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! 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. 

Swim Schools for Toddlers & Preschoolers in Sydney

1. Carlile Swimming

Carlile Swimming is one of the Best Swim Schools For Toddlers & Preschoolers In Sydney
Carlile Swimming is the ideal first step to a 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 learning 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 that helps bring out the best swimmer in each child.

Location: Multiple across Sydney.
Find out more about Carlile Swimming’s toddler and preschool swim classes in Sydney.

2. City of Sydney Pools 

City of Sydney Pools
City of Sydney Pools are situated in 6 handy locations and offer industry-leading learn-to-swim programs! 


The City of Sydney operates six world-class aquatic leisure centres offering quality and affordable swimming lessons for children from six months old. Their classes are fun, and 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:

Enrol your child in one of the City of Sydney's Pools swim schools today!

3. Speedo Swim Centre

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


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 three plus 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
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 four months to four 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

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 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.

The Droplets program is the first introduction to swimming in their heated pool for babies and toddlers aged six months to three 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

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


Babies and children aged three 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.

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.

The youngest class at AustGrade is their Koalas class, which caters to kids aged four to 12 months, while their older Wallabies class is perfect for toddlers aged two to three. 

Location: 1205 Botany Road, Mascot
Book your child in at AustGrade swim school Mascot.

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 caters to babies aged zero to three years in a fun, educational, and nurturing environment. With kids' swimming classes covering the Inner West, North Shore, and St George areas, there’s always room for your little swimmers to learn essential swimming skills.

At Duck And Dive, parents are taught how to swim their babies competently above and below the water surface by highly trained and experienced teachers, all of whom are parents themselves. Lessons are always structured and progressive in pools that are exceptionally well maintained and heated to a cosy 32 degrees!

Location: Artarmon and Kogarah
Enrol your child at Duck And Dive Baby Swim School.

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