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Baby Frequently Asked Questions

Is my baby too young?

Swim England recommends that a baby starts swimming at the age of six months old, but you can start before this time.

How soon after I have given birth can I go swimming?

The NHS website recommends going swimming after pregnancy as it is good and relaxing exercise. It suggests that as soon as your lochia (postnatal bleeding) has stopped, you can try swimming.

The NHS says that it is OK do some gentle exercise as soon as you feel OK to do so. If you can’t wait until your six ­week postnatal check, talk to your midwife, health visitor or GP if you would like to to start exercising earlier.

For more information about exercising after birth, take a look at the NHS website:

NHS Pregnancy Swimming advice

Do I need to wait until my baby has been immunized before I take them swimming?

The NHS says no you don’t!

NHS – Baby immunize

Do I need to be confident in the water?

No! The water is shallow enough for parents to stand up in and our teachers will not make you go under water if you don’t want to. Swimming with your baby might just increase your confidence in the water too! Are you interested in learning how to swim yourself? Take a look at our adult section to see what we have to offer.

Can both parents come to the lesson?

Yes! Both parents or grandparents can come in with the child.

Can we start half­way through a term?

Yes! You can join whenever you would like to, just contact us.

What do I need to bring to swimming lessons?

  • Swimming costumes for you and your baby;
  • Your own bath toys can encourage a familiar, relaxed and fun atmosphere, but you don’t have to bring these, we have plenty of toys to go around;
  • Disposable swim nappies;
  • A towel for you and your baby;
  • Food or milk (if your baby has not yet moved on to solids) for your baby for after swimming, swimming can be hungry work!;
  • Changing mat and nappy bag;

Welcome Back

We are really looking forward to re-opening Splish Splash Swim and welcoming all our swimmers, parents, friends and colleagues back to the pool. We’ve are extremely lucky to have received support and good well wishes from you all on reopening!!

The schools have been working extremely hard over lockdown to ensure the pools we use are ready and everything is in place for a safe environment for all when we restart our lessons.

Below are details that have been put into place for our safe return back to the pool!

As I’m sure you can appreciate, we’ve had to adapt various elements of our pools due to the current circumstances and to protect the safety of our swimmers, parents and colleagues.

Please ensure you read this information thoroughly before starting back swimming. All the measures detailed below are based on government and Swim England guidance as well as our own risk assessments.

Swimming Lessons

The general measures detailed below will apply.

We will run fewer lessons within the pool at one time to allow for both children and swimming teachers to social distance. This may affect the times we are able to offer customers.

Please arrive 10 minutes early to your lesson and wait outside in the allocated area.

On arriving, there will be a one-way system in place, directing you and your child to the lesson.

Only one parent should attend with a child, to reduce the number of people in the building.

Parents must wear a face mask on entering as well as removing outdoor shoes before they walk onto poolside.

Pupils will be required to arrive for lessons readily changed in their costumes, hats and goggles. This will help all teachers start their lessons on time.

Swim Teachers will maintain social distancing from pupils where they are able possible to do so.

All swimmers must bring their own equipment (please see check list below).

Lesson times will remain at 25 minutes (unless stated).

No changing facilities will be available at this present time.

If anyone has any concerns with the above measures, we please ask you to contact Vicky on admin@splishsplashswim.co.uk.

 

We look forward to seeing you all soon

 

Vicky and the Splish Splash Team