Infants & Toddlers Aquatics:
Lesson Plan for 2 – 4 years old

So you have just learned about what babies learn in swimming classes? Let’s dive into details on what is expected from every step of the way in your babies’ swimming journey. 

The following is based on JUMP! Swim Schools’ syllabus. Jump! specialises in small groups swim classes for young children from 3 months old and lessons take place in a clean a private indoor facility with heated pool.

Swimming Lessons Plan for 2 – 4 years old:
Swimming independently to an adult

Image credit: Jump! Swim School


  • Between 2-3 years old
  • Basic mobility and breath control skills from earlier stages
  • Comfortable with water on his face
  • Parents-accompanied swimming session

What you’ll need:


  • Acceptance of water and being comfortable with water on his face
  • Can blow bubbles
  • Able to hold breath for more than 5 seconds
  • Confident with being submerged in water
  • Able to propel forward through water using arms
  • Able to execute strong accelerated kick on cue, and when submerged
  • Able to float & kick on back with support *New skill
  • Able to swim independently to the adult *New skill

The children now explore unassisted mobility and work on extending their buoyancybreath control, kicking paddling abilities. The aim is to provide the child as much independent swimming as possible to allow their confidence in the water to grow.

The child graduates to the next stage that no longer require their parents in the pool with them.

In general, a child is not consciously able to learn a proper swimming technique until it’s at least 3, when it has an adequate level of cognitive, physical and motor maturity.

Check in for a trial class with any swim school/ instructors and experience it for yourself.

We strongly recommend JUMP! Swim Schools (at Bukit Timah) as that is where our ambassador kid, Zelia has gone for her swim class. She used to scream when in water but JUMP! has converted her to water-loving just by her first class. You can read more about Zelia’s experiences here.

Register for a Trial Class ($34) with Jump! Swim School, Bukit Timah 

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What Babies & Toddlers Learn in Class?
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Lesson Plan: 2 – 4 years old
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By |2017-07-14T01:22:40+00:00May 13th, 2017|Swim|