Infant & Toddler Program

The DLSA Infant Program initially focuses on the importance of water safety and awareness. From the age of 3 months we begin with our FREE Water Familiaristion (WF) Classes. Our WF classes will gently introduce you baby to the aquatic environment. Through songs and play, your baby will begin to learn some basic water awarness skills. Our WF program also has a high focus on Water Safety Education.

Following our WF classes our infants and toddlers begin to learn the reflex action. The reflex action is a series of skills such as water orientation, breath control, floatation skills and propulsion skills.



  • Lessons are based around songs and games.
  • The DLSA Infant/Toddler Program also utilises a unique 'Circuit Program' to keep the classes interesting while your child continues to practice the reflex action skills.
  • Infant/Toddler Program is conducted in the hydrotherapy pool which is heated to 33 degrees (Wilsonton) year round.
  • The DLSA infant and toddler program is structured according to individual skill level as well as age based parameters.
  • Through repetition your child will develop and progress to the early skills required for Learn to Swim.
  • Available at the DLSA Wilsonton Aquatic Centre.

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Infant Program Levels

WATER FAMILIARISATION (WF) - 3 months to 6/8 months

With a little help from mum or dad, your child will be introduced to a fun, warm and safe aquatic environment while learning about many important aspects of Water Safety.

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BUBS (BUB) - 6/8 months to 14 months

Your baby will now commence learning the reflex action and you will given some drills to practice at home. You will also be shown how to correctly hold your baby’s legs, helping your achieve the correct position for freestyle backstroke kick.


Our Toddlers Classes will continue to gradually increase your child’s water confidence, whilst continuing to work on the reflex action. We continue our emphasis on water safety drills and skills using songs and games in order to make learning easy and enjoyable.

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Now that, together with you, your child has been shown the importance of the reflex action, it is time for them to try it on their own. Our Super Toddler classes allow confident toddlers to continue their skill development unassisted. Mums or dads will still need to be in the water each class because we will also begin to introduce more advanced skills with your assistance.


It’s now time for Mums or Dads to let their children swim by themselves. At this stage your child will start to learn some of the important drills required for Learn to Swim.

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