Baby & Toddler Classes


Pink Ducklings

(6-12 months) Only available at our Coogee location

This is an exciting time for parents & babies as many are having their first swimming experience in a pool together.

What we aim for:

  • Understanding safe entry & exits from the water
  • Introductory to floating front & back
  • Fun games and activities that promote paddling & kicking
  • Understanding water safety and finding the side of the pool
  • Conditioning breath control at own pace
  • Move towards submersions when ready

Yellow Ducklings

(12-18months) Only available at our Coogee location

Babies at this stage begin to show more voluntary movements in the water as well as more social interaction with peers.

What our classes include:

  • Introduction to paddling with a noodle
  • Games and activities that build on paddling & kicking skills
  • Free-floating on front
  • Building confidence in back floating
  • Increasing length of submersions between the instructor and carer.
  • Reinforcing water safety including

Brown Ducklings

(18-24months) Only available at our Coogee location

At this stage, babies are turning into social little toddlers. Parents are still guiding their toddlers through the class however we begin to encourage spending more time doing an activity with the instructor as they transition into toddler classes without a parent in the water.

What our classes include:

  • Building confidence and strength in paddling with the noodle
  • Continue building on free-floating and back floating
  • Strong focus on water safety – building strength to be able to climb out of the pool unassisted
  • Increasing submersions and free swimming to the wall for small distances.


(2-4years) Only available at our Coogee location

Introducing our Toddler Transition program, exclusively available at our Coogee pool.

Designed with care for toddlers aged 2 to 4 years, this program is tailor-made for those who may still need the comfort of a parent in the water. Whether they’re new to swimming lessons or feeling a bit anxious, we’re here to provide the extra support they need.

At Aqua Buddies, our instructors understand that every child’s journey is unique, and we prioritize patience and kindness every step of the way. Our goal? To nurture water confidence and foster independence, preparing them to dive into our Crab class with newfound skills and enthusiasm.

Baby & Toddler Classes
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