Frequently asked questions
I have tried to come up with a list of questions that parents ask and ways to put your mind at ease. Please contact me in you have any further or if you are still unsure!
What if my child isn't wanting to join in?
Thats not a problem Children need to learnt at their own pace, the best thing to do is let the play! when your child is ready they will join in with the group wanting to join in! Many times children can comeback and surprise you by swimming better than ever before.
My baby is crying?
The most important thing is not to worry you will always think your baby is crying the loudest, they could just want a cuddle or not be read for the activity, other common reasons are they can get hungry or tired its hard work swimming and growing so please don't worry and try and sooth your baby and find something fun to do in the water, we want the swimming pool to be a fun a fun experience so help to make it positive.
My child isn't improving like another?
Everyone learns at their own pace, celebrate your little ones achievements dont worry about comparing them to another just focus on them and how they improve. If you have any concerns please talk to Emma.
What is Aqua Sensory?
It is a way of looking at our lessons in a different way, its not about over stimulating your chid its about stepping back and having a chance to take the joy in the small things.
What should my child need to wear in the pool?
We do require all children to were a happy nappy / Neo Nappy when in the swimming pool with a swimming nappy under, other wise known as a double nappy system.
Why do we wear a double nappy system?
To help prevent accidents in the swimming pool they really do help to keep the poo in situ not floating around the swimming pool . It also heos to keep the water quality up in the pools that we use and prevent shutdowns. The swimming nappy dose not have to be a disposable nappy they are more than welcome to be reusable enviromantaly friendly nappies.
My child is petrified of water, should I wait to introduce swimming lessons?
The best thing is to keep swimming and water fun without putting pressure on a child, try family lessons, getting in the pool with them. Finding the right environment and instructor is vital, we are never offended if we are not the right fit for you're child, everyone is different! Personally I would recommend finding lessons as early as possible and sticking with it for a while makeing it fun, not worrying about them swimming just enjoying the water!
How do you monitor progression?
We have a online system that we fill out termly sending you a report out lining how you're child is pressing through the stages. certificates and badges are £2.50 each.
What’s the structure of a lesson?
for Baby and Pre school lessons we have a warm up song and a warm down with lot son fun and games in the middle with main theme. For are independent lessons we have a main theme though we are very fluid with the lessons, meaning the lesson are far less stress full for children on those off days!
How many babies/children are in a group?
In baby and pre school lessons we have 8 children
independent lessons we have 5 at medina house and 4 at Urban saints
What are the changing facilities like?
this is very much dependednt on the pool, they all have showers and male and female changing rooms.
UKSA has a baby changing unit per a changing room, toilets in the changing rooms bench and pegs.
Medina houses changing rooms are equpit with changing beds, benches and pegs their is one toilet on the pool side.
Urban saints has dry and wet changing rooms, communal showers and private one. We do have a 1m gap between the changing room and the pool side.
Will I need to bring a change mat?
We highly recommend that you do bring a changing matt if required or spare towels.
If my child is crawling is there somewhere safe for them to stay whilst I shower and change?
Unfortunately not, but toys and snacks are great at keeping little ones in one place.
Do I need to swim to accompany my child into the pool ?
Not at all, you definitely wont be the only one who can't swim, its actually a great confidence builder to! The pool at UKSA is 1.30 meters deep an the deep end is cordoned off.