Aqua Academy "Classic"


Training as a baby and toddler swimming trainer according to the classical method.


Training Content:

  • Sense and aim of baby and toddler swimming
  • Learning a range of exercises and holds depending on the age of the children (from 0-5 years)
  • Submerge and diving of babies and toddlers
  • Getting to know different teaching materials and swimming aids
  • Hospitations of baby and toddler swimming lessons
  • Practice units in water
  • Organization and course structure
  • Didactics
  • Writing lesson plans


Training objective:

To organize and offer own baby and toddler swimming courses


This is an INTENSIVE COURSE! It is intended to show a range of possibilities and techniques that can be learned and practiced together in the group. There are no limits to your own creativity! It is expected that after the course, the students will intensively deal with the topic and practice with family, friends and acquaintances before they officially offer courses. It is recommended that you also attend baby and toddler swimming courses (e.g. near your home). If you want to become a good baby swimming teacher, you need a good qualification, but most of all you need personal commitment and pleasure in your work and of course the willingness to deal with the subject intensively after your training!

Courses at the Aqua Academy take place in small groups and thus correspond to private lessons, where an optimal transfer of knowledge is possible. In this constellation, each individual participant can be addressed individually, which is no longer possible in a "classroom" setup with up to 25 participants. Of course a lot of theory is taught, but the focus is on the areas that are to be put into practice. We are convinced that the quality of an apprenticeship depends only to a limited extent on the length of training. Instead of artificially protracting the training in order to be able to charge higher fees, we organise our training courses in compact procedures and do without without unnecessary breaks. For questions that nevertheless remain open or only arise during independent activity, we are of course also available for advice after the training.

The best way to learn is through independent practical action!



  • Swimming skills
    We recommend refreshing your own swimming technique knowledge (breast, crawl and back) with a swimming technique trainer.
  • A first aid course (for infant and child emergencies) should also be completed.


To bring:

  • A water suitable doll (e.g. Baby Born)
    Our water demonstration doll "Swim" can be purchased on request at the start of the course.
    Information can be found here or from Nicole.
  • Swim wear
  • Towels
  • Bath slippers
  • Possibly swimming goggles
  • Pad and pencil




Dipl.Päd. Nicole Sauseng

Since 2014 Nicole delivers teacher training courses both in Austria and worldwide.

As one of 7 Birthlight tutors, she passes on the knowledge she has acquired in baby and toddler swimming over the last few years.


Course materials:

Are provided in the course.


Course fee:

€ 1000,-


Course program:

This will be sent by e-mail after receipt of the written registration and the deposit.


Course completion:

After successful participation, each participant receives a certificate confirming that he/she is qualified to hold baby and toddler swimming courses.


Course dates:

April 18th - April 21st, 2024


Course location:

Will be announced personally.



Mail: officeaqua-academyat

Phone: +43 660 34 11 753

Since Nicole is primarily concerned with the well-being of the children in the water, she may be difficult to reach by phone, but she will call back when she is dry again.
The preferred way to contact her is therefore by e-mail.

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