The Australian Swim School’s Infant Program is the evolution of over 35 years of research and experience. The founder of the schools, John Bainbridge, wrote his Master’s Thesis "Teaching a 6 month old to be poolsafe" in 1976, at California State University Long Beach. As the founding Chairman of the Infant Committee for the United States Swim School Association (1989 – 2000), John travelled the United States and the world, certifying teachers, holding workshops, and speaking at international conferences. These ongoing experiences have put the Australian Swim School at the fore front of Infant swimming. John has the reputation of openly sharing his research and experiences with other swim professionals around the world. From Finland to Japan and New Zealand to Australia aspects of the Australian Swim School's Infant class can be observed. In the early years our infant program revolved around teaching a baby or toddler to float independently on their back. Although this technique is impressive to watch and grabs the attention of "u-tube" fans, we found that parents needed to fully investigate different techniques in infant swimming before they chose a program. For some the" back floating" technique is too intensive during the time the baby is acquiring the skills to independently float on their own. In time the Australian Swim School's infant program moved from the private lesson back floating technique toward a group class that incorporates a less intensive back float as well as learn to swim techniques that are based on child developmental stages and routine. Today aspects of our Infant program is known around the world and is published in books and course manuals alike.