Types of Classes

Find swimming lessons for Babies, Children and Adults at our purpose-built Playsport swimming pool in East Kilbride.

Bubble Babies

Bubble Babies classes are baby swimming classes designed for little ones from 6 months to 3 years old. We find most toddlers graduate to level 1 well ahead of their third birthday.

From 6 to 18 months, we work with the parent/s to build confidence in the water with their baby, showing them positive play activities to help little ones gain confidence and breath control.

As the baby becomes a toddler, and can follow simple commands, the teacher focusses on working with the child, to kick independently on a noodle, and to submerge and come off the platform unaided. We also look for an ability to wait safely on the platform, with a toy, while the parent and teacher are further away.

We don't spend the whole lesson submerging a baby or toddler in the water. At Making Waves, we believe the most beneficial way to introduce a baby or toddler to water is with slight submersion, with lots of splashes and lots of fun. We don't advocate pulling babies underwater to achieve a Nirvana album cover moment, as this reflex can cause some babies considerable anxiety and upset.

We are looking to gain confidence and independence in the water for our Bubble Babies, who then graduate towards independent swimming from a solid basis of learning. In all our Bubble Babies classes, we are carefully building motor programmes that will set the foundation for level 1 and a child's overall positive movement pattern.

Children

We teach children from the age of 2¾, or straight from the Bubble Babies programme, in our group sessions. There are no more than 6 children per group, and always plenty of lifeguard cover on the poolside, watching the swimming platforms.

Children are taught on an individual basis, working one at a time in level 1, and up to two at a time in level 2, always with the teacher in the water and with no more than 6 children per teacher.

In level 3 and 4 our instructors are at poolside, where they can watch, assess and guide your child to their higher levels of swimming ability.

All parents are encouraged to watch from the poolside café and to share in and reward their child's progress aligned to the 3 T's.

Adults

We offer individual or group tuition for adults and have a variety of slots to suit your diary. Because our facility is exclusive, we can offer you the time, privacy and experience needed to help you learn to swim.

When you come along at first, you may be feeling very frightened. Often a negative childhood experience has meant you have avoided being in water for a very long time. Sometimes even having a shower can be difficult.

We will teach you to submerge and usually swim a short distance within the first lesson. Then we will work with you to ensure you feel you are in control.

The 1-2-1 lessons are £35 for 30 minutes. It cost less to come with a friend, or two, or three! Please contact us to find out more.

Lane Swimmers are also welcome at Playsport. Lanes are available at the following times, and we ask that you book in advance:

  • Monday 11.00 - 12.30
  • Wednesday 13.00-14.00 & 17.30-18.00
  • Thursday 18.00-19.00
  • Friday 12.00-13.00
  • Lane Swims are £6.50 for 30 minutes (max 4 swimmers per lane)