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Water Awareness for Babies and Toddlers

"You can never commence too early. However, you can commence too late."

Our baby and toddler water awareness classes are intended to provide your child with basic water survival skills that will give you time to notice how 'quiet' it is. While your baby might not "learn to swim" in these classes, they will be taught simple survival skills that could assist them to deal with an unexpected fall into water.  

"The silence can be deafening."

"It is better for your child to cry for a little while, than be silent forever."


Don't put off this experience for them.  Babies will amaze you with what they can do.

Caribeae baby classes are designed to give your child an understanding of the water. Having only recently exited the "watery world" of their mother's womb, your baby is usually very relaxed in our warm water and we have found that it is usual for you, the parent, to be the apprehensive one.

Basic survival skills that your infant is educated in can provide you with sufficient time to 'miss them'.


Potentially at the most vulnerable time in their lives, these little ones embark instinctively on a voyage of self discovery. Every day is an adventure and they challenge themselves to explore further afield, often straying from parental supervision. Unfortunately for many, the fascination that water has for them is not matched by their experience with it and so the potential for danger becomes very real.

Sadly, it is often a tragedy occurring that reinforces the real benefit of having given your child water awareness classes. Hopefully, they will never need to use what they are taught.

At Caribeae, our instructional methods are designed to compliment what nature intended, so by providing a broad range of in water experiences, while patterning in specific coping responses, should the little one find themselves in an unexpected situation, we have provided the toddler with basic water environmental skills.