for ‘little heroes’ with physical, intellectual or developmental disabilities, behavioural issues or a mix of these. Meet some of our Heroes and learn more about What We Do.


Term Block paid upfront
KRB/SOUTHS $20 per lesson
PUTNEY $25 per lesson

1 Instructor : 6 Students
2 Instructor : 12 Students

Term Sessions Available For 2017:
Kincoppal, Rose Bay – Sun AM

Term 1 Dates:
30 JAN – 9 APR
Term 2 Dates:
24 APR – 2 JUL
Term 3 Dates:
17 JUL – 24 SEP
Term 4 Dates:
9 OCT – 17 DEC