Getting your baby used to water early in his or her life makes sense from a safety point of view. Swimming is also great fun and beneficial too. An Australian study has found that swimming infants are typically six months ahead in physical development, 10 months ahead in cognitive development, and 15 months ahead in social and emotional development.
If you’re keen for your baby to be introduced to swimming, here are five swimming classes in KL where your little one can have a splashy fun time learning how to swim.
1. Babies Swim Gym
Age: 6 months – Toddler
Location: 3, SS4D/2, Water Gym, Kelana Jaya, 47301 Petaling Jaya.
Babies Swim Gym offers water activities such as STA/Birthlight infants course, preschool and special children aquatic – all of which are conducted in an indoor heated pool. Babies Swim Gym also sells imported infant wet suits for parents who are keen to purchase for their little ones.
2. D Swim Academy
Age: 6 months – 12 years old
Phone Number: 03-8996 2213 or 03-8996 6122
Customer Care Line: 1300 222 372
Locations: Bukit Jalil Pusat Akuatik Nasional, Kompleks Sukan Negara, Setia Alam Recreation Club & Ampang Kelab Darul Ehsan.
D Swim Academy has a variety of programs that are taught by qualified and accredited swimming teachers. Under their Lil’ Swimmers program, fun water activities are used to support your child’s mental, emotional, social and physical development.
3. Aquasplash Academy
Age: 6 months – Toddler
Phone Number:+60192119606 (Glenmarie), +60162111283 (Botanic), +60192111080 (Rahman Putra)
Locations: Glenmarie Golf & Country Club, Botanic Resort Club, Kelab Rahman Putra.
For parents located closer to Subang and Shah Alam, check out Aquasplash Academy. With classes available at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club in Glenmarie and Botanic Resort Club in Klang, swimming and water safety are taught to babies and toddlers through safe and enjoyable lessons.
4. Erika Peres Swimming
Age: 6 months – 5 years old
Phone Number:012 – 731 6372 / 012 – 331 6372
Locations: Desa Park Park City Club House, Tropicana Golf Club Kota Damansara, Holiday Inn Villa Subang & Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club.
Held in various locations, Erika Peres Swimming teaches tiny tots essential water survival skills such as floating and paddling to surface/parent/edge. By teaching young children in-water coordination, the swimming school believes it will improve water confidence, physical development and swimming abilities.
5. aQua Babies
Age: 6 months – 36 months
Phone Number: 1-300-30-7946
Location: Sri Damansara Club, Bdr Sri Damansara & D’Club@The Peak, Cheras
aQua Babies and aQua Kiddies are extensions of ADVANCED AQUATICS’ core programs, carrying on its philosophy of fun, effective and ability based lessons. Parents are taught in detail how to perform all the activities with their own children, thus enhancing the trust and bond between parent and child, and also enabling the parent to practise with the child in between lessons, without the coach.
Image Credits: D Swim Academy, Aquasplash Academy, Advanced Aquatics, Erika Peres Swimming, Babies Swim Gym, Kids Love Me.