We teach swim classes from birth through to  preschool aged children.

Our 5* rated

baby and toddler learn to swim classes start from birth and go all the way up to preschool age. Your child will join their own swim squad, and experience age and stage appropriate activities and development as they progress through our learn to swim programme, gaining confidence, learning safety skills and having a lot of fun on the way.

Bubble Squad - Baby 6 to 12 months
Getting inquisitive in the pool

Our Baby Bubble Squad will be making a real splash as they discover their ability to zoom through the pool with your support! Following baby’s lead and their developing reflexes, we explore the pool together. You and baby both have more confidence now and we are able to play more participation and imagination games. As baby’s strength is growing we can challenge them through play at an individual pace. Baby has a better grip and coordination now and is able to recognise their cues to splash, kick and submerge. You will be enjoying the teamwork between you and baby and feel proud of the progress they make each week. 

Splash Squad - Toddler 1 to 2 years
Getting moving in the pool

This is a very fun stage. The Splash Squad love to splash, kick and zoom through the pool; Getting wobbly as we practise our balance and having lots of fun, climbing out, jumping in, and chasing down toys. Your little one’s mobility is improving all the time and at this age we start to see them strive for independence so we can try out swim fins and noodles. You will work as a team developing your child’s listening skills for following instruction as well as allowing them to take the lead. It is vital that our listening skills are as good as the little ones so we share discovering the pool together, giving your child ownership of their experience and a feeling of confidence and control. Very important for our toddlers!

Surf Squad - Toddler 2 to 3 years
I can do it!

Our Surf Squad are working towards independent swimming, supported when needed by swim aids rather than by parent holds. Navigating the pool and taking the lead in our pool adventures, they’ll love the freedom and confidence they have in the water. Their core strength has improved and they are now able to swim alongside you getting a feel for propulsion. Once you little one is steady we set them loose! Lots of adventurous and imaginative play happens in these classes to get our squad excited and engaged, so they are working hard while having lots of fun. We are also start preparing them for the transition from parent classes to child only classes which we want to be natural and easy, and only when your little Surfer is ready. 

Pre-School Flipper Squad
Off I go!

Our Flipper Squad are getting ready for swimming solo, with far less support and much more confidence and independence. As well as working on swim skills, we work on our listening skills and will work with different swim aids as required, showing off our skills, developing our technique and working up to independent swims on front and back and starting our distance badges. Most of the classes for this age group are parent and child and a limited number are child only, where your child will be in the pool solo, with you watching from poolside.

*Please do not book into a ‘child only’ class without inquiring with us first as if you aren’t already swimming with us, we do recommend booking a parent and child class until we have assessed your child’s capability and confidence for swimming solo at such a young age.*

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