Little Fishes UPDATE:

We are pleased to announce the return of our babies and toddler swimming lessons this Autumn.

Our Little Fishes classes take place in the quiet surroundings of Truro Prep School. Your little one will learn new life skills, water confidence and the ability to swim with the help of our dedicated swimming instructors.

With the water temperature averaging between 32-33 degrees its the perfect environment for introducing your baby to the pool.

Our two highly experienced  teachers have over 61 years collective swimming experience in the parent and child learn to swim programs; competitive swimming programs; surf-life saving and open water swimming. We have experience of SEND so please do ask for advice or assistance if you feel that this may be appropriate. We feel strongly that swimming should be accessible to as many as possible.

The first term will start the week beginning the 12th september and run to the week ending 23rd October.

 

Bookings will go live on Wednesday 17th August at 1600 via the website.

 

Little Fishes

(3-12 Months)

Tuesday’s 0945-1015

Wednesday’s 0945-1015

This introduction to swimming gives you time to bond with your child while we teach you and your baby confidence and enjoyment of the water. This may also suit more timid babies up to appox 18 months.

The perfect start for you and your baby is to attend adult and child sessions which allow your child to get used to being in the water in a small group of people. It also helps to give you more confidence in supporting your child in the water.

Key to successful swimming is a happy and relaxed adult and child. The child’s emotional development is just as important as their physical development in the water. This is why we include plenty of bonding time as well as developing specific essential Baby & Toddler swimming skills:

A parent/Guardian will be required in the water and all children must wear swim nappies.

With the water temperature averaging between 32-33 degrees its the perfect environment for introducing your baby to the pool.

Note: you won’t be expected to swim as the adult in one of these lessons, so it doesn’t matter if you are a confident swimmer or not. Your role is really just to help your child feel at ease and relaxed, and provide physical support to comfort and reassure them.

 

Little Fishes

(1-2 Years)

Tuesdays 0915-0945

Wednesday’s 0915-0945

Thursday’s 0945-1015

These sessions are a great way to grow your baby’s water confidence with activities that are synchronised with their overall physical and emotional development. Enrol onto this class if you have attended our younger classes or if your child is walking.

These sessions start to teach your child the basic skills they need to learn to swim including how to move in water, floating, streamlining and how to get in and out of the pool safely.

With the water temperature averaging between 32-33 degrees its the perfect environment for introducing your baby to the pool.

Note: you won’t be expected to swim as the adult in one of these lessons, so it doesn’t matter if you are a confident swimmer or not. Your role is really just to help your child feel at ease and relaxed, and provide physical support to comfort and reassure them.

Little Fishes

(2-3 Years)

Tuesdays 1015-1045

Wednesday’s 1015-1045

Thursday’s 0915-0945

Further building on the fundamentals these classes prepares them for swimming independently. It will also help your child’s co-ordination, muscle strength and motor skills.

Consider enrolling for this class if your child is aged 2 – 3 or has taken part in our 1 – 2 year classes and has been advised to move. These classes continue to be supported with a parent/guardian in the water.

With the water temperature averaging between 32-33 degrees its the perfect environment for introducing your baby to the pool.

Note: you won’t be expected to swim as the adult in one of these lessons, so it doesn’t matter if you are a confident swimmer or not. Your role is really just to help your child feel at ease and relaxed, and provide physical support to comfort and reassure them.

Little Fishes

(3-4 Years)

Tuesdays 1045-1115

Wednesday’s 1100-1130

For children who have developed the skills and confidence to swim independently of their parents in the water. With a small group of only 6 children the instructor can help develop water confidence and independence.

With the water temperature averaging between 32-33 degrees its the perfect environment for introducing your baby to the pool.

TIMETABLE
Day Teacher Age Time
Tuesday - 1-2 years 0915-0945
Tuesday - 3-12 months 0945-1015
Tuesday - 2-3 years 1015-1045
Tuesday - 3-4 years 1045-1115
Wednesday - 1-2 years 0915-0945
Wednesday - 3-12 months 0945-1015
Wednesday - 2-3 years 1015-1045
Wednesday - 3-4 years 1100-1130
Thursday - 2-3 years 0915-0945
Thursday - 1-2 years 0945-1015
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Little Fishes FAQ’S


Where are we located?

Our Baby and toddler swimming lessons are located at:

Truro Prep School, Highertown, Truro, TR1 3QN

How do I register my child?

Bookings are taken via the website.

What should I bring?

Your little one will need appropriate swim wear. Girls should ideally wear a one-piece swimming costume and avoid swimwear with tie ups. Boys can wear swimming trunks or tight shorts. We advise that babies wear a double nappy and any of the above.

How do I pay for my lessons?

Payment is taken via the website. We unfortunately  do not take cash payments at Truro Prep School. Payments are taken by the term and work out at £7 per session.

What is the temperature of the pool?

The pool is kept between 31° and 33°

What if my child is unwell?

Please use your best judgement. If your little one has flu like symptoms such as a fever, vomiting or stomach problems, it is best they do not come to the class. We are unable to offer refunds or credits for missed lessons. If your child has any medical conditions, please ensure these are popped on the registration form.

How long will it take for my child to learn to swim?

When learning a new skill, it can take time and practise. All children progress at different times, and some find certain skills easier to learn than others. The more your little one is in the water the quicker they will progress.

What if we cancel your swimming lesson?

If we have to cancel your lesson due to pool maintenance or unforeseen circumstances, we will try to offer a make up lesson. If this is not possible we will ensure your lesson is either credited or refunded.

What class would suit my child?

If you are unsure on which class would suit your child please email us. [email protected]

Who can I contact?

If you have any queries please call 01872 246050 or email: [email protected]

 

 

 

About our Teachers

Julia Raines

I have been a swimming teacher at Truro School since 2007 teaching the school lessons form nursery to year 6 and also the parent and child classes with Little Fishes.

I started competitive swimming myself at the age of 9 and have continued swimming throughout my life. I have also worked as a coach for Helston and Carn Brea Swimming Clubs.

Amy Jolly

Swimming has always been a big part of my life, with my mum being a swimming teacher and putting me in lessons at 3 months old.

With a growing love for swimming I started at the local swimming club (carn brea swimming club) working on my stroke technique, fitness and training for club, county and team competitions. I have raced for my club in arena leagues and Cornwall and west Devon competitions, county championship and qualified for regional championships.

In 2015 I started working at the Truro Prep as a Lifeguard and further went onto qualify as a swim teacher. During my years teaching at the school I have taught from 3 months to 11 years.