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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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Post swim teaching blast of fresh air - love that we are so close to the beach 🥰

I also managed to squeeze in a trip to @the_eco_collective_cornwall to refill my washing up liquid & hand wash and get a sneaky sweet treat, they have some lovely arts & craft bits if your looking for unique Xmas gifts(too early?!)

What do you guys all get up to after lessons?

We’d love you to tag us so we can get some ideas or comment below and we will see how many we can visit

#postbabyswimming #porthowan #refillrevolution #beachwalks #swimacademyforbabies
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Post swim teaching blast of fresh air - love that we are so close to the beach 🥰 
 
I also managed to squeeze in a trip to @the_eco_collective_cornwall to refill my washing up liquid & hand wash and get a sneaky sweet treat, they have some lovely arts & craft bits if your looking for unique Xmas gifts(too early?!)

What do you guys all get up to after lessons? 

We’d love you to tag us so we can get some ideas or comment below and we will see how many we can visit 

#postbabyswimming #porthowan #refillrevolution #beachwalks #swimacademyforbabies

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL SWIMMERS
For the health and hygiene of everyone in the pool, please ensure that your baby has a suitable swim nappy.

All our Swim Academy babies and toddlers MUST have a double nappy system incorporating a ‘Splashabout’ Happy Nappy or ‘Konfidence’ NeoNappy (new style only) over the top of your chosen standard swim nappy, preferably a washable one. This system has been tried and tested by all our Tutors on their own children and by our customers – and it really does work!
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Ahhhh Chycara! Even on a cold Autumnal morning it is still so beautiful here. Such a special place to come to work.
(photo courtesy of Leo Sharpe & Tegan Foote)
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Ahhhh Chycara! Even on a cold Autumnal morning it is still so beautiful here. Such a special place to come to work.
(photo courtesy of Leo Sharpe & Tegan Foote)

Patient parenting....

So Lovely Alba has only been with me a few weeks and already I’m seeing huge improvements, just before I grabbed my camera she had jumped in and happily went all the way under.
This time she’s abit more cautious - THIS IS TOTALLY NORMAL!!! and part of how little ones learn, she needs to learn to feel comfortable jumping in independently and the best way to do this is to:
🧜🏻‍♀️ Gently encourage
🧜🏻‍♂️ Be patient
🧜🏻‍♀️ Let them trust you
🧜🏻‍♂️ Keep it fun
🧜🏻‍♀️Repitition

Which is exactly what mum did 🥰

It can feel abit like 2 steps forward and 1 step back but that is what builds confident and happy children

#patientparenting #cornishmum #cornishmumma #swimacademyforbabies #blackwaterpool
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It’s wet outside today but really looking forward to seeing all of my awesome swimmers in the lovely warm pool here at Chy Cara this morning. Debs x ... See MoreSee Less

It’s wet outside today but really looking forward to seeing all of my awesome swimmers in the lovely warm pool here at Chy Cara this morning. Debs x
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Maggie swims 3m aged 11 months
Seija swims 4m aged 18 months
Mylo’s baby swimming lesson

They’ve arrived 🥳 wonder what we will be doing in class this week with the older ones 🤔 still got a few left if anyone wants to buy one £20 #aquaplanes #swimtoy #blackwaterpool… https://t.co/GEw8j3urOB

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