Baby Paddlers Fordingbridge

Fordingbridge

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We understand how quickly your baby develops which is why our baby swimming classes are split into three levels, tailored to their developmental stage. We encourage babies to attend from birth, however we welcome all abilities and welcome you to join at any time. We love to work with parents on improving your child's water confidence so if in doubt give us a call and we can talk through everything we do.
Swimming comes naturally to babies, they are born with special reflexes one of which closes their epiglottis to stop water entering the lungs. This reflex is present even with simple raindrops falling on the face & will show itself by baby taking what looks like a small gasp inwards. We use cues to create word association & recognition so that they understand when they are going underwater. All this works progressively towards breath control as they move through to the toddler & preschool years.
Underwater swimming is only a small part of what we do, our main aim is to develop water confidence using toys, songs & lots of fun. Word association & recognition is a big part of what we do, encouraging children to kick, paddle, swim, jump, hold on – all so important in the early years.

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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