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What is Water Babies?

Our Water Babies class is the very first class we offer for newborns as young as 4 weeks. The only requirements is that the child’s umbilical cord has already fallen off and that the child have a little bit of head control. Most newborns have reached both of these milestones by 4 weeks. In the Water Babies class parents will have the opportunity to bond with their child in a very unique and comforting way that is also a more familiar environment for the baby. We do not submerge children until the instructor feels they are developmentally prepared to do so and we feel this class is a great opportunity for relaxed bonding.

There are a few restrictions in our Water Babies program. Students must be 4 weeks old and can remain in the class until they turn 6 months old, at which point they will be promoted into Little Swimmers 1. Depending on the child’s birthday, they could be promoted at the end of the month before they turn 6 months (i.e. a child with an early birthday will be promoted at the end of the month previous). Check with the office for specific withdrawal dates.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of this class, we have a strict attendance policy. Students who miss two consecutive weeks without contacting us in advance OR miss a total of 4 lessons will be automatically withdrawn from the class, so that other students have the opportunity to enjoy the class. Students can only attend one Water Babies lesson per week and we do not offer make-ups for missed or cancelled lessons. All children under the age of 3 years old are required to wear an iPlay or Finis (newborn sizes only) reusable swim diaper. These go down to a newborn size and are available to purchase in our office. Feel free to contact us with any other questions.

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