Frequently Asked Questions
How old does my baby need to be to start lessons?
We start official lessons from 6 months old, however you can begin water introduction at home, from the day you bring your child home from hospital. Water cans area great utensil to use in the bath for the first few months; gently pour water over your baby’s head from back to front, allowing the water to slowly drizzle over their faces for around 3 to 5 seconds. Always use cue words before performing any water familiarisation activity, such as READY, SET, GO.
It is not recommended to immerse your baby until you have been shown proper immersion procedures, and immersion should only occur when in the presence of a qualified infants instructor. Young children should never be left unsupervised around water.
Will I need to get into the water?
If you enrol into one of the three baby classes, then YES, you will need to hop in the water.
What do I need to bring to our swimming lesson?
We suggest you bring the following to your lessons:
|BABY||Swimming nappy (disposable or reusable)|
Warm clothes for after classes
T-shirt for in the water, for baby to catch on to
Warm clothes for after classes
What is involved in the class?
Classes are bases on fun, water safety and water confidence. This is achieved through various activities, using different equipment and singing songs. Classes work on repetition, for greater learning for the children.
What are your prices and how do I pay?
Please have a look at our home page which lists our prices.
What times and days do you have classes?
Please have a look at our home page which has a table with our standard opening times.
How long do classes run?
TPSS swimming term run in conjunction with Queensland State School terms, which are generally a 10 week block.
Babies and Learn to Swimn classes go for 30 minutes.
Mini Squad 1 – 45 minutes.
Mini Squad 2 – 60 minutes.
Is the Learn to Swim pool heated and indoors?
Yes, our purpose built 11 metre indoor pool is heated year round to 32°C. We also have an outdoor 25 metre 6 lane lap pool that is used through the Summer season (Sept – April) for our higher Learn to Swim and Mini Squad levels.
How do I know which level my child will be in?
For children older that 2 years, we do a free assessment to see where they will best fit within our program with 3 Babies levels, 6 Learn to Swim levels, and 2 Mini Squads, there is sure to be a level for everyone.
Do you offer Make Up lessons?
Yes we do. We offer 2 make ups per term, if more make up lessons are required, a Doctors certificate may be requested.
What does my child need to wear to lessons?
Your child can wear whatever they feel comfortable in. Recommended swimming clothing is:
GIRLS – one piece swimming togs (no tie up straps)
BOYS – Speedo’s or knee length Jammers
Should my child wear goggles?
This is up to personal preference, there is advantages and disadvantages to wearing and not wearing goggles. For ease of learning and to avoid eye irritation, it can be beneficial to wear goggles. From a safety aspect (eg. If they fall into water without goggles) it is very important that they know how to swim without goggles as well. Throughout the term, all children will be encouraged to spend some time swimming without their goggles, especially during designated Water Safety Weeks.
How long will it take my child to Learn to Swim?
Unfortunately, this is an unanswerable question. Every child develops at a different rate – even within siblings. It will depend on many factors, including their ability to understand instructions, how comfortable they are in the water environment, how comfortable they are with their Instructor, their maturity levels, physical barriers and the list goes on and on.