YMCA Baby and Preschool Swimming Lessons at Glen Innes Pool and Leisure Centre


Turn your little one into a water baby with our baby and preschool swim lessons

At Glen Innes Pool and Leisure Centre managed by YMCA, we believe that the earlier children learn to swim, the better. Research shows that babies under 12 months take to the water more readily than older children, while older children tend to develop a fear of water if they’ve had little or no experience of it.

Swimming lessons are important in helping your child to gain water confidence as well as teaching both parents and children important water safe behaviours. YMCA’s baby and preschool swimming lessons specialise in contributing directly to the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of your child.

Classes focus on water awareness and water safety teaching critical skills such as unaided back float and front to back rotations. YMCA’s baby and Preschool programme, starting from 3-months old, ensures that your child receives tuition that best meets their needs and skill level.

Come and have a chat with us about baby and preschool swimming lessons at Glen Innes Pool and Leisure Centre managed by YMCA.

40% off offpeak swimming lessons for preschool children. Find out more >

Benefits of Baby & Preschool Lessons

  • Balance & stability development
  • Muscle tone and strength
  • Motor skill development
  • Joint exercise & flexibility
  • Language & cognitive skills
  • Improved spatial awareness
  • Sharing skills & turn taking

Contact: 09 527 3260 swim.gleninnes@ymcaauckland.org.nz

Baby Level Goals & Progressions

Wai Baby (6-12months)

  • Water Confidence and assisted submersion
  • Introduction to kicking, paddling and back floating
  • Assisted turnarounds and rotations

Wai Tot (12-24months)

  • Confident submersion
  • Minimal support kicking, paddling and back floating
  • Minimal support turnarrounds and rotations

Wai Toddler (24-36months)

  • Self-initiated submersion
  • Independent kicking, paddling and back floating
  • Independent turnarounds and rotations

Preschool Level Goals & Progressions (3-5years)

Wai Submerge

  • Water Confidence and Submersion
  • Assisted back float
  • Assisted turnaround

Wai Float

  • Independent front floating
  • Independent back floating
  • Independent turnarounds

Wai Glide

  • Streamline torpedo and kick
  • Introduction to back kick
  • Assisted rotations

Wai Stroke

  • Assisted arm stroke and kicking
  • Assisted back kicking
  • Independent rotations

Wai Swim

  • Independent arm stroke and kicking
  • Independent back kicking
  • Introduction to survival strokes

Making lessons more accesible for you

We are passionate about teaching water safety skills from a young age. As a not for profit organisation, we work to make swimming lessons available to all offering subsidised lesson to under 5’s at off peak times.