Swimming Lessons in Somerset

Jackie Baby Squids Swimming Teacher

Welcome to Baby Squids Somerset!


My name is Jackie and I am the director of Baby Squids Somerset franchise. It’s fundamental to us that our swim school here offers parents and their babies the best swimming lessons in Somerset. We teach classes around Bristol, Taunton and Weston-super-Mare. You will always feel that you and your child are the focal point, and that we love seeing you make progress whilst also having fun.

The quicker that babies and toddlers become water confident and learn basic life saving skills the better. The Baby Squids Milestones programme gives you fun and progressive swimming classes to share with your child; a very rewarding way to see the progress that is made.

Contact the Somerset Team

Baby Squids Somerset / 18 Cranhill Rd / Street / BA16 0BY / UK

[email protected]     07768 627679

Find your nearest baby swimming lessons in Somerset


We run swimming lessons in Somerset, our fully qualified swimming teachers run lessons in Wraxall near Bristol, Taunton and Weston-super-Mare. We teach babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers (aged 0 – 4). All of our Baby Squids have lots of fun, learn important water safety skills whilst following our structured and progressive milestones programme. If you are looking for quality, structured and above all fun swimming lessons in Somerset, then get in touch.

weston super mare hydrotherapy pool

The Campus Hydro

Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS24 7DX

Lovely hydro pool heated to 34C

   Sat AM

compass wellbeing taunton hydro pool

Compass Wellbeing Hydro

Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1BH

Small class sizes in hydro pool

   Tue AM, Thu AM

Wraxall Gable Leisure Swimming Pool

Gable Leisure Pool

Wraxall, Bristol, BS48 1NE

Beautiful warm 32C private pool

   Sun AM

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Why not give us a try?

Book up for a course of lessons 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 Somerset

Our mission at Baby Squids is about offering fun and progressive swimming classes, whilst being as flexible as we can. We know that from newborn through to school age, your child develops very fast, hence our Somerset baby swimming lessons are built around four Milestones, set to their current age and ability. We love it when babies attend from birth, but we welcome all abilities and love you to join our Somerset children’s swimming classes at any time mid-term. We like to work together with both parent/carers developing your child’s swimming skills, and are more than happy to talk through any specific concerns you may have before joining us.

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Fun is at the heart of what we do

Underwater swimming is a part of what we teach, but it is not our main focus. Our main aim is to increase water skills in a fun way using games, toys and songs. Working in partnership with parents/carers the use of word cues and memory is an important factor, encouraging babies and toddlers to kick, paddle, swim, jump and turn to the side and hold on, all very important water safety basics. Our Somerset baby and toddler swimming classes have a capacity of eight children and the preschool classes a maximum of 4-6. The group environment encourages social interaction and lots of fun but classes are kept small enough to ensure plenty of attention from the instructor. The Campus Hydro pool in Weston-super-Mare is particularly good because it’s a lovely warm water pool, perfect for children to learn to swim.

Swimming lessons for 0 – 18 months

Our Somerset newborn swimming lessons (for the 0 – 18 month age range) focus on both parent and baby learning to be confident in the water. We will show you a number of holds and different activities using fun games, toys, and songs. Through our use of word cues, your baby will rapidly develop an understanding of how to be safe in the water. At 1 and a half years many infants we teach are happy to swim underwater, as well as listen and act on cues such as hold on to pool-side, or exit via the steps and jumping in with support whilst laughing uncontrollably!

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swimming lessons for toddlers

Swimming lessons for toddlers

As babies become toddlers, their brain development is moving so fast! Our aims progress to teach the different strokes required for swimming and staying afloat. This includes covers how to kick, how to get in and out of the pool safely and how to use their arms to make a paddling movement (or “Raah” like a lion!) At this development stage, it’s absolutely key to keep swimming on a regular basis (in or out of lessons!). Our lessons, continue to be lots of fun, we love chasing their favourite shapes, colours, toys around the pool, use of balls, and jumping off floats. We know how important it is that swimming is considered fun and you will both learn lots about safety exercises along the way.

Swimming lessons for 3 – 4 year olds

At three years and older, we introduce to parents and children that swim classes start to become more independent, as Mum or Dad will tend to be poolside rather than in the pool. This is an unhurried process and we talk transparently with parents / carers on the best time to do this. Our focus at this point is swimming independently and building on the water safety skills developed so far. Water confidence is of course still important and for many, they do not start to attend swimming lessons until this age. So we of course continue to build confidence by playing games and ensuring swimming is never a chore but lots of fun!

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

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