Current Status: Not Available Introducing babies to the water
Aimed at children from 0 (following 6 week check up) to 18 months old these lessons follow the Swim England Discovery Duckling Awards. The Discovery Duckling Awards are the start of the learn to swim experience for all children. These awards are perfect for babies and toddlers and pre-school children who are new to swimming lessons.
The session is half an hour and is available during school term time only - see our timetable for dates and times. These sessions must be pre-booked. All NEW starters to our learn to swim programme receive a FREE Settle Pool Swim bag with and information pack on the lessons and the pool in general.
Swimming with babies after birth
Babies can be taken swimming immediately after giving birth. The NHS advises that babies can be taken swimming at any age, and there’s no need to wait until your newborn has had their first immunisations.
Although your baby is safe to swim, to avoid infection, mum should wait until around 6 weeks or 7 days after vaginal bleeding after birth stops. If you do want to take your baby swimming beforehand, it’s the perfect opportunity for dad or other family members to bond with your little one.