If you're looking for swimming lessons for toddlers in Edinburgh and Linlithgow then look no further.
The SwimEasy, SwimTots, classes are proving to be very popular with the tots and their mummies and or daddies, who are able to join their wee ones in the lovely warm water.
SwimEasy always makes things easy for you. You can bring two tots together both of different ages at the same time as long as there is a parent to look after each child. Already we have some grannies and granddads that help out on occasions or indeed on a regular basis.
SwimTots classes are designed to bridge the gap between the baby classes and the main learning-to-swim lessons for pre-school 4 year olds. Between the ages of 2 and 3 years, little ones can gain the vital confidence of appreciating the water and negotiate irregular swimming style movements. No forcing under the water is encouraged as this is crude and not progressive. However parents will be encouraged to show their child just how it can be done.
SwimEasy are the only experts who have taken the time to research the abilities of children and how they react and move in the water. Our Managing Director, Gail Smith, is writing a book on the best practices for teaching Babies and Tots.
- The Purpose of Attending
SwimEasy SwimTots classes are the pre-cursor to our main lessons programme. Many of the promoted SwimTots begin in our Main Core programme at the Beginner Stage as opposed to the Non-Swimmer Stage. SwimEasy's Beginner Stage is where children are beginning to learn the strokes.
Very few other activities exist where a toddler or infant can negotiate tasks along side an adult and, in some cases, perform certain skills more efficiently. From new born babies to the elderly, the entire family can experience the feel of moving in the water together. With expert help from our trained teachers, we will guide you through the various water circuits, helping you and your child to discover how a natural feel for the water can be developed.
Learning the new skills that we teach can often take some time. It is important to recognise that we teach many relatively simple water skills first, before moving on to the much more complex actual swimming skills later. The actual swimming strokes are rarely seen in youngsters before the advanced stages of swimming lessons when the child has developed significantly greater physical and mental maturity.
- What to Expect
Our SwimTots lessons will encourage young children to negotiate various physical movements and along the way, will encourage them to be happy both in, and under the water.
Parents are asked to wear t-shirts as this assists the toddlers/infants to learn the techniques of turning, grabbing, gripping and climbing. This technique is particularly popular in the teaching of babies and young children in Australia, the world's leading swimming nation. At SwimTots, we have adapted this for use in our own pools as it is a proven method of excellence in developing water skills.
Remember, learning to swim through early aquatic participation gives your Tot a skill that will last for the whole of their life!
- Parental Help
SwimEasy teacher's guide the parents on specific practices to use when teaching their child to travel in the water.
SwimEasy staff ensures that the Tots receive a water baby experience whereby Tots are taught by their parents all the aspects of water movements to ensure future water safety.
Parents are taught how to handle the Tots as well as showing the Tots how to get to that very important safe place for climbing out of the pool for basic water safety.
It is essential to realise that Tots do not learn to swim as such, they merely learn to travel in the water. Learning to swim properly comes later on when the Tots progress onto SwimEasy’s core programme where basic strokes are taught.