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Nocton DINKY DOLPHINS & SINK OR SWIM: Tuesdays: 27th November 2018 to 12th February 2019 
(excluding 25th December 2018 and 1st January 2019)

Nocton DINKY DOLPHINS: Fridays & Sundays: 30th November 2018 to 17th February 2019 
(excluding 23rd, 28th & 30th December 2018 and 4th January 2019)

Nocton DINKY DOLPHINS: Thursdays: 29th November 2018 to 21st February 2019 
(excluding 27th December 2018, 17th & 31st January and 14th February 2019)

Nocton SINK OR SWIM: Thursdays: 29th November 2018 to 14th February 2019
(excluding 27th December 2018 and 3rd January 2019)

Beckingham DINKY DOLPHINS & SINK OR SWIM: Wednesdays & Saturdays: 28th November 2018 to 16th February 2019 
(excluding 22nd, 26th & 29th December 2018 and 2nd January 2019)

Welton DINKY DOLPHINS: Wednesdays: 28th November 2018 to 13th February 2019 
(excluding 26th December 2018 and 2nd January 2019)

St Francis DINKY DOLPHINS: Saturdays: 1st December 2018 to 16th February 2019 
(excluding 22nd & 29th December 2018)

Girton SINK OR SWIM: Mondays & Wednesdays: 26th November to 13th February 2019
(excluding 24th, 26th December & 2nd January 2019)

Lucy Donegan reviewed Dinky Dolphins

Absolutely fantastic teachers. We love our Sunday morning swim. My daughter has really improved in such a short space of time. Thank you, I would highly recommend for any baby or toddler.

Dinky Dolphins


Swimming lessons and fun for babies and toddlers of any ability

About the Dinky Dolphins Team

Our team of swimming instructors have years of experience in nurturing little ones to swim. In a safe, warm and happy environment, your child will be encouraged to learn the different techniques required to become a competent and confident swimmer. We firmly believe that a baby should start to swim from the youngest age possible, however, if your child didn't get the opportunity to start from birth, it's never too late to start swimming lessons. 

As our teachers are trained to extremely high standards both within the STA guidelines and through our vigorous in house training, you can be safe in the knowledge that your little ones are in good hands.

We adjust and amend lesson plans and individual activities so they are specifically appropriate for the unique babies and toddlers in each class. Week on week we build on the skills learnt to move towards independent swimming while imbedding water safety and survival skills throughout each session.

We ensure both babies and carers are comfortable and confident with all activities and encourage questions throughout. All of our teachers are passionate about what we do, we are all inclusive and make our sessions fun while nurturing skills and confidence in the water, we strive to get a smile in the pool even if little ones are having an off day. Our amazing, private pools are lovely and warm for our babies (but also for us adults too). All have appropriate facilities and parking on site.

We also offer our clients, through our in house photoshoots, the chance to get those amazing underwater photos of their little ones swimming.

All in all Dinky Dolphins offer both you and your child an opportunity to have fun together, make friends together and for little ones to learn techniques and safety skills required to become competent and confident swimmers.


Georgina Holmes-Dickens

10 years teaching baby and pre-school. 
STA Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching. STA Level 2 Award in Baby and Pre-school. STA Level 2 Award in Safety Award for Teachers. Safeguarding full DBS and ongoing training. STA Lifeguard

Maz Wood

Swimming Instructor of Dinky Dolphins, STA Level 2 Certificate in swimming, Teaching Level 2 Award in Baby and Pre-school Swimming and In-house training. STA Lifeguard

Helen Hards

Helen has been a baby pre-school teacher for 6 years. She has her STA Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching STA Level 2 Award in Baby & Pre-school Safeguarding DBS & ongoing training. STA Lifeguard

Joanne Ritchie

Joanne was a Primary School Teacher for 15 years who swims with both her children and fancied a change, so became a Baby and Pre-school Teacher. STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Teaching STA Level 2 Award in Baby and Pre-school. In-house training. STA Lifeguard

Anne Horton

Anne has STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Teaching, STA Level 2 Award in Baby and Pre-school. In-house training. STA Lifeguard

Our Dinky Dolphin Classes

We are committed to teaching all children of various ages, how to swim with confidence and determination. This is a life skill which is so important and we do our upmost to ensure that your child/children have the capability and interest to swim. 

Baby Swimming

Our baby swimming sessions start from birth or until the age of 18 months. Since your baby has been floating in your womb for 9 months, this is the optimum time to teach them to swim.

Benefits of Baby Swimming

Babies can swim before they receive any of their immunisations, it also helps develop their learning & social skills and helps with bonding. Our structured lessons help to build babies core strength and develop their co-ordination.

Tips for Baby Swimmers

Each time your baby swims, bring a disposable nappy, a happy nappy that fits snuggly around legs and waist, 2 towels, a warm hat and changing mat. Wrap your baby or toddler up warm and bring snacks and water as they'll be hungry.

