Swimming lessons help to strengthen the bond between parent and baby as well as introducing babies to their peers and encouraging social interaction.
The lack of gravity in water helps to improve co-ordination and balance and develops excellent muscle control.
New words, symbols, sounds and gestures are introduced throughout the programme to improve a baby’s vocabulary and use of language, and to stimulate their brains.
Swimming lessons improve memory, problem solving, and abstract thought abilities in a stimulating and safe environment.
Imaginative play is used and encouraged throughout lessons. Parents can use the exercises at home and away from lessons too.
Progressive exercises encourage independence in the water. For example holding onto the side of the pool, instead of a parent, boosts baby confidence and reduces subsequent fear of the water.