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17/06/2013 at 16:06
17/06/2013 at 16:10
I am really keen to take E swimming but for a 10 week course it's £135! Which I can't afford at the moment. So does anyone just take their lo to the local pool and go in the baby pool? What do they do at the lessons to make it worth the money
17/06/2013 at 16:20
Go and ask at your local pool willow, or better still your local children's centre. We just got Ella's first set free through them and rather than paying water babies prices are paying leisure centre prices of £6 per lesson iirc but it'd cost that to take her ourself anyway.
Our lessons are focused on the parent and teaching them how to teach their kids to swim. Last week was the first and Ea too poorly for today's second but first session we were taught how to hold her, how to encourage her to swim, hold on to the side and see the correlation and actions of pushing off. They sang songs and used watering can to show water falling, then pattering their hands and then over the head and finally face and we were taught to do submerging safely.
17/06/2013 at 18:11
Thanks lm, the lessons do sound worthwhile, i will check with the childrens centre.
17/06/2013 at 19:05
Depends how confident in the water you are with her. With big S we just took him to our gym pool most weeks which is really warm. We did kl the dunking etc but its only now at 4 that I've paid for lessons to get him swimming without armbands. It's a council run pool and costing £42 for 10 weeks vs £110 at our gym!
My main concern was for him to be happy in the water which he is, just moving to next stage that I need help with
17/06/2013 at 20:43
Call your local leisure centers and ask what they do for baby lesson. We took P on our own from about 15 weeks and the started lessons at 6 momths at our local pool. It is £83 for 15 lessons and they are fab, P is so happy and confident in the water. We are on our 3rd term now.
18/06/2013 at 08:21
The other thing is that a lot of the baby swim classes are held in more specialist pools, so will definitely be warm enough and there are many that are purified with UV rather than chlorine which is of course better for the baby. These tend to be the more expensive classes though!
If you have a special needs schools that have their own pools (swimming or hydrotherapy) they often are hired for baby swim classes so might be worth a direct call to the school to see who hires them.
18/06/2013 at 09:03
Thanks. That makes sense mrs 50s as one of the classes is held at a posh hotel!
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