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Water Familiarisation

Our popular Turtle & Platypus classes for toddlers offer carefully planned activities which include mum, dad or a carer in the water.  These classes provide an opportunity for young children to gain water awareness and confidence and to be introduced to breath control and propulsive movements.  In addition, the accompanying adult learns valuable techniques to practise with their child in between lessons.

Pippi the Platypus at Brewer Swimming


Turtles are becoming happy and relaxed in the water


  • Each child is accompanied by a parent or carer

  • Share in the joy of gaining water awareness with your child

  • Enjoy helping your child learn about safety in and around water

  • Have fun together exploring the water through movement games and songs

Age:  From 12 months   Class Size:  6 maximum   Duration:  20 – 30 minutes


Platypus are becoming more independent and confident in the water

  • Introduce breath control as you prepare your child for submersion and floating

  • Help your child as they learn to move through the water

  • Provide reassurance and guidance to encourage independence

Age:  From 24 months   Class Size:  4 maximum   Duration:  30 minutes



Tommy & Tammy the Turtles Brewer Swimming

Learn Skills

Children from 3 years of age progress to our small group classes where swimming skills are introduced sequentially to further build on breath control, kicking strength and stroke development.  Our qualified and enthusiastic instructors provide first class demonstrations, instruction and correction to assist swimmers to progress and enjoy swimming in all aquatic environments.

Teddy the Tadpole at Brewer Swimming
Charli the Clownfish at Brewer Swimming


Clownfish love to have fun exploring the water


  • First experience without a parent or carer in the water

  • Build water confidence and independence

  • Develop breath control, floating and propulsion


Duration:  30 minutes



Tadpoles are learning new ways to move through the water


  • Further develop breath control

  • Master front and back floating

  • Improve propulsion when paddling and kicking


Duration:  30 minutes

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