About Aquatots

  • The Aquatots concept was developed in 2002 as a local Canberra swim school committed to reducing drowning statistics, by teaching children to swim in a fun, warm and friendly environment. Aquatots specializes in teaching infants and young children to swim and has grown over the years to teach all ages from six weeks upwards. Aquatots teaches everything from the basics for complete beginners through to competitive squad swimming. The program has a focus on all the fundamentals of swimming and water safety that could one day help to save their lives. Constantly updated programming to keep in line with all international research and trends in the best aquatic education techniques.
  • Australia's first small babies aquatic developmental program designed to allow children the opportunity to grow and develop with the benefits of water, from 6 weeks of age. Developed in conjuction with local medical experts.
  • Aquatots uses a unique teaching method developed by our Principal Debbie Sarri, Bachelor of Education UC (early childhood & physical education) and with over 40 years teaching experience in the aquatics industry. Along with learn to swim experts Alena and Daniel Sarri, Aquatots is a family owned and operated swim school, where we are involved in and enjoy teaching swimming as well as being leaders in this field.
  • Developmentally age appriopriate classes and activities for babies and young children, so that your little one will be learning alongside other young babies of a similar age so that parents and children feel comfortable and assured that their children are learning appropriate skills for their development. Classes activities are varied and stimulating to help with all round child development, don't be surprised that your little one learns their colours, counting, alphabet and nursery songs before even starting formal schooling. Longitudinal studies have shown that starting swimming lessons at a young age helps with co-ordination, all round health and concentration, with reading ages shown to be more advanced in children who attend swimming lessons.
  • Award winning instructors.
  • Small group classes.
  • The instructors are all qualified instructors with Swim Australia or Austswim Certification and also have Babies and Infants qualifications as well as going through Aquatots extensive training program to become our aquatic educators. 
  • Some of our first babies are now our swimming instructors.
  • Our aim is to teach natural buoyancy and encourage children to develop reliance and confidence in their own abilities while learning the most efficient swimming techniques. Learning to swim correctly will help your child conserve energy when trying to swim in an emergency situation. Correct technique is not just about competition but about being able to swim & survive. We are building a life long skill and love for the water.
  • Purpose built pools specifically designed for learn to swim, warm clean facilites, high water quality, fast turn over and UV treated water, private facilities , suitable for year round  continual learning.