Adult & Child Swimming Classes

Our Adult and Child, sometimes called parent and baby, classes are a special experience for you both to share. They help your little one to develop skills and water confidence that will last a lifetime and could one day save their life! This swimming class is for those aged 6 weeks – 2 years old. We wanted to break away from the typical singing and dancing classes offered at local pools and start teaching our little swimmers fundamental skills. In this lesson, we aim to equip your little ones with all the skills needed for a smooth transition into our Pre-school class without a parent and when they reach the age of two.

Mother and Baby Swimming Lesson

Health Benefits

Water Safety: Unfortunately drowning is the third biggest cause of accidental death amongst children under 5 in the UK. From the very first lesson your baby will be encouraged to hold the wall, move to safety and climb out – skills which could one day save their life.

Physical & Mental Health: Your baby will take part in a complete workout every lesson, strengthening their heart and lungs. The lessons also aid stimulation as your baby will listen and respond to commands, interact with parent and teacher, and increase their coordination and motor skills.

Promotes Bonding: This special half an hour per week dedicated solely to your baby allows quality bonding time in the water and away from the day to day stresses.

Builds Strength: Water resistance, paddling and kicking strengthens your baby’s muscles. It has been proven that due to this a swimming baby is more likely to crawl and walk before others their age.

What Our Learners Say…

“My son has attended dolphin academy Parent and Baby since he was 6 weeks old. Before our first lesson I thought it would be singing and games with the baby but I was so wrong, from the first lesson the babies are learning to relax in water and basic swimming techniques. Now at 8 months old he can float with only the aid of a swim tube. All the staff are lovely and reassuring. The bonus is that he has a big sleep after every lesson; he’s so relaxed!” – Alisha Sonmez (Zeyn, aged 8 months)

“I love our Parent and Baby class, it’s such a lovely experience to have with William. He has made so much progress in the water with Becky, who is such an amazing teacher! William is fearless in the water now at just 5months old. I would highly recommend Parent and Baby swimming lesson to everyone. I feel safe knowing that William will always be confident around water.” Samantha Lancashire (William, aged 5 months)

Picture Perfect

We offer underwater photography and take stunning pictures of your child as it grows and develops by learning to swim. At Dolphin Academy, we know that your child’s first swimming lessons and steps into the water are a life event you’ll want to remember. Speak to us about our photography and take a look at some samples below.

Parent and Baby Swimming Lessons
Baby Swimming Lessons

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