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.
Learning should always be fun and through play!
A parent joins their baby in the water to help them develop their water confidence whilst learning through play. Using water games, toys, nursery rhymes and having lots of fun! Following 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 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, this ensures that we do not end up with more adults than babies in the classes each week! 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
3rd September – 15th December 2019
Saturday & Sunday: 14 lessons at £125.10 including award
Closed: 28th October – 3rd November (Half Term)
Priority booking for current swimmers for the next course starting January will end on Monday 4th November.
Course Dates & Fees
6th January – 5th April 2020
Saturday & Sunday: 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.