With a strong belief that swimming is a life skill that should be accessible to everyone, local swimming pools are offering free Splash Time classes for infants up to four months old.
An engaging free community aquatic program, Splash Time will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at selected Council owned Aquatic Centres in NSW, WA, SA and QLD. Splash Time is a sensory based program purposely designed by Bluefit Swimming to introduce infants to the aquatic environment in a fun, social and nurturing environment.
Of course water safety isn’t the only focus this season with strict Covid-19 safe practises in place to ensure all visitors good health and wellbeing, with limited numbers in classes and compliance to individual state regulations. Parents can also be assured that water testing is conducted every three hours across all water bodies at each Centre.
With Mum or Dad in the water with bub and guided by fully qualified swim instructors, Splash Times is an educational program structured around developing parental aquatic skills and building experience in handling a baby in water. Parents are given direction on how to gradually expose their baby to water for the first time, in a controlled environment and at their own pace. Baby will feel safe and fully supported in the water as the three foundation holds including front hold, side and back hold are each demonstrated and practiced during the session. For parents, this knowledge instils confidence and makes baby feel more assured in and around water.
Swimming is not only an essential life skill but it also assists in overall development, improving co-ordination, balance and also builds muscle. Splash Time encourages parents to have fun and promotes one-on-one bonding with their child in a social aquatic ‘play group’ environment. A new environment and new physical activity will also result in baby being relaxed and sleeping well after class.
Splash Time is a 30 minute aquatic play group and will be held on the first Wednesday on the month (next classes: Wednesday 2nd December, 2020).
Wollondilly Leisure Centre, NSW
Moss Vale Aquatic, NSW
Bankstown, Blueys Swim School
Belmont Oasis, WA
Aquadome, Elizabeth, SA
Bexley Aquatic Centre, NSW
Lane Cove Aquatic Centre
Port Macquarie Olympic Pool, QLD
Gladstone Aquatic Centre, QLD
South Rockhampton Swimming Pool
Two fully qualified swim instructors will lead the sessions, both dedicated to partnering with parents in the aquatic education of their child. The sessions will run with one parent per baby in the water at a time, with a maximum of 16 per class. The commitment free and flexible sessions are the perfect relaxed environment ahead of formal swimming lessons.
To book your free Splash Time spot visit: https://splashtime.com.au/