As the Commonwealth Games and its closing ceremony sparked sporting excitement up and down the country, the teeny tiny swimmers of Prenton got into the spirit with a special Commonwealth-themed baby swim session.
The parents and tots at Becky Adlington Baby Stars Prenton, donned St Georges Cross hats, replica medals and even blow-up torches and trophies to celebrate the achievements of British athletes, including company founder Becky Adlington who won four Commonwealth medals during her career.
The Baby Stars classes run a different theme every week in a storytelling format and what better story to tell than the success of swimmers like Becky Adlington who kicked off her love of water at a very young age.
Whilst babies won’t be working on their backstrokes, introducing little ones to the water as soon as possible, helps build confidence when they do learn to swim.
Additionally, baby swim is a fantastic bonding experience for both parent and baby, as well as helping babies to develop their motor skills as they make shapes in the water.
Becky Adlington said, “As a mum, I know we want to make sure our little ones are getting the very best start from day one. Introducing them to water as soon as possible is a brilliant way to encourage their development and make some brilliant memories.
She added, “We wanted to inspire the next generation of potential swimmers. The podium and even a gold medal is not out of reach to the babies of Prenton, thanks to their access to a good quality swimming pool and the very best teachers.”
The centre in Prenton is located in Total Fitness and offers a variety of classes, not just for babies but for children up to the age of 12 meaning more children in the Wirral can access a quality swimming pool.
To find out more about how you can be involved in Becky Adlington’s Baby Stars at the Prenton centre please visit here