So you want to Learn About Baby and Toddler Swimming with Splash and Giggle..?
Our sessions are designed to be fun, energetic and stimulating. They are structured using well known nursery rhymes, songs and fun activities.
Your baby will learn to control their breathing, develop arm and leg movements, propel themselves through the water without support as well as turning over and floating.
Little ones will learn water confidence and water safety skills through play. The sessions will develop their muscles that being on dry land cannot and will improve breathing, stamina, hand-eye co-ordination, plus you and your child have one on one bonding time.
During the session one adult holds one child, this builds trust and encourages little one to propel, float and eventually swim all by themselves, therefore not relying on artificial floating devices.
We don’t use armbands, rings or floating chairs as these do not encourage swimming.
By only using pools where the adult can stand, there is no reason for you not to be holding your child safely. As there is no requirement to swim during sessions, less-confident and non-swimmers are welcome to join in the fun.
We understand that babies usually only like being handled by parents, grandparents or a carer that they are familiar with. The premise of ‘Splash and Giggle’ sessions are: One adult – One child are in the water, we teach the adult and the adult teaches the little one.
Whilst having fun and helping develop techniques for the basis of swimming, our sessions aim to provide babies and toddlers with confidence and water skills that could save their life.
All ‘Splash and Giggle’ teachers continually under-go training, holding ‘ASA’ and ‘STA’ certificates for teaching adults, children and babies as well as being safety certified for resuscitation and CPR.