The number one cause of death in under-five-year-old children is drowning. Kidsafe recommends supervision and precautions (such as not letting rainwater collect anywhere outside, and keeping plugs out of reach inside), as well as water training from the earliest possible age. A child who is confident in the water in less likely to panic in an emergency.
Babies need VERY warm water and air conditions, and Kingswim provides a water temperature of 33 degrees and an air temperature in the centre of 29-30 degrees. The staff run a "Baby Play" session once or twice a week. Parents get in the water with their 3-6 month old babies, and posters and a qualified instructor are on hand to guide the play into the safest and most useful activities. There are steps into the pool and loads of fun water toys. Because the pools are only open for lessons, Baby Play sessions are quiet so the little ones feel safe.
There are facilities such as change tables to make things as easy for parents as possible.
Kingswim has several centres around Canberra and Australia, so centre-specific details are given for Macgregor. All other details are easy to find on their web site.
Call and register at your local centre before attending.