We’ve put together some ‘FAQ’s which we hope you find helpful. If you’ve any further queries just contact us.
Payment is required in advance of joining the classes for the term (normally 12 weeks). We don’t operate on a ‘pay per class’ basis.
We don’t offer a reduction on the class fees due to holidays / not being able to attend classes. We do offer make up classes (max 2 per term) – make up class details.
- Specific holds to ensure safety and to stimulate movement and fun in the water
- Preparation or participation in submersion by dips, jumps or dives
- Swimming with your baby
- Specific instruction as a group and individual attention when needed
- Free time to practice your skills and to play
- Games, songs and rhymes
For more detailed information about the activities at your child’s age please see our swim programme.
We have put together some more tips to help you enjoy your classes.
- Swim nappies. Please remember that until your baby is reliably potty trained they must wear properly fitting swim nappies. We cannot let you in the pool otherwise. A double layer is needed – this essentially means a disposable swim nappy + specialised swim nappy (such as a Happy Nappy). We sell Happy Nappies at the pool
- A hat or hood that covers your child’s ears for when they leave the building
- A hooded towel for when they get out of the pool
- Your swimming kit
- A drink and/or snack for after the class for your baby (and probably you too!) – but please remember not to eat in the changing rooms
It is not advisable to bring your baby swimming if they have a bad cold, an infection of any kind, a temperature or a childhood illness such as: chicken pox, measles or mumps.
People suffering from diarrhoea must not swim, EVER – or for 48 hours after the last bout. This is crucial and will never be compromised on in our pool. The effects on the pool from a leak or contamination can be devastating and we wish to avoid this at all times. Those who have been diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis must not swim for 14 days after diarrhoea has stopped, as infective spores can still be released in that period.
If you are not sure about any medical condition in relation to swimming, please always speak to a health professional.
Tired babies will not get the most from their swim so try to give them a nap beforehand or do not hesitate to leave the pool if your baby has had enough.
About the pool facility
- You must shower yourself and your child before entering the water. The cleaner we keep the pool, the less chemicals are needed in the water
- Shoes and socks should be removed before entering the swimming pool area and changing rooms.
The philosophy behind submersion is clear: babies, with proper nurturing and care, have a spontaneous and relaxed relationship with water. Our swimming classes offer a perfect opportunity to develop this and allowing parent and baby time to bond.
More details on our approach to submersion.