Why choose baby swimming lessons?
One of the most important life skills is for everyone to learn to swim. It is a well known fact that the younger you learn a skill, the quicker you pick it up, hence the popularity of baby swimming classes.
After 6 weeks of classes my little one can hold onto the edge of the pool, swim under water for a few seconds by herself, kick and splash the water, and fall into the pool with confidence, so I am one happy mummy!
My little one loves her classes and I am happy about this as it is one of the best things I can do for her...
Choosing the right classes for your baby.
The classes are only short as babies get tired easily, so although I had my heart set on some classes, I realised that for 30 mins, it makes sense to go as local to home as possible.
I am happy with the classes that I have chosen, as the groups are small, and the pool is really warm. We sing songs at the start and end of class, so that the babies can learn to kick and splash etc with a bit of fun, and each week there is a different theme and different props for the little ones. What I also like is that there is a consistency each week with our teacher, and the language used is consistent for the babies to pick up their skills and grow in confidence.
How to make it easier?
We all get dressed in our swimmers before we leave the house, that way we only need to take our clothes off when we get to the pool. We take the minimum of clothes etc with us, and take clothes that we can pull on easily after the class.