Swimming Lessons in Portsmouth and Fareham

Find your nearest baby swimming lessons in Portsmouth


We have plenty of swimming lessons near to you in Portsmouth, our team of experienced swim teachers run classes in Portsmouth and Fareham. We teach children up to school age (aged 0 – 4) across Fareham 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 and Fareham, 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

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Fareham Private Pool

153 West Street, Portsmouth, PO16 0DZ

Purpose built warm water pool

   Thu AM, Thu PM

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Why not give us a try?

Book up for a course of 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 and Fareham

We split our Fareham and Portsmouth 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 do.

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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 Fareham 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 Fareham swimming instructors. Our baby swimming lessons in Portsmouth and Fareham 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 and Fareham, 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 Fareham 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 Fareham and Portsmouth then get in touch!

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