Waterbabies - Our Popular Toddler and Baby Swimming Lessons

Carlile Swimming was one of the first swim schools in Sydney to offer toddler and baby swimming lessons. From our humble beginnings in 1955 to now, our Waterbabies classes have become a popular choice for parents looking to build water safety and confidence in their children.

Our Waterbabies classes are for kids aged 3 months to 2.5 years, with a parent or carer in the water with them. These classes are a great introduction to swimming, with specially adapted games, songs and routines that foster confidence and fun.

We know that the earlier a child is introduced to the water, the more likely they are to grow in confidence and be ready to learn to swim. Plus, learning to swim early has proven to achieve incredible results in children’s cognitive development. Verbal, maths and literacy skills, as well as the ability to understand directions and story recall, are greatly enhanced in those children who participate in swimming from an early age.

Carlile Swimming is the number one choice for toddler and baby swimming lessons in Sydney. Feel free to pop in to your local centre and see the Carlile difference for yourself. For specific information on our Water Confidence program, see below, or you can contact us to book your child into a Waterbabies class.

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Water Confidence Program

Our Waterbabies classes are designed to help your little one learn to do the following.

  • Balance, stay buoyant and float in the water.
  • Back float with relaxed breathing.
  • Be comfortable holding their breath.
  • Be comfortable under the water (this is never forced and we’ll gently and safely introduce your child to this activity).

Teaching a Waterbabies class is a true joy for so many of our teachers. We love seeing our little ones grow in confidence each week. Once your child is old enough, or ready, they can progress through to our Learn to Swim program. Click here for more information on our Learn to Swim program.

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Carlile Swimming Carlingford

Level 3, Carlingford Court
Cnr Pennant Hills and Carlingford Roads
Carlingford NSW 2118

Phone: 02 9872 4477

Carlile Swimming Castle Cove

2b Holly Street
Castle Cove NSW 2069

Phone: 02 9417 2060

Carlile Swimming Cherrybrook

33 Shepherds Drive
Cherrybrook NSW 2126

Phone: 02 9980 7822

Carlile Swimming Five Dock

49 – 51 Queens Road (Cnr Harris Road)
Five Dock NSW 2046

Phone: 02 8753 0333

Carlile Swimming Freshwater

Harbord Diggers, 88 Evans Street
Freshwater NSW 2096

Phone: 02 9137 4545

Carlile Swimming Killarney Heights

14 Tralee Avenue
Killarney Heights NSW 2087

Phone: 02 9451 3677

Carlile Swimming Lane Cove West

4 Sirius Road
Lane Cove West NSW 2066

Phone: 02 9188 1027

Carlile Swimming Norwest

6 Century Circuit (Norwest Business Park)
Norwest NSW 2153

Phone: 02 9659 7665

Carlile Swimming Ryde

16 Cross Street
Ryde NSW 2112

Phone: 02 9808 3199