Starfish L2: 10m – 1½ yr, Imperial

Term Details:
Winter 2024
Starting: 5th January 2024
The Imperial, Sliema
Please note: Booking slots are expected to sell out fast. Place your booking early to avoid disappointment.

These classes are designed to be a learning experience for both parents and baby. Introducing your little ones to the joys of being in the water in a safe and supportive environment. These classes focus on building water confidence, basic water skills, and learning the correct movement and body position whilst creating a positive association with the water. Each session is carefully structured to ensure your child’s comfort and enjoyment. At this age, children are naturally curious and eager to explore new environments. The classes are conducted in a warm, shallow pool with a comfortable water temperature to ensure a positive and comfortable experience for both the child and guardian.


Course Outline:

Introduction to Water

  •       Introduction to the pool environment.
  •       Gentle water play and exploration.
  •       Encouraging kicking and arm movements.
  •       Water adaptation

Buoyancy and Floating

  •       Using floatation aids to support buoyancy.
  •       Guided floating exercises.
  •       Building trust and comfort in the water.

Submersion Techniques

  •       Gradual introduction to submersion
  •       Short submersions with support
  •       Developing breath control

Basic Water Safety

  •       Introduction to safety rules around water
  •       Encouraging water entry and exit with assistance
  •       Gentle introduction to back floats

Water Play and Exploration

  •       Games and activities to enhance comfort and confidence
  •       Encouraging independent movement in the water
  •       Building a positive association with swimming



  • 1 Lesson Per Week (11 weeks) – 190euro
  • 2 Lessons Per Week (11 weeks) – 370euro

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What will children need to bring for their swimming class?

  • Comfortable and suitable swimming costume (girls – one piece, boys – briefs)
  • School swimming cap (compulsory – only for children 2 years upwards)
  • Goggles (Advanced Crab and Turtle Level only )
  • A Towel
  • Clean deck shoes (ideally slip-on)
  • Warm clothes for after the session

We provide

  • Any equipment needed during the lesson
  • A safe place and environment for both the parents and children


Online booking form
Starfish L2: 10m – 1½ yr, Imperial - Winter 2024

Choose the days and times that you wish to book below.
Kindly fill in one booking form per child.
You must choose a minimum of 1 class up to 2 classes.

1 class/week = €190
2 classes/week = €370
Thursdays, starting 6th October 2022
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9:30 am - 10:00 am
The Imperial, Sliema
11 Lessons

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