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!


Find a class near you


Last few spaces remaining for Sunday classes at Chycara in the New Year

8.30am - approx 4yrs
12pm - 12-18mths
12.30pm -New Babies
1pm - approx 3 yrs
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3 days ago

Swim Academy for Babies

Beautiful double rainbow 🌈 at our wonderful venue at Praa Sands.
If stuck for a Christmas present 🎁🎄, why not give your little ones the gift of swimming 🥰.
To enquiry please use the form at www.swimacademyforbabies.com/contact-us x
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1 week ago

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Update on refurbishments at Kernow Hydro.POOL CLOSURE UPDATE .
As you can see, work is in progress but unfortunately it is taken longer than expected for everything to dry out so we will be closed for at least another 10 days . Check your email for details if you attend classes here and keep an eye out here for updates. Thanks for your patience.
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Hi all you lovely swimmers, I have sent an email regarding rebooking for next term. I know some don't receive the emails so as before, I will hold your places for you unless you contact me or see me in class.
We have 2 more sessions before the Christmas holidays, so if you need to order a badge or finish paying for this term, please being any monies with you this week.
Thank you and look forward to seeing you all very soon, Ellie 🧜‍♀️x
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🎉exciting news! 🎉
We are opening new baby classes in the lovely warm salt water pool at Chycara House in January. Let us teach your baby to be as confident as our little mermaid in the video!! 🧜‍♀️🐟🧜‍♂️
There are spaces left for Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Please message us on here or contact us through our website if you would like to join! youtu.be/V7sClV13IAo
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