This is our entry level programme offering swimming lessons designed for babies and children aged 6 weeks – 3 years which requires adult support for your child in the water. The ratio for support is one adult to one child unless by prior agreement. The lessons give you the opportunity to bring your baby swimming in a teaching environment.
The age groups are generally split into the classes Adult & Baby 6 weeks – 18 months and Adult & Toddler 18 months – 3 years. These sessions provide an opportunity for children to develop water confidence through structured fun, games and activities and are a perfect start on a child’s swimming pathway.
Children have the opportunity to gain the STA Starfish Awards.
These lessons run for 50 weeks per year and payment is by direct debit monthly.
We currently run Adult & Child lessons at the following leisure centres:
- Aireborough Leisure Centre
- Armley Leisure Centre
- Fearnville Leisure Centre
- Holt Park Active
- John Smeaton Leisure Centre
- Kippax Leisure Centre
- Kirkstall Leisure Centre
- Morley Leisure Centre
- Pudsey Leisure Centre
- Scott Hall Leisure Centre
- Wetherby Leisure Centre
We are currently in the process of implementing a new online booking system for joining swimming lessons. In order to give priority to those already on the waiting list we will not be taking new enquiries for swimming lessons until December. Please check back here closer to the time for further details.
Preparing for swimming lessons at home
Increasing confidence in the water
Parents can play an active role in increasing water confidence in babies and young children from an early stage. Bath time activities can help to introduce your child to a number of aquatic experiences in a warm and comfortable environment. Children should be encouraged and helped to wet their faces and tummies, splash, blow bubbles, sing and play in the bath to get them used to the water environment.
Our adult and child swimming lessons or our family swim sessions are another excellent way to engage your child in water activities in a fun environment and build water confidence.
Please find below some ideas for exercises and activities you can do with your child at home to get them used to being in and around water