Ireland’s first purpose-built baby and toddler swim school to open in Sandyford

by Gazette Reporter
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First Swim has announced the opening of Ireland’s first purpose-built baby and toddler swim school on  September 11.

Located on the Plaza at the Beacon South Quarter in Sandyford, it offers swim classes to pre-school children aged three months to four years old, running seven days a week, 9am-5pm, Monday to Sunday. The online booking calendar goes live on July 3 to select your class date and time.

The onsite pool is heated to  33°C with state of the art UV filtration reducing the need for chlorine which is great news for babies. Class sizes are capped at eight per class in the pool at any one time so there will be no distractions from other groups enhancing that connection between parents and their little ones.

The bespoke curriculum, taught by experienced swim teachers, is based on the traditional baby and toddler swim courses with songs & nursery rhymes led sessions. We have added extra signature elements to our classes that include aquatic baby massage for the younger groups.

Safety and comfort are key when it comes to the First Swim fit-out and our customer only café is a place where parents can relax before or after a swim enjoying great barista coffee and a choice of tasty snacks. They have bottle warming stations and microwaves too for food prepared by parents, plenty of high chairs, a buggy park with car seat storage and free WIFI to stay connected.

First Swim was identified as a high potential start up when selected for the Back for Business scheme, a six-month accelerator programme run by the Department of Foreign Affairs in 2022. Their help and guidance has been instrumental in preparing  First Swim to launch this unique concept serving the community of South Dublin.

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