The best way to get your child swimming is to start as early as possible, as this makes use of their natural affinity to water whilst very young, overcoming the trepidation they can feel as they get older.
Water Babies award winning classes are available in and around Lichfield and form the perfect introduction to a lifetime of swimming, as your baby can start from birth.
They are also the ideal way to introduce babies and toddlers to a healthy active lifestyle, and have a host of developmental benefits for both the child and their parents.
Recent studies have shown baby swimming helps balance and coordination; physical development (both muscular and cardiovascular); water safety (a US study concluded it led to an 88% reduction in the likelihood of drowning if children fall in water); and it even helps combat post natal depression in new parents.
And by the time our babies reach the age of four, they are comfortably swimming on the surface, meaning that they can then move into mainstream swimming classes with Lichfield Dolphins to refine their technique and continue building their strength, often at the same level as six and seven year-olds.
Lichfield Dolphins will assess each Water Babies child in their beginner or CRAB class. This is so that they can ensure your child is safe in the water and has the foundation skills to be able to move up to the next class when they are fully ready. Lichfield Dolphins continually assesses all children so they will move up to the next class when they are ready and don't have to wait until the end of term. Mainstream structured lesson are quite a leap from the Water Babies environment where you are in the water with your child. In Lichfield Dolphins' experience, most Water Babies children will progress more quickly than those that have not had the opportunity of starting lessons earlier in life with Water Babies.
For more information on Water Babies, call them on 01283 814 766 or point your browser to www.waterbabies.co.uk.
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