Baby Swimming Lessons

Based on 35 years of experience teaching babies swimming lessons, witnessing hundreds of infants becoming aquatic explorers, our Perth-based instructors are delighted to offer a holistic program that not only teaches great aquatic skills but supports all aspects of a baby’s wellbeing and development.

Baby & Parent Classes (From 10wks)

Babies and infants are born with the potential to be naturally free in the water. When allowed to explore this potential in a warm, consistent and supportive environment of parent, teacher and child, they are encouraged to feel confident.

Based in Mosman Park, Perth, we teach tangible aquatic skills that lead to early confident swimming, by utilising games and playfulness. 

Through active and joyful participation, babies develop skills that enable significant independence, empowering them to move in the water with ease and grace so they can explore three-dimensional weightlessness in their liquid playground.

 

Through games we stimulate and  support the development of motor skills, muscle strength, intellect, language and sociability.

Our aquatic program for babies is designed not only to liberate them in the water but also to:

  • Contribute to a healthy parent-baby bond

  • Improve all aspects of physical skills such as strength, flexibility, resilience, stamina, endurance, and kinaesthetic coordination.

  • Strengthen the baby’s cardiovascular functioning (lungs and heart)

  • Encourage confidence

  • Support the development of early language skills

  • Help sleeping patterns by teaching babies how to relax

Our teaching philosophy...

"Teaching is not filling a container, but burning the flame”  |  William b. Yeats

Our style of teaching is based on a balance between freedom and a structural framework, between stimulation and relaxation.  

With a strong teaching background in mindfulness, each student’s natural needs of being listened to and being understood, are met. This means that parents learn and are being encouraged to pay attention to the nonverbal signals babies and toddlers use to communicate and to respond to those at the time they appear with calmness and confidence. We want to strengthen the connection and bond between caregiver and child. 

Aquanat's teaching philosophy and methods is inspired by a few psycho-educational doctrines among which are Halliwick methodAlexander techniqueTai chiFeldenkraisMontessori, Aquatic Bodywork, and others.

We are highly trained to continuously track and respond to each child’s unique displayed curiosity and harness this to empower learning.

Our teachers aim to:

  • Maintain attention and focus

  • Monitor emotions and behaviour according to the situation

  • Understand students’ different perspective and offer empathy

  • Maintain flexibility that changes behaviour when needed (for example: trying a new approach when the learning strategy does not work)

  • Teaching young students to delay impulses that are inappropriate or unsafe in the water

  • Understand social cues, such as: body language and vocal tone.

  • Teach students and caregivers how the Autonomic Nervous System functions and consciously use somatic techniques to induce a relaxed learning environment.

Keeping our groups small (6 participants per instructor) helps to maintain attentive and fully present instruction throughout the lesson.

These classes are continuous and progressive, allowing you to join at any point.

Baby Swim (Max 6 per group)

30min - $25 per session

Private Lessons (one on one)

30min - $60 per session

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We accept NDIS funding as payment method.

Just speak to us about your circumstances when wanting to enrol.

Contact us | info@aquanat.com.au | 08 9496 1622

It's essential that everyone learns to swim, and the best time to take classes is when your baby is still young - from infant to toddler age.

Taking part with your baby in swimming lessons is a wonderful opportunity to strengthen your bond with them, as well as have social interactions with fellow parents and babies of the same age group. Though not a must, both parents or caregivers are welcome to participate with their child.

Aquanat's baby-parent swim classes involve fun games and activities that encourage the little

ones' curiosity, confidence, and joy in water, while teaching them practical and important aquatic skills that are also beneficial to their safety around water. Submersion is encouraged early on with the supervision and direction of experienced instructors; this of course depends on each child's readiness and unique pace. The teacher provides individually tailored instruction and feedback to the parents on how to best engage and be with their child in the water in order to promote their learning and confidence.

