I don't live int the Brisbane area but i am a Infant Swim instructor and have had my own children in the pool since 6 weeks of age.
Some of the questions you should ask are:
1. Water temputure - babies can get cold quite quickly
2. Auswim Qualified
3. How long are you expected to say in the water with them - where i work we wean mum/dad out of the water by 18 -24 months of age, other don't wean mum out of the water till 3 1/2 - 4 years (this can be a problem if you think you may have another baby)
4. Makeups - what happens when your baby is sick do you lose that class or are you able to make it up at a different time.
5. Size of the class - it is better to have smaller rather than larger classes - we only have six babies at a time.
What to look for in a good swim school
1. Sound horrible but if it is difficult to get a place in a class then it is normally a good school
2. The pool is it clean
3. The instructors how confident are they with babies
4. Facilities for getting you baby dressed and undressed - remembering that you will be wet at the same time
5. Pram Access
6. Do they teach older kids as well eg school age - important if you child ends up wanting to do swimming as a sport,
The best way to access if a swim school is good is to ring them and ask if you can come and look at a class being taucht - if you like the look at it ask if it is possible to have some trial lessons before you pay all that money.
If you have any other question you can email me on [email protected]