BabyStars Journey

BabyStars is our dedicated programme for ages 0-3 and is made up of six groups for babies and toddlers to work through with their swim buddy (parent/adult) to gain confidence and skills in the water. Our whole swimming journey has been specifically written to link to the developmental stages of babies and toddlers, whilst including Becky’s values too.

Our programme includes:

  • a programme that focuses on building confidence, water safety and independence in the water
  • weekly themes from children's books to provide variety in the lessons
  • progress and value awards to celebrate your baby's/toddler's achievements in the water
  • guidance on how to hold, support and move with your baby in the water

 

BabyStars Groups

BabyStars 1 (0-6 months)

  • learning how to get in and out of the pool safely
  • learning about your baby’s reflexes in the water
  • discovering different ways to hold and support your baby in the water
  • moving forwards and backwards in the water
  • weekly themes based around popular children’s stories
 

BabyStars 2 (6-12 months)

  • learning how to support your baby as they float
  • exploring different ways to move, rotate and reach in the water on both their front and back
  • learning key words to help your baby as they develop confidence in the pool
  • weekly themes based around popular children’s stories
 

BabyStars 3 (12-18 months)

  • blowing bubbles in the water together
  • moving, balancing, turning, reaching in and under the water
  • jumping in and making a splash
  • weekly themes based around popular children’s stories
 

BabyStars 4 (1.5 - 2 years)

  • using different types of equipment to build independence and confidence in the water
  • moving, floating, rotating, splashing, kicking around on tummies, back and underwater
  • learning some simple water safety rules in the pool
  • weekly themes based around popular children’s stories
 

BabyStars 5 (2 - 2.5 years)

  • supporting your toddler as they learn to float with equipment or even by themselves
  • learning rocket kicks to move across the pool on their front and back
  • knowing how to be safe in the pool
  • weekly themes based around popular children’s stories

 

BabyStars 6 (2.5 – 3 years)

  • your toddler showing you how they can float and kick across the pool by themselves on their front and back
  • jumping in and getting splashed by your toddler
  • completing themed challenges to develop confidence in moving & balancing above and under the water
  • weekly themes based around popular children’s stories
  • wear a swim hat and get ready to graduate to our SwimStars programme


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