Babies and children up to 3 years old are taught in groups of no larger than 12.  We encourage  and require a parent or guardian to be in the water with each child. Adults will be taught how to encourage their child to swim, and how to further develop the skill learnt in lessons at home.

Our teaching methods focus on nursery rhymes, songs and games.  While we put an emphasis on the classes being fun, all activities are designed to teach and to instill important personal survival skills.

Swimming aids

Children and babies are taught free from swim aids such as arm bands or poly-otter suits.  They use woggles or noodles to aid independence.

Should a child fall into water out of their depth it is important that they should not panic and be able to save themselves.  Therefore survival skills are taught from an early age.

Many parents are unsure as to whether teaching their child to swim fully submerged should be encouraged. At Splash we believe being comfortable with submersion is an important and sometimes natural skill for children.  However learning to swim on the top of the water is essential for children to progress to competent swimming and survival. Therefore we balance the time spent submerged and on the surface dependent on the needs for the individual child (and the wishes of the parent or guardian).