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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Fabulous double dive 🧜🏼‍♂️🧜🏼‍♂️ such smiling faces 💙💙 from Becky and her boys, who swim at Praa Sands with Ellie x ... See MoreSee Less

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Chy Cara Friday classes

Morning Everyone. I'm so sorry but I am having to cancel classes this morning as woken up not feeling very well and I can't get any cover. I'm so so sorry and hope you all have a lovely half term. Look forward to seeing you on the 2nd November. Debs x
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Praa Sands Saturday swimmers ***urgent*** all classes postponed by 1.5 hours due to power surges overnight at Praa Sands ie 10 o’clock class to be held at 11.30, 10.30 for 12 etc etc - I’m trying to ring everyone too. Apologies for late notice, only just been rung myself at 9.15 😞 ... See MoreSee Less

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