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Turtle Tots Swimming Classes

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Turtle Tots is a unique and innovative swimming programme that begins with aqua-natal yoga for mums-to-be and continues with our specialised and progressive baby and toddler lessons, taught by our team of highly trained teachers, who have completed comprehensive Turtle Tots aquatic training, in addition to training with the Swimming Teachers’ Association.

Turtle Tots lessons have a strong focus on teaching lifesaving skills from a young age, we help babies and toddlers learn the skills they need to help keep them safe in and around water, until they are able to swim independently.

At Turtle Tots, we teach you to teach your baby or toddler to swim, at a pace that is right for them, in a gentle progressive way. Our lessons host a non-competitive environment that fosters strong bonding, trust, respect and communication leading to a lifelong love of the water.

Find the class to suit you and prices for a term Ranfe from £125.00 – £180.00 https://www.turtletots.com/findaclass

Find the Turtle Tots Programme to suit you here https://www.turtletots.com/programmes

Bizziebaby Gold Award Winners 2019 Category Swim Classes Baby/Toddler 

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Turtle Tots Swimming Classes Reviews

Product Tested By Eva Tang – Ruby 7 Months

Eva Awarded The Turtle Tots Swimming Lessons 5/5

The start date was given to me in a welcome email which listed all the dates right up until the end of the course, as well as dates of times where there will be no lessons due to the pool being closed for the school holidays. I couldn’t make the first start date which Laura was absolutely fine about and even offered me a catch up session at her other locations to make up for it. The Turtle Tots team were great. Laura was always very helpful and professional. She is as friendly in her emails as she is in person which really made the lessons fun and something I really looked forward to attending with my daughter. My first impression when I first attended Turtle Tots was friendly, welcoming and happy to have us. Down to earth to talk to as well.  We did baby level 1 as my daughter was only 2-3 months when we started but the lessons are adapted to the needs of the children, based on their developments and even their willingness to participate. We had a great first experience. My daughter was very calm and curious throughout. I enjoyed the time with it just being her and myself which was great for bonding. I 100% trusted my daughter with the instructor. She made us both feel safe, especially as I can’t swim myself and not confident with putting my head under the water but I was in no way made to feel any less able than the other parents. It was great to have Ruby go at her own pace although luckily for me, she was more than happy to have a go at everything. It is too early to say my daughter has learnt baby/child lifesaving skills, but I can definitely see how continuing the swimming lessons will be very beneficial for my daughter. My daughter was not afraid to try things and was more than happy to be in the water every week.  It was lots of fun and very interactive and personal, for both myself and my baby. Everyone that attends the lessons is friendly and sociable. We always make the effort to say hi and bye to one another as you recognise the same faces that attend weekly. There is also a moment when the instructor takes each of the babies round the circle for a swim saying hello to everyone which is nice. Turtle Tots help you understand water safety which is extremely important and great to understand from an early age. The NeoNappy supplied was great and did the job.  We had no problems with the NeoNappy. I really enjoyed the warmness of the instructor. She was always very welcoming and flexible if you couldn’t make any lessons (by offering catch up sessions during the week). She always referred to all the babies by their names and never forgot them which made it really personal. I also liked the singing and interaction whilst swimming. Excellent high quality teaching and a great course to attend. It is expensive but it’s a small group which means that the instructor can dedicate more time with each parent and child. It also means there is more space in the pool to try things without feeling overcrowded or overwhelmed. I would book another term in the future. I would recommend the Turtle Tots course to anyone as it’s a great experience for both yourself and the baby, lots of fun and great personable approach from the instructor. Highly recommend for all the reasons as stated above. A great experience to have with my new baby whilst on maternity leave. Good way to interact with other parents and have fun. Eva Tang – Ruby 7 Months

