We’ll teach you to teach your baby to swim. From lesson one, we’ll get your little one used to the sensation of the water, developing their natural instincts and transforming these into core aquatic skills.
By the end of our programme, your little one will be swimming freely using different strokes and be able to keep themselves safe in and around the water.
And not only will they be able to swim independently and have learnt a skill for life – they will have grown in confidence too.
Our lessons are intimate, with a maximum of 10 little ones, a carer per child and one of our teachers in the pool at any one time.
They’re 30 minutes long and take place each week, so it’s a wonderful way to bond with your baby away from the craziness of life.
Skills are taught through song, play and repetition, so there’s never a dull moment when you’re in the pool.
Our teachers will tailor each lesson to your little one’s ability, so it’s only when they’re ready that we’re ready.
Your baby can start swimming with us straight from birth. But if your little one is premature, always check with your doctor before starting your lessons. As long as your baby is deemed medically fit, it should be absolutely fine for them to attend lessons once they are past their due date.
Babies love familiarity, so getting them used to the water beforehand will help them prepare for the lesson.
Having a bath or shower together is the perfect place to start. Laugh, play, splash and natter with your baby to reassure them that being in the water is a fun, safe place to be.
If you can, pop down to your local pool. You don’t have to be there long, but getting them used to the atmosphere of the pool will mean they’re more relaxed for their first lesson.
All you need is comfortable swimwear and a towel. Bring goggles if you’d like to go underwater too (make sure they have clear lenses). But don’t worry, if you’re not a confident swimmer you won’t be forced to go underwater.
We’ve had many babies swim with us with eczema, so recommend smoothing prescribed barrier cream over the affected parts before popping them into a sun suit. If you’re ever unsure, do speak to a health professional for advice on your baby’s skin.
Every pool provides changing room facilities which are suitable for you and your baby. Bringing your changing mat also means that no matter where your lesson is, you can easily change your baby comfortably and safely.
Carers and babies need to be ready to jump in as soon as the class before them has finished! We would recommend arriving 15 minutes before your lesson to give you and your baby plenty of time to get ready.