Getting your little one in the swimming pool is a great way for them to combat any fear of the water and to also have a fun time together. Swimming teaches kids about water safety, promotes bonding and helps to develop their coordination and learning skills. So get yourself down to the pool and have a splashing good time! We have a list of the best infant and baby swim classes in Hong Kong as well as some great private instructors that can come to you!
ESF Sharks has become one of the best swimming programs in Hong Kong, with many locations across Hong Kong and catering to babies on up. It is ideal for babies as young as 4 months to experience a positive and exciting introduction to water. Check out their Adult & Child classes for more information on baby-friendly swim classes.
As one of Hong Kong's best swimming school, Harry Wright International has been teaching mini swimmers since 1975. They offer classes for kids ages four months and up, including the Infant Aquatic Programme and competitive swimming with professional swim coaches. A great option for families with multiple kids, as there are often classes at the same time for different ages. Classes fill-up quickly, so register in advance!
Harry Wright International, various venues in Hong Kong including West Island School in Pokfulam, Club Siena in DB, and Canadian International School in Aberdeen, +852 2575 6279, email@example.com, www.harrywright.com.hk
They are passionate about creating a friendly, fun and safe environment for all our swimmers. They offer a cohesive, comprehensive and progressive pathway from their ‘Parent and Baby’ class to their ‘Competitive Swim Program’. Parent and babies classes are available four days a week from 6 to 35 months old. Classes are held at different locations throughout Hong Kong.
Multi-Sport Ltd, Various locations, www.multi-sport.com.hk
Aqua-Tots, is for water babes aged 6 - 18 months and 19 - 35 months. The program aims at providing an opportunity for parents to share the joy of learning swimming with their child, and to enhance the child’s limbs development through basic movement skills activities. By the end of the session, most toddlers will learn buoyancy and develop leg strength.
On a budget? Head to the YWCA for swimming lessons in English and Cantonese. Familiarize baby with the water, teach young ones the basic strokes pool safety and build confidence. Best of all, it’s a heated outdoor pool! Classes and private lessons are available for 12-month-old tots up to adult beginners. Check their website for seasonal lessons and new classes.
Aqua Babies will have your babes swimming circles around you in no time! The program, suitable for mother and baby groups, provides a quality family-centered aquatic education, focusing on family bonding, touch communications, water safety and swim techniques necessary to become a good lil' swimmer. Experienced instructors use a gentle, child-centric approach to teach core skills. Find out more here.
Private Swim Instructors:
Float Plus (Locations all over Hong Kong)
Mike Liu (+852 9669 1932)
Kayley Tomlin (+852 6071 6344)
Allison Tam (Kennedy Town, Mid Levels, Baguio Villas and surrounding areas)
Mango Swimming Club (Sai Kung)
More Swim Classes In Hong Kong:
Stanford Swim School (all over HK)
Infant Aquatics (Drowning Prevention Programs)
YMCA Hong Kong (Tsim Sha Tsui)
Triathlon & Open Water Swimming Training Program
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