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#1 cb2

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

Hi
I am after some feedback on any of then mentioned pools/classes for a toddler

Aquarena

Nunawading pool

Babyswim Blackburn

Healthways Mont Albert

Bubbles Swim school (private lady)



What are these places like?
Facilities?
Do you find with the bigger public pools that your LO would /did get distracted

Can you recommend any other really good pools with great teachers
Suburbs willing to travel to: Whitehorse/Manningham/ Booroondara/ Monash close in such as Glen Waverley, Knox will go as far as Wantirna, Ringwood

Thanks in advance
also any tips/advice of what to look for when enquiring about swim classes I realise that under 2 it is pretty much water familarisation but what from there on???
Thanks

#2 Missmarymack

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:29 PM

We've done classes at Nunawading (from 6mths to 1 year) and they were great - a big focus on water safety and familiarisation and NOT swimming which I think suits this age group. However others in my mother's group had a different instructor and didn't like them so much - I guess it depends on the instructor.

#3 3cheekykids

Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:34 PM

Highly recommend Bubbles. My 3 kids went through there from 6 months till 4+ before switching. Great private pool and the owner is lovely.

#4 lynneyours

Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:09 PM

I don't go to any of those, but a good question to ask is the teacher ratio once parents aren't in the water anymore.  Ours is 1:4 but some are as high as 1:8, so obviously they get less one on one time.




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