Babies and toddlers

Our classes help children to become familiar with the water, and to develop a love and respect for any aquatic environment.

Classes are safe, friendly, warm and fun, with lots of toys, play and songs - and a qualified teacher will be in the water guiding you and your child at all times. Classes are 25 minutes long with a maximum of 7 children per group. 

Skills your child will learn

  • Floating on their stomach
  • Floating on their back
  • Kicking
  • Pulling
  • Turning and rolling
  • Submersion
  • Blowing bubbles and breath control

We may use some swimming aids for a short time during class, but they can restrict your child's mobility and affect natural buoyancy, so we don't use them for long.

What to bring

  • Togs and towel for you and your child
  • A thermal/woollen vest under their swim wear to keep them warm
  • Please only use a swim nappy in the pool over a pair of snug fitting togs or pants
  • A snack and drink for after the lesson

Tips for your first lesson

  • Feeding your child at least an hour before class means the will have enough energy for the class
  • Arrive early so you're feeling relaxed
  • Maintain eye contact and talk and sing a lot to your child. Keep your child submerged to shoulder level.
  • Give your child freedom and try not to be over cautious, but if your child is cautious explore at their pace
  • After swimming wrap your child in a dry towel and dress warmly straight away
  • If your child is ill, please don't bring them to class - for their safety and to protect other pool users. If your child has been vomiting or has had diarrhoea, please avoid the pool for 3 days.

Contact us

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask one of our teachers on 07 571 4757.