Swimming lessons for 2-4 year-olds
At Mini Swimming we believe that every child is different and just because they are a certain age does not necessarily mean that they are ready to be in the pool without mum or dad or that you want to stay dry! We offer a range of classes so you can pick the one that best suits your child’s needs now and when they are ready we move them on to the next stage. Everything we do is child led to make sure we have happy, confident children in our pools. We can teach any child to swim but a child who is happy to come swimming, looks forward to their lessons and feels confident in their class will learn quicker but more importantly will have a life long positive association with swimming. Too many swim schools dictate that children must swim alone when they are 21/2 or 3 or swim with ‘babies’ and this can cause some very upset children. Our lives are so busy and our time with our little ones so precious that we need our time together to be fun and supportive.
When it comes to deciding on a class think about your child. Are they going to be happy to get in without you? Are they going to listen and follow instructions? Can they be safe in the water by holding the bar and their float when they are asked to? If you’re not sure you should think about a parent and child option. It’s not forever. It can be treated as an introduction time where they get to know us, the pool and how it all works. Then when they’re bobbing around not needing you we can talk about changing class. The classes below are your options.
Seahorse (2-3yr olds)
Parent and child Sea turtle (3-6yrs)
Mini Sea turtle (3-4yr olds)
Once a child is ready to swim without mum or dad, which is usually around 3 and a half we move them to a Mini turtle class which is a structured class where parents are poolside and we are focusing on learning to swim without aids. This class uses language specifically for 3-4yr olds and has a pace to match. We still have fun in this class and we all look forward to coming, but we also look forward to assessment week and giving out those first 5m and beyond certificates. On assessment week there’s not a dry eye in the house! Including the teachers….