Toddler swimming with noodle

Class size and price

As toddlers will be in the water without a parent/guardian

the class size is kept to no more than 2 children in each.

2 toddlers per class £32 per lesson.

Class duration

30 minutes

Which pools?

Earlsfield Rd – Earlsfield

Trinity Crescent – Balham/Tooting Bec

Van Gogh Primary School

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Class sizes and prices

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020 8004 6545

Toddler lessons

Teach your toddler water confidence and safety whilst having fun.

Class content

Our toddler classes build on our baby classes or if the toddler has not been swimming before they start at the beginning with the basics.  The focus is on getting your child independently confident in the water.  Content will include basic stroke technique, how to climb out of the pool, jumping into the water and a balance of fun, learning and discipline.  Teaching water safety is key and as a rule, arm bands or similar flotation devices are not used in our lessons.  This is because they can easily create a false sense of buoyancy, which little people might not understand, meaning they could think that they float in water when they aren’t wearing them when they actually can’t.  As this could be unsafe if they ever came across water by themselves, we prefer instead to use noodles and boards, which assist flotation only when they are needed.

Other points to note

Toddlers go into the water by themselves (ie without parents from approximately 2 years old).  Of course under the watchful eye of our teachers.

It’s also worth mentioning to be effective at teaching, we demonstrate movement and physically help our pupils perfect those movements in the pool.  This may involve the teacher supporting your child in a hands on way.  All of our staff are DBS checked for child protection purposes.

What to bring

A free silicon cap is provided for the little ones. We request that the children have goggles, we sell them for £10 a pair if that is easiest. If children are in the process of being potty trained, you must dress them in a water nappy with swim nappy shorts over the top.