I now feel safe in the knowledge that he would always know what to do if ever faced with an emergency in the water.
Kate & baby Theo, 6 months
As I’m a teacher, I’m only too aware of how many children who simply can’t swim. So when I found out I was pregnant, the most important thing I wanted my baby to do was to go straight into the water and start learning. That way he would always be safe and confident, and it would feel completely natural to him.
Baby swimming lessons are a fantastic way to get some special time with your child, and the bonus is that we’ve met lots of similar-minded parents and their children. Theo’s been enjoying swimming since he was four weeks old and, as a result, he’s now much stronger.
Theo’s always happy and appears quite fearless. Unlike some children of his age, he loves his bath time. We practice the prompts learnt in the lessons, so washing him and his hair becomes a fun game. In fact, whenever I tell him to ’hold on‘ as I do in his classes, he obediently holds onto everything, even the washing line! It’s very useful when we go shopping and I need him to hold onto the handle of the supermarket trolley!
I’m so happy that Theo and I do baby swimming lessons together. I now feel safe in the knowledge that he would always know what to do if ever faced with an emergency in the water.