Baby Swimming Lessons
Swimming Lessons for Babies
Here at Aqua Babe we have taught thousands of babies, toddlers and children to swim and give them the ability to safely navigate water. Making it fun, every kick of the way!
Your Local Pool
Our classes are held at the Junction Leisure Centre in Broadstone, giving our students and parents the a great place to learn. With male, female and family changing facilities as well as a gallery for class viewing we’re able to keep the pre and post swimming experience as comfortable as possible.
The classes follow progressive lesson plans ensuring that they improve week on week. While the classes are structured, it is vital that the children also have fun and we do our best to ensure that there are elements of fun. This allows our students to develop their swimming skills week on week without it feeling like work.
Benefits for your Baby
Being in the water will come naturally to your baby. The water gives babies a sense of calm and allows them to move freely and unrestricted. Early swimming has a number of benefits for baby including motor skill and cognitive development.
Research has suggested that babies who swim are often more alert for their age and have better eating and sleeping patterns. Not only is swimming a fun activity it also helps child development.
When should I start baby swimming lessons?
Your baby will need to be 12 lbs or 12 weeks old before they should enter the pool. The average starting age for babies is around 2 months, but this can vary as and when the baby and parent is ready.
I can’t swim, can I still do lessons?
The pool at The Junction has two shallow ends at 0.9m (around hip height). This means that even if you can’t swim or you’re not confident you will be able to walk in the pool. Don’t forget, we’ll also be there with you every step of the way to ensure you have a great experience.
We’ll never ask you to go underwater.
Five reasons to teach your baby to swim:
Improved social Interaction
Health and developmental benefits
Better eating and sleeping patterns
Parent Baby Bonding
Learning water safety
Both of my girls started swimming lessons with Kim at the age of 5 months. Both are able to swim without any aid, thanks to her patience and skill. Kim knows when to support them, and when to push them, because they need it! They always leave swimming lessons with a smile.
After 5 years and 2 children I regard Kim as part of the family! She has encouraged and supported my little ones through the highs and lows of learning to swim. She has made me feel happy and welcome as both a frightened new mum and as a old time regular. Her techniques are caring yet firm and she has been the major factor in creating two confident little aqua-babes who just adore the water. I can not thank or recommend Kim enough.
Suzie, Daisy and Georgia