We initially book according to age groups 6-12, 12-18, 18-24 and 24-36 months), though we certainly do take into consideration previous swimming experience. If after the first lesson our instructors think a different class will better suit you and your baby, then a member of the ottertots team will call you to discuss this.
Ottertots Parent and Baby classes are a great way to introduce your baby or toddler to swimming as well as being a fun social activity for you both. Through a series of different techniques, the children will learn water confidence and safety, develop an understanding of water movement, breath control through submersion, floatation front/back, how to kick correctly and basic arm movement. There is a controlled focussed approach in the small classes with lots of opportunity for bonding between adult and baby.
We have chosen our venue to ensure that the water temperature runs at a steady 34 degrees to ensure our Ottertots remain as warm as possible around 6 degrees warmer than many local pools.