Toddler Swimming

Our lessons are popular with children and parents alike. We offer a safe, fun, water-based environment and teach effective swimming skills to boost your toddler’s confidence and ability.

Our swimming pool was built especially for babies and children. The bottom and sides are padded, it is shallow enough for all toddlers to stand up at one end and there is no chlorine in the water. Sanitation is provided by an ultraviolet system, meaning chemicals are kept to an absolute minimum.

Through progressive teaching practices children will learn how to master their breath control and how to propel themselves through the water. We use the Birthlight method of teaching, which encourages free movement in the water at a time when your toddler is both physically and emotionally ready.

Using the wonder of their imagination and by playing challenging yet fun games, they will learn new water safety and stroke development skills on their journey to independent swimming.

We do this by:

  • Working at the child’s pace: Promoting independence in the water, at the right time, enables their confidence to flourish.
  • Lesson Planning: Carefully planned weekly sessions, which focus on breathing, swimming skills and having fun both above and under the water.
  • Focusing on safety: To ensure every child understands the importance of safe behaviour around water.
  • Repetition: Repetition of activities enables positive learning; every week the sessions repeat previously learned skills and also adds in new ones.
  • Adopting a gentle approach: Remaining focused on the parent-child relationship, and when ready, allowing the child to explore their own capabilities.
  • Having fun!!

Because our teaching method is sensitive to the abilities of each individual child, we do not follow a strict program of training the child to meet a certain level of ability. Instead, our approach centres on safety, having fun, and swimming with your child in an environment free from expectations and pressure to meet criteria based on performance. Our lesson plans are flexible enough to ensure that progression is made in swimming ability at the child’s pace without pressure or force.

Bookings & Class Availability  

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How to Book

Toddler Swimming Classes for 1 to 3 year olds, booked in 10 week terms.

Payment options:
Whole term payment £130.00 inc vat.
Payment can be made in two instalments of £67.50 inc vat each.

Due to our gentle, child led approach it is possible to join at anytime during the term and pay on pro-rata basis.

Groups are limited to 8 children per class with one parent in the water. There are three spare spaces in each session which can be used by anyone to bring someone else along e.g: mummy, daddy, auntie, sibling, grandparent etc. These spaces are free of charge and can be booked one week in advance.

Swimming term dates for 2017:
Term 1: Wednesday 4th January to Tuesday 14th March
Term 2: Wednesday 15th March to Tuesday 23rd May
Term 3: Wednesday 24th May to Tuesday 1st August
Term 4: Wednesday 2nd August to Tuesday 10th October
Term 5: Wednesday 11th October to Tuesday 19th December

If no courses are showing in the timetable below, please scroll forward through the calendar to find the next start date.

To make a booking or enquire about spaces please contact us here or call us on 01733 707 808

Please ensure you view our Booking Terms & Conditions before making a booking with us.

Special thanks to Keri Duckett, Adam Jay, Mae Burke, Jo Rodgers and Nicola Gwyther for their wonderful talent and spectacular photographs. Keri Duckett: www.keriduckett.com | Nicola Gwyther: www.underwater-art.co.uk | Mae Burke: maeburkephotography.com | Jo Rodgers: Willow Photography
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