What age should my child start swimming?
We feel parents should introduce children to swimming as early as possible to promote water confidence, fun and well being. There are no strict ages as to when your child should actually start to swim, though we wouldn't recommend introducing a baby to swimming or the pool environment before they have had their first set of injections. It can be a daunting experience for babies (and mothers/fathers too!) the first time they are in a swimming pool, the first time they smell chlorine, and the first time they will see Mummy in a swim suit! The earlier children can learn that the water is a fun environment, the sooner they can enjoy the swimming experience. We also advise parents not to leave it too long, as learning later in life can sometimes be a harder development process.