Swimming Lessons in East Hampshire

Viki Smith Franchisee Baby Squids East Hampshire

Welcome to Baby Squids East Hampshire!


My name is Viki and I am the director of Baby Squids East Hampshire franchise. I have been working for the brilliant Baby Squids since April 2016 and my favourite things about our classes are the fun we have, the creativity the teaching team put into the lesson plans each week, the wonder and delight on the children’s faces in the pool and the joy and pride that the parents show when their children learn new skills. It is such a privilege to be able to share this special bonding time with families. My fantastic team of experienced fun & friendly teachers are here to guide you through each step of your Baby Squids journey.

Contact the East Hampshire Team

Baby Squids East Hampshire / 6 Breach Lane / Bishopstoke / Eastleigh / SO50 6LU / UK

[email protected]     07872 164674

Find your nearest baby swimming lessons in Portsmouth, Gosport, Swanmore, Titchfield and Waterlooville


We have plenty of swimming lessons near to you across East Hampshire, Portsmouth, Waterlooville, Swanmore, Titchfield and Gosport. Our team of experienced swim teachers run classes on different days of the week. We teach children up to school age (aged 0 – 4) across Waterlooville and Portsmouth. All of our Baby Squids have lots of fun, learn important water safety skills, and develop through our structured milestones programme which helps guide parents through the progress made to date and what skills will be developed next. If you are looking for value for money, progressive and above all fun swimming lessons for children in Portsmouth, Waterlooville, Gosport, Swanmore and Titchfield then get in touch now.

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Royal Maritime Club

78-80 Queen Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3HS

Lovely warm water pool, smaller class sizes

   Tue AM, Fri PM

West Hill Park School Titchfield swimming pool

West Hill Park School

St Margaret’s Lane, Titchfield, PO14 4BS

Lovely school pool with weekend classes

  Sun AM

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Rachel Madocks School

Eagle Avenue, Waterlooville, PO8 9XP

Lovely warm school pool

   Mon PM, Fri PM, Sat PM, Sun AM

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Swanmore Private Pool

Swanmore, Hampshire, SO32 2PA

Private pool with class sizes of 3

   Mon AM, Tue AM, Wed AM, Thu AM, Fri AM

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Leesland Junior School

Gordon Road, Gosport, PO12 3QF

Great school pool with exclusive access

   Tue AM

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 in and around Portsmouth, Waterlooville, Swanmore, Gosport and Titchfield




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Why not give us a try?

Book up for a course of East Hampshire swim classes 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 Portsmouth, Waterlooville, Gosport, Swanmore and Titchfield

We split our Waterlooville, Portsmouth, Gosport, Swanmore and Titchfield baby swim classes into 4 main Milestones because we know how quickly kids develop! Each of the stages in our Milestones programmes is individual to the current stage of your child’s development. We suggest all our children start their swimming lessons from birth as newborn babies, however, we encourage all ages & abilities to join us at any point, even during the middle of the term. 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 d

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Fun swimming lessons

Submersions and swimming underwater is only a small part of what we do, it is part of our wider Milestones programme which is aimed at improving your child’s confidence swimming swim toys, recognisable songs and concentrating on fun for all! Word association and recognition is a big part of what we do, encouraging children to kick, paddle, swim, jump, hold on to the side – so valuable in young age groups. Our Portsmouth and Waterlooville children’s swimming lessons have a maximum of eight children in a class. And the preschool classes have a maximum of 4-6 children, depending on the pool and use of swimming assistants. Your child will be in a fun group swimming environment AND will benefit from plenty of one to one time with our Portsmouth and Waterlooville swimming instructors. Our baby swimming lessons in Portsmouth and Waterlooville are particularly good as these pools are 32 celsius plus, so no wetsuits are required.

Swimming lessons for 0 – 18 months

For our kids swimming lessons in Portsmouth, Waterlooville, Gosport, Swanmore and Titchfield we’re instructing both you and your little one how to be water confident. We do this by teaching you a number of activities using toys and songs. Our lessons & teaching style is developed so that your child will quickly gain familiarity and an understanding and confidence in the water. By 18 months many infants we have taught are happy underwater, as well as being able to independently hold the side of the pool and able to jump and turn to hold with support. Our pools are handpicked for children’s swimming lessons in Gosport, Titchfield, Waterlooville and Portsmouth, they all have really warm temperatures and great pool depth, which makes them great environments to teach swimming.

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Swimming lessons for toddlers

The progression onto toddlers is natural but also caters for the change in their developmental stage. Our primary focus is to instruct the basic swimming movements. This covers teaching kicking, how to enter the water safely and how to use their arms to create a paddling movement (and roar like a sea monster!). At this age, it’s really important to keep consistency and regularly get swimming time in. Our swim classes are so much fun, lots of jumping off floats and chasing balls around the pool, we know that your babies need to associate swimming with fun to get the most out of it. Both parent and child will 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 Waterlooville, Portsmouth, Gosport, Swanmore or Titchfield then get in touch!

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