Hastings Baby Swim

A quiet, warm pool for your baby.

Every Friday from 10am till 3pm.

Exclusively for babies up to 4 years old, no disruptive older children.

The water is especially heated to a warm 32°C, suitable for babies.

The air is fully climate controlled and heated up to 34°C.

Max of 4-5 bookings per session.

Lots of inflatables, toys, baby floats, armbands and confidence jackets.

Easy access steps into the pool.

After swim complimentary drinks, nibbles, and fun baby activities in our flower gardens.

Pool dimensions: 9m long, 4m wide, 1.4m deep throughout.

Hastings Baby Swim

We offer you a quiet, warm pool for you to teach your baby to swim yourself.

We stock swim nappies and happy nappies, but please bring your own as we only have limited stock & sizes.

The swim sessions are 1 hour, you have 5 choices:

10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm & 2pm.

- £15 for 1 adult and 1 baby.

- £20 for 3 people (2 adults and 1 baby).

- £60 Private hire for up to 8 people (4 adults and 4 babies), the whole pool to yourself.

After swimming stay on for another hour and enjoy free drinks, snacks and lots of toys in our flower gardens.

Book HereBook with a credit or debit card at HastingsBabySwim.com

If you're unsure how many people will be swimming, then book the minimum (1 adult & 1 baby) to secure your place, then add your partner / extra people later on.

If you have any questions please send us email with the date and time you'd like to book: chris@hastingsbabyswim.com

Bookings are only confirmed after we have received the fee, on a first paid basis.

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the swim start time.

Free parking for 1 car, please note we only have 4 car parking spaces per swim session.

Ideal for parents who live in the local 1066 area of Bexhill, St Leonards, Rye, Battle, Eastbourne & Tunbridge Wells.

Located at Covehurst Bay Holiday Cottages, 142 Martineau Lane, Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 5DR


Baby Swim Advise Video:

We currently do not offer a swimming instructor. Please watch the above baby swim advice video.

For toddlers please watch these: Puddle Ducks advise videos

There are no lifeguards or swimming instructors on duty, the use of the pool is at your own risk.

If you require baby swim lessons from an experienced swimming teacher we recommend:

www.PuddleDucks.com or www.WaterCreatures.co.uk

SimplySwim.com is a great place to buy swimwear and accessories.

Special needs babies: Exclusive 9am swim sessions can be arranged on request.

Customer Reviews:

Bethany: "We were really excited to try swimming with our three month old baby and the pool at Covehurst Bay Holiday Cottages was the perfect setting. The temperature of the pool and the air when we got out the pool were lovely and warm, which meant we had no tears and instead a baby who had a great time. The owners are very thoughtful so have considered the experience from start to finish. We would highly recommend!"

Lindy: "We absolutely love swimming here it’s the best experience. Our baby Louie loves it and has helped massively with his confidence in the water. Everything you provide for swimming, even after, is just amazing. You both go above and beyond and it’s really appreciated. We cannot recommend you enough and will continue to book until you stop the season." 

Christine: "Myself and my my friends absolutely loved it! Thank you so much! We will definitely be booking again! The pool was so lovely and warm, the after drinks, snacks and toys was such a great touch! The children absolutely loved it! We all can’t wait to come back."

Fiona: "I thought the facilities were really great, and it's good value for money as well. Their are loads of choice for toys in the pool and on the lawn, a lovely area to spend time in afterwards so you don't have to rush off which is great. We are booking again very soon."

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Swimming is an amazing experience that you can share with your baby.

Babies have a real affinity with water. They spend nine months in the womb, and many expectant mothers choose a water birth as the most natural introduction to this world. Water is recognised as a warm, supportive environment during labor and provides a natural transition for your baby from the womb to the “outside world”.

Babies can be taken swimming from birth, they do not need to have completed their injections and very young babies love the freedom, massage and gentle exercise that the water offers.

The benefits to both parent and baby of swimming together are immense:

- Plenty of eye contact.

- Plenty of skin contact – it’s a wonderful way to bond with your baby.

- Helping you and your baby feel relaxed and confident in the water.

- Makes swimming a fun and socially stimulating activity (for both you and your baby).

- Even parents who can’t swim can enjoy relaxing in the water with their baby.

Hastings Baby Swim

Benefits of Hastings Baby Swim:

- It is the only time your baby can be completely independent (when experiencing gentle submersions)

- Only in the water, can a baby move freely and develop actions they wouldn’t otherwise be able to in their first year of life. This gives “swimming babies” the opportunity to develop crucial higher brain functions, core muscle development and co-ordination far earlier than they would otherwise be able to.

- Even though gentle, baby swimming classes provide a complete physical work-out: strengthening your baby's heart, lungs and respiratory system, which again aids development of the brain

- Regular swimming often improves eating and sleeping patterns

- Learning to respond to key words (within a few months) can make your baby sharper mentally, increasing levels of awareness and understanding as well as improve communication between you.

- Encouraging a baby to take regular exercise from such a young age is also an extremely healthy routine to instill which may prevent childhood lethargy.

But most importantly of all, baby swimming should instill a love of water for the rest of your child’s life.

Hastings Baby Swim