Celebrating over 16 years of baby swimming Principal Fiona Munt-Whittle and her team of experienced teachers continue to provide specialist life-saving skills and water confidence to more than 700 babies every term throughout Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and the West Midlands.
Unfortunately too many young children drown in the UK so it is very important to teach these skills at an early age. All babies are born with a natural ability to swim and have a real affinity with water. Babies can start Aquatots lessons as young as 8 weeks old and do!
The Aquatots Foundation programme has been carefully designed to teach your baby vital skills in a calm and soothing environment. Babies lack the strength and co-ordination to swim above the water until they are about 3 so Aquatots teaches your baby to swim using fun and safe sub surface techniques without the use of buoyancy aids. These techniques have been fine-tuned over the years, but are still based around the principles of Play, Train, Play.
The gentle and gradual process of the structured lessons strengthens the bond between parent and baby whilst providing a fun and physical workout for your baby. Swimming in warm water also stimulates their appetite and can improve their sleeping pattern! Swimming your child at an early age can have amazing health benefits too.
Every Aquatots teacher undergoes 2 years of training in ‘infant submersion techniques’ to become a fully qualified Aquatots Teacher. Aquatots teachers also hold the ASA or STA Level I & Level II Teaching Qualification and are fully qualified Lifesavers
To find out more about Aquatots Duckling courses starting in September or to book onto a free taster session visit our Website www.aquatots.co.uk or call the Aquatots office on 01684 296296