Developed with science, taught with passion

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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 program, 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 UK national governing body for swimming and we've woven their learn to swim framework through our program. 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, one carer per child and one of our teachers in the pool at any one time.

They're 30 minutes long and take place once a 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 use carefully considered swim positions and activities to help your baby gain their confidence in the water from the get-go. 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 develop the strength to pull themselves out should they get into trouble. 

Age 1-2

What skills will my little one learn?

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 'Bubba school', which will help them learn basic life skills like counting, sorting and identifying colours. 

Through group activities, our teachers will provide the environment to encourage interaction in the class, helping nurture your little one's social development. 

Here, your child will further their safety knowledge, and start to learn how to move across the side of the pool and climb out. 

Age 2-3

What skills will my little one learn?

Building again on the foundations they've created, they'll now progress to swimming a few metres on both their front and back, with a little support. 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. 

We'll start to teach your little one pool rules, and basic treading water. We'll theme our activities to help grow your little one's imaginations, and Bubba school will include storytelling and help them to communicate their emotions. 

Age 3-4

What skills will my little one learn?

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 streamlining their body position. 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. We'll teach them how to perform a roly-poly in the water, that long-term could become a fancy tumble-turn!  

Through Bubba school, we'll work on their language skills and we'll encourage them to discuss their favourite activities.

Age 4-5

What skills will my little one learn?

In their final year of their Water Babies journey, your child's swimming ability will amaze you. Their technique and strength will really progress as they achieve greater and greater accomplishments. They'll even be doing some basic butterfly legs and will enjoy showing off their skills. Now they've really become a true water baby. 

And now, not only can they save themselves, but they'll also be able to demonstrate how to help a friend in danger and follow pool safety rules.

And you'll really see how far they've come (a push and glide and swim for around 10 metres on their front and back to be precise!). Those bubble dips in year one have now transformed into turning their head and rotating their body to breathe as they show off their swimming strokes. This is the year where it all comes together. 

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. 

We love swimming

So friendly, my daughter loves swimming. I would recommend to anyone! So worth the money!

Amber Watkinson

Water Babies is FAB

My son and I have loved our water babies journey - it's great fun and teaches important skills not only swimming but how to be safe - and FLOAT!!

Trusted Customer

Loved every minute of Water Babies

Excellent customer service. All staff were a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend them.

Sarah Williams

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