This group is a must! After just nine lessons, my three year old has gone from scared of the water, to being able jump in, turn onto his back and swim a length of the pool. We are immensely proud of what he has achieved in such a short space of time, as is he. The support, encouragement and calm atmosphere created by both Kim and Karen is why it is so successful. We prefer this group as it is nice to go to a swimming group that is focused on the children gaining skills rather than singing songs.
Welcome to Les Bébés Amphibies Int. Aquatic Safety & Swimming Skills
Our main goal is your child’s safety in and around water! First we teach them Jean Fouace Aquatic Safety Skills, which were developed in Switzerland and officially founded in 1967. These skills were designed and perfected to enable fully dressed babies and children to stay above water for at least 20 minutes, buying them that critical time for help to arrive.
We believe that every child should be able to swim without any buoyancy aid for a minimum of 25 metres by the age of 3 and most definitely be a confident swimmer before they start school. The current national curriculum in the United Kingdom is 25 meters at 11 Years! We at Les Bébés Amphibies International believe this is too late. Once your child has mastered the Aquatic Safety Skills we move on to various swimming techniques.
Please note: Due to the fact that our children work very hard in their lessons maximum lesson time in the pool for children under 4 years of age is 20 minutes.
Babies from 0 to 12 months max 6 per class (Babies under 12 months are slowly built up to 20 minutes. The instructor may stop your lesson at anytime if the baby is tired or cold as the health and safety of your child is our prime concern.
Children from 1 to 8 years maximum 4 per class
We are vary passionate about what we do; we don’t just teach a healthy sport, we teach your children vital skills that can save their lives.