Our classes have been running successfully in Dubai for over 14 years, starting at the Lakes Club 2003 by Helen Bone-Knell, who at the time could see there were no swim schools in Dubai specialising in teaching young children. Drawing on her experiences in teaching in the UK, she set up a dedicated programme for babies and young children. During this time over 4000 babies and toddlers have splashed their way through our unique fun filled lessons which are taken by a small passionate team of amazing ‘fully qualified’female swimming instructors with additional experience / qualifications in infant swimming, and all trained through BabySplash.
Our classes are a unique way of introducing young children to water in a fun, creative and safe manner, which both Mum (or Dad) and their little one can enjoy. The benefits of these fun sessions in the water can be far reaching for your child!
All our classes are child centered, and will move at the level of your own child. We do not believe in ‘Conditioning’ which is a one to one method of teaching a child to learn certain actions in the water by repeating them over and over on a regular basis over a period of time. We strongly believe that if a child is confident in the water they will learn to love water and learn to swim at their own pace in a happy environment with the encouragement and love of their parents supporting them. We believe in progression through positive encouragement.
By getting young children familiar with the basics of kicking their legs, laying on their backs and tummies, and submerging with mum or dad close by, these lessons leads naturally to a smooth transition towards formal swimming lessons for your little ones from 3.5 years old.