Because it’s educational, potentially life-saving and really good fun!
Swimming is one of the few things your baby can do from birth and it’s one of the healthiest activities for you too.
In water, little ones are able to exercise every muscle in their body – including some they wouldn’t yet find on land. Whilst the emphasis in our sessions is on strengthening the bond between parent and child, swimming from birth is also excellent for their development.
A weekly swim session will help them develop physically, emotionally and mentally. From the word go they’ll be learning to respond to voice commands, which is fantastic stimulation for a newborn baby’s brain.
Babies who swim on a regular basis develop a respect for water and can be taught potentially lifesaving skills. And these skills kick in from remarkably early on, proven by the fact that Water Babies pupils as young as two years old have saved themselves from drowning.
Choosing a swim school
Some classes will simply get your child used to the pool while others are more structured, with a distinct course progression designed to help them hit key milestones. The Water Babies programme is endorsed by the national governing body for swimming, Swim England, and gives young swimmers the chance to progress into mainstream swimming lessons earlier, enabling them to continue their aquatic adventure as they grow.