Water Babies Cornwall and South Devon

Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. Not only does it teach vital life skills, but it also enhances the way babies and toddlers learn other skills, too. No one else reaches our high standards of professionalism, and no one else works harder to make sure you and your little one feel happy and safe. And we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy baby!

Classes across Cornwall & South Devon are run by Kate Evans, a former A&E registrar. When it proved difficult to juggle hospital hours with her young family, Kate found the answer to her working dilemma after she and GP husband Paul discovered Water Babies with their children, Polly & Sam.

“Unusually, I’d learnt to swim as a baby myself,” Kate recalls (we’ve always said it makes you brainy). “I could swim 3 miles when I was just 6 years old. So with our own children, it quickly became the one activity we’d never miss. Polly adored it from the start. If I’m honest, Sam was originally rather more fowl than fish, but now the confidence and fun they both enjoy in water is amazing.”

Kate’s medical background is invaluable to us at Water Babies’ head office, and she's heavily involved with our new paediatric safety course. Locally, her background helps with things like reassuring nervous parents. “I do get a lot of questions about general medical problems like colic and reflux,” she admits, “but it's great to be able to continue to share my knowledge!”

The wonderfully enthusiastic Jemma is the friendly voice in the office, while a team of highly qualified teachers completes the Water Babies crew. They’d love to hear from you, so why not give them a call? Or check out the banter on the Water Babies Cornwall & South Devon Facebook page.

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Let's teach your baby to swim - new term starting 19th February!


Don't miss out on our multi-award winning baby swimming classes for your little ones. We teach you how to swim your baby safely and in the correct position. We teach them to hold onto the side on their own, how to float on their backs, how to fall in safely, and how to control their breathing so that they can swim underwater - all very important lifesaving skills.We don’t just teach babies though – our swimmers are anywhere from birth up to 4 years! If you have a toddler and you’d like to make a splash with us, please call to have a chat so we can discuss your little one’s swimming experience and help us find the most appropriate class for your toddler. We have designed our program for your little ones to have lots of fun, play and sing whilst learning the pre-fundamentals of swimming and incorporating the learning outcomes from the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework. It’s a baby-led, structured programme which will ensure their skills and confidence will continue to grow whilst having loads of fun!


The cost of our 10 week chapters is £155.


When booking you will receive……


10 weeks of fun, progressive swimming lessons with our world class instructors.


A Complimentary place on our professional underwater photo shoot sitting on SUNDAY 13th MAY 2018 – You can choose either a morning or afternoon slot. (The purchase of any of your images is extra)


A Complimentary place on our paediatric first aid course delivered by a former A & E Doctor on MONDAY 19TH MARCH 2018 - again you can choose either a morning or afternoon slot.


A beautiful keepsake journey book, which comes with stickers to chart completed skills and fill in your babies experience.


A shiny new milestone card to celebrate your first swim with us!


A bath time twinkle twinkle gift.


A car window blind, all in a fantastic little swim bag ready and waiting for you to collect at your very first lesson!


Also a fab cloth badge at the end of each chapter to mark your little ones achievements, ready to sew onto their swimming towels!



We're always on the lookout for new pools!


Water Babies are looking for private pools in the Torbay, Plymouth & Cornwall areas to fulfil demand! If you have a lovely warm pool, or know someone who does, do get in touch. Hiring a pool to Water Babies means working with a professional, experiences swim school and can be great from a financial point of view!


Come and join us on Facebook!


Waterbabies Cornwall and South Devon have a great Facebook page packed with fun competitions, tips and advice, and of course everything you need to know to take your first steps into the water!


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Our Chapter 1 course includes a complimentary underwater photoshoot lesson! The next shoot is scheduled for:

Sunday 13th May at the Dame Hannah Rogers, Ivybridge

Is your little one booked in?

For more information take a peek at the photos page!