 

Dinky Dolphin Locations

We believe that the surroundings are just as important as the teaching when it comes to swimming, which is why we have selected a small number of private pools to suit you. With local, private pools, we are able to offer a warm water experience at a minimum of 32 degrees, for your child where they'll feel relaxed and at ease. Local pools currently include:

Nocton

A pretty little village in the North of Lincoln, this pool also has sports facilities.

TUESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SUNDAY 

Beckingham

Beautiful private pool located on a farm.

WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY SWIMMERS

St Francis School

Located within the City of Lincoln, this is a hydro pool often running at 33 degrees.

SATURDAY SWIMMERS

Snarford Welton

Beautiful, warm private pool located on the north outskirts of Lincoln.

WEDNESDAY SWIMMERS

Louise Short reviewed Dinky Dolphins

A massive thank you to Maz and Dinky Dolphins for our 10 week beginners lessons! Maz is exceptional with the babies and great with parents too. Watching your baby develop so much skill in the water over just 10 weeks is amazing and looking at the next classes above beginners, I am in no doubt that these lessons are really worth the small cost. We can't wait for our new term to begin.

Sink or Swim


Swimming lessons and guidance for children of any age or ability

About the Sink or Swim Team

Our team of swimming instructors have 12 years experience in nurturing older children from 4 years old, to swim. We develop your child's swimming abilities through small group sessions of no more than 5 children per group. We believe that these life skills will enable your child to develop their confidence in the water and become strong swimmers.


Georgina Holmes-Dickens

10 years teaching baby and pre-school. 
STA Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching. STA Level 2 Award in Baby and Pre-school. STA Level 2 Award in Safety Award for Teachers. Safeguarding full DBS and ongoing training. STA Lifeguard

Maz Wood

Swimming Instructor of Dinky Dolphins, STA Level 2 Certificate in swimming, Teaching Level 2 Award in Baby and Pre-school Swimming and In-house training. STA Lifeguard

Helen Hards

Helen has been a baby pre-school teacher for 6 years. She has her STA Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching STA Level 2 Award in Baby & Pre-school Safeguarding DBS & ongoing training. STA Lifeguard

Joanne Ritchie

Joanne was a Primary School Teacher for 15 years who swims with both her children and fancied a change, so became a Baby and Pre-school Teacher. STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Teaching STA Level 2 Award in Baby and Pre-school. In-house training. STA Lifeguard

Molly Hey 

Molly studied at Loughborough College where she completed an extended BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport. She has dedicated her life to swimming where she has enjoyed a number of successes including training with the 2012 Olympic Team and representing England in competitions. Molly has a deep love for sport and is passionate about swimming.

Catherine

From a competitive swimming background and two years of experience as a Swimming Teacher Catherine ensures that confidence, ability, technique and stamina are continually developing within her lessons. Certificates include: STA Level 2 (& Award) Certificate in Swimming Teaching, STA Level 2 Award in Safety Award for Teachers, Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and STA Award in Baby & Preschool

 

Sink or Swim Locations

We believe that the surroundings are just as important as the teaching when it comes to swimming, which is why we have selected a small number of private pools to suit you. With local, private pools, we are able to offer a warm water experience at a minimum of 32 degrees, for your child where they'll feel relaxed and at ease. Local pools currently include:

Nocton

A pretty little village in the North of Lincoln, this pool also has sports facilities.

TUESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY 

Beckingham

Beautiful private pool located on a farm.

WEDNESDAY  SWIMMERS

Girton

A gorgeous pool close to Newark, often running at 33 degrees.

MONDAY & WEDESDAY SWIMMERS

Lucy Foxcroft reviewed Dinky Dolphins

Just INCREDIBLE!! Me and my son love our swim session together, and he has come on so so much, from being the boy who hated water on his face in the bath, to now under water at his own choice and comfort!! I couldn't believe it!! Forever grateful! Amazing team and amazing sessions!! They think of everything!! Xxx

 

Safety

Drowning is the third highest cause of accidental death amongst children, under the age of 5, in the UK. Our Dinky Dolphins & Sink or Swim team teach you how to teach your children vital safety techniques whilst having fun! All our pools are heated to 32 Degrees, which makes for a warm and content environment for you and your child/ren.

Peace of Mind

We take every aspect of your child’s safety very seriously. All our teachers have the relevant criminal record checks (DBS) and qualified 
life-savers and trained to carry out child resuscitation.

Children's Health

Concerning your children’s health, if you’re ever uncertain about whether your child should swim due to illness, feeling unwell during lesson-time or eczema, we can offer advice and information to help you through.

Food

Children shouldn’t be fed 
1 hour prior to their swimming lesson. Be prepared though, after all that exercise they will probably be very hungry, so be sure to bring drinks and snacks.

Illness

Never bring your child swimming if you or they have a significant illness, including ear infections, chicken pox or vomiting/diarrhoea. Ensure  sickness/diarrhoea symptoms have cleared for at least 48 hours before your lesson.


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Dinky Dolphins love to have fun. When we're not splashing around, one of our favourite things is to play. What better way to play than with balloons?

Here's a link to Balloon Envy - try them out for parties, weddings, christenings etc.