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Before your first class: 
Download the Aquababies Policy and Liability waiver that must be signed on the first day of class. Please bring in completed to speed up the registration process.  

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Aquababies 1
The award-winning Galter LifeCenter Aquababies program is a parent-child swim class dedicated to educating parents on water safety while acclimating their child to water in a safe setting. Our warm water pools (typically 85 degrees) and certified instructors create an ideal environment for introducing first-time swimmers to the water through creative games designed to progressively teach the fundamentals of swimming. Parents will learn the appropriate ways to hold their child in the water while their child develops motor skills related to swimming, such as supported kicking, back floats and jumps. At the end of the lessons your child will be ready to participate in Galter LifeCenter’s Learn-to-Swim program.

Curriculum for the Aquababies program include:

Aquababies 1 (6-24 months)

  • Scooping
  • Jumping in the water
  • Face-in activities
  • Flipping from front to back
  • Kicking on back 

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Aquababies 2
Aquababies 2 is a class that is designed to be a continuation of the Aquababies program. This program is recommended for children ages 2-3 who have established a solid comfort level in the water. The goal of this class is to cultivate and build on the skills taught in Aquababies. Emphasis is placed on instructor/student interaction, as well as specific parent/instructor interaction in order to build a cohesive unit that nourishes the child’s sense of aquatic independence. The end result is that Advanced Aquababies fully prepares your child to participate in our Learn-to-Swim program.

Aquababies 2 (2-3 years)

  • Standing on the teaching platform
  • Jumping to parents
  • Pushing off the wall
  • Floating on front and back
  • Kicking on front and back
  • Blowing face-in bubbles

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Both programs also use fun songs to match the activities!

For your reference:

  • Aquababies classes are held in the East Pool.
  • One parent per child will be allowed in the water at one time.
  • Each parent-child participant is allowed one free make-up class per session. Make up classes are held in the week following the end of the regular class schedule, at the same time and day as your current class.

Semi-Private Aquababies
Semi-Private Aquababies is designed to provide specific instruction that fits the needs of children ranging from ages 6 months old up to a Level 2 swimmer (typically age 3 ½). There will be three main categories of classes with systematic goals and objectives. The three types of classes are Infant, Toddler and Pre-School. Classes are 30 minutes long. 

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See what we have to offer in our Aquatics Department. 


For more information on our aquatics programs contact Vannessa Gabor at 773-878-9936, ext. 8015, or email


773-878-9936, ext. 8015 

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