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Parent & Baby Swimming

Baby Swimming lessons that are safe, effective and fun!

Start your baby’s swimming journey with Cindy’s Swim School and help teach them a core life skill, so they grow up confident, safe and happy around water!

What we teach

The focus is to teach your baby to gradually become more independent in the water in a fun and stimulating environment, making sure that being in the water is a pleasant experience from day 1.

Teaching water safety is the key priority.

We work with your baby’s development at each stage, helping them develop their gross and minor motor skills, whilst building strength in their muscles to aid with head position, sitting, crawling and much, much more!

We often play music in the background and sing songs, which keep the classes fun and moving. Classes are a great opportunity for you and your baby to interact with other babies and their parents / guardians.

Babies grow so quickly don’t they! Our course content has been developed to make sure it complements each stage in your child’s development and divides into:

Baby 1, which is for approximately 10 weeks – 10 months old

Baby 2, which is from 10-18 months old, and

Baby 3, which is from 18-24 months old

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We have caught the car, what’s next? This game encourages water confidence and noodle independence

See Kai & Tau's baby stages

See videos and images of what baby swimming is really like! Cindy and Mark’s children make their way through the baby and toddler swimming stages.

What you need to know

Which Pools?

Van Gogh Primary School

Earlsfield Rd, Wandsworth

Greenmead Pool, Southfields

30 minute lesson

Child to teacher ratio & price per class

4:1 – £22

Lessons booked & paid for per term.

First time swiming with a baby?

Don’t worry we will talk you through it.


What to expect


A teacher supporting your baby

To be effective at teaching, we demonstrate movement and physically help our pupil perfect those movements in the pool. This may involve the teacher supporting your baby in a considerately hands on way.


child protection

All of our staff are DBS checked for child protection purposes.


Catch up lessons

We understand that sometimes the schedule of little ones can be affected if they pick up a bug or just have a bad day, so we provide for two catch up lessons per term in case you miss a class (please read our Ts and Cs for more details).

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What to bring


Water Nappy and nappy shorts

This is required for each lesson. A free silicon cap is provided for your child just before they are ready to move up to toddler lessons. And at that point we ask you to buy them some goggles (we sell them too, just ask the office if you need a pair). If they choose to wear them is another story, but by the end of the course we will begin to get them used to the idea.


Your own swimming costume

A parent or guardian must accompany their child in the pool for every lesson.