At Marlins we take pride in our Water Babies and their parents. We respect each baby and their individual needs.

These classes provide the ground work required for your babies life long love of the aquatic environment. Our baby classes are designed to provide parents with a unique bonding experience whilst teaching life skills and having fun with your child. These classes are also a great opportunity for dads to get involved.



  • Water familiarisation
  • Recognition of verbal and visual cues
  • Fun
  • Buoyancy
  • Physical stimulation through games and activities
  • Turning, rotating and rolling skills
  • Introduction to breath control
  • Strength
  • Development of fine and gross motor skills
  • Mobility
  • Development of social skills

Starfish classes are repetitive, but that’s how we learn. Remember that your baby swims for 30mins once a week. A few tips to receive the most benefits from your classes:

  • Teach safety as a priority
  • Use strong simple repetitive cues such as “wait”, “ready go”
  • Don’t let your experience get in the way of what they can really do
  • If you have any concerns or questions don’t hesitate to ask

All starfish babies are required to wear a Little Toggs reusable nappy ABOVE ALL: ENJOY YOUR TIME WITH YOUR CHILD