In the beginners’ course, children get used to the new environment of the pool. We play with water habits and the instructor introduces exercises aimed at getting the children to move in the water, float, balance, close their mouths and hold their breath. Small children can learn to swim more easily underwater than on the surface, so we practice being comfortable underwater.
When the children are ready, the dive is introduced. For those who choose not to dive, there are many other good and fun exercises. Children quickly discover the joys of being able to move more freely in the water than on land.
Parents learn to read their child and their will in this new environment and we see the amazing interaction between child and parent.
The babysim school is divided into three sub-courses with clear objectives for each stage and where the exercises become more advanced as the children develop and gain experience.
You can start baby swimming school when your child is 3-12 months old and weighs at least 4 kg. No prior knowledge is needed, all activities are based on the child’s maturity. You can have one or two adults in the pool, depending on which facility you choose(see information on each facility).
In our house, we want every diapered baby to swim with a disposable swim diaper as well as a baby bathing suit. The important thing is that the baby swimsuit is tight around the waist and thighs. We have our own beautiful baby swimsuits on sale at the start of the course at all our facilities. The baby swimming trunks cost €250 and can also be ordered online.