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Jan 19 2012

All About… Swimkidz

Swimkidz are an ASA (amateur swimming association) affilliated swim school who also work closely with the STA (swimming teachers association), teaching all ages and abilities. Their baby and toddler swimming classes are where your little one will learn life saving skills in a caring and happy environment. Your baby/toddler will gain confidence and water safety skills without the use of armbands or flotation jackets. Lessons are fun, energetic and specifically designed around the needs of your child, and they team promote a strong ethos of putting your child’s happiness first.

Toddlers usually start to show clear signs of surface swimming around 2 ½ years old when they have gained the strength to raise their head to breath. Toddlers who join the programme are able to swim at least 10mtrs before they start school and will learn to love swimming for life!!

Instructors are ASA or STA qualified with Specialist baby swimming training, life saving qualifications with baby, child and adult resuscitation. We also have our own Tutor who delivers ongoing training and assessments for all Instructors. Instructors and helpers are CRB (criminal records bureau) checked.

We encourage learning through a range of movements and water play. Submersions are a regular and happy part of our programme. A vast majority of toddlers have swam with them as babies and learnt early breath holding skills. However, if your child has not participated in such lessons then they will be grouped accordingly and will never be submerged until they are ready.

Lessons are fun and rewarding and provide the perfect bonding experience for you and your baby/child. They use pools that are normally heated to around 30 degrees as they find that children respond better in the comfort of a warm water pool.

They offer a structured and progressive swimming programme for babies and children of all ages and abilities. Little swimmers can join in a parentless class usually around -3yrs old, largely dependant on the needs of the child. Classes are based on 1:3 ratio when swimming without parents. Babies, toddlers and older children work toward the national plan for teaching swimming including life saving techniques, in a fun enviroment that they all love!

Lessons are for children of all ages and abilities, we cater for water babies to pre-competitive level.

Now avilable at Harrow School, om Monday mornings, please give Swimkidz a call on 07825 95 55 33 or 0118 959 7874 or visit their website, here.

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