Our baby and parent classes work with the Swimming Teaching Association and Birthlight methods of teaching, using relaxed holds, water body balance, breath awareness, games & nursery rhymes.
Parents do not need to be able to swim and we are more than happy to teach parents how to feel more comfortable in the pool so they can enjoy the water with their baby. Lessons take place in water where you are able to stand and help will always be given to parents who are a little more anxious - the main aim is that the lessons are fun and relaxed, for both parent and baby.
We only practice elective submersions in our baby classes, meaning we do not teach or encourage forced submersions. We promote the gentle and natural approach of parents blowing bubbles, doing face dips and submerging themselves into the water, so the babies can watch and observe Mummy and Daddy enjoying the water and then choose to put their own face in when they are ready to.
Groups are kept small, from 4 to 6 baby and parent pairs to ensure a happy relaxed atmosphere.
Benefits of baby swimming: