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Baby Swim Splash

In our Baby Swim Splash sessions we teach your baby and child to enjoy, be safe and swim freely in the water.  It is one of the most fun and rewarding activities you can do together. Our sessions are purposefully designed with a soft and gentle approach. By building trust and letting your baby and child lead the way, a connection is formed naturally in the water. Our sessions start from babies 8 weeks old through to pre-schoolers aged 4 years old.

The benefits are:

  • Parent and baby/child bonding

  • Developing balance and body awareness

  • Building strength and co-ordination

  • Growing confidence

  • Fun and relaxation

  • Moving freely without restrictions

  • Teaching water safety

  • Equipping your baby and child to learn to swim

All updates will be communicated via our Facebook page  

Pool Locations:

C of E Primary School, Burley Road, Oakham, LE15 6GY

Our ‘Parent & Baby/Toddler/Pre-Schoolers’ sessions are designed for babies and children from 4 months up to 4 years old.  Our group sessions run on a Tuesday morning between 09:45am and 12:15pm (term time only). We ensure your child is in the right group for their age and ability. Our sessions are small, no more than 8 parent/child pairs, so that our skilled teachers can work with each child’s needs within a group environment. We are aware that each child works and develops at their own pace and therefore our sessions are not too rigid, children learn through repetition so we ensure our programme is flexible enough in order for you and your little one to learn through fun, play and meet new friends!

Our price for a group 30 mins session is £14. We do not operate on a ‘pay per class’ basis. Payment is required in advance of joining the sessions for the half-term block. Please arrive 10 mins before your swim splash class is due to begin to allow time for changing.

Birch Wood School, Grange Drive, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1HA

Our ‘Nurturing Babies in Water’ sessions (8 weeks to 6 months old) are designed for a new baby in mind. Newborn babies are highly sensitive to sensory stimulation. Their introduction to a pool environment at this time requires special teaching to lower the risk of age-inappropriate stimulation that can be damaging in the short or long term. They will start to learn and explore the water through the discovery of their own body. Through the loving touch and parental tones, your baby will start to develop and become aware of their own individual senses.

To ensure you and your baby receive individual attention, our sessions hold up to five parents and babies. Our sessions are also a great opportunity for you and your little one to make new friends. When your baby is ready, around 4 - 6 months they will be able to join our group sessions in the bigger pool at Oakham to develop their skills even further.

We have two sessions running on a Monday and Friday lunchtime at 12:15pm & 12:40pm (term time only).

Our price for a group 25 minute session is £14. We do not operate on a ‘pay per session’ basis. Payment is required in advance of the block booking.

Oceanos Pools, Pillings Road Road, Oakham, LE15 6QF 6QF

Our ‘Parent & Baby/Toddler/Pre-Schoolers’ one-to-one sessions are designed for babies and children from 3 months up to 4 years old.  Our sessions run on a Wednesday between 10:15am and 1:45pm (term-time only). These 1-2-1 & 2-1 sessions are specifically tailored to suit the individual needs of you and your child as some babies and children may find group sessions too overwhelming. Just like our group sessions we still provide a fun environment where we support parents in teaching their babies / toddlers and pre-schoolers the confidence to aid their pathway to independent swimming. 

The price for a 25 mins private pool session is £25 and booked in a half-term block. We are also offering a 2-1 family & friend’s private session with up to 2 adults and 2 children with the second child half price. This price would be £37.50 for a 25 mins session.

Please see our website to book, and/or our Facebook page for more details.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Carla Hughes
Contact Position
07941 706 132

Where to go

Oakham C of E Primary School
Burley Road
LE15 6GY
View LE15 6GY on a map

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Oakham C of E Primary School group sessions
Tuesdays (term time only)

Oceanos Pools, Oakham 1-2-1 & 2-1 sessions
Wednesdays (term time only)

Birch Wood School, Melton Mowbray baby sessions
Mondays and Fridays (term time only)
12:15pm or 12:40pm
Time of day

Other Details


Age Ranges
8 weeks - 4 years
Referral required
Referral Details

Babies aged 8 weeks to pre-schoolers aged 4 years are eligible (alongside their parents). Please use the website to book.

This page was last updated on: 15/10/2021

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