Groups

Pikku Delfiinit offer instructed exercise in water for children starting all the way as baby. We are a trustworthy and professional partner in your families water hobby. Diverse water exercise and swimming develop your child’s motoric and social skills. Below we’ve gathered a small guide that helps you to find the right group for your child.  Pikku Delfiini’s waves towards a good swimming ability helps you to understand the different phases and stages of development, and their requirements.   It’s important to find a suitable group for your child, according to his/her stage. If you have any questions regarding group selections, feel free to contact us.

Waves towards a good swimming ability

Baby swimming (for 3 months – 1,5 year olds)

 
  • The main goal of baby swimming is to start learning the basics of moving in water.
  • Pikku Delfiini’s baby swimming groups fill the pool with only children and the adults that join along (1-2 adults).
  • Child’s sensorimotoric skills develop.
  • The weightlessness of water enables the child to practice his/her muscular system
  • In our baby swimming the force applied to the child’s joints is much smaller compared to exercise done on dry land.
  • Moving in water improves balance and posture while creating muscle memory which support the shapping of the child’s body.
  • Our lessons provide different stimuli to improve the child’s senses such as  hearing and vision.
  • Coordination improves.
  • You’re able to get familiar with several different diving exercises.
  • We also plan to get you well known with the basics of water safety.
  • Our swims always respect the child’s phase of development.
 

                

Family swimming for 1-4 year olds ( +siblings 3 months – 8 years)

 
  • In family swimming you start getting used to independent movement in water.
  • Motoric development strengthens (motoric skills create the base for the child’s exercise)
  • In family swimming we introduce you to assistive gear used in swimming.
  • Our family swimming group enables the child the ability of independent movement in water.
  • Family swimming uses different themes that change weekly.
  • In family swimming your able to complete official swimming badges presented by The Finnish Lifesaving and Swimming Federation (SUH)
 

Family swim school for 3-8 year olds ( +siblings 3 months – 8 years)

 
  • Family swim school teaches different styles and strokes used in swimming.
  • Motoric development strengthens (motoric skills create the base for the child’s exercise)
  • Family swim school uses different themes that change weekly.
  • In family swimming your able to complete official swimming badges presented by The Finnish Lifesaving and Swimming Federation (SUH)
 

Delfiini’s technique group

(for kids that swim 12m without assistive gear, no age limit )

 
  • Technique’s goal is to swim 200m, which is the official requirement to define yourself as able to swim.
  • In the technique group you will complete several swimming badges by the Finnish Swimming Teaching and Lifesaving Federations (SUH).
   

Sibling group for 3 months – 1,5 year olds and their elder siblings

 
  • Sibling group is baby swimming for 3 months – 1,5 year olds so that the elder siblings are able to join in.
  • Pikku Delfiini’s sibling group follows the same principle of respect towards the child’s development as in any other swimming group.
  • Families with a bit more experience from baby swimming and parenting usually splash around in our sibling group. The experience shows as quick events and faster progress, compared to the calmer baby swimming groups. Cheers of joy are a part of swimming just like splashing water and a siblings gentle hug. In the sibling group instructors focus more on the little swimmers that are just starting, without forgetting about their siblings of course.