Preschool Learn to Swim

Our preschool program focuses on developing technique from an early age in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

Our Swim School philosophy is that teaching aquatic skills helps with making good life choices, beginning with important water safety skills. We follow this with creating options for children and adults to experience wider aquatic environments to continue development.

INFANT PROGRAM (6-36 months)

Our infant classes will develop your baby’s water confidence, safety and enjoyment in the water, while also providing an excellent opportunity to bond in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

Our qualified infant instructors will guide you and your child through a series of aquatic skills, games and routines that are designed to complement your child’s cognitive and physical development.

Our Water babies are grouped by age into three levels: 

INFANT BRONZE: 6 months – 12 months

Parent/guardian and child participating in the class together.

  • Student age: From 6 months – 12 months
  • Class duration: 30 minutes
  • Class size: Up to eight students
  • Class location: Indoor Multipurpose Pool

While enrolled in our Infant Bronze class children will work towards achieving the following skills:

  • Enter water safely with assistance
  • Grasp pool edge, hold on with assistance
  • Develop word association for bubbles
  • Undertake complete submersion
  • Float on back with assistance
  • Kick legs with assistance
  • Splash or paddle arms
  • Fall and turn to safety

infant silver: 12 months – 24 months

Parent/guardian and child participating in the class together.

  • Student age: From 12 months – 24 months
  • Class duration: 30 minutes
  • Class size: Up to eight students
  • Class location: Indoor Multipurpose Pool

While enrolled in our Infant Silver class children will work towards achieving the following skills:

  • Enter water safely with minimal assistance
  • Grasp pool edge and exit safely
  • Attempt blowing bubbles
  • Undertake submerged free swim
  • Float for three seconds on back
  • Balance and propel self with floatation aid
  • Kick legs with up/down motion
  • Paddle arms under water
  • Jump and turn
  • Roll front to back in motion with assistance

infant gold: 24 months – 3 years

Parent/guardian and child participating in the class together.

  • Student age: From 24 months – 3 years
  • Class duration: 30 minutes
  • Class size: Up to eight students
  • Class location: Indoor Multipurpose Pool

While enrolled in Infant Gold class children will work towards achieving the following skills:

  • Enter and exit water safely unassisted
  • Blow bubbles
  • Propel self through water
  • Float for three seconds on front, then roll onto back for three seconds
  • Balance and propel self with flotation aid
  • Kick legs with straight up/down motion
  • Paddle arms effectively
  • Jump and turn
  • Attempt pop up breathing

TODDLER PLATINUM SWIM READY

Toddler Platinum is an optional class for students currently enrolled in Infant Gold class that have been recommended by their teacher. Toddler Platinum class transitions your child into our Learn to Swim Program.

  • Student age: From 2.5 years to 3 years
  • Class duration: 30 minutes
  • Class size: Up to 4 students
  • Class location: Indoor Multipurpose Pool
  • Demonstrate safe entry and exit
  • Float, glide and kick on back with assistance
  • Float, glide and kick on front with assistance
  • Jump and turn
  • Deep water swim

Preschool Program

Our Preschool program is grouped into 3 levels for children 3 years up until students commence full time primary school:

PRESCHOOL BRONZE

Entry level class for all pre-school aged children. The class is designed to introduce children to swimming classes in a safe, fun and supportive environment. This is the first level where your child participates without a parent or guardian in the lesson.

  • Student age: From 3 years up until students commence full time school
  • Class duration: 30 minutes
  • Class size: Up to 4 students
  • Class location: Indoor Multi-purpose Pool

While enrolled in our Preschool Bronze class children will work towards achieving the following skills:

  • Demonstrate safe entry and exit
  • Submerge face voluntarily
  • Front and back floats with assistance
  • Kick and paddle with assistance
  • Jump into deep water and turn to safety with assistance

preschool silver

The class is designed to teach children to follow direction, swim unaided and promote water confidence.

  • Student age: From 3 years up until students commence full time school
  • Class duration: 30 minutes
  • Class size: Up to 4 students
  • Class location: Indoor Multipurpose Pool

While enrolled in our Preschool Silver class children will work towards achieving the following skills:

  • Demonstrate safe entry and exit
  • Back float assisted
  • Float and glide on front with assistance
  • Kick and paddle 5 m
  • Torpedo 3m
  • Jump into deep water and turn to safety with assistance

Preschool gold

This level continues to build water confidence and aims to assist children in achieving correct body position to enable them to develop greater strength and independence.

  • Student age: From 3 years up until students commence full time school
  • Class duration: 30 minutes
  • Class size: Up to four students
  • Class location: Indoor Leisure Pool

While enrolled in our Preschool Gold class children will work towards achieving the following skills:

  • Front and back torpedo
  • Demonstrate 5m freestyle with effective arms and kick
  • Demonstrate 5m effective kick on back unaided
  • Demonstrate bubble and breathe
  • Dive into deep water and swim to safety from kneeling position
  • Tread water

Dates

20th July, 2020 – 16th August, 2020

17th August, 2020 – 20th September, 2020 

Rates

$25 per lesson
(min. bookings required for some squads)

Hours

9am-11am

Location

MSAC
30 Aughtie Drive,
Albert Park,
VIC 3206

Register Your Interest

Prefer to speak to a staff member? Please call +61 3 9926 1555

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