Swimming lessons for babies, toddlers and juniors
Taking your child swimming is one of the most wonderful experiences you can do together. It’s a great way to bond with your child and an enjoyable way for you to interact and relax together.
Our swimming lessons identify a clear pathway for babies, toddlers and young children and we offer classes in multiple locations and offer a wide range of times to fit in with your busy lifestyle.
Little Splashers - for babies from 0-24 months
Little Swimmers - for toddlers aged 2-3½
Splash and Swim - for juniors aged 3½ years upwards
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. We will teach you different positions to support your child in the pool to enable them to explore the water through different songs and activities. These sessions allow plenty of skin contact, which promotes bonding, and helps you and your baby relax and become more confident in the water environment.
These classes are similar in principle to Little Splashers and are about building water confidence for you and your child. Swimming with babies 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. 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.
These classes are for children to access on their own whilst their parents remain poolside. We follow the Swim England national award scheme and their Learn to Swim programme. Development of water confidence and introduction of basic water skills. Further progression into stroke technique and more complex skills, increasing distances and stamina and effieciency of each of the different strokes.