Best Swim Schools For Toddlers & Preschoolers In Sydney

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Learning how to swim is not just about going for a refreshing dip or having fun in the water, learning how to swim means learning a core life skill that could be potentially lifesaving in childhood right through to adulthood. If your little one loves going for a splash, give yourself extra peace of mind by arming them with essential swim skills from one of these top-rated swim schools in Sydney. 

1. Carlile Swimming

Carlile Swimming the ideal first step to a in lifetime love of the water.

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

For more information on Carlile Swimming’s toddler and preschool swim classes in Sydney, visit their website.

2. City of Sydney Pools 

City of Sydney Pools
City of Sydney Pool's are situated in 5 handy locations and offer industry-leading learn to swim programs! 


The City of Sydney operates five 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.

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, and Cook + Phillip Park Pool in Sydney City—all of which 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.

Location: Multiple across the city
To enrol your child in one of City of Sydney's Pools, visit their website.

3. Speedo Swim Centre

Speedo Swim School
Speedo is a Bondi-based swim school that's a firm favourite for little ones of the Eastern Suburbs!


If you’re looking for kids swimming classes in Bondi, Speedo Swim Centre at Speedo Fitness Club offer 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
To enrol your child in Speedo Swim Centre Bondi, visit their website.

4. Terrey Hills Swim School

Terrey Hills Swim School
This Northern Beaches favourite is a popular choice for babies, toddlers and preschooler swim lessons.


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
To find out more about swimming schools on the Northern Beaches, visit the Terrey Hills Swim School website.

5. KICK Learn To Swim

KICK Learn to Swim
With a range of programs for a range of ages, KICK is great for teaching water confidence.


At KICK Learn To Swim, children not only learn how to swim but also how to love swimming. The swim school in Edgecliff’s Droplets program caters to babies and toddlers aged 6 months to 3 years, who 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
To book your child in at KICK Learn To Swim, visit their website.

6. Splashed! Swim School

Splashed! Swim School
Little swimmers will love Splashed! Swim School's diverse range of programs that cater to all ages and abilities.


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
To find out more about their Splashed! Bubs and Splashed! Tots swimming classes in Warriewood, visit their website.  

7. AustGrade

AustGrade Swim School
Water safety and confidence are top of the agenda at AustGrade Swim School in Mascot.


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. Their youngest class 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
To book your child in at AustGrade swim school Mascot, visit their website.

8. Duck And Dive Baby Swim School

Duck & Dive swim school
This family-centric swim school offers a super nurturing environment for little ones who are learning the essential swimming ropes!


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
To enrol your child at Duck And Dive Baby Swim School, visit their website.

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