Baby and Preschool Swimming Lessons at Glen Innes

Turn your little one into a water baby with our baby and preschool swim lessons

At Glen Innes Pool and Leisure Centre managed by The Y (formerly known as YMCA), we believe that the earlier children learn to swim, the better. Research shows that babies under 12 months take to the water more readily than older children, while older children tend to develop a fear of water if they’ve had little or no experience of it.

Swimming lessons are important in helping your child to gain water confidence as well as teaching both parents and children important water safety behaviours. The Y’s baby and preschool swimming lessons specialise in contributing directly to the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of your child.

Classes focus on water awareness and water safety teaching critical skills such as unaided back float and front to back rotations. The Y’s baby and Preschool programme, starting from 6-months old, ensures that your child receives tuition that best meets their needs and skill level.

Come and have a chat with us about baby and preschool swimming lessons at Glen Innes Pool and Leisure Centre managed by The Y.

30% off Not-for-Profit peak swimming lessons for preschool children. Find out more

Benefits of Baby & Preschool Lessons

  • Balance & stability development
  • Muscle tone and strength
  • Motor skill development
  • Joint exercise & flexibility
  • Language & cognitive skills
  • Improved spatial awareness
  • Sharing skills & turn taking

Contact: (09) 527 3260

Baby Level Goals & Progressions

Wai Baby (6-12months)

  • Water Confidence and assisted submersion
  • Introduction to kicking, paddling and back floating
  • Assisted turnarounds and rotations

Wai Tot (12-24months)

  • Confident submersion
  • Minimal support kicking, paddling and back floating
  • Minimal support turnarrounds and rotations

Wai Toddler (24-36months)

  • Self-initiated submersion
  • Independent kicking, paddling and back floating
  • Independent turnarounds and rotations

Preschool Level Goals & Progressions (3-5years)

Wai Submerge

  • Water Confidence and Submersion
  • Assisted front & back float
  • Assisted turnarounds

Wai Float

  • Independent front & back floating
  • Independent turnarounds
  • Assisted front & back kicking

Wai Glide

  • Independent front glide & kick
  • Independent back kicking
  • Assisted rotations

Wai Stroke

  • Assisted Freestyle arms & kicking
  • Assisted Backstroke arms & kicking
  • Independent rotations

Wai Swim

  • Independent Freestyle & back arms & kicking
  • Introduction to breathing and diving

Making lessons more accessible for you

We are passionate about teaching water safety skills from a young age. As a not for profit organisation, we work to make swimming lessons available to all offering subsidised lesson to under 5’s at off peak times.