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ABC Baby Classes

ABC Baby Classes

Your baby's safety

Safety skills are a primary reason why many people initially enroll in lessons. But, as you now know there is much more to infant/toddler swimming than merely one aspect. However, with the acquisition of safety skills not only is early swimming life enhancing, it can be lifesaving.

The younger a child can begin their swimming adventure the sooner they will be able to build a foundation for the eventual ability to perform age appropriate safety skills (never imposing techniques on a child against their will or with the use of force). 

We must note that it is always the parents' responsibility to ensure the safety of their children.

Thousands of babies across the world have been taken swimming prior to being immunised with no harmful effects.  The NHS immunisation website states you can take your baby swimming at any time, regardless of where they are with their inoculations.

Never bring your child swimming if they have any significant illness such as an ear infection, chicken pox, conjunctivitis or a bad cold. 

babyIn the case of sickness and/or diarrhoea, all symptoms must have cleared for at least 48 hours before bringing your child to the pool. (Hopefully you’ll never see the mess a liquid leak can cause - a sure-fire reason for having to cancel all lessons!)