How do I know which squad is right for my child?
The age and ability of your child will affect where we think they’re best placed to continue their swim education. We can assess your child on site to ensure they end up in the right class for their ability. When they’re ready to move up a class, we’ll let you know.
I’m nervous about learning to swim as an adult, do you offer private classes?
We offer both private lessons and small group lessons to make you feel as comfortable and supported in the water as you need.
How is payment processed?
We charge for our classes at the start of each month. We accept all major credit cards and can also direct debit from your bank account if you prefer.
What happens if I or my child can’t attend our usual class?
We offer make up classes. The sooner we know that you won’t be able to make a class, the better, as we will be able to slot you in somewhere else easily. However, we understand that last minute things come up and we can still assist you in finding a make up class.
Why isn’t my child progressing as fast as the others?
Children’s learning abilities develop at different rates and what is normal for one child, isn’t for another. No child will make constant and equal progress at every lesson, as learning isn’t a linear process but a curve. As long as you commit to bringing your child in for their lessons and encourage them in their endeavours, we can guarantee you’ll see improvement.
Why don’t we always have the same instructor?
Although we work hard to be consistent, we can’t always guarantee that the same instructor will be available. Rest assured, all of our instructors are highly skilled in water safety, first aid and, most importantly, best practices in providing learning to swim instruction.
How do I enrol?
We take enrolments online and over the phone. Click here to enrol online.
Are your pools indoors or outdoors?
Our pools are indoors and are heated to 30 degrees for your comfort and convenience.
What age should my child ideally start swimming lessons?
We offer classes for children as young as six months old, as we believe that the earlier you introduce your children to the water, the better. However, just because your child may be older does not mean they’ve missed out.
How long are the lessons?
The length of each lesson depends on the type of swimming lesson and stage of development the swimmer is in. Times generally vary between 20 minutes and can go up to 90 minutes long (1.5hrs).
How long does it take for my children to learn to swim?
Swimming lessons should be a consistent, long term process and not something that will ‘finish’. We think it’s important that your child attends at least once a week, consistently for several years and that they work towards the goal of swimming being a lifelong skill. Swimming lessons are a foundation to be built on, regardless of whether your child joins a squad, plays an aquatic sport like water polo or just likes hanging out at the beach on the weekend.
By high school, most children will be confident, capable swimmers that perhaps do not need regular lessons outside of what their school offers through their physical education program. We believe that if a child can swim 400 metres with good technique, without stopping or becoming exhausted, then they are a capable swimmer.
How long does it take for an adult to learn to swim?
Adults who are learning to swim should commit to consistently showing up to class, as this is the only way to progress. Some adults will take to the water quickly, while others, particular those who have had a traumatic water-related experience in their past, will take more time to become comfortable in the water.
How often do you assess students?
We assess each swimmer during their initial visit. We then assess each individual’s development each session, to allow each swimmer progress optimally. It is important for our students to commit themselves to consistently showing up to allow our instructors to continually encourage, assess, and help develop their skills in the water.
Why do you offer swimming throughout winter?
Swimming is a year-round activity and not restricted to sunny days. We believe that the best way to become a strong, confident swimmer is to show up consistently to the pool and give it your best. Not practising during winter can be detrimental to the skills we are trying to teach younger swimmers and can affect the fitness of older swimmers. We ensure the pools we train in are sheltered and heated, however we recommend bringing a clean, dry change of clothes for after swimming lessons.
What should we pack for swimming classes?
Swimmers should have bathers, a towel, goggles, dry clothes to change back into and a water bottle. Swim nappies are required for children age six months to three years.
Does my child need goggles?
While goggles are technically optional, we highly recommend them for children learning to swim, as it encourages them to put their heads underwater and helps improve their technique when learning new strokes.
Do I have to get in the pool with my toddler/baby?
Yes. Children don’t have the fine motor skills or muscle strength until the age of three to support themselves in the water and require physical manipulation to help develop these by the age of three. It’s not essential that a parent attends these classes. Babysitters, nannies and extended family are all welcome to act as the baby’s carer if you’re unable to – however parents who attend Babybliss say that it’s a fantastic bonding experience for them and their child.