The Best Baby Swim Lessons In Sydney

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Little Aussies usually turn out to be water babies… but they need a little help getting there at first! Here are our top picks for Sydney’s best baby swim schools, that you can truly trust with your precious little one.

AustGrade Swim School

AustGrade Swim School

A brand new swimming facility in Mascot, AustGrade Swim School is ideal for little learners with an indoor pool heated to a warm 32 degrees and salt chlorinated water which is gentle on the young skin. The AUSTSWIM accredited swim school focuses exclusively on learn to swim classes, teaching water safety and survival skills to babies from four months old.

Experienced swimming instructors use toys and aids to build confidence in survival floating, breath control and paddling without goggles, even from a very early age. They will also learn how to reach for objects under the water and enter and exit the water safely. Classes are offered  Monday to Saturday

Duck and Dive Baby Swim School

Teaching your baby to swim not only gives them valuable life skills but also builds their confidence in the water and is a lovely bonding experience for the two of you. Through Duck & Dive's fun yet structured baby swimming lessons, they teach parents to swim with babies from 0 to 3 years, in a warm, relaxed and calm environment. Duck & Dive is a genuine boutique, family-run swim school specialising in babies from aged 0 to 3yrs and offer baby swim lessons in Sydney's inner west, north shore and St George areas.

Mermaid Swim Academy

Mermaid Swim School

The only swim school you'll want to post about on Instagram! Mermaid Swim Academy offers swimming lessons in a natural, saltwater environment at the beautiful Bondi Icebergs Pool. The Parent & Baby swimming classes are designed for babies between 6 – 18 months and assist parents in teaching their own child to explore and become confident and comfortable in the water. While having fun in the saltwater, your bub will learn skills such as blowing bubbles, kicking, floating and submerging. 

Carlile Swimming

Carlile Swimming has been teaching kids to swim well for 65 years. The ability to swim well not only helps save lives but provides lasting enjoyment to all Aussie kids as they grow up around Australia’s waterways. Carlile have developed fun and innovative swimming classes for kids of all ages and abilities to help them grow in skills and confidence.

Their popular Waterbabies program is for children aged 4mths to 2.5 yrs and has been designed to balance fun and games with water confidence. With a parent or carer in the water, these classes encourage children to be comfortable submerging and floating on their backs. Your baby will love the games, songs and routines in the 30-minute classes too!

Carlile Swimming is widely known as Australia’s best swim school, so you can rest assured your baby is in safe hands. With nine locations across greater Sydney, you’re sure to find one that is close to you.

KICK Learn To Swim

With KICK's Droplets program (babies aged 6 months to 3 years) your baby will develop a love of the water. These classes are about water familiarisation using toys and songs to encourage a fun and happy atmosphere with mum or dad in the water too. Babies are introduced to floating, submersion, propulsion, kicking and other important swimming skills so that they are confident and happy in the water. Research has found children who begin swimming lessons at a young age reach developmental milestones earlier than their peers. Located in Sydney's east, find out more about KICK Learn To Swim.

Funfitness Swim School At Croydon Tennis Centre

Funfitness Swim School @ Croydon Tennis Centre

A fully enclosed, mineral salt water pool heated to a comfortable 32 degrees! Funfitness Swim School at the Croydon Tennis Centre offers Parent & Baby lessons from 4 months to 18 months of age. There are three streams: Blue Tongue (4 – 9months): Parent and child are introduced to water familiarisation and water safety. The parent and child will be guided by a teacher in how to hold their child in the water, submersion techniques, floating, kicking and paddling skills. Groups of 6-10. Water Dragon (9-18 mths): Parent and child will focus on improving their water familiarisation and water safety skills. Lessons will focus on the skill development of kicking, paddling, floating and submersions with the aim of being able to move short distances through the water, unaided. Groups of 6-10. Tadpole (18 - 36 months): Tadpole classes are designed for children who are not yet confident enough to participate in a lesson without their parent. This is a transition class between parent-and-baby and learn-to-swim group classes. Toddlers will begin to separate from a parent for longer periods. By the time they graduate Tadpole level, they will be confident enough in their lessons to be able to participate without their parents. Groups of 2-4.

Swim classes are small (maximum of 10 for Babies and 4 for Learn to Swim programs) to ensure everyone gets plenty of attention. Funfitness Swim School is an AUSTSWIM and Swim Australia accredited swim school with fully qualified instructors. Health Fund benefits are available!

Jump! Swim Schools Crows Nest

Jump! Swim Schools

Jump! Swim Schools located in Crows Nest is a boutique learn to swim facility specialising in baby swim classes from 3 months of age. They provide small, intimate classes for your little ones in a purpose-built, indoor pool with UV treated water heated to a warm 32 degrees, based in an environment free of distractions.

Jump! swim’s expert qualified swimming teachers are experienced in teaching babies, toddlers and children up to pre-squad level, so your children are sure to feel safe and nurtured on their swimming journey. Book your FREE trial today!



Aquabliss provides premier learn-to-swim lessons for babies in Sydney’s North and North-West. Their Babybliss 1 program caters for little ones aged 6-16 months, and their Babybliss 2 program caters for babies aged 16 months +. These classes are an excellent bonding period for the learner and their carer, in which the carer plays a vital role in the process. Each thirty-minute lesson will introduce skills through demonstrations, patterning and simple exercises. Skills will be learnt and enjoyed through games, songs and routines to help your child learn.

Speedo Swim Centre

Speedo Swim Centre

Speedo Swim Centre in Bondi Beach is a state of the art 25-metre pool situated in the Speedo Fitness Centre, offering learn-to-swim classes for babies aged 6 months +. The modern facilities including large en-suite bathrooms fitted with change tables, as well as nifty deck showers so mums and bubs can ‘rinse and run!’.Their Bondibubs classes are full of fun where little ones will learn swimming and safety skills in a safe, warm environment.

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Mar 28 2017

YMCA NSW do Baby Swimming Lessons too.