Our Parent and Baby classes are for swimmers who are age three months – two years and are held at our Lee Chapel Pool in Basildon on Saturday afternoons from 12.45pm, please call to discuss availability & to book a place.
Learning should always be relaxed, fun & through play!
Each week a parent joins their baby in the water to help them develop water confidence whilst learning through play. During our classes we play games, use lots of toys, sing nursery rhymes and have lots of water fun! We follow the Swim England Discovery Duckling awards program (Discovery Duckling Awards) which aims to help babies, toddlers and parents to become happy and water confident together.
We are also an Aqua Sensory Advanced Swim School & Tribe member, we share the ethos that children & parents need time to develop, learn & explore together at their own pace – the pool is the perfect place!
We have a maximum of only seven “pairs” booked into each class, to ensure that there are enough parents & babies attending each week to give the class group a fun interaction and social bonding experience, but still keeping the group size small enough to ensure that we deliver first class lessons in a safe, calm and relaxed learning environment.
Please Note: We do not include any forced submersion during our classes. We believe that any submersion should only be included when the child is ready and willing to try. During classes we use “jump in” & collection of “toys and sinkers ” from under the water surface to get swimmers used to voluntarily going under the water when they are ready. We have one parent only accompanying their baby each week, this ensures that we do not end up with more adults than babies in the class! You can of course alternate each week so that both parents have the opportunity to enjoy the classes.
The double Swim Nappy system must be used during these classes www.splashabout.com.
You are able to join at any time during a course if space is available and pay only for the remaining classes from that point.
Course Dates & Fees
6th January – 5th April 2020
Saturday afternoon from 12.45pm: 12 lessons at £107.80 including award
Closed: 17th – 23rd February (Half Term)
Priority booking for current swimmers for the next course starting April will end on 2nd March 2020.
April – July 2020
Monday 20th April – Sunday 19th July
Saturday 12 lessons at £107.80 including award
Closed: 25th May – 31st May (Half Term)
Priority booking for current swimmers for the next course starting September will end on 7th June 2020.
September – December 2020
Wednesday 2nd September – Tuesday 15th December
Saturday 14 lessons at £125.10 including award
Closed: 26th October – 1st November (Half Term)
Priority booking for current swimmers for the next course starting January will end on Sunday 1st November 2020.