Swimming classes for babies, toddlers and young children in Halifax and Calderdale.
***Although many classes are starting to get back to normal, some have changed days and venues to fit in with new regulations regarding COVID-19, and some have not yet reopened. We strive to keep details up-to-date, but PLEASE CHECK with organisers before setting off to a class.***
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Children of all abilities love the Amphibi-Kids experience. Whether your child is a complete beginner or can swim a little, we’ll have a class that’s just right for them.
We follow the Duckings Award Scheme and ASA National Teaching Plan. The children receive a report card at the end of each block detailing their progress and any awards they may have achieved.
Amphibi-Kids Swim Academy, North Huddersfield Trust School. Saturdays, 9.30am-2.30pm. For further details contact Carly: Huddersfield@amphibi-kids.co.uk
Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. Not only does it teach vital life skills, but it also enhances the way babies and toddlers learn other skills, too. No one else reaches our high standards of professionalism, and no one else works harder to make sure you and your little one feel happy and safe. And we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy baby!
Mondays: Total Fitness, HD5 0AL. 12pm-2pm.
Saturdays: Delius School, BD3 8QX. 9am-1pm
Southfield Grange, BD5 0ET. 2-3.30pm
Not running while Calderdale is in Tier 3 (updated Jan 2021)
Aquanatal, mum and baby aquafit and exercise sessions at Calderdale’s leisure centres.
£5.20 per session (£4.20 PTL), or free if you have a Lifestyles membership .
Aquanatal: Mondays, 9.30-10.15am, Brighouse Pool.
Mum and Baby Aquafit: Mondays, 10.15-10.45am, Brighouse Pool. Wednesdays, 3-3.30pm, Sowerby Bridge Pool. Thursdays, 1.45-2.15pm, Todmorden Sports Centre.
Mum and Baby Exercise: Wednesdays, 11.15am-12.15pm, North Bridge Leisure Centre. Thursdays, 2-3pm, Brighouse Pool.
Currently on hold (updated January 2021)
Classes range from Aquababies (6 months – 2 years), Aquatots (2-4 years) and Ducklings (3-4), who are accompanied in the water with a responsible adult.
Contact your preferred pool for details.
AQUABABIES (parent/guardian in the water too):
Brighouse Pool: Mondays, 10-10.30am; Wednesdays, 10.30-11am & 11.30am-noon
Sowerby Bridge Pool: Mondays, noon-12.30pm (term time only); Wednesdays, noon-12.30pm; Fridays, 9.30-10am & 10.30am-11am
Todmorden Sports Centre: Fridays, 11-11.45am.
AQUATOTS (parent/guardian in the water too):
Brighouse Pool: Mondays, 10.30-11am; Wednesdays, 11-11.30am & 11.30-noon; Saturdays, 10-10.30am
Sowerby Bridge Pool: Mondays, 12.30-1pm; Wednesdays, noon-12.30pm (term time only); Fridays, 9-9.30am, 10-10.30am & 10.30-11am
Todmorden Sports Centre: Fridays, 11-11.45am
Available during the day, evenings and Saturdays. Contact your preferred pool for details.
Currently not running (updated January 2021) – (some pools are open but lane swimming only)
Family Swimming sessions are times to swim with children under eight.
Brighouse Pool: Mondays, 9.30am-noon; Wednesdays, 10am-noon
Halifax Pool (teaching pool): Mondays, noon-1.15pm & 3-3.45pm; Tuesdays, noon-3.45pm; Wednesdays, 10am-1.30pm & 2.15-3.45pm; Thursdays, noon-1.15pm & 2.30-3.45pm; Fridays, noon-3.45pm; Saturdays, 1-2.15pm; Sundays, 9am-4.30pm
Sowerby Bridge: Tuesdays, 3-4pm; Thursdays, 3-3.30pm; Fridays, 3-4pm; Saturdays, noon-2pm; Sundays, 9am-12.30pm
Todmorden Pool: Sundays, 10am-noon
Currently not running (updated January 2021)
Wild and wacky sessions with giant floats, for children aged 14 and under.
Brighouse Pool: Saturdays, 1.30-2.45pm
Sowerby Bridge Pool: Saturdays, 1.30-2.45pm
Swimming lessons and baby and toddler swimming in a warm, well-lit pool. All the changing rooms have baby changing tables with ample seating in reception where people can enjoy a coffee while watching our large screen TVs.
Baby and toddler swimming: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Swimming lessons: daily.
Ogden Otters, Ogden, Halifax. 01422 247500.
Our baby and pre-school programme is a wonderful bonding experience, taught in warm pools with a maximum of ten children. Classes incorporate rhyme, music and movement. Taught at various locations throughout Calderdale.
Puddle Ducks baby swimming classes. Contact Jenny on 0113 8267253.
(lessons running whilst in Tier 3 – updated January 2021)
Term time lessons for children aged four and above, with crash courses available during school holidays. Lessons run Tuesday to Friday, 4-7pm, and Sundays 9am-5pm.
Rishworth School, Woodhouse School (Brighouse) and DW Fitness (Halifax).
At Swimrite we offer tuition for every level of child. We have smaller classes (1 instructor to 6 pupils) with water-based instructors. Sessions include: Adult and Baby, with nursery rhymes, games and playing with baby-specific equipment, Ducks (3-5 year olds) and Beginners (5+)
Classes are taught at Swimrite School of Swimming, Ploughcroft, Halifax, and Swimrite School of Swimming, Rastrick, Brighouse.
Swimrite Leisure, taught at pools in Halifax and Rastrick. Contact 01422 382042.