Safety at Aquatots


 
Experienced & Qualified Teachers

Currently baby swimming is unregulated which means that anyone can set up a swim school with no qualifications. At Aquatots we want you to feel confident and reassured that you and your child have the most experienced teaching team looking after them.
 
Every Aquatots teacher undergoes over 100 hours of training in Infant Submersion Techniques to become a fully qualified Aquatots Teacher. Aquatots teachers also hold the ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) or STA (Swimming Teacher Association) Level I & Level II Teaching Qualification.
 
Safety is very important at Aquatots and all our Teachers are also qualified life-savers holding either the NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification) or the NRASTIC (National Rescue Test for Teachers). Regular life-saving top up sessions are held every 8 weeks throughout the year with a registered assessor and the qualifications are renewed every two years. All teachers have first aid boxes and an emergency procedure for each pool.
 
Child Safeguarding

In line with recent ASA guidelines all Aquatots teachers have undergone training in child safeguarding and hold the "Your Child – Health and Well-being " certificate.
 
When not to bring your baby swimming

Do not bring your baby swimming if they have German measles, Chickenpox or Diarrhea. There are also certain childhood infections which we ask you to be aware of which are very contagious; Conjunctivitis, Impetigo and Hand, foot and mouth. 
Fiona's Top Tip - If your breast-fed baby has conjunctivitis, the natural antibodies contained within your breast milk will help heal this infection, so – strange as it may sound, breast milk in your baby’s eye will get rid of it!
 
Free Catch up Classes

Don’t forget that because we run over 150 classes a week at 19 different locations you can phone the office and book yourself into a FREE catch-up class (within the same term, subject to availability) if you have had to miss a session.
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