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Swim Babies

4 months to 3 years

Baby Swimming Classes

Gentle and progressive
A gentle and progressive learn to swim and water safety programme. We work at each child’s pace with age appropriate practices.

Submersions and under water swimming is part of our baby swimming programme but not the main focus

Water safety
We’ll teach your baby to swim and help them learn safe behaviour routines.

We cover under water swimming and water safety skills enabling your child to jump in, turn around underwater and swim back to the side.

Our focus is on constant safe supervision and water safety. Lessons take place in a safe, positive and fun environment.

Teach your child a life saving skill plus have fun and bond with your child

Continuous development
The later stages of our course prepares children and builds their water confidence ready for classes without Mum or Dad.

When your child is 3 years old, they can move into our children’s lessons and continue to develop their swim skills up to the age of 12.

Swim Baby 1
Under 12 months old & HAVE NOT attended swimming lessons before.

Swim Baby 2
Under 12 months old & HAVE attended swimming lessons before OR aged 12 to 24 months.

Swim Baby 3
Aged 24 to 36 months.



3 to 12 years

Beginner to Advanced
Term time weekly swimming lessons for children aged 3 to 12 years of all abilities. Our lessons will help your child build confidence in the water, life skills and water safety.

Small classes
We have a maximum of 6 children per class to ensure every child gets special attention and extra help where needed.

We run different class levels at the same time so brothers and sisters of different abilities can swim together

FUN Awards Scheme
A structured, progressive and FUN Swimming Awards Scheme showing clear progression in our children’s swimming lessons from beginner to advanced levels.

Awards ceremonies
At the end of each swimming term we hold our Awards Ceremony and FUN day, a special day for the children and parents.

Friendly, caring teachers
Our child focused swimming instructors are Seriously FUN trained, DBS checked and hold a professional lifesaving qualification.

Stage 1
Non-swimmer unable to swim at least 5 metres on front and back independently without floats.

Stage 2
Can swim 5 metres on front and back independently without floats.

Stage 3
Can swim 10 metres on front and back independently without floats.

Stage 4
Can swim 10 metres front crawl with face in the water and 10 metres back stroke using arms.

Stage 5
Can tread water out of depth for 10 seconds, swim 25 metres back stroke, 10 metres breast stroke and breathe to the side while swimming front crawl.

Stage 6
Can swim 50 metres front crawl with breathing to the side, 50 metres back stroke, 25 metres breast stroke and swim under water for 5 metres.

Stage 7
Can swim 100 metres front crawl, 200 metres back stroke, 50 metres breast stroke, tread water out of depth for at least 1 minute and perform a forward roll.


Water safety lessons

Every term at all venues

Water Safety Lessons

We believe water safety is about learning good habits around water. Water safety begins at 4 months with our swim baby programme and continues through our kids lessons.

Your child will benefit from our water safety lessons, these are the foundation of our programme

Water safety for babies
Babies (and parents) learn water safety routines which develop with your child’s age.

These safety routines come together as the Water Safety Sequence where children are able to jump in, turn around underwater, swim back to the poolside and climb out.

Water safety for children
Every child takes part in our water safety lesson which takes place on the penultimate lesson of every term.

We purposely deliver our water safety message on this specific lesson as it tends to fall in line with holidays, a time when children may be around the swimming pool or sea and most at risk.

Water safety lesson format
On poolside, teachers go through the water safety code and age specific pictures to help get the water safety message across to their class.

Older children then have the opportunity to swim in their clothes, this helps them to understand the huge difference in weight and effort required to swim while clothed.