Award-winning Baby Swimmers works on the concept that babies are born with the natural ability to swim and enjoy the water – after all, they have been living in fluid for the last 40 or so weeks. Having a natural reflex that means they instinctively move their arms and legs when placed in water means that teaching swimming at a young age is much more effective than waiting until children are older.
Baby Swimmers encourages very young babies to learn to swim through utilising this natural urge as well as including games, music and movement in the swimming lessons. This keeps the babies happy and engaged so that they can begin to understand what they can achieve in the water. The classes should act as a foundation for babies to begin to swim unaided.
There is no lower age limit for Baby Swimmers – it can begin as soon as both parent and child are ready to start learning. It’s a great way for parents to bond with their little ones in a safe and secure environment whilst also teaching them how to move through water confidently.
Courses are paid for in advance in 10 week blocks and for parents who want to ensure they are fully prepared there is an online shop to buy clothing, toys and towels ready to begin learning this essential life skill.