What do I need to bring to swimming lessons?
Our facilities are very comfortable and have hot showers, change cubicles and baby change tables. Please remember to bring the following to each lesson:
- Your child’s swimmers (under 3 years old please wear a swim nappy and swimmers over the top for a double layer of protection) Swimtastic has a no nappy, no swimming policy. Disposable & reusable nappies are available for purchase at our Centre.
- If you are swimming with your child, don’t forget your swimmers too!
- Caps & Goggles if applicable — we carry a wonderful brand called Vorgee
- Fresh clothes, fresh nappy, etc.
How long will it take for my child to learn to swim?
Swimming lessons should be embraced as part of your life, rather than a once-off period. Think about swimming lessons as a long-term process, rather than an event. To ensure continuous skill development, lessons need to be a regular part of your child’s weekly routine. As children learn they progress at their own pace and master the skills appropriate for their age.
Should I continue classes during winter?
Absolutely! Our focus is to create an environment that is consistently comfortable no matter what season it is, giving you the opportunity to stay enrolled 12 months of the year. Children’s skill retention is lost extremely fast if there is not consistent or regular exposure to the practice and upkeep of skills.
Does Swimtastic operate all year round?
Yes, Swimtastic is open all year round, we are closed on public holidays and we have a two-week holiday break over the Christmas and New Year.
Is your pool heated?
YES! What is the first reason babies often cry in swimming lessons? Because they are cold! There are a number of variables in creating the perfect Learn To Swim environment and water temperature is right at the top of that list. To get the most out of our swimmers, water is heated to the most comfortable level for every swimmer in the pool.
Is your pool chlorinated?
Our pool uses AOP’s advanced oxidation purification system which works in tandem with chlorine, to provide our swimmers with the healthiest environment possible. Advanced Oxidation Purification (AOP) is a remarkably powerful and efficient method for disinfecting swimming pools. You can have swim-ready water without the harsh effects of typical chlorine sanitising treatments.
Do I need to supervise my child at the pool?
Always. You are required to stay with your children at all times.
Can I change my lesson time when my baby changes sleep schedule?
Absolutely. You can change days and times at any stage through the term. We understand as babies grow older, their sleep habits may change. We will do our very best to find a day, time and instructor to suit your needs.