Mon, 06 Feb|
Aqua Body works
Weekly Baby Swim classes
SWIMMING & AQUA MOVEMENT for Babies. Swim & safety skills can be lifesaving. Come and enjoy quality time with your baby and let's playfully and safely explore the joys of moving in nurturing warm water. Gentle approach to learning safety and swim skills. Come and start anytime!
Time & Location
06 Feb 2023, 11:30 am – 29 May 2023, 12:00 pm
Aqua Body works, Grays Ln, Tyagarah NSW 2481, Australia
About the Event
Water… Babies… Laughter… and learning to swim.
A delightful combination. This is a gentle “whole child” approach to teaching babies how to swim. Focusing on the baby-infant-toddler’s level of readiness, baby swim goes beyond teaching physical skills. Safety skills: are a primary reason many people enroll in lessons.
This can be lifesaving. To attend these classes, you can buy a 10 class pass for 10 consecutive weeks of Baby Swimming classes.
AQUA MOVEMENT & SWIMMING for Babies
Come and enjoy quality time with your baby and let's playfully and safely explore the joys of moving in nurturing warm water.
Organic, gentle approach to learning safety and swim skills
Start your baby swimming as early as possible for life long benefits:
- Reduced risk of drowning. Babies demonstrate an innate swimming or diving reflex from birth until the age of six months. - They’ll improve their coordination and balance. The practice your infant will get moving both arms and legs at the same time is seriously useful for their coordination and balance. While it may not seem like much, even making small coordinated movement is a victory for them and will help them outside the pool too. Swimming lessons give them a unique chance to move almost independently in the first year of their life. Babies are born with a kicking reflex. They lose this reflex around 6 months of age so be sure to take baby swimming before then to see this incredible reflex in action - Early swimming lessons promote cognitive growth When your baby uses both sides of their body in the same action, they are practicing what’s called bilateral cross-patterning movements. This activity has been shown to build neurons across the brain, particularly in the corpus callosum, which connects and enables communication between the left and right cerebral hemispheres. This growth facilitates the development of crucial higher brain functions, and has been linked to improved spatial awareness, linguistic and reading later in life. - Boost your little one’s confidence Babies love water! After nine months in the womb it’s no surprise that being in water is quite natural for little ones and often they’ll quickly grow to love being in the pool. They’ll get social and play time, as well as the chance to learn a new skill and adapt to a new situation, helping build up their confidence. - Learning to swim encourages their muscle development As well as the benefits to their coordination and balance, introducing your baby to swimming will help them slowly build up their core muscles. Swimming also builds up the muscles they need to hold their head up, and their little arms and legs. And, on top of promoting muscle development, swimming also boosts cardiovascular health, so their little lungs, heart and brain can all benefit. - It’s quality bonding time, free from distractions - A healthy appetite for food and naps.
I’m a trained Watsu® therapist and I offer guidance into different ways of holding and supporting your child, such as back-floating with their head supported on your shoulder. Offering safety and soothing babies through different holds such as: cuddling them in a koala hug, holding them sideways (lightly or tightly), holding them close-by.
I’m also trained in Somatic Experiencing® and I can offer guidance into navigating the nervous system (NS). As babies can’t yet regulate themselves, we need to support them to co-regulate their nervous system.