Winter Term Dates:

Saturday 14th January-Sunday 2nd April

Half Term (no lessons) Saturday 11th February-Friday 17th February AND Saturday/ Sunday 25th & 26th March

BOOKINGS ARE ABOUT TO CLOSE! Click on the classes below to book your class. Not sure what class to book?
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Baby Swim Series comprises of seven progressive levels starting from as young as 6 weeks (minimum 10 lbs) to approximately 2 years of age.

Babies need to complete the lower levels before progressing to the higher levels. All our terms are 10 weeks of lessons and each lesson is of 30 minutes duration. In each class we will have a maximum of eight children and eight parents/guardians. The other parent or a family member will be able to watch the lesson from the dedicated viewing area.

Safety is our number one priority. Our instructors will make sure parents learn all the safety rules so they can just relax and have fun with their babies.

 Please choose your booking carefully. Changes incur a £15 admin fee!
Booking more than one child? Call or email our office to receive your sibling discount code!
 

 

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Baby Swim Level 1

Baby Swim Level 1 courses for babies from 6 weeks of age (or 10lbs) up to max 15 months of age with no swimming experience.
10 Lessons per Term.
30 Minutes Lessons.
Maximum of eight children and eight parents/guardians

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Baby Swim Level 2

Baby Swim Level 2 courses for babies who completed Baby Swim Level 1 with us or equivalent.
10 Lessons per Term.
30 Minutes Lessons.
Maximum of eight children and eight parents/guardians

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Baby Swim Level 3

Baby Swim Level 3 courses for babies who completed Baby Swim Level 2 with us or equivalent.
10 Lessons per Term.
30 Minutes Lessons.
Maximum of eight children and eight parents/guardians

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Baby Swim Level 4

Baby Swim Level 4 courses for babies who completed Baby Swim Level 3 with us or equivalent.
10 Lessons per Term.
30 Minutes Lessons.
Maximum of eight children and eight parents/guardians

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Baby Swim Level 5

Baby Swim Level 5 courses for babies who completed Baby Swim Level 4 with us or equivalent.
10 Lessons per Term.
30 Minutes Lessons.
Maximum of eight children and eight parents/guardians

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Baby Swim Level 6

Baby Swim Level 6 courses for babies who completed Baby Swim Level 5 with us or equivalent.
10 Lessons per Term.
30 Minutes Lessons.
Maximum of eight children and eight parents/guardians

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Baby Swim Level 7

Baby Swim Level 7 courses for babies who completed Baby Swim Level 6 with us or equivalent. 10 Lessons per Term.
10 Lessons per Term.
30 Minutes Lessons.
Maximum of eight children and eight parents/guardians

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Booking FAQ’s

Why do I need to buy a Happy Nappy?

London Baby Swim operates a double nappy system for all babies and toddlers until they are toilet-trained. The double nappy system is a disposable or re-usable swim nappy underneath a Happy Nappy (neoprene nappy), which should fit closely enough to form a tight seal around the waist and thighs. You will be able to purchase the Happy Nappy on our online booking page. Disposable/reusable Swim nappies are available from supermarkets and drugstores. Children do not need to wear anything else apart of the double nappy system. Children wearing swim trucks, swimsuit, Eczema Suit or similar are welcome, however they will still have to wear the double nappy system underneath if they are not toilet-trained.

I am nervous about paying online. How secure is the website?

We take security very seriously. All your personal details are encrypted securely through thawte SSL and you will notice the booking pages start with https://. Online payments are processed by CARDSAVE, a secure payment gateway and we do not store your credit or debit card information on our servers.

What booking confirmation will I receive?

When you have placed your booking you will receive a “Swimming Order Confirmation Email”, outlining details of the course(s) you have booked and details of the participant(s) attending, The email will also contain your booking reference number. Please ensure you retain this email for future references.

I do not have an email address. Can I still book online?

No, an email address is mandatory to make a booking and receive confirmation.

What happens if I want to cancel my booking?

Please refer to Section 4 of our Terms and Conditions for Cancellations Policy and Section 6 for Cancellations on Medical Grounds.

FAQ's

What is the maximum group size?

The maximum number of babies in one lesson is 8.

Is my baby safe in the water?

Babies have a natural affinity with the water. They become totally liberated, as water is a free environment for them. We all have an inborn "gag reflex" and the "mammalian dive reflex" but it is generally strongest in babies up to 6 months old, these enable them to hold their breath underwater naturally and keep supplying oxygen to the main organs, which help us to provide a gentle introduction to submersions. They also have primitive swimming stroke actions up to 6 months of age and can propel themselves through the water. London Baby Swim builds upon babies natural reflexes to enable your baby to be completely happy moving in and through the water.

Do parents need to be confident swimmers?

No, although one of the parents or responsible adult need to be in the pool with the babies, the pool is shallow enough for parents to stand up. Our teachers are fully trained and experienced in helping parents to feel confident in the water. We will assist you with the submersion exercises for your child if you do not want to go underwater, although it is a wonderful experience to share with your child.

Do You Offer Make-up Lessons (Catch up lessons)?

YES, London Baby Swim offers 3 FREE makeup lessons (catch up lessons) per term/per child for any missed lesson. However, there are some steps to follow in order to take advantage of this service. For more information, please refer to London Baby Swim Terms and Conditions Section 6)

How do Make-up Lessons Work?

When you cancel your lesson, for whatever the reason, we use that space as a makeup lesson for another parent who missed a lesson; so without parents letting us know in advance they are not attending, there is no opportunity to replace lessons for anyone. That is why it is so important that parents let us know in advance about their absence by emailing us with a minimum of 24 hours notice (preferably more) prior to their course. London Baby Swim offers this service as a goodwill gesture and it is not a statutory right, not having any legal obligation to offer a makeup lesson(s) or refund/credit for non-attended lesson(s). For more information, please refer to London Baby Swim Term and Conditions Section 6)

What if my child is ill?

Never come to your swimming lesson if you and/or your child have any illness, such as, but not limited to: chest infection, conjunctivitis, measles, impetigo, ear infections, asthma or a heavy cold (first days of the cold). Please DO NOT come to your swimming lesson until the symptoms have cleared at least 48 hours prior to your swimming lesson or when your doctor has given the all-clear.
If your child has just a runny nose but feels happy and active, you will be able to come to your swimming lesson unless your GP has advised you otherwise.
Under no circumstances must anyone suffering from diarrhoea or vomiting attend swimming during illness and up to 2 weeks after full recovery and stools have returned to normal.
If you are concerned about any medical condition, we ask that you always check with your GP before coming to any lessons.