Our infant and junior swimming classes are a natural progression from our baby swimming classes. The course has been carefully designed with a balanced set of activities including swimming technique, safety skills, floating, individual and group work including songs and games. However, the emphasis remains on the learning through having FUN!!
We are based in Retford which borders the counties of South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. People travel from areas such as Doncaster, Newark, Lincoln, South Anston and Maltby. We currently have access to a hydrotherapy pool at St Giles school in Retford at weekends and on a Wednesday evening.
Born from water, babies have an innate ability to move freely in the aquatic environment. Allowing gentle and calm floating re-connects a baby to their womb experience. We teach you to hold your baby with a light touch, that still feels supportive, but at the same time allows the baby maximum freedom to move. Parents watch in amazement as their newborn baby relaxes in their hands and embraces the new experience. As confidence grows we teach you to swim with your baby on your chest and show you the positive practices that help baby progress from reflex to voluntary movement. It is not essential to swim with your baby, nervous or non-swimmers can still experience this magic through adaptations and support from the teacher or with floatation aids such as woggles or floats. Baby Floatation classes are designed to allow the baby time and space to simply enjoy the blissful experience of floating.
Parent and child
We offer classes from as young as 4 weeks old in Retford, these classes progress using babies natural reflexes, we then develop them until they become deliberate actions (swimming movements).The benefits of these sessions for babies are endless. Researches have documented that baby/toddler swimming lessons has the potential to increase intelligence, concentration, alertness and perceptual abilities. Improvements in social, emotional and physical development have also been published.
Beginner 1/2 and Improvers (not progressed through our parent and child sessions)
Unfortunately due to very limited pool time and a shortage of swimming teachers we are not able to offer beginner sessions at the moment, we are hoping to offer some sessions in the future at the weekend during the afternoon and evening and also during the week although the weekday sessions can not start until 6pm as we can not access the pool until then. Please do get in touch and be added to the waiting list and we will contact you when we can facilitate these sessions.