Swimming Lessons For babies (3-6 MTHS)

Swimming Lessons For babies (3-6 MTHS)


Baby Splash

Our swimming lessons for babies are the perfect way to introduce your child to the water for the first time and teach babies to feel comfortable in the pool. Baby Splash classes are held in a fun and social environment to highlight the many benefits of spending time in the water with your baby.

Our learn to swim classes will give you more knowledge and resources so you can better understand the early stages of baby swimming lessons. And if that wasn’t enough, this swim program is completely free for babies from 3–6 months old (and their parents, grandparents,  or carers). Help your little ones learn to swim with our free swimming classes!

These swimming lessons utilise proven early-learning techniques — using colour, play, song, and repetition — and give each child the chance to practise at their own pace. 

Each lesson in the program focuses on a specific skill that your baby will need as they gradually gain water confidence. From safer entries and exits to the pool, to a lesson all about floating, every topic is covered in a fun and informative way to make your baby’s first water experience special.

By the end of the swim school program, your baby will have the water skills and confidence to further develop their swimming in our Discovery Program levels, and you will leave feeling proud of your child’s progress. Baby swimming lessons are just the beginning, and if your little one wants to advance to the next swimming classes, we offer something for every age group.

These classes are not only beneficial for your little ones, but also for parents or carers. It’s a great way to socialise with other parents who are on the same journey as you. It’s a great way to gain confidence in the water, make some friends, and create nurturing bonding time with your child.

The best part is, it’s easy to sign up and classes are flexible, so it’s easy to work into your schedule! Introduce your little one to the wonder of water and swimming fun with a swim school— book your Baby Splash swimming lessons by using the link below! 


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What Age Can Babies Go Underwater?

The youngest we recommend for babies going underwater is 3 months old. That's why our Baby Splash program is suited to babies aged from 3-6 months. We don't recommend babies under 2 months old going underwater as they can be more prone to infections. Any baby over this age is within the ideal age for baby swimming lessons to begin and start to teach familiarity with the water.

Benefits of baby swimming lessons

The benefits of swimming lessons for babies help to teach safety skills in a fun and educational method. We have created a successful formula for structuring our unique swim school classes to give each baby the attention they need to learn and thrive. By taking your baby to swimming lessons you will find they gain:

  • Safety and survival skills
  • Improved balance
  • Confidence in the water
  • Encourages cognitive growth
  • Hand eye coordination
  • Bonding with parents

There are also benefits for the parents and carers who attend these classes with their little ones. It can create essential bonding time and build trust with your child, in addition to creating an opportunity to socialise with other adults. This can be an important time for many new parents or carers, and allows you to connect with others who are also experiencing the joys of raising children.

Why Choose Rackley Swimming

We understand that it might feel daunting starting that first step to get your baby in the water, but by introducing your little one from an early age to swimming lessons can help your baby thrive. We believe that getting your little one used to the water at a young age makes all the difference in teaching water safety skills and lifelong lessons. And all of our Baby Splash classes are held inside in our heated pools, so you don't need to worry about the weather!

As a parent you can watch as your baby grows more confident in the water as well as having a lot of fun! Baby Splash classes help to grow the bond between parents and babies and build a sense of trust. You'll also help your little one to build more muscle development in their arms and legs, and the muscles they need for holding their head up. Babies who attend swim school are shown to have more coordination in moving their arms and legs, as well as building important brain growth and spatial awareness. All-in-all, it's a fantastic way for your baby to build a strong appetite and burn off a lot of energy. There'll be no fuss next naptime!

If you have more than one child, we offer something for all families so everyone can have fun in the pool. For the older toddlers aged 6 months - 3 years, we have our Come and Try swim classes, and for ages 3 years and up, we have a wide range of swim lessons.

Rackley Swimming has multiple locations surrounding the Brisbane area from Acacia Ridge to Albany Creek and North Lakes, to the Gold Coast. Find your nearest swim school centre with Rackley Swimming today. Just select the swim programs you want to sign up for via the button, select your location and fill in your contact details. Start your baby's swim journey today!


What do babies need to wear for swimming lessons?

It’s recommended that your baby wear a swim nappy under their swimsuit to avoid any accidents in the pool.

What should I bring to my baby's swimming lesson?

Don’t forget to bring a towel, dry clothes, snacks or a bottle, hat, and some sunscreen if you plan to be outside.

How long do swimming lessons for babies last?

Our Baby Splash classes typically last for 30 mins.

How often should my baby take swimming lessons?

At Rackley we have an 8 week swimming lesson program for babies, so you can attend every week with your little one for some fun in the water.

How do I know if my baby is ready for swimming lessons?

We recommend babies aged 3-5 months old attend swimming lessons as this is a great age for them to become comfortable in the water and have some fun with songs and toys.

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