"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

Trust

We will build a trusting relationship that will allow us to use your baby’s natural reflexes and meet your baby’s needs.

Development

We will work with your baby’s cognitive development through repetition, reward and praise.

Communication

We will support and guide your baby using a combination of verbal and touch cues.

Our approach to babies and toddlers

Understanding

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.

Support

We work with your baby’s natural reflexes, breath control and body alignment, whilst supporting them in the water to float on their backs.

Independence

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.

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Other benefits of baby swimming

Water safety

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.

Improve

Helps to strengthen heart and lungs, as well as muscles and joints. 

Health

Improves sleep and eating patterns can become more regulated.

Refine

Coordination and balance are improved, helping with walking and other gross motor skills.

Boost

Boost your baby’s confidence and self-esteem as they gain more skills.

Meet our Stars

Babies

Toddlers

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.

What these parents talking about us

Read what our families think

Silvia & Miguel,

Words cannot express my gratitude to the both of you for the excellent work you have done for Noah.
He changed from a boy who hated water on his face and eyes to one who can swim powerfully across the pool, with different techniques in his repertoire and with confidence too.

Thank you so much for your patience and firmness.

Rose and son Noah

London

ISA,

This programme is a very valuable service to have, especially for children of special needs that can not take part in mainstream swimming classes. The level of immersion works really well in combination with the care and sensitivity they have for all the children. This method of teaching shows that anyone can learn to swim, no matter what age or ability!

 

Tracey and son Isaiah

London

We are absolutely thrilled with JJ's progress with ISA!

JJ had done a lot of the programme while in Australia but we couldn't find a good swimming school in the UK. So it had been 2 years since his last lesson when he started with ISA. He was very scared of water at the beginning and he used to cling to his instructor... Seeing him, after just one term, floating, swimming and looking forwards to coming to swimming lessons is remarkable! Thank you!

Danielle and son Jeffrey

London

To the ISA team,

William and Finn were camping with their dad in Cornwall last weekend. Chris just texted to say that William was climbing on some rocks by the water, slipped and accidentally, he fell into the water. Immediately rolled onto his back, starfish! then, onto his front and kicked to the shore. He is ok.

 

What would we do without ISA?

Caroline and son William

London

We have been with ISA over a year now and cannot praise the teachers enough! 

Our 2 boys have had lessons with all four different teachers who have all been equally caring and firm when required. The technique itself is also very unique with the emphasis on floating early on which gives parents the peace of mind around pools on holidays. The boys now love coming back for lessons and are very comfortable in the water.

 

Anis and sons Selim & Sami

London

We are very happy!

It is always easy to speak to the team with questions, concerns or suggestions and we always get a quick and suitable response...! I was very impressed watching the instructor in-house training to understand more details about your approach.

 

 

Linda and daughter Sofia

London


Looking for more information?

To help you and your child feel prepared, we’ve answered the most commonly asked questions. Please refer to our “HELP CENTRE” and see “more about our lessons for babies” for more information.

Learn more about our programme

Beginner level

Beginner float like a starfish

Intermediate level 01

Intermediate 01 swim like a dolphin