The aquatic world is a wonderful place, but it can also be dangerous. (...) Children's swimming lessons can reduce the risk of drowning by 88%
Babies have been in fluid in the womb for nine months so are comfortable in the water from the minute they are born as long as they feel safe.
Contrary to popular belief, your baby does not need any immunisations before they go swimming. You can take your baby swimming at any time before and after their vaccinations. Babies under the age of four months can become chilled very easily, so shorter trips are advisable when introducing your baby to the pool. If you are worried or have any questions check with your health visitor before you take a dip.
Swimming is a great fun and good exercise for your baby. One of the benefit of baby swimming is starts building water confidence early swimming helps to improve coordination and balance..
Most infant swimming classes are for babies. When your baby is 6 months old, you can join a parent-child swimming class. You'll be in the water with your baby during these classes, which are opportunities for her to be around other babies and become comfortable in the water -not learn true swimming skills.