Hello! I’m Hannah, the incredibly proud teacher of Turtle Tots Southampton!
I live in Totton with my husband Dan and our son Archie.
I took my little boy to his first Turtle Tots class when he was seven weeks old and fell in love with it, so when I finished my maternity leave I knew I wanted to redirect my career into the wonderful world of baby swimming!
The classes are brilliantly fun, the other mummies and daddies are lovely and of course the teachers are great too!! But what amazed me most from our classes were the potential life-saving skills my son learnt as we played and socialised. It’s knowing that he has these that gives me comfort that he is confident, knowledgeable and consequently safe in water.
He has been in the pool weekly since then and is at his happiest in the water (I’ve got the class splasher!) We’ve made some wonderful friends as we’ve progressed through the levels together collecting our swimming badges along the way.
I know I had loads of questions when I 1st came across Turtle Tots (I mean pool + nappy?! Eek!) but I’m always happy to answer any queries you have, I’m contactable by phone, email or Facebook….and I can point you in the direction of all the accident-preventing swimwear too!
Our classes are generally age grouped (but these are very rough guidelines!)
Level 1 HYDRO (from birth to 11 months)
Level 1 (12 weeks to 11 months)
Level 2 (11 months to 19 months)
Level 3 & 4 (19 months to 24 months)
TODDLER Classes (2 years to 3.5 years)
Classes are lots of fun! We teach the basis of the main swimming strokes, build up little ones water confidence and learn lots of water safety - we're very baby led so completely believe in non-pressure, fun, safe swimming to build up those great associations with the pool through trust & play!
Our classes cost three monthly payments of between £41.66-£45 (pool dependent), some mums and dads like to pay their full 10 week term on booking at £125-£135 but lots prefer to spread the cost (every little helps with a little one!)
TIME FOR PLAY
We have lots of classes which are 'Time For Play' - these are water-play sessions....
🐢Perfect for family time
🐢Mixed ages (under 5's) - a bit like a ''public swim'' but under the supervision & guidance of our trained Turtle Tots teachers (who are ready with lots of toys & games!!)
🐢A nice opportunity for your new litle one to have a taster of the water before booking onto a term of structured lessons.....
🐢.....& for our toddlers to practice what they've learnt in class!
Pre-booking is essential by selecting the class date below but these are a PAYG basis. £9 per child (& up to 2 adults)
Bring on the PLAY! 🐢😍