"Babies are the foundation of our programme"
Our first priority is to make sure your baby feels safe and comfortable in the water.
Babies as young as 3 months old can learn how to float on their back.
ISA Beginner lessons are always 1:1 (1 instructor / 1 baby). You can tailor your child’s lesson length following a 10-minute slot increment charge; e.g. 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes etc. In a 20 or 30 minute 1:1 ISA lesson, there is more time for building up a relationship with the instructor, play and accelerated learning.
Where the adventure begins
We will build a trusting relationship that will allow us to use your baby’s natural reflexes and meet your baby’s needs.
We will work with your baby’s cognitive development through repetition, reward and praise.
We will support and guide your baby using a combination of verbal and touch cues.
Our approach to babies and toddlers
Instructors use lots of toys, songs and games whilst teaching your baby the skills they need to start learning how to float and swim, which also builds on their cognitive development.
We work with your baby’s natural reflexes, breath control and body alignment, whilst supporting them in the water to float on their backs.
When your baby is ready, instructors will support and encourage them to Rollback-and-Float independently, using touch cues and commands. It’s amazing to see your little one floating safely and confidently on their back ‘like a starfish’ in the water, where they have learnt they can rest and breathe.
Other benefits of baby swimming
Water safety skills, along with constant supervision is the highest recommended barriers to drowning. Drowning is the 3rd leading cause of death in under 4 years according to the World Health Organisation.
Helps to strengthen heart and lungs, as well as muscles and joints.
Improves sleep and eating patterns can become more regulated.
Coordination and balance are improved, helping with walking and other gross motor skills.
Boost your baby’s confidence and self-esteem as they gain more skills.
Meet our Stars
Can parents get in the water for the lessons?
At this stage in the programme, we understand that some babies and children may need some extra support and we encourage parents to come into the water too if you feel it will make for an easier transition for your child. We do encourage parents to get into the water with us at least once before going on holiday or taking your child swimming outside of lessons so that you can be taught the best way to support your child’s learning in the water.