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Baby and Pre school lessons 

Our  Baby and pre school classes are designed not only to build water confidence but help  develop skills out of the water to such as walking and crawling, developing   gross and fine motor skills, balance and co-ordination skills, muscle development and strengthening,  speech and language  to name but a few. 


The lessons help to build confidence, trust and help build bonds both in and out of the swimming  pool.   We teach self rescue skills in a gentle method, unfortunately a couple of our swimmers have put it to the test! Of course as little ones grow we teach swimming and stroke development.  


Emma's Otters won't promise after one lesson to have your little one swimming like a fish, or floating like the babies you see in the You tube films. Yes I have had babies floating but it's has  more to do with their physical make up, what they are wearing and personality than one lesson a week. 


Instead the lessons encourage imagination and fun we can often be found  hunting butterflies and spiders,  flying like pterodactyl, being  tigers,  swimming through sea weed and most excitingly  exploring tunnels. 

Baby Otter-  3-12 months


Fun and  friendly relaxed  classes with each child accompanied by a parent or carer. We work on blowing bubbles, encouraging hand eye coordination, kicking and bonding activities as we'll as safe drills.  We also have the option for submersion's, though these are at your own discretion and  only taken when you and your baby are ready. During these lessons  we  follow the STA Starfish award series, you can collect badges and certificates as your baby progresses! 


Clawless Otter - 12-24 month  


These lessons are specifically designed to help encourage you child's  development with lots of balancing,  co ordination  and sensory skill,  basic language  and of course fun.  We will be  encouraging self  submersion and swimming pool exploration with plenty of tunnels and mirrors to explore.  We continue to follow the STA Starfish program moving towards the Stanley learn to swim program. 



Giant and Marine Otter -  2 years and  over


These lessons are lots of fun with caves to explore and imagination to be exploited. We  encourage children to swim independently through a variety of different activities and games.   We still have  the added  support of a parent or carer in the swimming pool.  A perfect time to allow your toddler to have time alone with their parent or  carer with out any distractions.  during these lessons we follow the STA Stanley learn to swim program so you can collect badges and certificates as your toddler progresses! 



Times and Prices


£.509 per a lesson mid week £10.50 per a lesson weekends to be paid  in termly blocks

Baby and Pre-school lessons at UKSA in Cowes - More information on Our Pools page


 A Parents or career must get in the pool with children. 


Monday- Friday £76 for  a 8 week term,  

Saturdays £84 for a 8 week term,

prorated if you start mid term.  

Certificates and badge are £3.00 each



1000 2+  

1115 3-18months 

1145 18 months +



1215 18

1245 3-12 months  



1115 3-12 months  

1145 12-24 months  

1215 avalible  



1615 2+ 

1800 18 months +


0930 3-18months 

1000 2 +

1030 18months +

1115 8-24 months  



0830 3 -12 months 

0900 18 months + 

0930 12-24months 

1015 2+

1045 2+

1115 +

1200 12-24 months 

Urban Saints Pondwell 

Wednesday 1015 18 months and over 


To book please email us.


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