Best Swim Schools For Toddlers & Preschoolers In Sydney
- Mums & Bubs
Learning how to swim is not just about going for a refreshing dip or having fun in the water! Swimming lessons are an intrinsic part of Aussie childhood and teach a core life skill that could be potentially lifesaving.
If your little one loves going for a splash, give yourself extra peace of mind by arming them with essential swim and safety skills from one of these top-rated swim schools for toddlers and preschoolers in Sydney.
1. Carlile Swimming
If you want your toddler to learn to swim in a safe, caring environment from expert teachers trained well beyond the industry standard then Carlile Swimming is perfect. The small, personalised lessons allow their teachers to really know and understand the needs of each child. They help build confidence and skills while nurturing a love of the water. This is particularly important for preschool children who are just beginning their swimming journey.
The program is entirely skills based, so children build confidence at each level before progressing to the next. It’s been developed and refined over the 65 years that Carlile has been at the cutting edge of learn to swim. Carlile pioneered teaching babies, opened Sydney’s first indoor teaching pool and operates nine facilities across Sydney.
Each pool has warm water and air, using the world’s best practice technology to maintain hygiene. Your child can take their swimming as far as they desire learning at a world renowned school which helps bring out the best swimmer in each child.
Location: Multiple across Sydney including Carlingford, Castle Cove, Cherrybrook, Five Dock, Freshwater, Killarney Heights, Lane Cove West, Norwest & Ryde.
Find out more about Carlile Swimming’s toddler and preschool swim classes in Sydney.
2. City of Sydney Pools
The City of Sydney operates six world-class aquatic leisure centers offering quality and affordable swimming lessons for children from 6 months old. Their classes are fun, informative, and will establish a great foundation for little swimmers. All City of Sydney pools offer the esteemed GOswim Learn To Swim curriculum - a new fun and effective swimming and water safety program focusing on contemporary experiential and activity-based learning.
You can take your pick from:
- Prince Alfred Park Pool in Surry Hills
- Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre in Ultimo
- Andrew Boy Charlton Pool at The Domain
- Victoria Park Pool in Camperdown
- Cook + Phillip Park Pool in Sydney City
- Gunyama Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre in Zetland
Enrol your child in one of City of Sydney's Pools swim schools today!
3. Speedo Swim Centre
If you’re looking for kids swimming classes in Bondi, Speedo Swim Centre at Speedo Fitness Club offers great swim classes in the eastern suburbs for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. All Bondi babies are welcome to their Bondibubs swim classes where they’ll learn how to build strength, confidence, and coordination in the water.
Speedo’s Learn To Swim classes are for ages 3+ and offer water safety, water skills, health, lung, and heart skills, and a great workout in their 30-minute classes.
Location: 180 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
Enrol your child in swimming lessons at Speedo Swim Centre Bondi now.
4. Terrey Hills Swim School
Terrey Hills Swim School is one of the longest-running and most highly regarded swim schools on the Northern Beaches. Run by trained swim coaches with a strong desire to teach kids essential water survival skills (and to have fun while doing so!), Terrey Hills Swim School is the place to start your child’s swimming journey.
Their Aqua Duck and Aqua Tots classes are ideal for first-time swimmers aged 4 months to 4 years and run for 30 minutes in a heated pool where parents are invited to join in.
Location: 31 Myoora Road, Terrey Hills
Find out more about Terrey Hills Swim School.
5. KICK Learn To Swim
At KICK Learn To Swim, children not only learn how to swim but also how to love swimming. The privately-owned swim school in Sydney's east is only accessible for their learn-to-swim programs - no other members of the general public use the pool. Highly experienced and qualified teachers lead small class sizes, creating a highly successful program.
In their heated pool, the Droplets program is the first introduction to swimming for babies and toddlers aged 6 months to 3 years. They will learn floating, submersion, propulsion, kicking, and other important swimming skills on their way to becoming confident and more independent swimmers for life.
Location: 100 New South Head Road, Edgecliff
Book your child in at KICK Learn To Swim.
6. Splashed! Swim School
Babies and children aged 3 months right up to 10 years will learn important swimming skills and techniques at the hands of qualified and passionate swim instructors at Splashed! Swim School in Warriewood.
All instructors at Splashed! are certified by AUSTSWIM or Swim Australia and undergo vigorous training as well as ongoing professional development to ensure they can provide the most comprehensive swim instruction to all their little swimmers.
Location: 25/14 Jubilee Avenue, Warriewood
Find out more about their Splashed! Bubs and Splashed! Tots.
Safe, friendly, and effective swimming lessons are on offer at AustGrade in Mascot. The AUSTSWIM-accredited swim school focuses on teaching babies and toddlers the proper stroke and safety tactics to apply when in the water.
The youngest class at AustGrade is their Koalas class, which caters to kids aged 4 to 12 months, while their older Wallabies class is perfect for toddlers aged 2 to 3.
Location: 1205 Botany Road, Mascot
Book your child in at AustGrade swim school Mascot.
8. Duck And Dive Baby Swim School
Run by a family for families, Duck And Dive Baby Swim School cater to babies aged 0 to 3 years in a fun, educational, and nurturing environment. With kids swimming classes offered in the Inner West, North Shore, and St George area, there’s always room for your little swimmers to learn the essential swimming ropes.
At Duck And Dive, parents are encouraged to swim with their kids to encourage solid bonding and more confidence and participation in every lesson.
Location: Artarmon, Broadway and Kogarah
Enrol your child at Duck And Dive Baby Swim School.
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