About ABC Baby Classes
Initially ABC started as a small baby swim school run by Joanne Atkin, this school gradually grew until my babies were no longer babies and I didn’t want to say goodbye to them! So I decided to open our ABC Junior Swimming, so carrying on their swimming journey with ABC and seeing them progress into great independent swimmers, it has been a joy to watch them grow.
The range of Baby swimming classes available are designed to take you and your child from birth to approximately four years. Our methods are designed to create an excellent foundation for the child’s future in and out of the water, promoting safe practices and confidence. As well as this, the classes are an ideal environment for mothers and their new babies to bond, for children to begin to socialise and for whole families to spend quality time together.
From here children move to ABC Juniors where they begin to learn the fundamentals of swimming and learning to achieve a good stroke technique while progressing through the STA levels of achievements in order to become strong, confident and independent swimmers.
The teachers are STA, ASA, Birthlight and IAIM qualified and have undergone rigorous training, which is continually updated. All of qualifications adhere to a stringent code of practice and are either accredited or professionally recognised.
As a school we aim to give parents the opportunity to spend time with and have fun with their children through a variety of activities. We also understand that this is not always an option for everyone, so throughout the year we will be giving our support to charities that help children and families less fortunate. A couple of chosen charities are: ‘Yummy Mummy‘, ‘Essex Kids‘ ‘Bliss’ and ‘Tommy’s‘ although we are open to suggestions.