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Aquanatal to Baby, Toddler and Preschool Swimming Lessons

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Benefits of Baby Swimming 
Little Otters
for Little Swimmers
Age 10 weeks to Pre-School

Jan and Michelle have designed the classes to help both parent and baby feel relaxed in the water together, whilst learning to swim and having a fun time. Our baby classes have been especially designed around 4 main milestones of development, rolling, sitting, standing and walking, based on the teaching of Birthlight - Each stage of your child’s development creates an opportunity to develop in the water.


Jan and Michelle teaching can offer a good grounding in water safety skills and confidence for parents and babies to use whilst swimming. We teach at each baby's individual pace by using the five senses of taste, hearing, sight, touch and smell, as well as their early reflex actions. Early swimming provides a unique opportunity for parent and baby to bond in the water. This can be achieved in the first few months of being in the water, we help parent and baby to have fun safely, while giving them new ideas to feel comfortable and safe in the water together and inspire new skills and confidence. Your baby's swimming skills can then develop and progress as they grow from baby to toddler to child.
Other benefits are -
Strengthing the body and stimulating the senses.
Learning to balance and control movement.
Learning to harmonies with the water.
Helps progress from reflex movements into voluntary movements.
Develop communication skills between parent and child.
Giving each baby a chance to express themselves.
Helps to develop social skills.
Baby swimming can provide lots of good skills. Have a look at our locations to see where your nearest class is.
Water time together is very important to us and you please read below then click on the link below for more information.

"I've tried several different pre-school classes around the Chelmsford area with both my son and daughter and can honestly say that Little Otters has been the best. Jan has been an amazing teacher knowing exactly when to have fun and exactly when to get them learning the techniques, building their confidence and pushing their boundaries. I was the proudest mummy around when my daughter swam 10 meters on her back for the first time unaided and being in the pool next to her as she did it and giving her a massive cuddle afterwards was just the best feeling in the world. Our time in the pool together has been so special and I've enjoyed every minute of it from bouncing her up and down to catching her as she grew in strength confidence and distance. I'm so sad that its coming to an end as little one goes off to school but so grateful that we did it!!! Highly recommended."





Little Otters
Baby Swimming
Prenatal Aqua Yoga
 email us today
 (due to working in water email is best, we will response to calls as soon as we are dry.)

Michelle McGeorge 07919 414 495

Jan Phelps 07919 414 494 

 Class Dates 2016 for Baby Swimming

Please note we will reply to the emails as soon as we can.

All little Swimmers  welcome from 10 weeks - Pre-School age.

Our Classes are in the Mornings on a next course starts in January 2017


Monday  (Castledon, Wickford) 

Wednesday   (Newlands Chelmsford) 

Friday   (Castledon Wickford) 

Friday   (Newlands Chelmsford) 


Please see our Q&A it might answer the questions before asking