Swimming Lessons in Devon

Welcome to Baby Squids Devon!


Hello, my name is Kristina, I am the extremely excited owner of Baby Squids Devon! I took my eldest son Taylor to swimming lessons as a baby and absolutely loved it. I found my true passion in life! I’m mum to two gorgeous children, Taylor who is slowly becoming my right hand pool assistant and Lexi who is most likely found swimming under the water like a mermaid!
I adore taking babies from a really early age and watching their development whilst supporting parents to teach those important skills in or out of the water. When children get to preschool age I love the independence that we get to teach them especially when they have the confidence to swim on their own. Many of the children I have taught over the years have come to me from just a few weeks old right up until they start school. I’m really passionate about ensuring you get the best from us and can’t wait to meet all your little squidlets.

Contact the Devon Team

Baby Squids Devon / 38 Fairby Close / Tiverton / Devon / EX16 6AB / UK

[email protected]     07515 059393

Find your nearest baby swimming lessons in Devon


We have a variety of swimming classes in Devon, our fully qualified swimming instructors run classes in Exeter, Chudleigh, Totnes and Crediton. We teach babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers (aged 0 – 4) across all of these swimming pools. All of our Baby Squids have lots of fun, learn important water safety skills whilst following our structured milestones programme. If you are looking for quality, structured and above all fun swimming lessons in Devon, then look no further.

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The Waie Inn

Crediton, Devon, EX17 6DF

Warm water pool with onsite cafe and soft play

   Tue AM, Thu AM

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Ellen Tinkham School

Pinhoe, Exeter, Devon, EX1 3RW

Lovely walk-in hydro pool heated to 34C

   Mon PM, Fri PM, Sat AM

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Bidwell Brook School

Dartington, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6JU

Hydrotherapy pool heated to 32C

   Wed PM, Thu PM, Sat AM

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Chudleigh Private Pool

Chudleigh, Devon, TQ13 0FH

Lovely 30C pool in a private residence

   Mon AM, Fri AM

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Harcombe House

Chudleigh, Devon, TQ13 0DG

Toasty 34C walk-in pool

   Sat AM

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Why not give us a try?

Book up for a course of swimming classes in Devon and if after your first class you decide it’s not for you we offer a full refund to all new customers.

It’s a chance for you to meet the team and enjoy a Splash, Kick and Swim the Baby Squids way.

Baby Squids swim in Devon

At Baby Squids, we understand how quickly your baby develops which is why our Devon baby swimming classes are split into four key Milestones, tailored to their developmental stage. We encourage babies to attend from birth, however, we welcome all abilities and welcome you to join at any time. We love to work with parents on improving your child’s water confidence so if in doubt give us a call and we can talk through everything we do.

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Our swimming lessons

Underwater swimming is only a small part of what we do, our main aim is to develop water confidence using toys, songs and lots of fun. Word association and recognition is a big part of what we do, encouraging children to kick, paddle, swim, jump, hold on – all so important in the early years. Our Devon baby and toddler swimming classes have a maximum of 8 and our preschool classes a maximum of 4-6, this ensures that your child is in a fun group environment but has the opportunity for one on one time with the teacher. Our baby swimming lessons in Exeter and Totnes are particularly good, as these pools are hydrotherapy pools, so no wetsuits are required.

Swimming lessons for 0 – 18 months

For our newborn swimming lessons in Devon, we are teaching you and your baby to be water confident. We do this by teaching you a number of activities using toys and songs. Through our use of repeat commands your baby will quickly build an understanding and confidence in the water. By 18 months many of the babies we have taught are comfortable to swim under the water, as well as act out commands such as holding on to the side of the pool and jumping in with support by their own choice. All of our swimming pools are really well suited for children’s swimming lessons in Devon, they have great pool depth and warm temperatures, which makes them ideal.

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Swimming for toddlers

Toddlers are a whole different ball game, our aim is to teach the movements needed for swimming. This includes teaching kicking, safe entry into the water and using their arms to create a paddling movement (or roar like a tiger!). At this age, it’s really important to continue swimming on a regular basis and also go as a family as often as you can. We make these classes as fun as we can, lots of jumping off floats and chasing balls around the pool, we understand that they need to associate swimming with fun and you will both learn lots about safety exercises along the way.

Swimming lessons for 3 – 4 year olds

From 3 years onwards, we will start to get parents out of the water, this is often a gradual process and we work with parents on the best time to do this. What we are working towards at this age is swimming independently and understanding how they can be safe in the water. Water confidence is of course still important and for some that may be starting their swimming journey, this is especially important so we play games and ensure they still associate swimming with fun.

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So if you’re looking for fun children’s swimming lessons in Devon then get in touch!

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