Babies

general information

We offer water familiarisation and learn to swim classes for infants and babies from 3-24 months.

One adult accompanies your baby in the pool. This may be a parent, nanny or carer, however, it should  be someone whom your baby knows well and is comfortable with.

In circumstances where the adult is unable to enter the water, it may be possible for an extra teacher to facilitate. However, this must be arranged in advance.

Lessons are ongoing with small classes of no more than 5 adults and 5 babies per class.

Classes are arranged according to age and/or ability.

Our water temperature is set to be comfortable for your baby and which adults also enjoy.

Our pool water is sanitised by an Ultraviolet (UV) light system making it much kinder to your baby's delicate skin.

Although children learn through exploration and play, our lessons are structured to include a series of exercises and water-based activities which stimulate inherent swimming ability. With our supervision, repetition and constant encouragement, we build on each little skill they attain. Soon your baby will grow in confidence and begin to swim independently.

  • Ultraviolet light (UV) is highly effective at inactivating bacteria and viruses and also for oxidising organic species in water. Ultraviolet disinfection consists of a physical, chemical-free process, attacking the vital DNA of the bacteria directly, including examples such as parasites, Cryptosporidium or Giardia, which are extremely resistant to chemical disinfectants such as chlorine. In addition, it reduces chloramines by a variety of mechanisms. UV technology has advanced to the point where it can easily enhance the disinfection and oxidation of all sorts of pools.

  • Laura Sevenus was a South African national competitive swimmer in the 60’s. She was one of five South Africans chosen to tour with the American Water Follies as a synchronized swimmer, thus changing her amateur status.

    In 1964, her professional career began when she assisted the South African team coach training beginners, and later established her first private swim school. Her understanding of parent and children’s needs led to the creation of a purpose-designed facility for teaching swimming in Cape Town, this is where she developed what is now the Sevenus Swimming Method®.

    She has contributed her evolving insight and expertise to various working groups in South Africa, Sweden, Germany and the UK and has been instrumental in defining swim teaching standards in South Africa. She is also a certified aquarobics instructor and Watsu® practitioner.

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