As parents we want the best for our infants, babies, and toddlers. Imagine having the confidence and knowledge to make bath or shower time fun for your little one. Wash your toddler’s hair with no complaints or fear after learning ability based progressions to get their eyes, head, and face wet. Have confidence to know what to do at the beach, swimming pool, or on a boat with your toddler. Water play is so beneficial to baby and toddler development and is much more fun for parents and caregivers who are confident and knowledgeable on holds, activities, and progressions. Let us help you and teach you and your baby the first steps to a lifelong love of water.

Start your babies and toddler’s swimming journey with us – swimming specialists who have taught lessons and the sport of swimming in our community for over 120 years. Our baby and toddler swim lessons are aimed at babies from six months to toddlers up to three years. Our gentle, nurturing classes in heated water will provide the exhilarating first steps of your child’s aquatic journey and exposure in an exciting, fun and safe environment. For kids with sensitive skin, our Heidelberg and Blackburn locations use mineral water that is extra gentle on skin.

Our parent child program has be designed to target age appropriate development milestones within your baby’s learning journey. Each child will be catered to and extended based on their age, skill, ability, and readiness. Our classes are separated by ages: Tiny Tots (6 months to 1 year), Tots (1 to 2 years), Talented Tots (2 to 3 years) then onto preschool classes where children swim with just a teacher in Pre Level 1 for 3 to 5 year olds. This program structure ensures your child will learn with peers of a similar age and ability to foster a fun and positive swimming experience.

Our lessons are dynamic and the activities and games change to keep guardians and babies/toddlers engaged while keeping vital skills and progressions similar so repetition is present and learning speed is optimised. Your baby will progress to our preschool program with vital survival, safety, and propulsion skills that are so imperative for this young age group.

  • Great opportunity to bond with your child
  • We nurture confidence and never force development
  • A fun, gentle introduction to water


  • Offered 7 days a week
  • Duration: 30 minutes per lesson
  • Maximum of 6 students per class
  • Classes run during school terms
  • Please contact the center you wish to swim for further information


  • A waterproof nappy if your child is not toilet trained
  • A top for the person in the water with the infant


The tot program is the first step in your child’s journey with Surrey Park Swimming. They will progress through our program based on age and can start the program at any time after 6 months of age.

Our programs and progressions

After baby and toddler lessons, your child will be ready to swim without their carer in a Pre-School class:

Pre-School Learn to Swim

When my grandson first started lessons he was very hesitant to enter the water. The team were so encouraging and patient and now you can’t stop him in the water. He loves his lessons and the improvement is amazing. Just love watching his confidence grow each week. Thank you to everyone

LesleyWhat our customers are saying

The swimming teachers are always patient, reduce any fears the young children may have and build a fantastic rapport with the kids. Would definitely recommend for those looking to start their young children swimming. My daughter wouldn't go near a pool until we started lessons here

NickyWhat our customers are saying