Frequently Asked Questions
Is this the right age for children to start learning to swim.
Yes – preschool offers a fantastic age to develop skills in the water. Our KindySwim program welcomes all children over 3 years of age. At Aquatic Achievers, we cater to young children of various ages and skill levels, ranging from those in Babies, Senior Toddlers, and Pre-Kindy classes, to Pre-school and Kindergarten.
At this age, we’re focusing specifically on water safety skills, and developing fundamental swimming skills. Some children will have varying degrees of experience in the water, so we’ll focus on helping each child to feel their most comfortable swimming. For our KindySwim programs, our sessions will involve:
- Building fundamental water safety skills
- Learning stroke development and technical swimming skills
- Increasing overall strength, fitness, and endurance in the water
What are the benefits of swimming lessons for preschool-age children?
Preschool and kindy are the perfect age for children to learn about water safety and begin learning to swim. While some children may have been introduced to swimming and the water at an earlier age, many children won’t undertake swimming lessons until they go to school. By implementing a swimming program into your early childhood education curriculum, you’re providing children with a wealth of mental, social, emotional, and physical benefits, including:
- Confidence in the water
- Increased safety around water
- Learning in a new and fun environment
- Developing swimming skills
- Improved social skills
- Physical strength and fitness
- Mental stimulation
- Improved self esteem and sense of achievement
Where are the swimming lessons conducted?
We can provide the program within one of our many centres across Australia, or, if your centre has got it’s own pool, we can also come to you! Aquatic Achievers is committed to providing flexible, convenient, and stress-free swimming lessons for pre-schools, kindergartens and other early learning providers across Australia. Our mission is to get Aussie kids comfortable and confident in the water, so we’ll make sure that lessons are easily accessible and simple to manage for swimming program organisers.
We can organise our swimming programs for childcare providers in any of our purpose-built Aquatic Achievers facilities, or we can even come to your centre’s pool and run the lessons there. Whatever your needs as an early childhood education facility, we’ll design the program to meet your unique needs, preferences, and budget.
Are your swimming instructors qualified to teach pre-school age?
Yes! This is of upmost importance to us at Aquatic Achievers. All our instructors are certified by Austswim, one of Australia’s leading industry swimming partners. Each trainer will complete a comprehensive ‘’Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety” training course as a minimum, and will also regularly attend workshops and courses to ensure we maintain the highest standards in water safety and teaching.