start classes with your baby from 3 months!
When you introduce your baby to swimming early, it prepares them to be confident swimmers later in life. Swimming is a natural experience for babies, and Swimming Nature's planned activities will achieve much more than just letting your baby splash about!
you're a vital part of the learning process
We offer 30-minute classes with up to eight baby/parent couples in a pool whose ambient temperature averages 30° C. We are teaching you how to teach your baby to swim and you will play a vital part in their love of swimming and the water.
We have three separate age-group classes for babies -
- 3-12 months
- 1-2 years
- 2-3 years
Progression between these stages will not only be dependent on baby's age and development but also on the effective application of our modules and use of progressive practices in our classes. Your teacher will advise you when your baby is ready for the next step.
building bonds through water play
As you reassure and guide your baby through our lesson activities, it'll strengthen the bond between you. The lessons are very sociable and will give you the opportunity to make new friends together.
helping your baby develop physically and mentally
Our instructors teach in the pool using natural buoyancy to improve your baby's co-ordination and balance, develop muscle control and strengthen their heart and lungs. Progressive exercises encourage them to move independently, hold onto the side and boost their confidence in the water. But more than that, our unique Swimming Nature programme also uses words, symbols, sounds and gestures - teaching your baby to respond to commands which can help facilitate mental alertness and improve their level of understanding. Fun activities stimulate their memory, problem solving and abstract thinking.
what will your child learn?
Learning to swim as a baby will teach your child to be wonderfully confident in the water. Introducing babies to underwater swimming requires a very gentle and gradual process. The weekly and gradual repetition and a carefully controlled structure mean babies happily and quickly become familiar with it. They will come to understand what will happen next, recognising commands that precipitate going underwater. Your baby will gradually build their skills and, by the age of two, should be able to complete short underwater swims towards their parent or to the side of the pool. The underwater work forms a small proportion of what happens in our classes and the majority of the lesson takes place on the surface.
find out how your baby will benefit