Amanda Gawthrope, the founder of High Five and Loving Water, worked closely with Birthlight helping to create and promote the internationally recognised approach to baby swimming developed over many years, focusing on play, exploration and curiosity as a springboard for learning. Focusing on nurturing the bond in water between parents and babies / children. We provide a fun, gentle and safe environment, giving you and your child the confidence to enjoy moving in water together.
Infants make an easy transition from their early swimming reflexes to conscious movements if you swim with them. Showing the child how to find their buoyancy in the water with minimal support can be a wonderful way to kick start their journey towards independent swimming.
Our Birthlight training makes our classes special. Babies develop water confidence and specific skills to move towards independent swimming through our carefully developed Swim Programme, which enhances learning potential on a physical, social cognitive and emotional level. We cater for every age group and ensure that new skills are incorporated at each appropriate developmental stage, plus you can join us at any time from birth through to independent swimming. Whether they are confident or timid in the water, they will be made to feel welcome.
Our swim programme has a strong focus on safety, teaching your child through fun routines and repetition. Our highly qualified teachers work with the individual needs of each child. You don’t need to be able to swim yourself.