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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.

How to sign up

Sign up for our baby and toddler lessons online or contact your local leisure centre.

For further information please email

Please note we no longer operate waiting lists for swimming lessons, places are allocated on a first come first served basis.


Tracking your progress

You can track your child’s weekly progress using our portal service. Registration information will be sent out as part of the sign up process.

Certificates and badges

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

Centres offering lessons are:

Please see summary of Splash outcomes below:

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

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