• Wed, August 10, 2016
    1:00 AM

Learning how to swim is a lifelong skill. Babies can learn at a young age. Gatsby International provides swimming classes for all ages, as young as 8 months old. The Baby Swimming Survival Class is 30 minutes long in a saltwater pool and taught in English, which is ideal for foreigner parents in Korea. Try the first class as a free trial! Advance registration is required for this class as space is limited.

Your baby will learn survival skills in the pool, such as how to back float then paddle to the pool edge in order to crawl/climb out. We will also practice holding one’s breath underwater for a few seconds and glide in the water. One parent must accompany the child in the water, as this is a “mommy & me” class.


  • Free trial class for first-time students to check for baby’s readiness. You will need to make an appointment at least 15 minutes early the first time in order to fill out the necessary paperwork in advance.
  • After completing the first free trial class, the monthly class fee is 100,000 won for 4 sessions (30 minutes each) payable by cash or bank transfer directly to the instructor.
Other info
  • Lockers are provided for free upon request.
  • Shower facilities are available to rinse afterwards. Bring a swim diaper, towel and toiletries. Swim cap is not required for baby or mommy at this pool.
  • For the month of August, the class schedule will be weekly on Tuesdays for 30 minutes at 3:30 PM (a few spaces are available) or 4:50 PM (class is sold out). Dates and times are subject to change depending on instructor availability.


  • Nearest subway is Ahyeon station Exit #1 on Line 2 or Green line (station #242). Directions will be provided to registered participants closer to the event date.
  • Garage parking is available on site for free.
  • Old address for taxi drivers: 서울특별시 서대문구 북아현동 215-1 at Buksung Education Culture Center. For help on the day of the event, the direct phone number is 010-4003-9095.

Registration ends: 2 days before the event. Please provide your child’s name and age in the Guest Name box.

Participants: Maximum 5 babies, age range 8 – 36 months old. (current average age is 18-24 months and 1 space is available at the moment)

Coordinator: Mhyla Borkowski, momsandtots@siwapage.com

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