Give Your Baby The Best Start Possible


Baby Swimming Lessons

Give Your Baby The Best Start Possible In The Water

Levels: Advanced Water Babies | Aqua Tots | Super Tots 1, 2 and 3 | Paua Tots

Age: Babies aged 6-36 months

Cost: $18.50 per class

Lesson Length: 30 minutes

Students per class: Max 9

​Babies love the water – there’s no better time to start.

Give your baby the greatest start to life in the water you can with parent and baby/ toddler swimming classes.

The Northern Arena baby swim classes and toddler swimming lessons focus on getting your baby comfortable in the water and teaching them basic co-ordination as well as early awareness and survival skills. It’s also fantastic fun – games, songs, and entertaining activities make every moment enjoyable.

These infant swimming lessons are a great opportunity to strengthen gross & fine motor skills, enhance coordination & balance, provide positive encouragement, help develop social skills, improve cognitive development and because you’re in the swimming pool with them, it’s a great bonding experience for *you and your baby.

Each child has an adult partner in the baby pool with them – a parent, family member, or caregiver over the age of 16 years. You will learn to hold, move, and submerge your baby safely.

Northern Arena’s baby pool is nice and warm so that both you and your water baby remain comfortable throughout your lesson. The water in the baby's pool is treated by ultraviolet light (similar to the way our drinking water is treated) meaning there are extremely low levels of chlorine which is much nicer on sensitive skin.

​Once your baby learns to love being in the water, they’re in a great position to begin to learn to swim.

*Caregiver must be a minimum of 16 years of age.


Further Reading

Learn how swimming can enhance your babies life in more ways than one! Plus keep up to date and read all the latest swim school news, tips, tricks and more to help you live the ultimate holistic lifestyle

Toddler in water holding on to the side of the pool


The facility is brilliant. I had rugged my baby up for our first class thinking that it would be cold afterward but the temperature of the water and surrounding area is always nice and warm.” S. Brockbank

"My 2 1/2-year-old son is thriving in the water and is gaining huge amounts of confidence as well as just loving the lessons. I must heap praise on his teacher, who has a lovely style of teaching the kids and instills a wonderful self-belief in these tiny tots. My son looks forward to his lesson every Friday and to be honest I do too. The joy a dad gets is immeasurable, seeing not only his child but other children as well, doing things that scare them and getting through, having fun, and learning such an important life skill. You have a fantastic swim program, staff, and facility, and I look forward to having my three children participate in swimming lessons in the future. Many thanks." S. Marley

"Fantastic babies classes." R Mcmullen

"Had my 20 month there for his first swimming lesson. It was great! All the staff are so friendly and helpful. Thanks for a great first experience." A. Lightfoot

"I just want to say how AMAZING my sons baby teacher is- she has been fantastic every time. Coby adores her, she is patient, informative, great with the babies, explains things very carefully, fun, and involves people on the side of the pool - which I think is wonderful as you can sometimes feel uninvolved sitting on the side watching." J. Wilson

The Swimming Pools

Designed and built by swimmer’s

Northern Arena, Auckland, has four cutting edge swimming pools purpose built for learning to swim.  All four of our swimming pools


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Saturday: 6am - 6pm
Sunday: 8am - 6pm
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