YMCA Baby Swimming Lessons at Onehunga War Memorial Pool & Leisure Centre

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No one's too young to get friendly with water at YMCA Swim School

Baby swim classes at Onehunga War Memorial Pool & Leisure Centre managed by YMCA are the ideal way to get your little one feeling safe and confident around the water.

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 Onehunga War Memorial Pool managed by YMCA.

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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

2016 Swim School of The Year

Swim School Of The Year 2016

Baby Level Goals & Progressions

Wai Baby (3-12months)

  • 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

Why Choose Us

Qualified Instructors

To ensure you receive the highest teaching quality our swim teachers  receive on-going training, are AUSTSWIM qualified and are police checked. We have a variety of different teachers to suit your needs

Low Instructor To Student Ratios

Maximising potential and seeing swimmers progress is important to us. We aim to keep our instructor to student ratios as low as possible to ensure the best learning results.

Lessons Weekdays & Weekends

We understand that schedules can be busy that's why we offer swimming lessons 7days a week. With a number of different options available we are sure to have a class that suits you

Award Winning

YMCA Swim Schools have been recognised recipients for a number of   AUSTSWIM Aotearoa awards in 2015 and 2016. Awards include; Swim Centre of the Year, Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety, Teacher of Infant and Preschool and Presenter of the Year.

Free Assessments

Before you begin lessons with us we offer a free assessment to ensure your child is in the right level for their development. Throughout the programme children are continually assessed and will be moved up once they have achieved the level goals requirements.

Purpose Built Heated Pools

No matter what the weather, we have indoor heated pools perfect for swimming all year round. Our purpose built facilities are designed for ease of use with baby change tables and family changing rooms situated readily on poolside

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