Join the Swim School EVERYONE is talking about. From newborn babies to adults.
Parents tell us seeing their baby underwater for the first time gives them mixed emotions (and we’ve seen it all from laughter to crying !) but when you see that your precious little one is fine and dandy and completely unfazed, you’ll be both amazed and surprised in the confidence this gives you both.
But don’t worry – we’re there will you to hold your hand and walk you through the whole process.
What’s more if you maintain a course subscription you’ll only pay our £15 sign up fee once !
You’ll need a Huggies Little Swimmer disposable swim nappy and a covering Neoprene AquaNappy. This ensures no leakage should baby have a little “accident” whilst in the pool. If you cant find these we have a large supply at our centre.
You can start at any time. In fact the youngest we have seen was just 2 days old.
No not at all. You can swim with or without inoculations. Some older midwives still give the wrong advice and ask you to wait. This is because there was a risk that the polio could be spread, but with new vaccine technology and the fact that polio is extremely rare there is now nothing to hold you back. Don’t believe us – just type When Can I start to swim with my baby into Google and you’ll find the same advice from the NHS.
Currently with COVID its just one parent in the pool with little one, but as soon as restrictions are removed, we’ll get back to allowing BOTH parents, even family members in the pool with little one (up to 2 adults).
Its exceedingly rare for little ones not to enjoy the experience. That being said it does happen sometimes. We do ask that you persevere as we find that even the most nervous babies start to get into it in the first 3 or 4 weeks. You can also speak with your teacher to see what exercises you can do at home to bring little one on leaps and bounds.