Little Paddlers by Aura!

We are excited to announce the launch of a new swimming lesson programme created and developed by Aura!

Little Paddlers by Aura – born out of the success of our Adult and Child swimming sessions at Jade Jones Pavilion Flint – is a swimming lesson programme designed especially for babies and toddlers up to 3 years. The programme follows a scheme of work recently developed by Swim Wales to help develop fundamental movement and core skills in an aquatic environment.

Our experienced and qualified swimming instructors and lifeguards will be on hand to help you and your baby along the way. Sophie, our specialised swimming teacher said: “I thoroughly enjoy teaching on the course; I am so grateful to be able to join these children on their swimming journey and can’t wait to see them progress into confident, happy swimmers.” 

Here are some of the benefits of this new and exciting scheme:

  • Confidence: a chance for your child to gain confidence in a social, relaxed environment
  • New Skills: an opportunity for both you and your baby to learn new skills in the water
  • Health and Wellbeing: swimming can help to stimulate your baby’s cognitive development and exercise the heart, lungs and muscles. It can also help to improve sleeping patterns, appetites and behaviours
  • Fun! Little Paddlers by Aura offers a great chance for you to enjoy the water together and make precious memories.

Ceriann Ashton, Centre Development Officer at Jade Jones Pavilion Flint, shared her excitement about the new scheme, saying: “I have thoroughly enjoyed developing the Little Paddlers by Aura swimming programme and have been delighted by the amount of interest it has received so far. Little Paddlers by Aura will support our successful Learn to Swim programme, allowing us to continue providing good quality, affordable swimming lessons for our local community.

I hope the programme’s initial success will continue and expand to all swimming pools operated by Aura; I am very much looking forward to welcoming all our new little paddlers!”

One parent commented, “the first session was great! My 2 year old and I loved it. The teacher got to know each child individually and worked on their strengths; I can’t wait for next week’s lesson!”

In 2018, Jade Jones Pavilion Flint underwent a £936k development, including a refurbishment of the existing swimming pool wet changing rooms, and an increased poolside spectator viewing gallery. Jordan Mapp-Jones, a Supervisor at Jade Jones Pavilion, commented: “the new changing village has modernised our swimming pool facilities with a variety of cubicles to suit our customers’ needs.”

We hope that both the newly refurbished changing facilities combined with the pool spectator area will have a positive impact on those attending Little Paddlers by Aura, helping to ensure a more enjoyable experience.

For more information regarding Little Paddlers by Aura, please contact:  littlepaddlers@aura.wales

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