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Little Turtles 1 - 9  Adult and Baby Classes 

 For babies from 6 weeks to 2.5 years 

 

Our classes provide a wonderful opportunity for baby/toddler and parent/caregiver to interact and share time together in a fun, warm and nurturing environment created through the use of fun activities and songs.  Through repetition and reinforcement your little one's skills will soon develop.

Baby swimming is such a rewarding activity to share with your little one. By participating in swimming classes your child is developing readiness for learn-to-swim, developing fundamental movement skills and also stimulating the brain and senses to create new learning.

In our Little Turtles Adult and Baby Classes, babies experience the fun of being in water with their parent/caregiver. Using relaxed holds baby and adult can move in a fluid and dynamic way, allowing baby to explore how water feels as well as find their own balance in the water.  Being in the water with your baby gives you and your baby to opportunity to see each other at eye level allowing a wonderful communication.  Parents are taught to read and act on baby cues.


There is far more to swimming with your baby than teaching your baby to swim. The benefits to baby’s development are not limited to just physical development, there is also their intellectual development that is enhanced by swimming.  When babies’ minds have something new to think about it increases the growth of their brains as all their senses are being stimulated.  There is also social development, being in a swimming session gives babies the experience of sharing toys, taking turns, and can help with babies’ communication skills. 
 
Our approach is kind and gentle.  We endeavour to create an environment that supports the natural pattern of development in babies.  We teach you how to read your babies signals, body language, facial expressions and  sounds and we encourage the development of a conscious attitude towards breath holding and voluntary submersions.  Swimming takes place on the surface of the water which is where we teach babies to be at their most relaxed and confident. 
 
We provide the opportunity to build solid foundations for safe future swimming using safe practices, games, and songs.

  

Certificate awards are given at the end of each full 10-week term to all the little ones in our Baby Classes.   These are provided by The Little Swim Club to all babies free of charge and are a very important part of our achievements process

 

All our Baby classes are half an hour long and are available seven days a week at our Hook pools.

 

Our Little Turtles Baby Classes are progressive.  Please contact info@thelittleswimclub.co.uk if you are unsure which class is suitable for your baby.  We will be able to place your baby into an appropriate class in line with their developmental stage.

Little Turtle 1 - Adult and Baby Class for babies from 6 weeks old

Suitable for parents with no previous baby swimming experience or lacking in confidence with handling their babies in the water. 

  • Introduction to the pool

  • Learning relaxed holds

  • Bonding with your baby

  • Adapting to the new surroundings

  • Activities to stimulate baby’s senses.  Songs and rhymes to relax babies and put them at ease in the water

  • Adults learning new skills to maximise fun, bonding and water safety. 

  • Baby led introduction to underwater swimming

 

Little Turtle 2 - Adult and Baby Class for babies from 6 months old/With previous baby swimming experience or completed Little Turtle 1

  • Continuing with fun activities to encourage a life long love of water

  • Introduction of toys and new songs to develop water confidence

  • Fluid and dynamic movements

  • Adults learning skills to maximise safety, fun and bonding

 

Little Turtle 3 - The Little Swim Club has 9 progressive Little Turtle levels starting from 6 weeks old to 2.5 years

Level 3 is for babies who have completed level 2 with the Little Swim Club or an equivalent level elsewhere

  • Encourage baby to explore the water/pool

  • Activities that develop new swim skills that babies are learning

  • Adult confidently using skills to maximise safety, fun and bonding

 

Little Turtle 4 - The Little Swim Club has 9 progressive Little Turtle levels starting from 6 weeks old to 2.5 years

Level 4 is for babies who have completed level 3 with the Little Swim Club or an equivalent level elsewhere

  • Help baby confidently travel in the pool

  • Activities that develop new swim skills acquired and encourage water confidence

  • Adults continuing to support babies learning and helping baby to become more independent

 

Little Turtle 5 - The Little Swim Club has 9 progressive Little Turtle levels starting from 6 weeks old to 2.5 years

Level 5 is for babies who have completed level 4 with the Little Swim Club or an equivalent level elsewhere

  • Babies in this level are able to stand

  • Safety skills are practiced and skills linked together

  • Activities incorporated to develop swim skills and co-ordination.

 

Little Turtle 6 - The Little Swim Club has 9 progressive Little Turtle levels starting from 6 weeks old to 2.5 years

Level 6 is for babies who have completed level 5 with the Little Swim Club or an equivalent level elsewhere

  • Babies in this level are able to walk

  • Babies are encouraged to move around the pool independently with the use of buoyancy aids

  • Advanced activities to help co-ordination, strength and balance

 

Little Turtle 7 - The Little Swim Club has 9 progressive Little Turtle levels starting from 6 weeks old to 2.5 years

Level 7 is for babies who have completed level 6 with the Little Swim Club or an equivalent level elsewhere

  • Each baby is able to practice their skills to their own ability level

  • Improve and progress swim skills and utilise practises learned to develop a greater water confidence

 

Little Turtle 8 - The Little Swim Club has 9 progressive Little Turtle levels starting from 6 weeks old to 2.5 years

Level 8 is for babies who have completed level 7 with the Little Swim Club or an equivalent level elsewhere

  • Continuing to improve and develop balance, co-ordination, independent swimming in line with each child’s own personal development

 

Little Turtle 9 - The Little Swim Club has 9 progressive Little Turtle levels starting from 6 weeks old to 2.5 years

Level 9 is for babies who have completed level 8 with the Little Swim Club or an equivalent level elsewhere

  • The last stage in the Little Turtle programme which brings together all the skills learned in the previous stages.  On completion of this course children will be ready to join the Little Starfish course at level 3.

email:  info@thelittleswimclub.co.uk

call: 01256 763381   

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