Our Swim Programs

Do you have a pool at home? Or are you wondering what the right age is for your kids to start swimming lessons so they can enjoy the water at the same time and be safe? The answer depends on how old your kids are and what you mean by swimming lessons.

Here at Little Fishes, we provide different programs for your kids. Having your child in an accredited swim school means more than just having fun and bonding with your child over their accomplishments. It can turn a life-or-death situation into a life saved event because children learn how to handle dangerous situations both in and out of the water.

Little Fishes - Experts in Aquatic Education

We are an award-winning swim school based in Western Sydney. At Little Fishes, our friendly and highly trained AUSTSWIM and CPR qualified staff to provide children with water familiarisation, water confidence and stroke technique and development as well as swim to survive programs for children aged 6 months and over. We teach children how to swim and teach them a life long skills that one day could save their life or someone else. We do this in a fun, caring, family-friendly atmosphere for both children and parents.

Education on how to be safer in and around water is at the heart of what we do. All our lessons incorporate components of water safety and an entire week is dedicated to water safety each term. During water safety fun week, participants can practise their survival skills, demonstrate rescues & learn about ways to be water-smart… and have lots of FUN!

Our Swimming Programs

Baby
Classes

We’ve designed a learn-to-swim program that challenges each student to reach his or her full potential. The Little Fishes baby class covers the full range of learn-to-swim and water safety skills as well as other skills and techniques not covered in other swim programs including dolphin kick, butterfly stroke and flip turns. It is a one-on-one lesson that will last up to 3 hours each day. Our trainers are focused in giving your kid that right lessons that they can use in the long run.

At Little Fishes, we love babies and have designed a baby program for babies to explore and discover the delights of playing in the water. The half-hour classes focus on water confidence as well as water safety skills. Safe entry and exits into the water, floating and recoveries, kicking, breathing and submerging readiness are all taught in an enjoyable environment.​

Baby swimming strengthens the bond between child and parent and can aid in muscle growth, balance and mental development. children gain confidence in and out of the water and social skills with other children and adults are heightened. These classes are gentle and are in no way distressing to the child. Come, sing and play games with us and have lots of fun.

Pre-School
Fishes

3 – 6 years
All our preschool levels include safe entries and exits, survival swimming, water safety skills and safety questions as part of the requirements to complete the level.

Red Fish
Our first level in the Preschool program is Red Fish.
This level will help to improve confidence in the water with a strong focus on water safety.

Gradually the children are introduced to moving through the water in a streamline position and learn strong flutter kicks on the front and back.

Orange Fish
Orange Fish continues to focus on water awareness and water safety skills.
Freestyle and backstroke coordination with a strong flutter kick is introduced.

Junior Green Fish
Junior Green Fish is the final step in our Preschool program.
This level is for children under 6 who are ready to focus on alternate freestyle breathing and improving their freestyle and backstroke timing technique over 7 metres.

The fundamentals of butterfly kick are taught at this level.

School
Fishes

White Fish

White Fish is our beginner level and is a very gentle level for children who need to experience water and start to feel secure in the abilities of their body in the water. It is a wonderful level for children who have never had swimming lessons before. White Fish focuses on water confidence and familiarisation, water safety skills, breath control and floating. Children may only need to be at this level for a short period of time, but it is essential for them to learn the basic foundation skills before they start learning swimming strokes.

Stage 1 Beginner level:

30 minute classes.
Ratio of 4:1 children to teacher.

When children progress from White Fish, they will move onto Yellow Fish.

Yellow Fish:

Yellow Fish emphasises strongly on the streamline position in the water with strong kicks on the front and back with the progression to freestyle and backstroke arms. An understanding of butterfly kick will be taught.

Stage 2 Beginner Level:

30 minute classes
Ratio of 4:1 children to teacher

When children progress from Yellow Fish, they will move onto Green Fish.

Green Fish:

Green Fish focuses on alternate freestyle breathing and improving their freestyle and backstroke timing technique over 7 metres. The fundamentals of butterfly kick are taught in this level.

Advanced pre-school/Intermediate school level:
30 minute classes
Ratio of 4:1 children to teacher

When children progress from Green Fish, they will move onto Blue Fish.

Blue Fish:

Blue Fish level introduces breaststroke and survival backstroke while still focusing on freestyle, backstroke and butterfly kick technique over 10 metres.

