Splash and Swim, is a local swim school based in Whitley Bay, offering swimming lessons to babies, toddlers and children at Woodlawn School swimming pool in Monkseaton, Beacon Hill School swimming pool in Wallsend and Percy Hedley School swimming pool in Killingworth. We initially taught primary school aged children but have recently expanded to include babies, toddlers and twins.
These classes are a gentle introduction to the water for parent and baby using the therapeutic properties of the water as a bonding experience that will build mum’s confidence with baby together in the water.
These pre-school classes are similar in principle to Little Splashers but without parent participation. Focus is still on play, movement and water confidence.
These classes are for children to access on their own whilst their parents remain poolside. We follow the national Learn to Swim award scheme from Swim England.
Swimming pool facilities
We currently use three pools for our swimming lessons: Woodlawn School swimming pool – Monkseaton, Beacon Hill School swimming pool – Wallsend and Percy Hedley School swimming pool - Killingworth. We find that the increased temperatures in the hydrotherapy pools allows the children to remain focused on the activities and not become as distracted.