Make a splash with your baby at JUMP! Carrum Downs swim school – the region’s first swim facility for babies!

We opened Carrum Downs’ first specialty early years learn-to-swim centre over the weekend with a local baby boom driving demand.

JUMP! Carrum Downs’ business owners and family friends Niya Shah and Mallika Shah bought the year-round swim school to address the region’s lack of dedicated baby learn-to-swim facilities. They dreamed of providing the fun life skill of swimming to local children.

Young mum Niya said,

“I am so happy about providing a personalised family service to not only get children safe around water but enjoying the water as a family.”


The biggest percentage of children enrolling at JUMP! Carrum Downs are babies aged from 3 to 12 months. These figures are in line with all 42 JUMP! Swim Schools sites currently teaching the fun life skill to 16,000 children and babies across Australia – 50% of which are babies.

 “As a mum to my 3-year-old boy Kavir, I am excited by just how beneficial JUMP! Swim Schools purpose-built boutique facility is for learning, with small classes free of distractions and to give kids the very best learn to swim experience available.

“After years working in the corporate world and stepping out to raise our young families, Mallika and I started looking for a family-friendly business that would allow us to enjoy making a difference to children’s lives, while still giving us the time to enjoy time with our family.”

Niya and Mallika are supported in the business by husbands Harry Shah and Adam Barot.

JUMP!’s family-friendly approach fosters close relationships with owners, teachers, children and parents. This makes for a familiar and safe environment, perfect for boosting the confidence in young swimmers. Our pools are heated to 32 degrees year-round with a system that exceeds regulated cleanliness and hygiene standards.

JUMP! swimming teachers are expert in teaching babies from three months of age! Only two classes are run simultaneously with numbers capped at six per class for babies, and four per class for independent swimmers. We have put specialised education back into learn-to-swim by crafting a tailored, competency-based program that is backed by the latest child care and teaching research.

JUMP! Swim Schools Carrum Downs is at No. 27, 684-700 Frankston Dandenong Road.