Swimming for babies and families
Baby Swim is an opportunity for babies and parents to play and be active in a clean and warm (+32 °C) water environment. The goal is to introduce the child to water and to encourage the parents and the baby to interact. The children are not taught to actually swim in Baby Swim; instead they learn to enjoy playing and going under water together with their parents. This is possible due to the infant diving reflex, which causes the child to hold their breath when under water. The babies also work on developing other skills such as balancing, grabbing and social interaction. Cetus has been awarded the Baby and Family Swimming Safety Certificate by the Finnish Swimming Teaching and Lifesaving Federation.
One lesson lasts 30 minutes. Baby Swim and Family Swim classes cost 18 €/lesson or 22 €/lesson if more than one child participates. An invoice will be sent via regular mail or as an e-invoice to the customer's bank. Each semester is split into two invoicing periods (Fall semester, for example, is invoiced August through October and then November through December). The invoice total depends on the number of lessons during the invoicing period.
Sporadic absences (1-3 lessons) are not considered a cause for a discount. We may consider giving a discount due to longer absences (4-6 lessons), but only if a medical certificate is provided. The maximum number of absences that are considered grounds for a discount is six; when the limit is reached, invoicing will continue as per usual. A medical certificate must be presented within six weeks of becoming ill.
To discontinue a class mid-semester, notify Cetus by either phoning the office or via e-mail no later than four weeks prior to the date of termination. The notice period begins on the day of notification.
For more information, read the Vauva- ja Perheuinnin infovihko.
To participate, the child is at least 3 months, has been vaccinated at 3 months and weighs at least 5 kg.
Sibling Swim classes are for families that have a baby aged 3-18 months and under school age siblings.
The class is for children aged 1-3 years old, but siblings under school age are also welcome, if the class is not full.