To book swimming classes call us on (08) 9496 1622 or email info@aquanat.com.au

Swimming Lessons Testimonials

We absolutely LOVE our swimming lessons with Aquanat!! Anat’s lessons break away from the traditional swimming lessons and allow your kids to discover and enhance their skills while nurturing their love for water. She keeps her classes small to ensure each kid gets the attention they need. My son (3y/o) has been attending Anat’s classes for over 16 months and his progression has been amazing to watch. From a toddler who refused to have water poured over his head in the bath, to a boy who can’t wait to jump into the pool and swim through hoops under the water!! My daughter’s (22 months) swimming skills progressed rapidly over her first term with Anat’s guidance and now she is much more confident and happy in water. I have also gained so much from the classes, most importantly, how to take a step back and allow my children to safely discover and build skills independently. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Aquanat swimming lessons!!!!

Lexi

Anat’s lessons break away from the traditional swimming lessons and allow your kids to discover and enhance their skills while nurturing their love for water.

Anat and her team are miracle workers.
Before we started swimming lessons with Anat, and after trying two other swim schools, our 4 year old son was so scared of water he wouldn't go under the shower. Anat and her team have the experience and patience required in these situations, and over the course of the term, his confidence has been built up to the point where he talks about swimming lessons all week. I really don't know how they do it. All he wants to do now is go under water! I wish we had found Aquanat sooner!

Harry

Anat and her team are miracle workers.

Our 10 month old has attended 3 terms with Anat and there will be more in the future. Swimming with an infant is as much about training the adult as it is about training the baby. Anat and her team safely guide you through this process, challenging you both to succeed and build confidence.

Darcy

Anat and her team safely guide you through this process, challenging you both to succeed and build confidence.

My children learnt from Anat as babies. She knew their "being" in an instant in the water. Now 7 and 10 the boys are excellent swimmers although they have not had many lessons. One in particular looks like an Olympian in the making - all down to Anats natural way of teaching I'm sure! I miss seeing Anat too! Thanks forever Anat, we will never forget you when we "fly" in the water.

Alisa

Thanks forever Anat, we will never forget you when we "fly" in the water

I would like to highly recommend Aquanat for children’s swimming lessons. Our 3yr old daughter absolutely loves her swimming lessons with Anat and is progressing so quickly in developing her skills, confidence and most importantly respect for the water. Anat has a wonderful way with children - there are never any tears with her gentle approach and the peaceful and calm environment she creates in the beautiful rocky bay pool in Mosman Park 😊
Looking forward to starting lessons with our 2 month old Son soon!

Ava

Our 3yr old daughter absolutely loves her swimming lessons with Anat and is progressing so quickly in developing her skills, confidence and most importantly respect for the water.

Sofi had her very first swimming class at Aquanat and it was full of fun. All the babies are all the same age group and get to learn how to swim with parents' participation. First class we established confidence both within baby and parents. It was such a great interactive class and we definitively come back for more!!

Annie

It was such a great interactive class and we definitively come back for more!!​

After going through few regular generic swimming schools, I felt My son was getting no where. He loves the water and thats why I kept going but he wasn't improving and he also got bored. Until I met Anat and I was blown away. Not only an amazing pool (34 degrees), but her skills and experience as a swimming teacher, like no other. Personal attention, attentive to what my son needs but also giving him space to explore and try out, small intimate group, quiet private pool. In just few lessons, my son was so free in the water, very confident, diving freely and exploring safely the water and keeps progressing more and more each time. I cant express enough my gratitude and I am so lucky to have found her!

Shlomit

Swim school with a difference...

Small classes, great location and truly fantastic teacher who can read the babies so well! My daughter loves it!

Hazel

...truly fantastic teacher who can read the babies so well!

Anat and the team at Aquanat are fabulous! I am taking adult swimming lessons and highly recommend them. If you want to learn to swim or improve your technique in a calm and supportive environment from a team of professionals at a fabulous pool just give Anat a call. I am very happy with the results.

Teresa

If you want to learn to swim or improve your technique in a calm and supportive environment from a team of professionals at a fabulous pool just give Anat a call.

Anat is a wonderful teacher to babies and parents and to her students of aquatic therapy. She has a deep knowledge and years of experience in all aquatic modalities; she is a skilled and generous teacher, helping children and adults to connect to joy and healing in the water.

Annette

Anat is a wonderful teacher to babies and parents...

My experience with Aquanat has been amazing, with principals based on high integrity, which have been clearly delivered through the whole process of enrollment, participation and even after. Thank you Aquanat team!!

Jennifer

Five Stars!

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