Swimming lessons are carried out with a maximum of 6 pupils and we normally have two adults in the pool room (one instructor and one poolside helper where needed).
Lesson are 30mins long.
Pupils with special needs can be accommodated although we would recommend starting with a course of one 2 one lessons to allow them to become accustomed to the surroundings here at Loudoun Mains.
We normally have a waiting list for lessons depending on what day of the week and what time suits the parent/guardian bringing the pupil.
Booking forms can be obtained from Loudoun Mains Reception, by emailing [email protected] or the above link or by phoning 01560321246.
We take babies from as young as six weeks although this is entirely dependant on advice given from each health visitor.
Parent baby/toddler classes require an adult in the water with the baby/toddler and we work with one adult to one baby in the pool, and classes have max 6-8 babies in a group.
Parent/baby and parent/child lessons are 30 minutes long although arriving 10 minutes early would be prudent to allow the baby/child to become accustomed to the surroundings.
Babies do not have to wait until their immunisation programme is complete, but we suggest you do not swim the baby for 4 days after a jab. We recommend that an immunisation programme is followed.
Swimming can have physical, emotional and intellectual benefits for babies. Many parents have commented on the fact that their swimming babies are stronger, feed and sleep easier and develop word association skills early on. Parent and baby courses are also great for socialisation.
Taking babies as young as 6 weeks old to water safety classes helps keep their natural dive reflex alive, which enables them to move freely underwater by holding their breath. This in itself could save your baby’s life one day.
Babies with special needs sometimes really benefit from swimming as it can compliment physiotherapy. Be sure to discuss his or her particular needs with your GP and instructor first as submersions may not always be appropriate for every baby.
It is also great bonding as you are with your baby in the water. We will be teaching you life-saving skills and laying the foundations for a long swim career. Multiple classes can be attended each week should you require.