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Baby and Toddler Swimming Lessons (SPLASH)

Our baby and toddler swimming lessons (SPLASH) are the perfect way to introduce your child to water and develop their confidence. This programme of lessons allows parent and baby/ toddler to spend quality and fun time together in the pool in a structured and safe learning environment. All RCT instructors are fully qualified and will allow your child to progress through the 6 levels at their own pace.

Please Note: Toddlers will need to be accompanied by an adult in the water unless other wise stated by the instructor.

Sign up

To sign up for our Junior Learn to Swim lessons please visit your local leisure centre at any time to complete the application form.

You will have the option to set up a direct debit or pay cash for 10 sessions.


Tracking your progress

You can track your childs weekly progress using our portal service. Usernames and passwords will be given to you once you sign up for the programme.

Certificates and badges

Certificates and badges are available to purchase from the leisure centre for each completed level.

Baby & Toddler
 tuesday time
Abercynon Sports Centre 12:00 - 13:00
Sobell Leisure Centre 12:00 - 14:00
Llantrisant Leisure Centre 12:15 - 14:15
Sobell Leisure Centre 15:30 - 16:00
Llantrisant Leisure Centre 16:20 - 16:55
Rhondda Sports Centre 15:00 - 16:00
Llantrisant Leisure Centre 15:45 - 16:15
Sobell Leisure Centre 15:30 - 16:00
Llantrisant Leisure Centre 08:45 - 12:10

Splash Programme Stages

Splash 1

  • Adult and child are safe while in the water, and when getting in and out of the pool
  • Adult and child develop confidence in the water
  • Adult learns a number of support holds
  • Adult encourages child to move in and through the water
 4 - 18

Splash 2

  • Be able to jump into the pool
  • Improve sculling, floating and breathing techniques
  • Glide in the streamlined position
  • Swim short distances of frontcrawl, backstroke and either breaststroke or butterfly, without aids
4 - 18

Splash 3

  • Child get into and out of the pool independently
  • Child starts to learn how to use swimming aids and other pool equipment
  • Adult and child continue to improve their confidence in the water
  • Child starts to swim independently
Up to
2 Years

Splash 4

  • Child learns how to float and turn in the water
  • Child starts learning how to breath in the water
  • Adult and child gain greater confidence in the water
  • Adult learns how to support their child to encourage swimming
18 Months
to 3 Years

Splash 5

  • Child jumps into the pool
  • Child improves floating, gliding and breathing techniques
  • Child swims on front and back, with swimming aids
  • Adult needs to offer very little assistance to their child
18 Months
to 3 Years

Splash 6

  • Child is confident in the water without an adult
  • Child improves floating, gliding and breathing techniques
  • Child starts to learn basic arm and leg movements to move in the water
3 Years

After completion of the Splash stages, your child can progress to the Waves stages (4 plus).

Notice:  The above levels and age ranges are guidelines only.