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Swimkidz – Children Swimming (under 10 yrs)
Jan 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating indefinitely
Swimkidz offers an innovative and unique baby swimming programme that begins during pregnancy and continues past birth. Parents can rest assured and have the confidence that we can help to keep them fit both pre- and post-natal and can continue their child’s aquatic journey in a safe, caring and nurturing environment.
Our amazing fully qualified instructor Niki Harvey, works hard to ensure every moment spent in your lessons is fun filled and memorable. She will carefully explain exactly what she is doing and why with clear demonstrations, this is because in effect she is teaching you to teach your child.
Baby Swimming (0-2 yrs)
Baby Swimming offers your baby a unique sensory experience and develops confidence in the water that lasts a lifetime.
Our classes differ from traditional swimming lessons in terms of content, delivery and the venues we use. We only use warm water pools and babies can join us from birth in our hydro pools.
Your baby will feel at ease swimming both on the surface and below the water sensing a calm and holistic atmosphere as they swim unrestricted in their wonderful watery world. There are so many health benefits to early swimming including motor and neurological development.
Toddler Swimming (up to around 4 yrs)
Once you have completed your 40 week baby programme you can progress into our amazing toddler lessons. If you haven’t participated in swimming before with your little one you will still be able to join us as we structure our classes on ability as well as age taking into consideration each individual child’s needs
Lessons are delivered with core skills being taught in every class leading to independent swimming.
We use unique and innovative practices that engage your toddlers imagination. Your child will remain in the toddler section until they are ready for the next big step to swim with the Instructors without a parent usually around 3yrs old.
Children Swimming (Under 10 yrs)
Children can swim independently with the instructors around their third birthday, however we realise that each child will have different needs so this is not a step to be hurried.
The criteria for swimming without a parent is that your child is happy and content in the water without you and can swim on a woggle/noodle without being held for support on both their front and back.
Working toward the national and international plan for teaching swimming our structured programme further consolidates skills that were taught earlier. The aim is to increase swimming distances but with a clear emphasis on technique.
Class locations and times:
Gillingstool Primary School
- Tuesday’s 4pm-5pm
Redhill House Hotel (near Bristol Airport)
- Wednesday’s 10am-2pm
Penny Porters Physiotherapy Pool
- Thursday’s 1pm-3pm
- Saturday’s 2pm-4pm
- Sunday’s 12.30pm-3.30pm
Tockington Manor School Bristol
- Sunday’s 8.15am-11.15am
For further information, visit Swimkidz Bristol on Facebook or contact Niki on 07702 172009