Swimming courses for babies in Munich

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Hi!

Anyone who could recommend a good baby swimming course in Munich?

/toca

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I take my baby (she's 6 months) to a baby swimming course in Gravelottestr near Ostbahnhof. This Babyschwimmen group also run courses in Schwabing. However the next round of courses does not start until 20 January 2007!

I believe they also have baby swimming classes at Nordbad.

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We've been to both Nordbad and Michaelibad for baby swimming at the Munich pools.

Both are fun, but I would advise you to go early if you go to Nordbad. It's quite popular, and the swimming courses often sell out 30 minutes before class time. Michaelibad has more class opportunities.

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Does anyone know if any of these courses are offered in English? If not, are there any English baby swimming lessons in Munich?

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The one I mentioned above (near Ostbahnhof) is not in English. I have limited German skills and I still manage ok. The teacher for my course doesn't speak English but some of the other mothers do. But you can get by by following what the others are doing and learning a few German nursery rhymes. I'm sure the other classes are probably similar.

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Thanks, that helps a lot. I see you are also in the Au--my daughter is almost 11 months old and has never had any swimming classes, but she loves the water. I was thinking of taking her up to the Muller-something-bad (??) (forget the actual name...up on the Isar, the old one that's supposed to be lovely and has the big clock tower) sometime and getting her in the water again.

Perhaps we'll join the Babyschwimmen course in January!

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I used to take my son to a "waterbabies" course in Obermenzing. I was really impressed with the teacher and would still be going if it weren't for the 50 minute drive from our home! The course is held in a "private" pool (belongs to a clinic) with very little chlorine - ideal for babies. (http://www.delphisart.de/obermenzing.html). You learn proper techniques here - no bouncing around in the water singing songs!

A friend of mine takes her daughter to Aqua & Soul in Fürstenried-West and she likes it a lot. The courses are similar to those in Aquasanum in Obermenzing. (http://www.aquaandsoul.de/babyschwimmen/babyschwimmen.html).

We also did courses at the Phönixbad in Ottobrunn, but now prefer to do "free swimming", i.e. splashing around! There is a Scottish teacher at the pool in Ottobrunn, but as far as I know she only does the aquarobic courses and even then she does them in German!

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Can someone recommend a place to do baby swimming. I want to do this activity soon with my daughter. I imagine the place would be in German.

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I know there are others, but we did this one based on location:

http://www.aquabell.de/

They have 3 locations, I believe. This is sort of a cuddly course (we had previously done one outside of Germany that had us dunking the baby 3 times per session), but it was good fun and a nice something for the babies & toddlers.

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We are using Aqua & Soul in the south of Munich. www.helga-korp-atem.de

They are really good, at least in our experience. We dunk the babies occasionally. But it is good fun. They are specialized in baby swiming. Room temperature is "sauna like" so the kids love being naked and having a wriggle.

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anyone know where to get swimming nappies for smaller babies? I´ve tried a couple of Rossman´s but they only do in sizes from 7kg upwards and Schlecker don´t have any at all...

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DM have swimming nappies but I couldn't tell you which sizes they stock.

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fantastic, thanks a million

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What are swimming nappies? What are they called in German?

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not sure what they're called but they're pretty obvious in the diaper section.

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not sure what they're called but they're pretty obvious in the diaper section.

swimming nappies --> Schwimmwindeln

Thanks.

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Regarding the courses.Guess most of the pools have kind of holidays for the next two weeks and resume their classe from 26th May..

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My daughter is now 15 months and we've done classes at the place on Gravelottestr near Ostbahnhof as well as at Aqua and Soul in Fürstenried West, and hands down Aqua and Soul is the winner. I only stopped going because I couldnt stand the commute; Haidhausen is much closer. The teachers at Aqua and Soul are excellent, they are well trained, keep a quiet, soothing atmosphere for the babies, and sing the same song for each activity so the babies get in a routine. The place near Ostbahnohof, to my mind, doesnt offer nearly as much instruction and feels very chaotic. Both teach in German but its been a bonus cause now I know some German children's songs.

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Was thinking of taking my little one to swimming lessons (she's 3 months next month) and the course at Ostbahnhof is really convenient for me but from the reviews on here doesn't seem the best. Does anyone know anyothers around there or really convenient for public transport in the south east of Munich?

cheers

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Just an update to a previous post. Aquabell now has 5 locations in Munich. I've signed up again, this time with MiniMe#2 and we are quite happy with it.

http://www.aquabell.de/

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Hello Tahoe

I am thinking of trying the Aquabell in Lehel - did you go there? And what were the names of the instructors you are happy with?

Thanks!

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we tried the Fürstenried West thing when our boy was one year old; he hated it every single time we went there; tried like 3-4 times then gave up. I guess that's why they enforce a fixed number of sessions on us, in order to avoid reimbursements. The teachers were ok though, no complains here.

now he's almost 2 and loves the small children water-parks in michaelibad, yesterday we tried westbad & he loves them.

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