Toddler Program

Our swimming classes for toddlers are a natural progression from our baby swimming classes. The course has been carefully designed with a balanced set of activities including swimming technique, safety skills, floating, individual and group work including songs and games. However, the emphasis remains on learning through having fun!


Our toddler course is split into three levels based on ability and age, where your child will develop their water confidence, stroke development and learn skills that could ultimately be lifesaving.

Children whose swimming adventure is just beginning or who haven’t attended baby swimming classes are very welcome to join our 'Introduction to Toddler' course from 18 months. The classes have been specifically developed to gently introduce the aquatic environment through structured games and practices in a stimulating, fun and sociable way. Once proficient your toddler can join the toddlers who have completed the baby program.

Our Turtle Tots toddler classes are a great way to teach your child to swim and will develop your toddler’s water confidence and stroke development, helping them progress to independent swimming.

Class numbers are small with the parent accompanying their child until they are able to swim on a noodle unaided.

Toddlers usually show signs of swimming on the surface around two and a half years old, when they have gained the strength to raise their heads to breathe. Toddlers who join our program are frequently able to swim at least 10 metres before they start school and will learn to love swimming for life!

Contact your nearest Turtle Tots office to find out which class is most suitable for your child.