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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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1 day ago

Jane Pett

So delighted that Elizabeth has achieved her Stanley 7 award at 3 years 9 months.

We joined when she was 7 weeks old and Ellen Reeves-Shearn has been an excellent teacher.

We’ve been through clingy stages and tears; “I don’t want to do that’s” and choosing to do the opposite, but mostly great achievements and great confidence!

Being able to relax when we’re on holiday knowing she knows what to do! (Even if that means she escapes to the deep end occasionally).

The looks from parents who haven’t done this, and panicking when our 2 year old walked over to the pool and jumps in... then watching in disbelief and she turns swims back to the edge and makes her way over to us!

Thank you for the opportunity to do this we will really miss our Friday mornings at Praa Sands!

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So delighted that Elizabeth has achieved her Stanley 7 award at 3 years 9 months.

We joined when she was 7 weeks old and Ellen Reeves-Shearn has been an excellent teacher.

We’ve been through clingy stages and tears; “I don’t want to do that’s” and choosing to do the opposite, but mostly great achievements and great confidence!

Being able to relax when we’re on holiday knowing she knows what to do!  (Even if that means she escapes to the deep end occasionally).

The looks from parents who haven’t done this, and panicking when our 2 year old walked over to the pool and jumps in... then watching in disbelief and she turns swims back to the edge and makes her way over to us!

Thank you for the opportunity to do this we will really miss our Friday mornings at Praa Sands!

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Thank you so much ☺️ can’t believe she’s going to school soon x

All down to Ellie’s amazing teaching! Well done Elizabeth!!

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Zeta Penrose Louise Ceri Leverton Abi Mitchell Vanessa Feledyn Michelle Rowe share the love wonderful ladies!

Laura Parkinson

Sarah Burnett Cobb, Stacey French, Debbie Mynne, Ellen Reeves-Shearn x

5 days ago

Swim Academy for Babies

💦💦New baby class Tuesday 11:45am @ Blackwater💦💦

We also have a few remaining spaces in our timetable for various ages at Blackwater, Carnon Downs, Praa Sands & St Audries Bay. with half term being so early we still have many weeks left until summer break so a great time to join. PM for more info 🧜‍♂️🧜‍♂️🧜‍♂️
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** CHYCARA SWIMMERS!!** The roadworks are still causing problems, the easiest access that was open earlier this morning is via the top road, Chyreen Lane (turn off from Quenchwell Road- please see the map). If you can allow extra time as the signs and closures keep changing and please let any fellow swimmers know, that would be great. Happy swimming! x ... See MoreSee Less

** CHYCARA SWIMMERS!!** The roadworks are still causing problems, the easiest access that was open earlier this morning is via the top road, Chyreen Lane (turn off from Quenchwell Road- please see the map). If you can allow extra time as the signs and closures keep changing and please let any fellow swimmers know, that would be great. Happy swimming! x

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...apologies for the state of the map... I wanted to get this out there as quickly as possible! xx

Katie Vowles Hannah Carrington Rachael Glanville Kimberly Thomas

Zeta Penrose Louise Ceri Leverton Debbie Mynne

2 weeks ago

Swim Academy for Babies

Thank you to all the lovely parents that kindly agreed to me sharing these special moments with you all 😍 We still have a few spaces left in classes and more classes opening soon ... ... See MoreSee Less

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Abi Purdy these classes are great xx

Thanks Erin. I’ll send her the link. She loved Tribe x

Jackie Kerr for Helen? Xx

Dave Penrose Judy Bailey Susan Penrose

Claire Wild

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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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