Preschool Swimming

Baby Splash sessions are for babies up to 2 years* of age. Babies can join in as soon as parents are comfortable to bring them to the pool (before vaccinations) but please consult your midwife/health visitor about the right time to start for you and your baby.

Our Little Splashers sessions are aimed at preschool children, ages 2 to 4* years. Sessions are designed for parents/guardians to spend time in the water to increase children’s water confidence in a structured fun/play session. Baby Splash and Little Splashers sessions cover:

  • How to support your child’s movement in the pool
  • Safe entries, how to turn and hold the side
  • Underwater confidence, starting with washing faces and blowing bubbles
  • Progressing to floating and performing push and glides between the parent and teacher

Once children are happy and confident in the water the swimming teacher will advise you to move to the swim tots classes which links directly with the junior lessons. In the early stages the lessons focus on relaxation and flotation, body position, underwater confidence and rotation.

* Our age range for Baby Splash and Little Splashers are a guide to age ranges, but if you have any queries please email the Swim team for more information.


£5.45 (£4.80 Leisure Key); Additional Adult £2.00 (£1.60 Leisure Key)

Sessions are payable at reception weekly and there in no need to book in advance, although you may book one week in advance if you wish by calling the pool of your choice. Please note sessions run do not run during the summer holidays. New timetable (link below) commences Monday 2nd September.

Baby Splash & Little Splashers Timetable (Term Time Only)

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Swim Tots Lessons (1-4 years)

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Swim Tots lessons are designed for parents and children to be in the water and have fun together to gain experience of relaxation, body position and underwater confidence. Stockport Metro lessons use a hands on method and parents will be taught how to be the support for their children. Swim tots links directly with our junior lesson programme.

Children who attend Swim Tots are entitles to FREE entry to public sessions during term time at all lifeLEISURE pools and 20% discount off lifeLEISURE holiday courses!

Key Lesson dates for parents 2020/21

Stockport Metro - Swim Tots Swimming Lessons Scheme Information for Parent