Pepi 6 - 36 months
6 - 36 Months
Pepi (6 - 36 months) is the water familiarisation component of our Swim Tangaroa program. It is specifically designed for our little ones. Pepi is a child centered program which is taught with the parent or caregiver IN the water with their child.
Parents are an integral part of a childs aquatic education by providing guidance and support through activities that provide for the development of water familiarisation, exploration and water safety skills
Pepi uses song, games and activities to teach children a variety of skills including safe entries, floating, breathing and movement.
Did you know that when babies repeat an action over and over, they are starting to master a new skill? It is working towards strengthening their neural pathways.
Joining our Pepi classes
You can get your baby prepared for swimming before you even get to the swimming pool. You can use bath time at home to get your baby used to the feeling of splashing and being immersed in water.
Swimming is an essential and life-saving skill that your children will have for life! Learn more below or to enquire complete an enquiry form here.
Pepi FAQs Expand all
We often spend less quality time than we would like with our kids. Unfortunately, it is an effect of being so busy with work and other lifestyle factors. Spending time with your child in the pool means they have your undivided attention for the duration of the class.
Other benefits for your child include:
- Building water confidence early
- Improving coordination and balance
- Helps to build muscles
- Provides quality bonding time
- Water play can improve their sleeping pattern
- Can improve a child’s appetite
Families are to be involved in a gentle introduction for the new baby into water in a safe and welcoming environment.
Parents should have a level of understanding of water safety and skills they can introduce to their child. We are able to provide further aquatic education with mainstream classes to parents/guardians.