Some of the Benefits to bringing your child to one of our swimming sessions.

Babies are born with a number of reflexes which prove to be stronger and more prolific in the water. Our methods of teaching encourage the stimulation of these reflexes, such as the spinal gallant and the amphibian reflex, to achieve the move from reflexive action to a voluntary action.

Muscular development is enhanced by the exercise enjoyed in the water. This work-out doesn’t only benefit your baby: Mums, Dads and Grandparents, for that matter, stand to benefit from this weekly exercise!

Coordination is improved over time as baby learns to move instinctively in the water.

The aerobic exercise benefits baby at a cardio-vascular level, improving heart & lung performance.

Sleeping and feeding patterns are often improved by the exercise your classes will provide.

Bringing your baby into the water, and learning to swim with him / her, floating cheek-to-cheek, progressing to seal dives and enjoying the songs and games will be a uniquely bonding
experience for both of you.

In the water, babies are not limited in the same way that they are on dry land. Their movements have so much more freedom and they feel an independence and empowerment that can’t be matched.

Ultimately, giving your baby this early re-introduction to water instils a water-confidence which will be retained throughout adult life. It avoids the fear that some children have of water when introduced at a much later stage of life.

Language development is encouraged by the interaction your child benefits from with you and also with your instructor.

The progressive practices incorporated throughout the programme help to stimulate development.

Every week your baby / toddler comes together with the same small group of children, interacting with them from the very earliest age. It is wonderful to observe this interaction as these friendships blossom and they become more actively involved in their own development with songs and games.

This is also a fun activity for you, with some real and lasting family friendships developing as a result of this weekly experience.


"Just thought I would share with you how thrilled we were on Sunday morning when Ava swam independently for the first time at just 26 months old! She has attended your classes since she was 11 weeks old and it has really paid off. Well done to Sophie (and Helen) for everything they have taught her. " Kim Heslip

"I started lessons with Swim-tots with my daughter at 3 months old as water confidence and safety are very important to me. Jessica loved baby classes and when I returned to work we changed to a Saturday class with Sophie and we had a fantastic experience. Jessica is a fantastic swimmer thanks to ..." Alison Storrie, Mummy to Jessica & Michael

"My son Huw and I have been so thrilled with swim-tots and our teacher Helen. Huw now adores swimming at 18 months, happily throwing himself into the pool with no fear - such a difference to when he started a year ago! He holds onto the side and everything, we have both been taught by a superb tea..." Charlotte Evans, mummy to Huw

"Maya has been with Swimtots for two years now and still absolutely loves her lessons with Lindsey every week. It's the only day of the week when wakes up and gets ready without a fuss, and is out the door before we are! Her confidence in the water and her developing swimming skills are fantastic ..." Ghada Khattab, mummy to Maya

"I am just e mailing you to tell you how fantastic Rachel is.  Honestly, she is brilliant.  Elise absolutely loves her lessons (although she is still a little nervous about the water touching her face, but we are getting there) and when I pick her up from my daughter’s, she comes out saying ho..." Julie Bates, grandma to Elise

"Chloe started swimming with Sophie at Swim Tots when she was only 12 weeks old, it was a great activity for us to do together and for her to get used to the water in a fun setting with lots of games and songs.  Sophie is a fantastic teacher and gives each child individual attention and it was gr..." Jenny Roberts, mummy to Chloe

"My two year old daughter Ava has been learning to swim with Swim Tots since she was 9 months old.  We attend the Monday am session with Helen at Beckwith Pool and she absolutely loves it! The location is extremely convenient, parking is easy and the facilities are clean and the pool warm. I c..." Nicky Smith, mummy to Ava

"I am now onto my third lot of baby swimming lessons with swimtots - they are brilliant, with wonderful, caring teachers who really know their stuff. Both my older children are very confident in the water and my youngest baby already loves swimming. I just wish swimtots provided lessons for over 4..." Maddy Smith, mummy to Myles, Anya & Flynn

"What had started simply as a fun activity for Dad and 6 month old baby quickly exceeded all our expectations. Sophie's endless patience and inspiring enthusiasm, coupled with a consistently relaxed and friendly atmosphere, have resulted in a happy confident 4 year old girl, quite capable of swimm..." Ruth & Neil Moran, mummy & daddy to Esme

"We're already looking forward to re-starting, Eve sings the hello song complete with all the children's names every breakfast time, it was cute the first few times!!" Laura Arundel, mummy to Eve

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