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What we'll teach you

We'll teach you to teach your baby to swim. From lesson one, we'll get your little one used to the sensation of the water, developing their natural instincts and transforming these into core aquatic skills.

By the end of our programme, your little one will be swimming freely using different strokes and be able to keep themselves safe in and around the water.

We work closely with Swim England, the national governing body for swimming and we've woven their learn to swim framework through our programme. So you'll be simply amazed at the progress they've made. 

And not only will they be able to swim independently and have learnt a skill for life - they will have grown in confidence too.

How our lessons work

Our lessons are intimate, with a maximum of 10 little ones, a carer per child and one of our teachers in the pool at any one time.

They're 30 minutes long and take place each week, so it's a wonderful way to bond with your baby away from the craziness of life. 

Skills are taught through song, play and repetition, so there's never a dull moment when you're in the pool. 

Our teachers will tailor each lesson to your little one's ability, so it's only when they're ready that we're ready.

Age 0-1

What skills will my little one learn?

In their first year with us, your little one will begin a brilliant foundation in swimming. 

We’re passionate about holistic learning, and our water quests and adventures are tailored to every stage, prioritising your little ones personal development, and nurturing every little mind, body and soul through swimming and play. 

For babies, our classes provide a sensory playground and give parents and little ones the bonding time that’s so important; but as children get older, the program has the scope to develop as they do – becoming more engaging and deepening in relevance and meaning.

We'll help them kick their legs, while reaching for toys in the pool will encourage them to stretch out to develop their swimming arms. They'll start their first steps in aquatic breathing through activities like blowing bubbles (and you'll get to join in the fun too). Their first underwater swims will gently build on their natural gag reflex, and they'll soon learn how to control their breath so it becomes a learned action.  

We'll also work on building their physical ability and strengthening their core. Floating is a key part of the first year, as it forms the foundation of learning to swim and helps with water confidence. And at the heart of everything we do is safety. We'll teach your baby to hold on to the side of the pool and the basics of how to respond in an emergency situation. 

Age 1-3

What skills will my little one learn?

At the age when a child’s progression really comes to the forefront, learning to swim can be a platform for progression in other areas.

Oceans of Imagination’ introduces immersive, fantastical worlds and dynamic characters that will take little ones on a vibrant and stimulating learning journey. Using tried and tested techniques, we’ve created an experience where learners will unlock new challenges as their skills develop and uncover missions around core aquatic skills, swimming strokes, and water safety milestones that will help them grow their water confidence.

We'll build on the fundamental skills they've learnt in the first year, and with your support help them to gain more independence. They'll now start to use their arms and legs on their own and be able to travel small distances in the water by themselves. We'll use songs, games and activities to help them learn through guided play. They'll be introduced to our 'Echo school', which will help them learn basic life skills like counting, sorting and identifying colours. Their technique will have improved too and we'll now start to introduce them to basic breaststroke. 

Their aquatic breathing will now have developed, and they'll start to blow bubbles rhythmically. This is important in developing their front crawl technique, and we'll encourage them to start to roll to breathe when swimming short distances. 

Age 3-5

What skills will my little one learn?

Using gamification techniques learners will unlock new challenges as their skills develop and uncover missions around core aquatic skills, swimming strokes, and water safety milestones.

Now your little one is really showing off their strength. They'll learn to push off from the wall on their front and back, working on that important streamlining. They will also gain confidence to swim without trying to touch the floor or using any floats, and we'll develop their independence more so they're able to swim longer distances. 

They'll learn how to swim down to the pool floor and pick up an object, and will be able to sit and dive into the water independently and swim using their awesome technique. We'll teach them how to perform a roly-poly in the water, that long-term could become a fancy tumble-turn!  

Through Echo school, we'll work on their language skills and we'll encourage them to discuss their favourite activities. And now, not only can they save themselves, but they'll also be able to demonstrate how to help a friend in danger and recognise the safety flags at the beach.

So not only will they be super little swimmers, but they will have learnt lots of skills to prepare them for school and their confidence will be boundless graduating Water Babies as the newest members of our Swimvincibles.

5 years of swimming!

My daughter has been swimming with water babies since she was 6 weeks old she is now 5, loves swimming and very confident in the water. Living by the sea it is important to me that she is confident and knows how to be safe in and around water.


Water Babies lessons are such good fun

Water Babies lessons are such good fun for both the children and the adults with them. The swimming instructors are excellent- caring, friendly, fun but clear and informative. I can’t rate Waterbabies high enough!


Great experience with water babies

We absolutely loved taking her daughter swimming! The pool water and room was the perfect temperature which made it relaxing. The instructor was perfect - warm, informative, understanding and fun. We felt very safe and confident during and afterwards. Definitely recommend! Thank you.


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