We have been providing children swimming lessons in southwest London since 2010. Our swim lessons cover all ages and swimming abilities, from babies as young as 4 months and toddlers all the way to school-aged children who can swim all 4 strokes and ready to join swimming clubs.
Based on the age and swimming ability of the swimmer, the below is the brief description of the type of swim lessons that you could consider booking for your children.
Baby swimming is very popular in southwest London. We class children as babies when they are aged 4 months to 1.5 years old and you can consider booking baby swimming lessons which is also known as ‘mummy & me’ or ‘parent and baby’ classes.
The main aims of our baby swimming classes are to promote water confidence, and have fun and parents are expected to be in the water with their babies- however, grandparents or nannies are welcome to be in the water to replace parents. Baby swimming classes are group lessons.
Baby swimming lessons are particularly useful if you are a parent and want to know how to hold your baby safely in water without feeling anxious. In our baby swimming classes all parents (adults) can touch the bottom of the pool at all the time so, parents are not expected to be confident swimmers themselves to participate in our baby classes.
If you wish to learn more and have details of activities that we do in our baby swimming classes, please click here.
Our toddler lessons could be a natural progression from baby swimming lessons. However, you and your toddler can join our toddler swimming lessons without any previous baby swimming experiences.
Our toddler swimming lessons are carefully structured to provide a nice balance between swimming-related activities like kicking with floats, and teaching water-safety skills (like climbing out of the pool) and fun group activities like playing games. Parents can expect to follow the instructions of a qualified swim teacher who runs each lesson to practice the basic skills of swimming through fun activities with their kids.
Our toddler swimming classes provide a solid foundation for learning to swim. So, when your child turns 3 years of age and can do swimming lessons without you in the water, they can nicely glide into our preschool beginners class.
Age: 3-4.5 Years Old
From 3 to 3.5 years old, children can attend swimming lessons without needing to have their parents in water with them.
In our small group children’s swimming lessons (1:2 or 1:3), groups are based on the swimming abilities of children
Pre-schoolers normally start at the beginners level.
Below is the information explaining the different stages of our small group lessons for pre-schoolers based on swimming skills.
After age 3 years old, children can have swim lessons without their parents being in water with them, if they are happy to be in water without a parent and ready to follow instructions from a swim teacher.
The majority of children aged 3-3.5 to 5 years old when they start their swim lessons, need to start in our beginner’s lessons.
We normally provide 1:1 or small group swimming lessons option for beginners level which has only 2 or 3 children per lesson.
For pre-school beginners who are nervous, private (1:1) is recommended, to have more attention from a swim teacher. We highly recommend parents to consider private lessons at the start, for children who are particularly unsure about swimming without having a parent in water.
These lessons are suitable for children who are normally at least 4 years old and have already had swimming lessons before as a toddler and fully water confident and can put face in water, blow bubbles and swim with no flotation device or direct adult support for a short distance like 3-4 meters.
If you can tick at least 4 out of 6 of the above checklist, please contact us about our children swimming lessons for beginners+ level.
School-aged children with no formal swim lessons experience, need to start at beginners or beginners+ level. however, those who started swimming lessons at 3 years old, with consistant lessons, they normally should be at one of the below stages:
These classes are suitable children who:
These lessons are suitable for children who:
In our advanced classes or 1:1 lessons, our focus is on perfecting swimming technique as well as building stamina for swimming laps. Children are at an advanced level if they