Baby Sprites

For ages under 8 months

These classes are all about bonding and enjoying the water together. Expect to hold your baby close using lots of eye contact while you build a repertoire of relaxed holds. We encourage your baby to experience the unique freedom of movement that water allows. Floating and gentle dips and dives may be introduced when your baby is ready.

Babies love to predict what’s happening next, so we use repetitive songs, activities and movements to help them make sense of the new environment and increase their awareness and confidence in the water.

Baby Sprites and carers will also acquire basic water safety skills during the course.

On completion of the course, your little one will be awarded a certificate and Baby Sprites Water Wings badge. (These can be purchased at small extra cost at the end of each term.)

*Details about immunisations can be found on The current recommendation is that your baby does not need any immunisations before they go swimming but if you have any concerns at all, please discuss these with your Midwife, Health Visitor or Doctor.

Where do our lessons take place?
At Water Sprites, we want you and your baby to feel completely comfortable at the pool. We were sad to learn that a recent survey reported 1 in 2 mothers are put off taking their child swimming due to fear of getting into a bathing suit. Water Sprites is a welcoming, body-positive space where you can bond with your baby, judgement free.

Our courses are run in clean, private pools where the water and air are always heated to at least 30°C, in accordance with advice from the STA. The calm, intimate atmosphere means teachers and parents don’t have to compete with general noise or feel conscious of other swimmers. Our changing rooms are always clean and empty too!

When do our lessons take place?
All baby and toddler swimming lessons follow school term times. We will send you a list of the term dates on enrolment.
How much do our lessons cost?
The cost per swimming lesson is £12. The cost for the full term is paid upfront in one instalment when you enrol. Our prices are very competitive compared to other baby and toddler swimming lessons in the area.

To book on any of our baby, toddler or independent swimming lessons in Lincolnshire or Newark please contact Liz via e-mail on to start your little Water Sprite on their magical swimming journey today!

Why should your baby learn to swim?
Swimming is a life skill. It’s the only sport which can save your child’s life. Knowing you’re doing your best to equip your child with lifesaving skills can be a real comfort. What seems like just a fun swimming lesson can actually be a huge investment in your child’s future.

Other Sprites

The Water Sprites Swimming Approach

Learning to swim is such an individual experience. As a parent, only you know that little Isabelle loves water but hates getting her hair wet. And that Toby doesn’t like pool noodles.

At Water Sprites, we understand this; we know that every child will take to swimming in their own way. In fact, we are so committed to the individual experience at Water Sprites that it’s influenced the way we run the business!


All teachers are DBS Checked & Trained First Aiders


Independently operated business


Running since 2011

Where Swimming Begins

Water Sprites Baby and Toddler Swimming


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