Getting your baby used to water early in his or her life makes sense from a safety point of view. Swimming is also great fun and beneficial too. An Australian study has found that swimming infants are typically six months ahead in physical development, 10 months ahead in cognitive development, and 15 months ahead in social and emotional development.
If you’re keen for your baby to be introduced to swimming, here are eight swimming classes in KL where your little one can have a splashy fun time learning how to swim.
1. Babies Swim Gym
Age: 6 months – Toddler
Location: 3, SS4D/2, Water Gym, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya.
Babies Swim Gym offers water activities such as STA/Birthlight infants course, preschool and special children aquatic – all of which are conducted in an indoor heated pool. Babies Swim Gym also sells imported infant wet suits for parents who are keen to purchase for their little ones.
2. D Swim Academy
Age: 6 months – 12 years old
Customer Care Line: 1300 222 372
Locations: Bukit Jalil Pusat Akuatik Nasional, Kompleks Sukan Negara, Kompleks Kecemerlangan Sukan Paralimpik, Setia Alam Recreation Club, Australian International School (AISM), Perbadanan Stadium Malaysia & 3K Sports Complex SS13.
D Swim Academy has a variety of programs that are taught by qualified and accredited swimming teachers. Under their Lil’ Swimmers program, fun water activities are used to support your child’s mental, emotional, social and physical development.
3. Aquasplash Academy
Age: 6 months – Toddler
Phone Number:+60192119606 (Glenmarie), +60162111283 (Botanic), +60192111080 (Rahman Putra)
Locations: Glenmarie Golf & Country Club, Botanic Resort Club, Kelab Rahman Putra.
For parents located closer to Subang and Shah Alam, check out Aquasplash Academy. With classes available at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club in Glenmarie and Botanic Resort Club in Klang, swimming and water safety are taught to babies and toddlers through safe and enjoyable lessons.
4. EPS Sports Academy
Age: 6 months – 6 years old
Phone Number: 012 – 331 6372
Locations: Desa Park Park City Club House (Members Only), Tropicana Golf Club, Safari Kids Bangsar and Kelab Golf Negara Subang.
Held in various locations, EPS Sports Academy (formerly Erika Peres Swimming) teaches tiny tots essential water survival skills such as floating and paddling to surface/parent/edge. By teaching young children in-water coordination, the swimming school believes it will improve water confidence, physical development and swimming abilities.
5. aQua Babies
Age: 6 months – 6 years
Phone Number: 1-300-30-7946
Locations: Sri KDU School Sports Complex, Kota Damansara, The Club@Bukit Utama, Bukit Utama, Saujana Golf & Country Club, Subang, Amigo Clubhouse, 16 Sierra Puchong, Danau Golf Club, UKM Bangi, Holiday Place, Jalan Ampang.
aQua Babies and aQua Kiddies are extensions of ADVANCED AQUATICS’ core programs, carrying on its philosophy of fun, effective and ability based lessons. Parents are taught in detail how to perform all the activities with their own children, thus enhancing the trust and bond between parent and child, and also enabling the parent to practise with the child in between lessons, without the coach.
6. Happy Fish Swim School
Age: 4 months – 4 years
Phone Number: +6012-779 2771 / +6012-339 2771
Location: No. 27-1, Jalan PJU 5/15, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara.
Happy Fish has designed their syllabus in a step by step manner to cater to young children’s ability. As an AUSTSWIM Gold Level Recognised Swim Centre, they offer a baby and toddler swimming programme taught by instructors who are certified by AUSTSWIM Teacher of Infant & Preschool Aquatics.
7. Aquabubs Swim School
Age: 4 months – 7 years
Phone Number: + 60124881197
Location: 24 Jalan Liku, Bangsar, 59100 (Behind NSTP building on Jalan Riong)
Aquabubs offers a gentle introduction to swimming in a fun, playful and relaxed way with a progressive methodology that will help develop natural swimming skills. They have a purpose built, baby-friendly venue, and a heated, saltwater pool that is kept at 32.5 degrees Celcius – a comfortable temperature for babies and parents.
8. Splashtastik! Swim School
Age: 6 months – 35 months old
Phone Number: +6012-381 4184
Location: Jalan Kristal 7/77 Seksyen 7, Shah Alam
Splashtastik! Swim School’s offers parent and child swimming lessons by instructors who are trained with Swim School International (SSI) certification. They use a gentle approach teaching students water adjustment, water safety skills and swim skills at their own pace.
Image Credits: D Swim Academy, Aquasplash Academy, Advanced Aquatics, EPS Sports Academy, Babies Swim Gym, Kids Love Me, Aquabubs Swim School.
This post was updated in September 2017.