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BABY SWIMMING AT SILTAMÄKI

We have a few basket carriers for borrowing, but we recommend that you bring your own carrier. Please leave your stroller outside the hall, because our facilities are quite limited. You may also bring your own stroller lock and cover, if needed.

The name lists are held by the customer service point. When you come in, please state your name to get the keys to the lockers.

The child should be fed approximately 1-1.5 hours before swimming. The happier the child is upon arrival, the more they will enjoy swimming, instead of being cranky or impatient. Don’t hesitate to stop early, if your child is having a ‘bad day’.

Before swimming, please wash up per normal swimming hall practices from head to toe, without swimwear. Wash your child as well. Swim shorts are not allowed in the pool, and you should always remove swimwear before going to the sauna. We recommend going to the sauna only after swimming, to prevent sweat from ending up in the pool, or the children feeling cold due to the changes in the ambient temperature. When there are babies in the sauna, do not cast water onto the stove.

Special note regarding jewelry: all jewelry, including stud earrings, watches, rings and activity bracelets must be removed before entering the pools. Piercing that are hard to remove must also be disinfected carefully before entering the pools.

Every child must have a swim diaper to prevent any excrement ending up in the pool. We also recommend children to wear full body swimsuits over their swim diaper. This will make it easier to handle the child in the pool, as the swimsuit is less slippery than the skin. The full-body suit will also serve as an additional barrier in case of any excrement accidents.

Depending on the child’s mood, the first times in the pool may sometimes last less than 30 minutes.

You can wait for your group to start in the children’s pool for a maximum of five minutes. When you come for the first time, please wait for the instructor to guide you into the pool. After swimming, go directly to the showers.

Sick children or parents are not allowed in the pool (e.g. fever, diarrhea, infections). Please ensure that both you and your child have enough of a recovery period after being sick.

Unfortunately, absences cannot be refunded. In cases of prolonged illness, please contact nea.teponoja@urheiluhallit.fi and present a doctor’s certificate.

For more information, please call 09 3488 6500 or email nea.teponoja@urheiluhallit.fi.

The goal of baby swimming is not to teach the children how to swim, but rather to get them to enjoy water in general. Therefore, the classes are always carried out on the child’s terms. As every child develops at an individual speed, there is no need to compare the child's progress to others.