Water Babies Swimming

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Water Babies is all about baby swimming and baby can start swimming from birth – or as soon as mum is ready. Water Babies believes that little ones have a natural affinity with water, and they possess amazing natural reflexes in water; they work with these to develop your child’s confidence and skills in the pool.

Whilst Water Babies can start from newborn your child is able to join the programme at any point, starting at the level they are at.

Start as soon as you like …
You can begin your Water Babies journey at the start of any term — and the earlier, the better! Our youngest-ever Water Baby was just 2 days old (aaah!). In their first year, a baby’s brain grows more rapidly than at any other time, so it makes sense to start early and maximise their exposure to learning experiences in a variety of environments. And what’s more, NHS guidelines say babies don’t need to have had their vaccinations before they can swim.

…and just carry on
Our Water Babies progress seamlessly through our programme, having great fun while all the time building their confidence and independence in the water. Most of our toddlers can swim short distances by around the age of 2, and have mastered vital skills including how to turn around and hold on and, where possible, how to clamber out. All of this is a great source of pride for you and them (and us!), and offers fantastic safety skills should they ever fall into water. However, children lack the strength and co-ordination to swim properly until they’re 3 or 4: their little bodies just aren’t proportioned for swimming on the surface — so they won’t be learning front crawl just yet!

Read more about the Waterbabies principles on their website

Where/When

Classes run at St Pirans School and Manor Green schools in Maidenhead and Millbrook and Chiltern Wood Schools in High Wycombe.

Check on their website for current class times.

Contact/More information

Contact by phone on 01869 325 499 or email splishsplash@waterbabies.co.uk or visit their website

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