Teaching your baby to swim can be a truly enjoyable and rewarding experience, with wonderful memories to last a lifetime. At the time of birth your baby has spent many months growing and developing in warm water. It seems only natural then for your baby to continue their close connection with water after they are born in a nurturing and supportive environment. Our program utilises the comfort and nurturing association of water as a way of reconnecting your baby to the water as soon as possible after birth. It also further enhances the unique bond between parents and their babies as they experience weightlessness together, with the pleasure of being at the same eye level. An enjoyable and relaxed re-introducation to water is a gift for life that you can give your child.
Emma’s Babyswim is designed to be gentle and fun for all participants. Our program works sensitively with the different age and developmental stages of your baby with the use of appropriate enjoyable activities. We encourage parents to swim together with their baby as part of the process of education. Our belief is that parents are the best teachers, as the natural bond they have with their child is enhanced through close skin contact, warm water and the comfortable sensation of beng relatively weigtless. Babies develop differently in water, and have the potential to swim before they can walk. The researched benefits of baby swimming can be seen throughout our classes. Our program provides a wonderful foundation for all future water enjoyment and activity, and families are honestly filled with wonder at what their children achieve through the addition of swimming into their lives.
As Australians we live in a country surrounded by ocean with many families either living or holidaying by the sea, or near rivers. Safe water practices are therefore an essential part of life. We combine water safety techniques with love and enjoyment of water. We provide a safe aquatic environment for babies and parents to build and develop an enjoyment and love of water in. Within this environment we actively provide education on a number of survival and water skills as follows:
- We conscientiously teach safe practices in and around water as an inbuilt part of our program.
- We promote active supervision of babies, toddlers and children in and around water.
- Benefits of our program include awareness in parents of water safety practices through our philosophy of doing it with your child, as opposed to doing it to your child.