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Welcome to the Aquakiddies/Babies world of baby swimming. We hope you enjoy browsing
the site, where we try to show some the magic of teaching your baby to swim, as well as
giving you plenty of practical information on our swimming classes for children.
Who are Aquakiddies/Babies We are one of the original specialist providers
of baby swimming lessons and swimming classes for babies & toddlers. We have successfully
taught tens of thousands of young children and babies to swim for over 20 years. Please
read more on our About Us page Baby Swimming Lessons
Aquakiddies/Babies baby swimming lessons whilst teaching essential baby swimming skills also
strongly empasise “having fun” as we believe enjoyment to be vital for baby health. Our
baby & toddler swimming classes are carefully designed and structured, yet allow for your
baby’s needs so that, we believe, our parent & baby swimming lessons are always fun.
Aquakiddies/Babies Baby Swimming Network Aquakiddies/Babies is a growing network of
small, family-run businesses, who are dedicated to teaching children to swim safely. Through
our network we are able to provide baby swimming lessons throughout UK. If you have any questions
or concerns just give us a call or send us an email (see contact details on our Contact
page). Background to Aquababies Swimming Lessons
for Children The Aquababies method of teaching swimming
lessons for children was pioneered in Australia during the 1960’s. Program deviser, Julie-Ann
James, was one of the first children that this baby swimming method was taught to and
the first to introduce this technique to the UK. Now one of the country’s leading baby
swimming experts, Julie-Ann has taught tens of thousands of young children to swim. The
Aquakiddies/Aquababies swimming lessons for children program is the result of her extensive
hands on experience and global research into swimming lessons for babies during her 25-year
career as a baby swimming specialist. Swimming Lessons for Children Program
The foundations of the swimming lessons for children (babies) program are based on different
levels of communication stimulating the senses and taking into account reflexes and responses
of babies and young children. We aim to provide positive associations with swimming and the
lessons are informative, friendly and lots of fun. Stringent health and safety procedures
are rigorously followed and all of our teachers are fully qualified holding STA (Swimming
Teachers Association) and or ASA (The governing body for swimming in UK) certification. In
addition to these qualifications for teaching babies to swim our instructors have also undergone
our own extensive in-house baby swimming training program.
We encourage the early development of baby’s natural swimming skills, enhancing their general
health, awareness, eating and sleeping patterns and strengthening their cardio-respiratory
functions. Teaching Babies to Swim
Our baby swimming lessons aim is to teach parents/carers the correct and safe method
to teach their child to swim safely. Our teaching methods are based on persuasive
exercises relating to the child’s stage of physical and social development. These exercises
all aim towards the beginnings of learning to swim.
We use gentle submersions if adult and baby are willing. We never ask you to do anything
in our swimming lessons for babies/toddlers that you do not want to. We use submersions
as part of the technique to teach breath control, which is a fundamental part of baby swimming.
We teach basic water safety and confidence techniques and use nursery songs in the toddler
swimming classes to engage the children and provide positive associations with swimming.
However, we are more than simply a splash and fun class – we aim to lay the foundations
of future swimming. Aquakiddies/babies for Baby Swimming Lessons