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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To All Our Amazing Swimmers

It is with the deepest regret that we have to inform you that the Government Guidelines on reopening pools has resulted in us, the STA and our venues not being able to open pools to the public. We are extremely sad to hear this information as I’m sure you are. We had hoped that we would be able to end the year with a couple of weeks swimming before the summer holidays, but unfortunately, we have not been allowed to do this.

Throughout this process we have been left in the dark as much as you have and only hear about any updates at the same time as the general public, which is why we have only now been able to make this announcement.
This is very saddening for us as we all love our jobs so much, and really look forward to seeing you and your babies each week; and participate in the development and love of the water that you have all shown. We are especially sorry not to be able to say a proper goodbye to all of those who are going off on their next big adventure to primary school in September. Some we have taught from being merely weeks old and have had the pleasure of enjoying your company every week for the last 4 to 5 years. You guys are remarkable! We are sorry not to be there to give you your one last awesome swim time with our amazing tutors.

In regard to credits, we will continue to hold these for you for September or when we are able to return, or as future pre-credits. However, we understand that some may want a refund for the last sessions, if this is true for you, please contact your tutor directly and they will be able to sort the best way to refund your credits.

Again, we are all very disheartened and upset by this, emotionally, socially and financially; all we hope is that you are safe and that we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible as soon as we are allowed to. We will contact you again as soon as the Government give the green light for us to restart.

We hope that you have an incredible summer, use the skills you have been taught. We would love to see all your smiling faces, enjoying our lovely seaside, please share your fun with us!

Be safe in the water and out.
Best wishes from all of us at Swim Academy for Babies xxx
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So sad to hear this however we will be back in September to take up our place again. We miss you! Xx

We look forward to swimming with you again in September, stay safe x

This is gutting to hear but you have given tommy the courage and confidence to swim in the sea and I can never repay you for that it is a skill that he has for life so thank you and I look forward to seeing you in the future when swimming can start again take care xxx

Sally and Alfie miss their lessons so much. Fingers x we will see you in September. Alfie isn’t starting school so hopefully we’ll be able to keep having lessons and Sally can’t wait to get back to her 1-1 with Stacey

Happy Father’s Day to all you awesome Dads out there 🥰

Special shout out to all those that find today a tough day xx
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After 10 long weeks I’ve finally managed to go for a swim with my mini me 🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻

Hope your all finding ways to stay connected to the water? xx

#watertherapy #staysafe #outdoorswimminguk
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After 10 long weeks I’ve finally managed to go for a swim with my mini me 🧜🏻‍♀️🧜🏻 

Hope your all finding ways to stay connected to the water? xx

#watertherapy #staysafe #outdoorswimminguk
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