Advanced Toddler Swimming Lessons for 2 to 4 year olds, comprise of eight progressive levels for children who have completed all 7 levels of London Baby Swim lessons or an equivalent baby swimming lessons provider. Toddler swimming lesson terms are 10 weeks and each lesson is of 30 minutes. In each Advanced-Toddler Swim lesson we will have a maximum of eight toddlers and eight Mums or Dads. Mum, Dad or other family can watch their first and subsequent Toddler swimming lessons from the dedicated viewing area in Wandsworth or Isleworth. Our instructors will make sure Mum and Dad learn all the safety rules so they can just relax and have fun with their babies. Now your child is relaxed and confident in the water, it will allow him/her to have even more fun as they will start to move more independently in the water. As children already understand lots of concepts, our instructors will make sure to teach them life saving skills and pool safety whilst still having lots of fun.

 

 

Advanced Toddler FAQ's

Why do I need to buy Happy Nappies? 
 

London Baby Swim operates a double nappy system for all babies and toddlers until they are toilet-trained. The double nappy system is a disposable or re-usable swim nappy underneath a Happy Nappy (neoprene nappy), which should fit closely enough to form a tight seal around the waist and thighs. You will be able to purchase the Happy Nappy on our online booking page. Disposable/reusable Swim nappies are available from supermarkets and drugstores. Children do not need to wear anything else apart of the double nappy system. Children wearing swim trucks, swimsuit, Eczema Suit or similar are welcome, however they will still have to wear the double nappy system underneath if they are not toilet-trained.

What is the maximum group size
 

The maximum number of babies in one lesson is 8

Is my baby safe in the water? 
 

Babies have a natural affinity with the water. They become totally liberated, as water is a free environment for them. We all have an inborn "gag reflex" and the "mammalian dive reflex" but it is generally strongest in babies up to 6 months old, these enable them to hold their breath underwater naturally and keep supplying oxygen to the main organs, which help us to provide a gentle introduction to submersions. They also have primitive swimming stroke actions up to 6 months of age and can propel themselves through the water. London Baby Swim builds upon babies natural reflexes to enable your baby to be completely happy moving in and through the water.

Do parents need to be confident swimmers?
 

No, although one of the parents or responsible adult needs to be in the pool with the babies, the pool is shallow enough for parents to stand up. Our teachers are fully trained and experienced in helping parents to feel confident in the water. We will assist you with the submersion exercises for your child if you do not want to go underwater, although it is a wonderful experience to share with your child

Do you offer Catch up lessons?
 

YES, London Baby Swim offers 3 FREE Catch-up lessons per term/per child for any missed lesson. Our New Online Catch up Lesson system allows you to log in, cancel a lesson and then check the calendar for available spaces during the same term you can rebook onto. The system will show you your current level availability as well as the level above and below yours to offer more option

What if my child is ill? 
 

If your child has just a runny nose but feels happy and active, you will be able to come to your swimming lesson unless your GP has advised you otherwise. We recommend you not to come swimming if you and/or your child have an illness, such as, but not limited to: chest infection, conjunctivitis, measles, impetigo, ear infections, asthma or a heavy cold (first days of the cold). Please DO NOT come to your swimming lesson until the symptoms have cleared at least 48 hours prior to your swimming lesson or when your doctor has given the all-clear.

Under no circumstances must anyone suffering from diarrhoea or vomiting attend swimming during illness and up to 2 weeks after full recovery and stools have returned to normal.
If you are concerned about any medical condition, we ask that you always check with your GP before coming to any lessons

 

 

 

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