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    • Gym (staffed hours)

      5:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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      5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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      5:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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      5:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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      8:45 AM - 12:45 PM
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      6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Waterslides

      Closed

Baby and toddler classes

These fun, interactive and informative classes are a great way to bond with your little one while introducing them to the water.

We use songs, games and water toys to engage in a safe and enjoyable way. Our classes are held in our warm water pool, which is always 34 degrees, and so comfortable for babies and parents alike.

We have four levels, followed by our Wetlanders transition class to help your child move into our Swim ARCademy Learn to Swim program. 

Which class?

If your child is 4 - 6 months of age, then you enrol in Tadpoles
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If your child is 6 - 12 months of age, then you enrol in Frogs
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If your child is 12 - 24 months of age, then you enrol in Turtles
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If your child is 24 - 36 months, then you enrol in Pelicans
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 If you're already enrolled but looking to change levels or class times, please contact us at swim@cockburnarc.com.au or 08 9411 3344. Alternatively, you can fill in our Change your Swim ARCademy class form

Flexibility

There is no pre assessment for our Parents and Babies classes, just contact us and enrol anytime! We don't operate under a term structure, so you can enrol today and start tomorrow. That means that if for any reason you want to move on, you don't need to wait until the end of term, you just need to provide us with notice on the Tuesday before the next direct debit run. We run throughout the year, except for a few breaks including Christmas, Easter, and a break in July. This means you can still enjoy your class during most school holidays.

You can also both come and use the learn to swim, waterplay, 25m or 50m pool at Cockburn ARC together at any other time during the week. 

We also allow you to take a break from your membership and we will hold your place in the class for $5.50 a week.

ALL ABOUT TAKING A BREAK

Cost

All swim ARCademy memberships cost $19 per week per child paid via fortnightly direct debit. Cost includes one 30 minute lesson with an instructor per week, as well as the Waterbubs playtime session where you can come in and spend additional time in the warm water pool together. You'll also have unlimited use of the recreational pools throughout the week.

Questions?

Please contact us on 9411 3344 or email swim@cockburnarc.com.au

Payment dates and holidays


Skills experienced at each level

Our program has been developed by industry experts and is fully customised to our facility.

You and your child will work through the levels, learning through fun, interactive and social activities.
Tadpoles (4 - 6 months)
By the end of Tadpoles, your child will have achieved the following skills:
  1. Enters safely into pool with carer
  2. Responds to guardian’s cues
  3. Moves forward and backward through the water
  4. Rotates from front to back with assistance
  5. Able to stimulate kicking
  6. Participates in the social class environment.
Frogs (6 - 12 months)
By the end of this level, your baby will have experienced the following skills:
 
  1. Enters safely into the pool with carer from seated position
  2. Responds to guardian’s cues and is able to perform a variety of submersion techniques
  3. Moves forward and backward through the water
  4. Able to achieve assisted rotations (both vertically and horizontally)
  5. Able to stimulate kicking and paddling
  6. Able to crawl down to the mat independently.
Turtles (12 - 24 months)
By the end of Turtles, your child will have experienced the following skills:
 
  1. Enters safely into the pool with carer from seated and standing positions
  2. Responds to guardian’s cues and is able to perform a variety of submersion techniques
  3. Moves forward and backward through the water
  4. Able to achieve assisted rotations (both vertically and horizontally)
  5. Able to engage in rudimentary kicking
  6. Able to move around the pool environment safely.
Pelicans (24 - 36 months)
By the end of Pelicans, your child will have experienced the following skills:
 
  1. Able to independently enter and exit the pool
  2. Able to independently submerge
  3. Able to float on front and back with assistance
  4. Able to achieve full rotation within the water (both vertically and horizontally)
  5. Able to engage in rudimentary kicking to achieve propulsion
  6. Able to engage in the lesson environment in more complex manner.
Wetlanders (3 - 5 years)
Wetlanders is a transition class aimed at easing the journey between parent/child classes to independent teacher/child classes. You will be slowly transitioned out of the water as your child's confidence grows.

By the end of Wetlanders, your child will have experienced the following skills:
 
  1. Able to independently enter and exit the pool through a variety of means
  2. Able to independently submerge
  3. Able to float on front and back with assistance
  4. Able to achieve full rotation within the water (both vertically and horizontally)
  5. Can kick with aid and achieve propulsion
  6. Able to confidently participate in the lesson without guardian.
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