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 who attend our lessons travel from areas such as Worksop, Doncaster, Newark and Lincoln. We currently have access to a Hydrotherapy pool at St Giles School for parent and baby sessions at weekends. Sundays are a 10 week term and Saturdays are 5 week terms(not weekly)
Parent and Child sessions We offer classes from as young as 4 weeks old, 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.
We start our swim course with Baby Floatation classes
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.
The sessions are the perfect introduction to water, laying down positive foundations that lead and prepare for baby swimming classes. Babies usually feed well and sleep wonderfully after a session in the water and parents confidence in handling their newborn will improve.
Other lessons & One - One sessions
Improve confidence, learn how to swim or improve your strokes, beginners to advanced, children and adults please enquire for more details.
Benefit from exercise in water with minimal impact on joints and muscles whilst providing a full range of movement, ideal for pregnancy, (15 weeks +) rehabilitation and musco skeletal conditions. Please enquire for further details very limited spaces.