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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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Swim Academy for Babies

Thank you so much to my wonderful swimmers for all my lovely gifts. You know me too well... I’m going to wear my new earrings (with my new dress), whilst eating chocolate, drinking gin from my new mug and planting my flowers; followed by a lovely bath using my bath bomb and lighting my candle 🥰. I’m so lucky to have taught you all. Have an amazing time at big school 💖 love from Ellie (Praa Sands tutor) ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you so much to my wonderful swimmers for all my lovely gifts. You know me too well... I’m going to wear my new earrings (with my new dress), whilst eating chocolate, drinking gin from my new mug and planting my flowers; followed by a lovely bath using my bath bomb and lighting my candle 🥰. I’m so lucky to have taught you all. Have an amazing time at big school 💖 love from Ellie (Praa Sands tutor)

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You are appreciated because you deserve it! Thank you for being so darned fabulous! 💕

Thank you for nearly 4 years of watching our baby do amazing things! We’ve had lots of tears and she’d like to take Fridays off to come and visit you sometimes! Xx

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Drowning is silent....

Drowning isn’t dramatic, loud or obvious, it’s the child gently enjoying bobbing up and down until they just don’t bob up that next time. I went to a pool party at the weekend and as an ex lifeguard and keen swim teacher, I found it more than a little stressful, one swimmer was touching the bottom then bobbing up for a breath and then going back down, quietly, calmly, he was having a great time but all I could think was; all he needed was to not touch the bottom one time or get too tired and he wouldn’t pop back up and I would have been jumping in to rescue him– this took all my concentration – whilst keeping a close eye on the other 10 children (there were parents in the pool with the children but the lifeguard in me will never switch off)

So please remember:

1) Keep a constant watch on your children – being close by just isn’t enough – remove distractions - they won’t be screaming for your attention when they need you.

2) Teach your children how to stay safe near water from an early age, we do this in our class all the time, from teaching them to reach and hold for the side, learning to back float, making them ask if we are ready before jumping in and discussing the pool rules in class.

3) Take regular breaks, tiredness and a lack of concentration are major causes of childhood drowning.

Hoping this helps everyone enjoy a fantastic summer at the beach & pool, please feel free to share and if it's not auto playing for you please take a moment to watch the youtube video below x

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‭Top Tip Tuesday - having fun & staying safe at the beach‬ 😎
Here’s our top tips for staying safe and having fun on the beach.... have we forgotten anything?! ‭‭Remove distractions‬, it only takes a second for situations near water to change, being close is not enough drowning is silent, children even strong swimmers need our full attention. ‬
‭Take a group photo, this is not only a great reminder of a lovely day but also a great help if little ones decide to test our sanity and go awol. ‬
‭Safety brief your children; ‬
‭ - danger spotting‬ can be a fun way of teaching our kids to respect & understand dangers around the beach. ‭ - where’s the lifeguard?‬ another fun way to ensure your little ones know where to find help, what are the lifeguards doing, what colours are their clothes and where to find them. ‭Oh and dont forget to have fun ! ‬ Beach days are a great chance to build water confidence. #kernow #cornishblogger #kidsofkernow #beachsafety #portreath #swimteacher #swimacademyforbabies #watersafety #splash
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‭Top Tip Tuesday - having fun & staying safe at the beach‬ 😎 
Here’s our top tips for staying safe and having fun on the beach.... have we forgotten anything?! ‭‭Remove distractions‬, it only takes a second for situations near water to change, being close is not enough drowning is silent, children even strong swimmers need our full attention. ‬
‭Take a group photo, this is not only a great reminder of a lovely day but also a great help if little ones decide to test our sanity and go awol. ‬
‭Safety brief your children; ‬
‭ - danger spotting‬ can be a fun way of teaching our kids to respect & understand dangers around the beach. ‭ - where’s the lifeguard?‬ another fun way to ensure your little ones know where to find help, what are the lifeguards doing, what colours are their clothes and where to find them. ‭Oh and dont forget to have fun ! ‬ Beach days are a great chance to build water confidence. #kernow #cornishblogger #kidsofkernow #beachsafety #portreath #swimteacher #swimacademyforbabies #watersafety #splash

Eco washed and ready for swimming tomorrow! We love these soapnuts ordered from @peacewiththewild #plasticfree #lovethesmell #vegan #soapnuts #nontoxic #organic #sustainable #babyswimming #cleanliving #healthyplanet ... See MoreSee Less

Eco washed and ready for swimming tomorrow! We love these soapnuts ordered from @peacewiththewild #plasticfree #lovethesmell #vegan #soapnuts #nontoxic #organic #sustainable #babyswimming #cleanliving #healthyplanet

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**Today is order deadline day** These @aquaplaneproducts have been so popular this term, we are placing a 2nd order - Order deadline 14th July, if your planning lots of pool time over the summer break these are great for: building confidence, encouraging independence (whilst being carefully supervised) and for supporting little ones with the tricky skill of floating and back swimming #swimtools #summerfuninthepool #handsfree #learntolovethewater #swimacademyforbabies ... See MoreSee Less

**Today is order deadline day** These @aquaplaneproducts have been so popular this term, we are placing a 2nd order - Order deadline 14th July, if your planning lots of pool time over the summer break these are great for: building confidence, encouraging independence (whilst being carefully supervised) and for supporting little ones with the tricky skill of floating and back swimming #swimtools #summerfuninthepool #handsfree #learntolovethewater #swimacademyforbabies
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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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