Is my child ready for swimming? What ages do you teach?

  • [Posted: January 3, 2018]

    We welcome all ages from 3 months upwards to our swim school. 


    Please consider the following questions:

    -Is your child currently attending any other activity classes?

    -Has your child expressed interest in swimming/ do they want to learn to swim?

    -Have you discussed swimming lessons with your child?

    The main criteria is that they are able to focus and follow short instructions and are able to cooperate in a small group and maintain eye contact. All interaction is age-appropriate. This means we won’t expect anything off your child, which they shouldn’t be able to do.


    Junior Splash Programme:

    If your child is at atleast 12 weeks old, you can bring them along to our Junior Splash programme.

    At these sessions, young children and their caregivers enjoy the water together. Infants, toddlers and preschoolers have the opportunity to learn fundamental swimming skills, appropriate to their age and stage. 

    It’s also a wonderful opportunity for you to bond with your little one and meet other parents and guardians.

    This programme caters for children from 12 weeks up to approximately 4 years of age. Find out more on our dedicated Junior Splash page.


    Standard Swim Classes:

    For our standard swim classes, we accept children from 4 years of age. Usually, the child will have started preschool or school. Caregivers are asked to accompany beginners in the water to support their child.

    Before enrolling your child in these lessons, please consider the following questions:

    1-Is your child currently attending any other activity classes? If so, how do they cope? If not, do you think they are ready to try a new activity?

    2-Has your child expressed an interest in swimming? Do they want to learn to swim?

    3-Have you discussed swimming lessons with your child?

    Ideally, your child should be able to do the following:

    • Focus on a task
    • Follow short instructions
    • Co-operate in a small group
    • Maintain eye contact


    Of course, this checklist may not suit everyone. We treat our learners as individuals and never have unsuitable expectations. You are the best person to judge if your child is ready for swimming.

    If you would like to discuss your child’s swim readiness in more detail, please do get in touch. We’d love to help you as you explore this exciting opportunity for your child.

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