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Teach Your Child How To Swim

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The Online Swim School offers online courses to help parents and carers teach their child how to swim and become confident in the water.
As an expert instructor I will guide you every step of the way so you and your child will learn safely and have lots of fun together in the water.
Suitable from birth to 5 years!
Swim at a time that's convenient for you
Teach your little one water confidence
Never miss a swimming lesson again

Free First Swim Lesson

Experience the first lesson for free across all our courses. Start your journey to confident swimming today!

Convenient swimming lessons to teach your child safely.

Many parents and carers don’t know where to start when it comes to teaching their child how to swim which is why I created The Online Swim School.

If you have your child in regular lessons, it can be difficult to find a set day and time that suits your already busy schedules and if you miss a lesson, you still have to pay!

Regular lessons can also be very expensive and with the increase in costs of living, we don’t want to see children missing out on learning one of life’s most important skills. That’s where The Online Swim School will benefit you!

I have created a platform that gives you the tools to teach your child how to swim at your convenience and can be accessed anywhere in the world. You can take your child swimming at your local pool, gym or on holiday and have the resources to help them become confident and safe in water.

The Online Swim School includes videos which are short, clear, and easy to memorise when taking your child to the pool. I have also created print off sheets with pictures to help guide you once you’re in the pool. Each lesson has been created for your little one’s age group with age-appropriate activities. The lessons include everything from what to take with you to the pool, what to wear, how to enter the water safety, developing water confidence, safety skills and more.

Our courses for 0 to 6 months, 6 to 12 months and 2 to 4 year olds are now live. More courses for different ages are coming soon!
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Why Choose Us?

Convenient online courses so you can teach your little one at a time that suits you.
I have over 11 years experience teaching swimming around the world.
Your child will become water confident and have lots of fun while doing it!

Our Online Swimming Courses

More courses for different ages are being added all the time!

Register your details now and we will let you know as soon as we launch courses for more age groups.
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0 to 6 Months

Teach Your Baby How to Swim (0 to 6m)

We are excited to offer our new online swimming course for babies from 0 to 6 months old. This course includes everything you need to know about caring for your baby in the water, including when to feed them before and after swimming, what to wear, how to enter and exit the pool safely, and how to teach them basic swimming and safety skills. Our goal is to give you the confidence and knowledge you need to allow your baby to enjoy the water while staying safe.
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6 to 12 Months

Teach Your Baby How to Swim (6 to 12m)

We're excited to offer our new online swimming course for babies from 6 - 12 months old that's suitable for complete beginners. This comprehensive and interactive learning experience covers everything you need know about caring for your baby in the water. This includes when to feed them before and after their dip as well what clothes or toys are safe to use while they get used to the water. We want every parent who takes this journey with us do feel confident that they can provide their child with safe, high quality swimming lessons at a time that's suitable for them.
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2 to 4 Years

Teach Your Child How to Swim (2 to 4 Yrs)

This course is designed to give you the tools to help teach your 2-4 year old a number of key water skills including water safety, water confidence and movement. The course includes easy to follow, step by step progressions and handy print off lesson plans to help guide you. Don't worry if your child does not complete a skill, every child learns at their own pace and lessons or skills can be repeated.
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We also offer bespoke swimming lessons for babies, children and adults around the Stockport, East Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Lancashire area.
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Our Previous Swimmers

Wow what can I say! I highly recommend Lynsey and her professional yet fun approach to swimming.

My son started swimming with Lynsey when he was just under 1 years old, after only 2 sessions he's now confident enough to go underwater and hold onto the wall by himself.

I can't thank her enough for the confidence and techniques she has given my son to allow him to improve.
We highly recommend The Online Swim School. We have loved the fact that you can do the lessons whenever and wherever you want and don't need to worry about missing lessons.

My older daughter and partner have been able to come and join in which has been great too. I was quite nervous about taking my baby swimming on my own but there's so much information from what to take with you to how to perform the skills and Lynsey is so knowledgeable, that I felt at ease straight away.

After watching the videos online for each lesson I felt confident to carry out the lesson with my baby.
I can’t recommend The Online Swim School highly enough. I have been following the 0-6 month course and my little boy absolutely loves it.

We have followed each lesson week by week and I can say it’s amazing. Easy to follow and well structured lessons make teaching your baby a doddle and all in your own time and environment. 

I love the flexibility The Online Swim School provides having a busy life makes a class which is the same time every week really hard so this was absolutely perfect for us. Thank You so much 😊
I highly recommend this course! I’ve known Lynsey for many years. She is a brilliant and well experienced swimming teacher and knows how to make you feel comfortable in the water.

This course covers all the necessary info you will need to start your swimming journey with your little one.

From how to enter safely in the pool to how to to submerge your baby and have fun in the water together.

Swim safely with your baby

Our new online course for babies from 0 to 6 months old and 6 to 12 months old are now live with more ages coming soon.

No previous experience is needed as we will talk you through everything you need to know for that big moment of taking your baby swimming for the first time.
At the end of the 10 lesson course you will have learnt:
When to feed baby before and after swimming
What baby needs to wear in the water
How to enter and exit the pool safely
Swimming on their front and back
Safety skills
Breath control
Under water swimming
How to release your baby and have a swim on their own.
All of this in a fun way with games and songs and more!

Register now and be among the first to hear about our exciting new courses and exclusive offers!

Your New Online Swimming Teacher

Hello, my name is Lynsey and I am the creator and owner of The Online Swim School.

I am a qualified level 3 swimming teacher (UK) with a specialist Water Babies teaching qualification and have over 11 years’ experience teaching swimming and managing programmes in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, London and other locations across the UK.

Over the last 7 years I have specialised in teaching under 5’s, developing my own style of teaching. Combining my knowledge and experience, I have now created an online platform that is accessible to everyone and enables parent and carers to teach their children how to swim, in their own time and in a cost-effective way.

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Yes of course you can. If you feel uneasy in the water take someone with you for support. You will find that over time your confidence will grow too.
Yes you can. You may just need to adjust some of the swimming positions so that they are on more of an incline as opposed to a horizontal position. This will make it more comfortable for your baby.
Not necessarily, the swimming pool is a totally different environment. You may be pleasantly surprised.
The chlorinated water will not make your babies eczema worse. I would however recommend putting on a barrier cream and a wetsuit so they don’t feel slippery in the water. Be sure to shower baby after the session.
I would recommend not feeding baby a full feed up to an hour before the session. You are more than welcome to give baby a top up feed if they are a little hungry before the lesson begins, as swimming is hungry work!
If baby is ok in themselves then I would say yes. You may want to avoid underwater swims if baby is bunged up, perhaps just keep them on the surface. They will be back under the water in no time.
Baby should wear a disposable swimming nappy with a neoprene nappy (also called a happy nappy) over the top. Ensure a snug fit around the tummy and thighs so that no accidents escape into the pool. We would recommend Huggies Little Swimmers or happy nappies by Splash About ( as featured in our videos).
Between 30 °C and 32 °C is an ideal temperature. If your baby is less than 12lb then we recommend the water to be at least 32 °C or add a neoprene wetsuit to increase your baby's body temperature.
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