Why teach your baby to swim?
This year we are celebrating our 30th year of teaching babies to love the water. We teach babies key water safety techniques that have been proven to help save lives in a fun and nurturing environment through songs, play and word repetition. Babies are born with an innate dive reflex from birth which is enables them to control their breath underwater for short periods of time. They start to lose this reflex at about 6 -9 months so it is highly beneficial to try and start your baby's experience in water soon after birth.
As one of the first activities you can do with your new baby, swimming is a great way to help build your baby's heart and lung capacity, develop their cognitive skills and help with food and sleep patterns. It is also a lovely way of bonding with your new baby having that all important skin to skin contact in the pool and special one to one time where you concentrate on just you and your baby.
Swimming is beneficial to all babies where the warm water and the multi-sensory environment of the pool has a nurturing effect on your baby's natural development.
We aim to teach skills that not only teach your baby how to love the water, but to be confident and respectful of it.