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aquasplashtots@ymail.com 


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Frequently Asked Questions


IF I MISS A SESSION CAN I HAVE A CATCH UP SESSION?
 

If we can offer a catch up at one of our other pools then we will do our very best, but classes are full and we have very limited spaces to offer an alternative. If you have missed a session due to illness then best to email aquasplashtots@ymail.com and we will try and offer an alternative. Catch ups will only be offered once, if you miss the catch up we can not offer another. All catch ups must be arranged during the current term.

AT WHAT AGE CAN I BRING MY BABY SWIMMING? 

Babies can start with Aqua Splash Tots from 4 weeks of age in our hydrotherapy pools at Musgrove and Bridgwater.

WHY SHOULD WE TAKE OUR BABY SWIMMING?

Swimming is the most popular activity for the under 5's.
The warm water is great for helping little ones to relax, you also get that special skin to skin time with your little one whilst learning new skills.
Swimming in small groups encourages social interaction between the babies and is a great way for parents to meet and make new friends. 

CAN I BUY THEIR AWARD?

Yes - at the end of each term there will be an opportunity to buy any award your child has achieved. The current cost of each certificate and badge is £3.00, payable on the lesson where you will be able to collect their award.

SPECIAL NEEDS?

Our courses are repitition and word recognition, learning is through repeatedly doing an activity so the muscle memory is improved. For those with special needs the pool temperature needs to be warm, this will help to relax the muscles and joints meaning that a greater freedom of movement can often be achieved. Swimming also helps with the development of motor skills, physical fitness and social interaction. Please do ive us a call if you have any questions.

WHAT TO WEAR?

All of our non potty trained babies must use the double nappy system. This system is used by many quality baby swim schools and has a proven track record for preventing leakages into the pool, therefore reducing the risk of pool closures. The system comprises of either a washable or disposable swim nappy and then on top of this you must wear a Splash About Happy Nappy ( A neoprene nappy with elastine around the tummy and legs, this needs to be snug to keep any little accidents in) No other nappy will be accepted.
These nappies can be bought from our online shop or poolside.
Parents don't forget your costume too!! 

WHEN SHOULD I FEED MY BABY BEFORE SWIMMING?

Ideally a milk feed should take place more than 30 minutes before a swim and a solid feed more than an hour. This will allow time for it to be digested.
After swimming, you may find that your baby is hungry and sleepy, so therefore they may require a larger than nomal feed.
Feeding can take place either on poolside or in the cafe at Musgrove. 

CHANGING FACILITIES?

Each pool has different changing facilities, but we will always help you to have the easiest experience possible. We do advise that you bring a changing mat for your baby's comfort.

WHAT IF MY CHILD IS ILL?

It is never advisable to bring your little one swimming if they have illness  such as chest infections, ear infections, skin rashes such as impertigo, chicken pox or measles or have been suffering with sickness/diarrhoea (48 hour clear before returning).
If you are unsure we would always advise you to speak to your GP first. 

IMMUNISATONS?

The NHS choices website has  a specific section on taking your baby swimming before or after vaccinations.
With pool water treatment systems as advanced as they are, the likelyhood of any infections being in the water are reduced significantly. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE POOL IS CLOSED DUE TO PROBLEMS OR EXTREME WEATHER?

In extreme weather conditions such as snow and ice, it may be deemed that the roads to the pools are unsafe to access. In this situation, we will leave a message on our answerphones, text messages and a message on our Facebook page.

If a pool is closed due to problems, we will try and give you as much notice as possible. We will endeavor to make up any cancelled lessons during the current term, refunds will NOT be given.

We hope we have answered many of your questions,
but if you have any further questions please feel free to 
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