Baby Swim

Baby & Pre-School swimming lessons…

We have been teaching baby and pre-school swimming lessons for over 6 years. Our aim is to make swimming with your little one a pleasurable, fun experience. Where you can bond together in an environment that is exclusive and private. Our classes have no more than 4 swimmers in a group. Rest assured you are in safe hands with ‘Flip the Fish’ at Lilypad Baby Swim classes.

Our lessons are held at Stonehill Pool, Rock Side Road, Thurlstone, near Penistone.  It is  a private residence where Lilypad Baby have sole use of the pool.  The water temperature is kept at a steady 31degrees.  There is poolside changing areas behind a screen and limited forecourt parking, but plenty of roadside parking on a quiet road.

Because our classes only have 4 swimmers per class this allows for more bespoke, individual teaching.
Babies can swim from as young as 4 weeks old and we teach right up to school age children. So even if you have a toddler who is not confident in the water, we can help!
We don’t use armbands in our lessons, we like to teach children how to swim without them. Babies will learn how to be fully submerged under water, use their arms, kick their legs and blow bubbles. Our classes focus on water safety, water confidence and of course learning how to swim!
We follow the STA International Learn to Swim programme and follow the Starfish series. This allows you to see the progress that your child makes and keep track of how far they have come. Follow this link to see more about the Starfish series:
Swimming Lessons


Lessons are 30 minutes long and sessions are booked in 5-7 week blocks, which run alongside Kirklees school term dates.  Each block costs £52-£72.  You will automatically be renewed onto each subsequent block unless you advise us otherwise. Refunds unfortunately can not be offered. Sibling discounts are available and are automatically applied to Twin Swims!

Class times

Click on one of the buttons to the right to book your place or contact the office on 01484 868122 or email
*Places are limited*
Lilypad Baby customers are required to wear a double nappy system, consisting of a disposable Huggies swim nappy and a Splash About Happy Nappy, which can be ordered by clicking on the button below: