Infants

Ages 5 months–3 years

Encourages enjoyment of the water, develops awareness and confidence, and teaches floating and kicking skills. Parent / caregiver required in the water during the class.

Infant boy smiles as his instructor glides with him through the water.
 

Seals

5–9 months

Your baby will enjoy the aquatic environment through water play and songs, while developing basic floating skills on their front and back. This class offers an opportunity for baby and parent to bond, and encourages your baby's love of the water.

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Karori · Keith Spry · Tawa · WRAC

 

 

Minnows

9–16 months

Your baby will enjoy the aquatic environment through water play and songs, developing basic kicking and floating skills on their front and back, and becoming comfortable going under the water.

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Karori · Keith Spry · Tawa · WRAC

 

 

Penguins

14–24 months

Your child will begin to make their way through the water using kicking and paddling skills. Through fun activities, your child will become more confident going underwater and practising assisted swims.

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Karori · Keith Spry · Tawa · WRAC

 

 

Turtles

22–36 months

Your child will become more confident and independent in the water, practising floating, kicking and paddling skills with your support. At the same time your child will learn to trust and develop a relationship with an instructor. They will be encouraged to go underwater independently and begin to develop water safety skills.

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Karori · Keith Spry · Tawa · WRAC

 

 

Turbo Turtles

26–36 months

This level is designed for infants who have completed a term of the Turtles class, and who show they can take instruction, have full breath control and are comfortable going underwater independently.

In this class your child will learn to:  

  • float independently on their front and back for 5 or more seconds, confidently regaining their feet

  • glide independently on their front

  • glide independently on their back with arms by their sides

  • do an assisted dive to pick up an object off the bottom of the pool

  • practise a water safety skill: roll from their front to their back, and back again.

Find lessons at
Karori · Keith Spry · Tawa · WRAC