One of the most important policies Aquatots Swimming has is ‘double bagging’ your child! This simply means that every infant that swims with us that is not 100% toilet trained is expected to wear a swim nappy (either washable or disposable) underneath a neoprene over-nappy.Continue reading
Baby swimming is a rewarding experience and completely natural. The first year of a life is crucial in terms of a baby’s development, as it is in this period that the brain grows most rapidly. Regular exercise plays a vital role in development with every movement they make helping to strengthen their brain for new learning.
Swimming helps build the bond between you and your baby, you are starting them on a habit that will last a lifetime as well teaching them an important and potentially life-saving skill.
We have gathered some TOP TIPS to help you and your baby prepare for your first swimming experience and beyond.
We love getting feedback from our parents and swimmers but this is the first time we have ever had a blog testimonial written about us! If you are still in two minds about the benefits of Baby Swimming or choosing Aquatots as your preferred Swim School then read on to see some excerpts from Karen Whitlock’s blog “Stopping At Two”
“On parenting forums, there are frequent discussions on whether baby swimming lessons are worth the money. It is cheaper to go swimming at the leisure centre, where both of us can be in the water with the girls, but I haven’t regretted the money spent on the Aquatots courses for one minute”
“Aquatots courses are progressive. Everyone starts off at Duckling level and then move on through the courses at their own pace, once certain skills have been mastered”
“Fiona runs Aquatots. She is very experienced and it really shows. I have been amazed at how well Freyja has done with her”
“She (Freyja) happily dives in from the side, or throws herself in from a float (something that she has NEVER wanted to do)”
“There are free catch-up lessons if your child is ill so can’t do the lesson too! And what I have been most impressed with is that they have tried to be really accommodating with when lessons are, so the girls have theirs back-to-back”
“Aquatots do free taster sessions – so you can at least try before you buy a term of lessons”
Read the Blog in its entirety here – http://www.stoppingattwo.co.uk/post/96293594193/aquatots
Thanks to Karen for such including us in her blog, its a pleasure to teach Frejya and Emily 🙂
Aquatots Managing Director