Advanced School:

30 minute classes.
Ratio of 4:1 children to teacher

When children progress from Blue Fish, they will move onto Purple Fish.

Advanced & Pre-Squad Fishes

White Fish

White Fish is our beginner level and is a very gentle level for children who need to experience water and start to feel secure in the abilities of their body in the water. It is a wonderful level for children who have never had swimming lessons before. White Fish focuses on water confidence and familiarisation, water safety skills, breath control and floating. Children may only need to be at this level for a short period of time, but it is essential for them to learn the basic foundation skills before they start learning swimming strokes.

Stage 1 Beginner Level:

30 minute classes
Ratio of 4:1 children to teacher

When Children progress from White Fish, they will move onto Yellow Fish.

Yellow Fish

Yellow Fish emphasises strongly on the streamline position in the water with strong kicks on the front and back with the progression to freestyle and backstroke arms. An understanding of butterfly kick will be taught.

Stage 2 Beginner Level:
30 minute classes
Ratio of 4:1 children to teacher

When children progress from Yellow Fish, they will move onto Green Fish.

Green Fish:

Green Fish focuses on alternate freestyle breathing and improving their freestyle and backstroke timing technique over 7 metres. The fundamentals of butterfly kick are taught in this level.

Advanced pre-school/Intermediate school level:
30 minute classes
Ratio of 4:1 children to teacher

When children progress from Green Fish, they will move onto Blue Fish.

Blue Fish

Blue Fish level introduces breaststroke and survival backstroke while still focusing on freestyle, backstroke and butterfly kick technique over 10 metres.

Advanced School:

30 minute classes
Ratio of 4:1 children to teacher

When children progress from Blue Fish, they will move onto Purple Fish.

Children with Special Needs

To provide children with special needs the opportunity and confidence to explore and extend their abilities in Swimming

Our Make a Difference Program is designed specifically for children with special needs. Our friendly instructors are Austswim qualified in special needs aquatics & most come from an educational schooling background and or medical backgrounds. We offer the children and adults the opportunity to enjoy the water and experience the relaxation and amazing freedom that swimming has to offer with caring and patient staff. These water-based activities offer many benefits for people with special needs.

There are no gravity restrictions in the water and limited mobility swimmers experience amazing freedom and weightlessness in the pool. Water gives a wonderful feeling of deep relaxation.

Swimming helps to improve cardio-respiratory fitness, muscular strength, and helps reduce body fat. Exercise also helps with confidence both mentally and physically and self-esteem issues. The programs are totally designed to build skills and confidence for the children in a fun and stress-free environment.

Mobile Swim Programs

Little Fishes will soon be launching a new private swimming lessons program, where one of our highly trained and experienced swim instructors will come to you!

We are busy building and developing this new advanced educational swim program for our customers that have disabilities and find it hard to attend regular classes.

Our program and pricing are still under development by our educational unit but will be available soon. Call the office to discuss further and be on our waiting list.

Local School Swim Programs

Little Fishes has been able to offer the gift of swimming to the local community for over 11 year , who might not otherwise have had the opportunity to attend lessons. We have been fortunate enough to help many private and public schools in our area who have trusted us in teaching there students aquatic education. Our school swimming program is designed to develop children’s ability, foster enjoyment in aquatic activities, and educate them in aspects of water safety.

We cater to all ages and all abilities from beginners learning water confidence, through to junior squad swimmers, learning competitive strokes and turns. Our program is available every school term, between 12:00 and 3:00 pm on weekdays.

Every 45-minute lesson includes 10 minutes of water safety training. Our staff, who are CPR qualified and have undergone an extensive working with children check, are present at all times all our staff are industry AUSTSWIM accredited.

We look forward to seeing your school groups at one of our locations below.

Adult
Lessons

It’s never too late to learn a lifelong skill.

We offer adult swimming lessons to cater for all levels including beginners, intermediate and advanced.

Little Fishes Swim School emphasizes water safety for our Beginner Adult swim classes and stroke techniques as well as water safety skills.

Our adult classes are fun enjoyable and nonjudgmental we want you to learn and will support you all the way until you have mastered the art of swimming and water safety. 

Adult’s swimming lessons are conducted on:

MONDAY 

TUESDAY 

THURSDAY NIGHTS -7:00-8:00pm

All classes are private with like-minded people who just want to learn how to swim. 

We are the leaders in aquatic education.