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 gross and fine motor skills, balance and co ordination, muscle development and strengthening to name but a few.
The lessons help to build confidence, trust and help you to bound both in and out of the swimming pool. We teach self rescue in a gentle method, unfortunately a couple of are swimmers have but 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 youtube 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 of a 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 classes designed for children 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 on discretion and only taken when you and your baby our ready. During these lessons we follow the STA starfish award series which you can collect badges and certificates along the way!
12-24 month Classes
These lessons are specifically designed to he encourage you childs development with lots of balancing, co ordination and sensory skill 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.
Classes for children 2 years and over
These lessons are lots of fun with caves to explore and imagination to be exploited. We encourage to swim independently through a variety of different activities and games. We still have the added support of a parent or career 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 Stanly learn to swim program which you can collect badges and certificates along the way!
The all important prices
£8 per a lesson mid week £9 per a lesson weekends to be paid in blocks
Certificates and badge are £3.00 each