The River Bourne Club

Baby Swimming Lessons

Baby Lessons: Ages 3 months to 3 years

Get your baby in the pool early and prepare him or her to be a confident swimmer later in life. Swimming is a natural experience for babies, and our structured activities maximise the benefits of an early introduction to water.

You’re a vital part of the learning process; in a series of 30-minute classes we teach you how to teach your baby to swim. Be part of the formative moments where your baby falls in love with the water.

Classes are held at pre-set time, usually in the mornings for babies with a parent or guardian. There are three separate age group classes:

  • 3-12 months
  • 1-2 years
  • 2-3 years  

Your baby’s progress through the classes depends on their age and development and your teacher will inform you when they’re ready for the next steps

Benefits of Baby Swimming

  • Swimming is one of the best loved family activities. It is the largest participation sport in the UK and many children say it is their favourite family pastime, so it’s good to get them started early to build water confidence.  
  • Swimming helps to improve coordination and balance. Because much of your baby’s body is supported by water, the main focus for them is on maintaining balance. On the whole, babies who swim have a much better balance out of the pool.
  • Swimming helps to build muscles. Working and strengthening all of their muscles effectively helps to make them stronger.
  • Swimming provides quality bonding time. We always have less time that we would like with our kids; it is an unfortunate effect of being so busy.
  • Time in the pool is one of the few times when your child has your undivided attention for the duration, so make the most of it. 
  • Swimming strengthens your baby on the inside. While swimming will help to develop their muscles and joints, it also improves the strength of their heart and lungs, and helps to develop their brain.
  • Swimming can improve their sleeping pattern. While it isn’t going to make them sleep through the night every night, the extra exercise will help to make your baby sleepier.
  • Swimming can improve a baby’s appetite. Lots of gentle exercise and warm water helps to make a baby hungry, so make sure you have some sort of snack or bottle for after they finish.
  • Swimming builds water confidence. Many parents pass on an uneasiness of water to their children because they themselves are not confident swimmers. Going in the water with your baby will not only make them more assured about being in and around water, it can build your confidence too!

For more information or to book, please call 01932 560 560 or click here to enquire.

BABIES AND CHILDREN SWIMMING LESSONS PROGRAMME: 


  Babies Children
  Start Finish Start Finish
Monday  10:30am*  12:00pm 2.00pm 6.30pm
Tuesday     2.00pm 6.30pm
Wednesday 10.30am* 12.00pm 2.00pm 6.30pm
Thursday 2.00pm 6.30pm
Friday     2.00pm 6.30pm
Saturday     10.30am 3.30pm
Sunday     10.30am 3.30pm

*Baby swimming Monday: 0 - 12 months 10.30am - 11.00am; 12 - 24 months 11.00am - 11.30am; 2 - 3 years 11.30am - 12.00pm

*Baby swimming Wednesday: 12 - 24 months 10.30am - 11.00am; 0 - 12 months 11.00am - 11.30am; 2 - 3 years 11.30am - 12.00pm

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