Baby/ toddler swim lessons

Hi all,

I'm really interested in finding swim lessons for my 9 month old sometime in the coming months if possible. I wondered if there are places that are currently doing swim lessons with some sort of covid protocols in place, and/or what other parents are doing to get their little ones exposure to swimming at this bizarre time.

Thanks so much,
Sarah

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RE: Baby/ toddler swim lessons ()

The City of Berkeley Aquatics program just sent an email that they are starting up swim classes again in May (they have 2 outdoor pools). They did mention planning to offer a parent/child class but I didn't see it listed yet on their website when I checked yesterday. I imagine they will post the schedule in the next few weeks. When my daughter was that age we did a parent/child swim class at the Downtown Berkeley Y (you don't have to be a YMCA member) and it was fantastic. 30 min weekly and the pool was REALLY warm. I don't know if they've reopened yet and I don't know what COVID precautions will look like at either place but we are planning to check it out.

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It's not lessons but the Berkeley pools are now open for parents and their children for famliy swim. The West Campus pool is warmer than the King pool. Both pools have a shallow area which is a good place to get used to the water.

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I know my neighbor is taking her 2-y-o to Harriet Plummer swim school next week, so you could try them. We had a great experience with them 10 years ago. A bit of a drive but worth it.

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I just signed up my 9 mo old with Aquatech in Alameda on the recommendation of other parents I have spoken to. We haven't started yet but from what I can gather they have pretty strict Covid protocols and very small class sizes.

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Albany aquatic center is in the process of hiring swim instructors, I believe with the hope to open this summer. They had Tiny tot swim classes for your child's age group. We did the classes with my daughter pre-covid and enjoyed it.

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British swim school of Walnut Creek gives lessons in an outdoor heated pool.