Little Swimmers classes are similar in principle to Little Splashers and are about building water confidence for you and your child. Swimming with children is a safe and gentle activity, but classes provide parents with the support to relax and enjoy the experience. Activities are based around core skills of swimming and encouraging different body positions to facilitate that.
Swimming lessons for preschool children age 3-4
Children will be able to gain more control of their bodies in this group and enjoy lots of splashing and bubbles. They will then progress to jumping in, kicking their legs and starting to travel on their own.
How do our classes work?
These classes are run on a weekly basis during the school terms. They are booked in half termly blocks and priority is given to those already attending lessons to renew towards the end of each term. Any unallocated spaces will then be offered to those on our waiting list. Either mum, dad or grandparents are welcome to attend sessions with your baby but we request that only one adult is present in the water with them at any time.
Woodlawn School swimming pool – Monkseaton
Tuesday swimming session times:
Who are they for?
These classes are for children age 3-4 years attending lessons without their parents. Instructors go in the water with the children to provide them with the additional support to complete activities alongside the instructor.
Benefits of Little Swimmers classes
- Increased social interaction
- Meet other families in your area
- Improve confidence with your little one in the water
- Gentle movements in the water helps to tone your child’s muscles and facilitate development
- Improves sleeping and eating patterns
Woodlawn School swimming pool
There is no set area for parking and we are not permitted to use the school car park at all. There are places to park along the street but please be aware of the disabled parking bays and dropped kerbs.
The pool is down the driveway between Woodlawn School and Langley First school, you will see the pool on your right. As you approach the main entrance you will see a fire door to your right with ramped access. Please use this entrance and not the main school entrance. There is a key pad to get in and you will be informed of the code when registering. Prams and pushchairs may be brought into the lobby area but are not to be taken into the changing areas at all.
No food or drink may be consumed in the pool area or within the changing rooms for hygiene reasons.
For those attending the Little Splashers classes we require a double nappy policy. Babies should wear a disposable swim nappy and a neoprene swim nappy over the top. This helps prevent any possible leaking from the nappy.