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 or guardian enjoying the water and then choose to put their own face in when they are ready to copy.
Groups are kept small, to ensure a happy relaxed atmosphere.
Benefits of baby swimming:
Introduce your baby to the wonderful world of swimming! This class is suitable for all babies from 2 months to 9 months old. Babies do not need to have had their vaccinations to start swimming, see more details from the NHS here.
Whether this is their first time in the pool or they've been swimming for a while, babies ages 10 - 18 months will explore the water in their own way, learning to kick, splash and blow bubbles!
You can join any class at any time, no need to wait until the start of term.
Babies and children who are not potty trained yet must wear the ‘double nappy system’, otherwise they cannot go into the water.
The double nappy system is a disposable swim nappy with a neoprene swim nappy over the top.