Swimming lessons are a compulsory part of the National Curriculum in the UK, but it is estimated a staggering one in three children cannot swim by the time they leave primary school. I am the Founder of one of the UK’s leading baby swim class companies Swimbabes and believe it is vital children learn to swim as young as possible. Learning basic water skills, could one day save their own, or someone else’s life.
Babies have a natural affinity with water – it is a free environment where they can feel totally liberated. Babies who learn this key life-saving skill from an early age have a much greater regard for water when they grow older and in turn are generally safer around it – and many can swim independently by as young as two years old.
Why swimming is good for your baby:
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Swimbabes are committed to providing local parents and babies with quality classes in warm pools and encouraging them to get in to the water and get fit as a family. The Swimbabes course takes babies as young as four weeks and consists of ten week terms with a structured programme consisting of a wide range of skill to be mastered including swim to hold on, safe jumps, underwater turns and being able to paddle across the pool independently while taking regular breaths. Swimbabes lessons are fun, the classes use lots of games and nursery rhymes that you will play for many years to come with your little swimmers.