Early Years Swimming

Encouraging your child to learn to swim is one of the most important opportunities you can give them!

Learning to swim is an essential skill that can mean the difference between life and death. Drowning is the third leading cause of unintentional injury death world-wide and these statistics could be improved if more children were taught to swim at an early age.

In line with the Scottish Government’s Physical Activity Strategy 2018, early years programmes look to develop physical confidence and competence in water from the earliest age.

Classes start from birth and give babies and children the opportunity to experience the joys of movement, and the social, emotional, and physical wellbeing that comes through play. Starting from a young age enhances learning, creates happy memories, and forms good habits and positive attitudes which can last throughout their life.

The programme follows the Scottish Swimming Framework which enables your child to work through exciting and progressive stages as follows:
Class Levels
Adult and Baby (6–12 Months)
Adult and Toddler (1–2 years)
Adult and Child (2– 4 years)
Pre-school 4–5 years