A gentle and progressive learn
to swim and water safety
programme designed especially
aged 4 to 36 months.
is to teach your baby to swim
and learn how to be safe around
your baby to swim
3 stage programme will help you
and your child learn
safe behaviour routines, under
water swimming and water safety
skills. Enable them to jump in
to the water, turn around
underwater and swim back to the
Teaching your child a
potentially life saving skill is
also a great way to have fun and
bond with your child.
swim at an early
age reduces the
fears, this in
itself offers a
The focus is on constant safe
supervision, water safety, CPR
and emergency procedures.
Lessons take place in a safe,
positive and fun environment.
included in our
programme but is
not the main
We always work at each child’s
individual pace with appropriate
and progressive practices.
Q. How do you teach
babies to swim?
A. We teach you to teach
your baby to swim in a
FUN and safe
your baby a potentially
life saving skill is
also a great way to have
fun and bond with your
Q. What will babies learn?
A. Most importantly, babies will learn to respect the water and be safe.
They will learn safe behaviour routines,
under water swimming, water safety skills and the
Safety Sequence. A child who is confident in the water will tend not to
panic if they should accidentally fall into water.
Q. Do I have to put my baby under water?
A. We only ever submerge a baby when both you and your baby are ready.
Although submersions are part of our programme, they are not the main focus.
For safety purposes submersions are limited and spread out during the
Q. Are your teachers qualified?
A. Our teachers are fully qualified STA or ASA swimming teachers with
specific qualifications to teach babies. Our teachers also go through our
Seriously FUN in-house training.
All baby swimming teachers hold a lifesaving qualification that includes
first aid and CPR skills.
Q. How big are the classes?
A. Classes have a maximum of 8 child and parent pairs. This creates a great
social atmosphere but also allows for individual attention where needed.
Q. How do your courses run?
A. Typically, 3 courses are run per year in line with school terms. Each
course lasts about 12 to 14 weeks.
Q. Do you have an awards scheme?
A. As part of the Seriously FUN award scheme, your child will receive a FREE
personalised certificate with your child's name during our presentation
ceremony at the end of term. Your child will also receive a
FREE awards file to keep safe all
those hard earned certificates.
Q. How do I re-book for another course?
A. Existing customers will be given a priority place on the next course.
Payments can be made online, by calling
the office or sending payment by post.
Q. Can I pay in instalments?
A. Yes, existing customers can pay in 2 instalments by cheque. The 1st
instalment is payable when booking and the 2nd instalment is post dated for
the start of term.
Q. What are safe behaviour routines?
A. From your babies first lesson they will start to learn safe behaviour
routines. These routines become more important as your baby begins to walk
and talk. No child is ever 'water safe' or 'drown proof' so it is the
responsibility of adults to ensure children are safe. Insisting on safe
habits around water at an early age could safe your child’s life.
Swim Babies 123 awards
Our Swim Babies 123 course is a 3
7 certificate levels.
Swim Baby 1 (everyone
Certificate level 1
Develop water confidence
Introduce under water
Water safety skills
Introduce safe behaviour
Swim Baby 2
Certificate levels 2
relationships based on
Gain water confidence
and self confidence
Develop under water
Develop water safety
Develop safe behaviour
Swim Baby 3
Certificate levels 6
Gain independence from
Provide an opportunity
for peer play
Strengthen under water
Strengthen water safety
Link skills into the
*The Safety Sequence:
confidently and independently
jump in then turn around
underwater and swim back to the
side and climb out.
Our mission is to teach babies, toddlers and
children to swim in a safe and FUN way. At Seriously
FUN Swimming Schools, we believe
in continuous swimming development from baby
swimming through to our advanced swim classes for
children. Babies can join our baby swimming lessons
at any age from 4 months to 3 years and unlike some
other swim schools we take babies over 12
months. Water safety is our main priority. From
water safety routines with Mother and baby to water
safety lessons in
our kids swimming lessons, children learn good
habits and how to be safe around water.