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Bay Swim

Information for Parents

Find out what to expect at your first swimming lesson.

First Day at BaySwim

  1. When you arrive at the pool for the first time, pick up your BaySwim membership card and relevant reusable supervision wrist band from reception. These wristbands must be worn by your child whilst in the facility (before, during and after their lessons).   

  2. Scan your card at reception and walk on through.

  3. It is a good idea to use the toilet before swimming lessons. 

  4. Head to the BaySwim office where the team will point out the whiteboard with teachers’ photos, class lists, and which pool your lesson is in. 

What to Bring

  • At least one towel. 

  • Tight fitting togs (leave the rash suit at home). This helps the sensory feel of learning to swim. 

  • A good swimming cap. This stops even the shortest hair getting in the way of a swimming movement. Our BaySwim caps are comfortable and affordable at $11.90. 

  • Easy to put on goggles that fit snuggly around the head - have these on before the lesson please.  

  • A healthy snack and some water (swimming lessons can be hard work). 

  • If your child is 10 & under, pack their reusable supervision wrist band. 

First Day at BaySwim - Aquababes

  1. When you arrive at the pool for the first time, pick up your BaySwim membership card and relevant reusable supervision wrist band from reception. These wristbands must be worn by you and your child whilst in the facility (before, during and after their lessons). It is optional for babies under one year of age to wear the red supervision wristband.

  2. Scan your card at reception and walk on through. It can help if the big person who will be in the pool already has their swimwear on under their clothes, then you only need to change baby into their swim nappy and any other swimwear. Lots of babies only swim in swim nappies.

  3. Head to the BaySwim office where the team will point out the whiteboard with teachers photos, class lists, and which pool your lesson is in.

  4. Your teacher will help you with getting in and out of the pool safely with your baby. Please wait poolside prior to your lesson starting - these safe entries are a big part of our water safety education.

  5. Let your baby swim teacher know if baby has been a bit unsettled. They can help guide you on some adaptations for the class.

What to Bring - Aquababes

  • At least one towel. 

  • Swim nappy. 

  • Swimming costume is optional, make it snug fitting. 

  • Our under 3-year-olds do not need a cap and goggles. 

  • A healthy snack and some hydration (swimming lessons can be hard work). 

  • Remember to pack supervision wrist bands so you can play with your child after the lesson when we are back in Level 1 (you will receive your wristbands from reception before your first lesson). 

ENQUIRE TODAY & START YOUR JOURNEY LEARNING TO SWIM!

"We go to Baywave every week for my daughter's preschool swimming lesson. The Swim School there is great."

Penelope Gray

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