Infant Aquatics
Infant Aquatics
Health & Safety
The safety of our swimmers is paramount; it’s our number one priority!
Health and safety
When can I start swimming with my baby?
Babies can start from 10 weeks. You no longer have to wait until they have had their immunisations, any concerns should be discussed with your health visitor, GP or by visiting
What does my baby have to wear?
To avoid any accidents babies must wear a double swim nappy. We recommend a swim nappy (either disposable or reusable) and a secure outer layer (i.e. trunks, swim costume, nappy cover).
Do I need to be able to swim to bring my baby?
Not at all, in fact it may increase your own confidence in the water. All pool depths are chest height or lower.
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Do I have to put my baby under the water?
We do not push or pull our babies under water but will show you safe techniques to enable your baby to swim with their face in the water when they are ready.
What about illness?
If your baby is unwell or has a contagious illness i.e. chickenpox, conjunctivitis or sickness/diarrhoea it is not advisable to come swimming. Please allow 48 hours since the last bout of sickness or diarrhoea.
Do I need to be a member of the health club?
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Health and safety
To stay safe around the pool please ensure you…
  • Supervise your child at all times.
  • Adhere to the pool/club rules.
  • Are aware of the exits.
  • Take care as floors can be wet and slippery.
  • Are aware of the deep end
  • Do not enter the pool until the start of your class.
  • Shower before entering the pool.
  • Do not feed your child around the poolside or changing rooms.
  • Dispose of swim nappies in the relevant bins or take them home.
N.B. We are not medical professionals, and you should always seek advice before coming swimming as every child is different.