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Baby Swimming Lessons Walkden

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Swim Academy at
Total Fitness Walkden

Welcome to the Swim Academy at Total Fitness Walkden, creating interactive and engaging learning experiences, setting your child up for a lifelong love of the water.

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Why Swim Academy?

Easy booking
and payments

Dedicated feedback time with the teacher

Weekday and
weekend lessons

Up to 3 adult
Swim Buddies

Lessons 50 weeks
of the year

Total Fitness
members save 15%*

*Both parent/guardian and child must be current members

Free parking
at all clubs

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your preferred club

Meet Splosh

A lover of the water and big fan of making learning fun. Look out for Splosh to provide helpful hints, tips and guidance as your little one’s begin their first experiences with the water.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Swimming lessons are 30 minutes in the water with 10 minutes after the lesson to ask any questions and gain feedback.
You can book a swimming lesson online, in club, or via telephone
If there aren’t any spaces left on your preferred lesson, you can try another lesson time/club location or join the waiting list, where we’ll let you know as soon as a space becomes available.
You will be charged a monthly subscription fee based on the number of Lessons in a calendar year (usually 50, excluding the Christmas period) divided by 12 (the Monthly Fee). Payment of the monthly fee will be taken on or around the same day each month by your nominated card.
Your child can attend lessons before they are immunised. The NHS advises you can take your baby swimming at any age, but we insist that this is your decision. Any concerns should be discussed with your GP or health visitor. You can find the NHS guidelines here
- A padlock for the changing room lockers - Appropriate swimwear you feel comfortable wearing - Towels for both you and your child - Goggles – if you plan to go underwater - Reputable reusable neoprene nappy - Childrens swimsuit to keep them warm in the water - Changing mat for babies – We will try to provide these where we can - A snack for your baby/child (if you are bottle feeding, a warm bottle post lesson) - A few of your child’s toys to help them feel comfortable
- Arrive with your child/children on time and prepared to start the lesson. - You’re responsible for the behaviour of your children whilst on the premises. - Take part in parent and baby lessons, immersing yourself in the experience. We look to provide support to both babies and parents.
We are inclusive with our lessons and integrate children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
You can request to permanently change lessons; we will endeavour to fulfil your request if the spaces are available.
We currently do not offer a membership freeze option.
To cancel you will need to provide written notice to Total Fitness via email at or call our Member Services Account team on 0330 995 8425. The cancellation period is one calendar month.
We offer courtesy lesson swaps to our Swim Academy members when the lesson cancellation is 24 hours before the lesson.
If the pool is closed, you will be informed at the earliest opportunity and provided with a courtesy swap.
We understand that things happen that aren't in your control. If you are late to the lesson, you can still participate for the remainder of the scheduled time of the lesson.
Yes, one additional adult and child are allowed to be spectators, provided the child remains sat on the knee of the spectating parent/guardian
We do not allow photos to be taken during the lesson, however, there will be opportunities for you to take pictures with your child and the certificates they receive.
Our coaches will regularly provide you with updates on how your child is progressing during the feedback session at the end of each lesson
Yes, if both you and your child are Total Fitness members you will receive a 15% discount. Details of this can be found when choosing your membership.
Yes, on completion of all the outcomes within a level, your child will receive a certificate to celebrate they have completed the level.
For parent and child lessons we do not ask for parents or children to wear a swim hat, however, if you wish to wear one, you are more than welcome to.
Our teaching pools are heated to 32 degrees Celsius, to keep you and your child feeling comfortable throughout the swimming lesson.
Yes, your child can wear goggles, however, there will be occasions where they may be asked to try activities without them to ensure they are comfortable wearing and not wearing goggles. If your child is going to wear goggles in the sessions, please ensure they are the correct fit.
The more information you can provide about your child the better the coach can prepare and provide you with the best experience.
Yes, we endeavour to have the same coach delivering the lessons each week, accounting for any holidays the coach may have.
Yes, the coach will be in the water delivering the lesson.
The maximum class sizes for the baby swimming lessons are 10.
All swimming coaches are fully qualified to the correct level and complete regular training. Pools are also lifeguarded by a fully trained and competent team. Pools are regularly maintained, and the quality of the water is monitored and tested throughout the day.

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