What is baby swimming?
Baby and Toddler swimming introduces young swimmers to the water with an adult. Our lessons are created to make swimming fun, using exciting play activities and songs. You will learn how to hold and support your baby and stimulate his/her natural swimming reflexes in a fun and safe environment.
Can my baby start classes at any age?
My baby hasn’t had all the immunisations yet – is it safe to swim?
As explained above, we accept babies from six weeks onto our courses. It is a great idea to get your newborn baby swimming as soon as possible as they tend to be naturally comfortable in water when they are very young. Obviously we want you to be completely happy with our courses – so please let us know if you’d prefer to be on a waiting list first so you secure your place with us.
What should I wear to lessons?
What should my baby wear to lessons?
Will I need equipment for lessons?
For parent and child classes you will only need to bring a woggle (sold online here), your swimwear, babies nappy and swimwear and towels (for after lessons).
For child only lessons you will need a woggle, float and armbands.
All items can be bought online and collected from the Stanway or Dunmow pools. For other pools please contact your pool: Swim Shop
I can’t swim, can I still participate?
Will I have to put my baby underwater?
Mini Swimming lessons are designed for both you and your baby to make the most from your time in the water. We would never force anyone to do anything they were not happy doing and we understand that not all parents would like the idea of submerging their baby underwater. A cue in the form of a wet test is always carried out to make sure that babies are ready, and most importantly happy to swim underwater. Most importantly however – there is such a scope of such fantastic activities that we can do with you for baby swimming – it’s not just about babies being underwater. We focus on every element that we can teach you through our courses.