Baby Swimming lessons (water awareness)
Early introduction to water may prevent aquaphobia which is more likely to develop as a child grows older. Safety in and around water. Becoming acquainted with submersion may prevent fear and panic when in and around water thus reducing their chances of drowning.
Opportunity to bond with the parent. It develops self-confidence and encourages independence, helps to overcome separation anxiety. Gives your child a sense of accomplishment and achievement, enhances sensory stimulation in a fun-filled atmosphere, swimming improves cardiovascular fitness.
Asthmatics benefit by exercise in warm moist air around pools. And babies learn to relax in the water and the exercise improves their appetites and they sleep better.
Our pools are indoors, heated throughout the year and hygienically maintained. The water is tested regularly by reputable pool companies / laboratories.
Market related rates, by qualified, committed and consistent instructors, who attend yearly CPR and First Aid courses to maintain their high standards.
Motor and physical development
- Babies can exercise all muscle groups in water, 2
- It improves and develops good muscle tone and balance
- Improves hand/eye and basis of bilateral co-ordination
- Encourages hand to midline, then crossing of midline and eventually bilateral co-ordination
- Improves your child’s spacial and body awareness as well as the motor planning skills.
In the baby swim classes,
Babies from the age of 6 months to 3 years are taught with the parent in the pool on basic water orientation, water awareness . Safety skills in preparation for the swimming strokes, Breath- control through familiarising the child with submersion by means of verbal, physical and visual cues prior to submersion.
Anxiety will be eliminated, confidence will develop, trust will be maintained and breath control will be learnt. We are proud to be associated with this method of teaching, as it is taught with the emphasis on tender loving care, and not forced submerging.
Adopting age appropriate skills, learnt through repetition and routine, and on-going progression.