At birth we have been in warm water for nine months and naturally water is a great source of comfort for young babies. Baby swimming as such has been around for centuries. In many Oceanic countries babies are informally re-introduced to the water from birth as a matter of course and are swimming unaided by the time they are walking. Swimming as play has always been a great source of enjoyment for people all over the world. More than this, children are shown that water should not be feared but enjoyed and respected.
Formal swimming classes for babies in Europe, U.S.A and Australia were introduced in the early sixties where a number of parents and teachers recognised the great many benefits that are associated with babies swimming. Many of these parents went on to become teachers who developed the ideas and techniques of infant aquatics.
Emma’s Babyswim embraces the philosophy that re-introduction to the water after birth should be an early, natural and enjoyable experience.