Enable your baby to swim happily, safely and confidently from an early age.

Swim Academy for Babies is a specialist baby swimming school that started in Cornwall more than 10 years ago,  and has now branched into Somerset.

We are proud to be wholly run by mothers, providing a unique experience for families with babies and small children.

We run tailored baby swimming classes for babies from newborn to 4 years old, we then offer swimming development courses and junior squads for ages 5 to 10 years old.

We create a natural, loving and fun environment where you can enjoy special time with your baby, deepening your special bond whilst learning how to help your baby enjoy the water.  We teach babies water awareness and safety, allowing them to explore and discover what their bodies are capable of in a variety of structured situations.  All our classes are uniquely planned taking into account the ability of each individual baby and child.

The earlier babies are introduced to water the sooner they can be taught vital water safety skills as well as increasing their strength and stamina.

We also include fun excercises to help mothers recover their pre-pregnancy body weight.

We use internationally proven ‘in water’ and ‘underwater’ techniques to improve babies lung capacityand function as well as boosting babies self-confidence and general heath and fitness levels.

Most babies also develop better eating and sleeping patterns, and many parents plan sleep times around swimming classes!

Other family members are welcome to bring their baby swimming as soon as baby’s umbilical cord has healed. This may be useful during the first 6 weeks when mother cannot go in the water.

Bonding, Nurturing, Caring, relaxing, fun!


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Please accept my sincere apologies.
There will be no classes held with Reecy on Thursday 10th January.
I've just been notified that the Pool House is too cold to run the sessions.
See you all next week
Warm Wishes Reecy
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Welcome back everyone, classes start again tomorrow 10th January.
Just a little reminder regarding change of class times, the classes at 10:30 and 11:00 last term are now half an hour later at 11:00 and 11:30. The 11:30 class last term has moved to 10:30. Please message me if you are unsure.
I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow 🧜🏼‍♀️🧜🏼‍♂️🐠!
Kind regards Ellie x
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1 week ago

Swim Academy for Babies

This week is a week of firsts at Blackwater, first classes taught by our lovely tutors Stacey, Hayley & Stacey. Lots of first swims for our wonderful new babies and first term at our wonderful new venue Blackwater.

We still have places left so it’s not too late to join us:
Monday mornings with Stacey Smith
Tuesday mornings with Hayley Boulden
Tuesday after school Squads with all of us!
Thursday mornings with Stacey French

To enquire please fill out an enquiry form on our website - selecting Blackwater as your preferred venue: www.swimacademyforbabies.com/contact-us/

Thank you everyone for your support xx
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Urgent ***Praa Sands*** customers - all classes today cancelled due to u foreseen personal circumstances. Everyone should have received text messages to say please email kate@swimacademyforbabies.com regarding your preference for a refund or credit to your account. Sorry for any inconvenience caused 😥 ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy New Year!
Last few spaces remaining on Sundays at Chycara
12pm : 14-18mths
1pm : 3-4yrs
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