Taking your baby swimming is a truly rewarding
family experience. Babies have a real affinity with
water and baby swimming helps to improve co-
ordination, balance and sleep patterns. It’s a fun
and sociable activity, and in our luxurious, warm
pool, you can take part whatever the
weather. Our baby swimming programme
includes submersions which are an important part
of learning to swim, but they are not the main
focus of the sessions. All lessons are taught with
an emphasis on fun, and we include plenty of
songs, games and toys in every session.
Benefits of Baby Swimming
Develops baby's fitness. Swimming strengthen the muscles,
ligaments, heart and lungs.
Improves baby’s sleep patterns & appetite, and helps your
baby to relax.
Develops baby’s motor control, agility, coordination and
Equips baby with vital lifesaving skills and develops an
awareness of danger & respect for the water.
Develops baby’s social stimulation with other children and
Helps the bonding between parent and child, with plenty of
skin to skin contact.
Helps parents to gain confidence with their baby in a water
environment and teaches them new skills
Days and times of our 10 week Baby 1 courses
starting in April 2018 (the week commencing
16th) are as follows:
- Mondays at 11.30am
- Tuesdays at 10.30am
- Wednesdays at 12pm
- Thursdays at 11.30am
At Chessgrove Swim, we have incorporated
the Birthlight baby swimming techniques into a
structured programme. Skills are developed
week by week, and new exercises are
introduced to compliment the developmental
stages of the babies and the reflexes they
exhibit. All lessons are delivered with a safe,
sensitive and fun approach.
Learning to swim is like learning to crawl or
walk, it requires practice! So exercises are
repeated at first, then extended and
developed. The course is divided into 4 key
stages, Baby 1, 2, 3 & 4.
Baby 1 has an emphasis on building baby's
water confidence in a gentle manner. Parents
learn how to hold their baby so they are
positioned correctly in the water to encourage
their swimming. Basic skills and
submersions are learned and will then be built
on in the Baby 2 course.
Baby 2 introduces more movement and
splashing practices as well as developing
baby's water confidence further. More
advanced submersions and activities are
practised to encourage babies to kick in the
Baby 3 encourages babies to become more
independent in the water. There are still lots of
exciting swaying, splashing and movement
activities and submersions will be practised
without parents giving cues.
By the end of baby 4, a baby will become much
more independent and new activities and games
are practised so that the babies are ready to work
on ASA Ducklings Awards and will be ready to
progress into a toddler course.
Upcoming intro sessions are as follows:
Wednesday 7th March 12.30pm-1pm
Monday 26th March 11.30am-12pm
Thursday 29th March 11.30am-12pm
Tuesday 10th April 10.30am-11am
Bookings can be made online or by contacting
us directly - payment is required at the time of