Product Tested By Emma Hawkins – Serena 22 Months

Emma Awarded The Turtle Tots Swimming Lessons 5/5

Turtle Tots were great at responding to my questions and were very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to selecting the correct class and session time for me and my daughter.  Communication was excellent and the information provided was very clear and concise.  Any questions I might have had were answered in the emailed out information. The venue was clean and welcoming.  The class teacher was friendly and welcoming. She had a very calm and kind manner which proved a hit with the children.  They seemed very well organised and fully in charge of the pool. We booked onto the toddler beginner course. My daughter was very excited to go swimming. She was understandably cautious of the new surroundings and people but overall enjoyed the session. I felt very confident that my child was safe with the teacher.  They made health and safety instructions very clear. As a very child-led parent I really appreciated Turtle Tots’ approach and my daughter responded really well to the pace set.  They were respectful of her wishes and in turn my daughter trusted the teacher. My daughter has definitely improved her water safety skills.  My daughter is a confident child who loves water but we had never given her formal lessons before so these lessons have definitely been beneficial. After one lesson my daughter had developed a sense of trust in her teacher and so was more confident with the activities by the second lesson. I thoroughly enjoyed the lessons.  There was a lovely friendly and calm atmosphere in the pool and even at class change over where there was two classes worth of parents and children, it felt safe and controlled by the teacher. The other families were lovely and friendly.  The atmosphere set by the manner of the staff passed to all the children and parents.  I enjoyed chatting to lots of parents. The importance of staying safe in and around water was very clear. The Turtle Tots NeoNappy was good quality, washed well (I followed the wash instructions provided) and fitted my daughter comfortably. I liked the child-led respectful approach. They truly went at the child’s pace and this meant no stress of worrying about dunking before they were ready or being held by strangers if they were not happy to be taken from their adult. My daughter loved the songs and toys but particularly liked the mat work where they would balance on a floating mat and be flopped into or jump into the water. I feel that Turtle Tots is a very professional company with skilled and experienced teachers.  Considering the venue, skilled teachers and small classes I would say it is good value for money. I would book another term if I had the funds available. Many parents I know worry about strict teachers, cold pools, dunking and a stern approach.  I would recommend Turtle Tots as it is the complete opposite.  Friendly teachers, lovely warm pool, no dunking unless both parent and child are comfortable with it and a calm, controlled approach. I honestly couldn’t find anything I did not like about the course.  It was a pleasure to attend each week and wonderful to see my daughter’s confidence grow. My daughter and I both loved the lessons.  It was wonderful to see her get excited when she knew we were heading out of the door for swimming with Turtle Tots.  I have experienced issues with older children going to lessons and dreading it so for her to so happily get ready and walk to the poolside was refreshing.  I really liked the teachers.  We had a few different teachers over the course but were always advised in advance and given details of the teacher’s name and experience. Emma Hawkins – Serena 22 Months

Product Tested By Sarah Burke – William 2 years

Sarah Awarded The Turtle Tots Swimming Lessons 5/5

This was very easy to organise and Turtle Tots contacted me by email, and it was all organised the same day. They were very helpful and even emailed a suggested packing list for the lessons. All the information for parking was included in the email too. The venue was quiet, so fewer distractions for William, the teacher also seemed very friendly and helpful. We booked on the Toddler level 3 course. We hadn’t taken William swimming recently or very often, so he was a bit nervous of being in the water. But they didn’t get me to push him to do anything he didn’t want to, which is better for being confident in the water.  I was totally confident that my child was safe with the Turtle Tots instructors. This was a great course as it allowed William to learn at his own pace. The team are brilliant at teaching you important lifesaving skills. At the beginning of the first lesson he didn’t want to let go of me, but was more relaxed by the second. He also would only jump in from sitting and holding my hand, but by the 9th lesson he would jump in stood up without holding on to me. I was very impressed with these lessons and the teacher did something different every lesson. There were quite a few other children doing the lessons, but there isn’t really time to talk much. They really do help you understand the importance of water safety and we will definitely be taking him swimming more regularly to improve his confidence. The NeoNappy was good, fitted well and they charge the same price as other versions of it I have seen in the shop. In the short time he’s been, it’s shown how to safely climb in and out of the pool, they didn’t get him to do anything he didn’t want to (which could make a child hate water/swimming) and William now enjoys swimming and being in the water more than before. We loved the lessons as they were fun, teaching water safety and confidence. The swimming teacher was very interactive – he was in the pool and showed the children what to do, made it fun by disappearing under the water. I think they’re a lot of money to pay out in one go, but as they teach water safety definitely worth it, if I could afford it I would continue the lessons. I would recommend this course as fun, no pressure lessons that reach water safety. The difference I see in William’s confidence in the water is amazing and the techniques used in the lesson have definitely helped him. I really liked that the lessons were no pressure, as my eldest had lessons once and I feel his confidence didn’t improve as much as William has during this time. They were fun for my son, with swimming toys to play and learn with and something different every lesson. Sarah Burke – William 2 years

 

 

 

 

 

Excellent high quality teaching and a great course to attend. It is expensive but it’s a small group which means that the instructor can dedicate more time with each parent and child. It also means there is more space in the pool to try things without feeling overcrowded or overwhelmed. I would book another term in the future. I would recommend the Turtle Tots course to anyone as it’s a great experience for both yourself and the baby, lots of fun and great personable approach from the instructor. Highly recommend for all the reasons as stated above. A great experience to have with my new baby whilst on maternity leave. Good way to interact with other parents and have fun.

Awards

Eva Awarded The Turtle Tots Swimming Lessons 5/5

Turtle Tots Swimming Classes Stockist Information
  • Website: www.turtletots.com
  • Address: Turtle Towers
    3 Farleigh House
    Old Weston Road
    Flax Bourton
    Bristol BS48 1UR