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Aqualight Classes - FAQ

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Baby Toddler & Pre-School 

Water has a special sensory element that land based exercise cannot offer

  • You can take baby from birth as long as his/her cord is healed, mothers coming into the water must have finished post birth bleeding before they can come in. Usually around 6 weeks old you can start. You no longer have to wait until they have had their immunisations, however any concerns should be discussed with your Health practicioner. Our teachers are highly trained in baby comunication. 

  • Double protection - we recommend reusable inner and neoprene outer swim nappies for all swimmers until they are potty trained. We now include these nappies as a free gift when you first enrol.

  • Babies need to feed regularly so in the pool is fine :-) but if you baby is on solids try to feed your baby approximately 1 hour before you swim. You can feed straight after swimming.

  • We aim for a lifetime of love and enjoyment of the water. We break the program into sections based research in child development  Our programme runs from birth to teens in stages of 0-4m, 4-8m 8-12m 12-24m 2-3y 3-4y then into our junior program.

  • Yes of older babies once you baby is happy to self submerge you can come to our phot shoot. We run professional photo shoots with a reputable local photographer approximately every 3 months. 

  • Yes you are both welcome, grandmas and uncles too, however we ask that you speak to your teacher prior to the lesson to see how many are in the session before you both come in. The best opportunity is the weekend workshop where we invite both parents and/or other family members.

  • Of course. the water has a special sensory element that land based exercise cannot offer. However, It will be specific to your child but most babies with a variety of special needs are able to swim. If you child cannot move independently on land they have the freedom in the water to move as they wish. you may need to consult your health professional

  • The cost of the initial 10 week aqualight swimming course is £139.99 including your free gift (either swim nappies or a hat, and swim bag. Subsequent courses are discounted to £112.99 as a thank you for your loyality. You can also pay monthly with standing order this gives a discount of aprox £30 per year per child

  • Missing the odd class due to illness or during the holiday's won’t matter to the overall progression of your baby or child. Try to go swimming when you can, as babies progress best with regular swimming which increases both your and their confidence. But if you can’t, please don’t worry just join us again the following week. Missed classes cannot be refunded or carried over to the next term.

  • Not at all - we help you to gain confidence in the water and all the pools we use are approximately chest height or lower. Many parents have conquered their own fears of the water by taking their baby swimming, and watching you grow into a confident swimming family is a fantastic experience for all involved. Just remember to stay relaxed and have fun, your baby will do the rest.

N.B. We are not medical professionals and you should always seek advice
before bringing baby swimming as every baby is different.

4 years to Teens

  • A full swimming costume or shorts, no bakinies thank you! Also ask that your child tie long hair back and preferably wear a swimming hat. Goggles are optional.

    Swimming kit must also include shorts and a t-shirt & PJs on occasions.

  • Yes you are welcome to watch your child swim,  For our independent swimmers we use the STA schemes Stanley's 5-20m, Goldfish 20-75m, Anglefish 75-200m and Sharks 200m+ then our Squad 400m+

  • A 10 week course is £139.99 including your free welcome pack, drink bottle, swim hat and swim bag as our thank you to you for choosing us. You can also pay monthly with standing order this gives a discount of aprox £30 per year per child over the year.

    We offer a massive discount for your continued support and loyalty. The re-enrolment fee is just £107.99!

    Squad is £89.99 per 10 weeks of 1 hour sessions. 

  • Yes most of the time, it will be specific to your child but most children with a variety of special needs are able to swim. Even if you child cannot move independently on land they have the freedom in the water to move as they wish. If you need more specific advice please call us or contact your GP.

Aqualight courses are sympathetic to our needs as parents, building our confidence. Now we undrestand how to handle our precious little bundle when wet.

Scott (father of two)

Baby Yoga

  • There is no minimum age for the classes. Bring your newborn whenever you are ready.

  • Soft comfortable clothing appropriate for gently exercise for both you and baby.

  • Our program runs from birth to 2 years as we work on the natural development of your child.

  • The cost for an aqualight 11 week baby yoga course is £75. Further booking information

  • Yes you are both welcome, grandmas and uncles too, however we ask that you speak to your teacher prior to the lesson to see how many are in the session before you both come in. The best opportunity is the weekend workshop where we invite both parents and/or other family members.

  • It will be specific to your child but most babies with a variety of special needs are able to attend sessions. If you need more specific advise please call us or contact your GP.

  • Not at all - we teach you all the movement for you baby and help you with gentle stretches. It is NOT an adult yoga class. Just remember to stay relaxed and have fun, your baby will do the rest.

  • Of course. Babies need to feed regularly. You are welcome to feed within the classes.

  • If your baby is unwell it is not advisable that you come to a session. Please seek medical advice.

N.B. We are not medical professionals and you should always seek advice
before bringing baby to yoga as every baby is different.
 

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