Water Babies Gloucestershire and North Wiltshire

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!

Claire Southworth and her husband Steve Partridge run classes across Gloucestershire & North Wiltshire. Prior to having children, they spent as much time as they could surfing (anything involving water and a board and you’ll find this family heading in its direction - except for the ironing cupboard!). So when the children came along, they were determined to ensure that they, too, should know a rip curl from a wipe-out as early as possible. So Claire was delighted to find Water Babies when surfing the net one day — so delighted, she persuaded the whole of her NCT class to go along, too!

However, little did she think that less than 2 years later she’d be relocating her family to Swindon to start her own lessons. “I’d worked as a special-needs manager in housing for the last 11 years,” Claire says, “and I absolutely loved my job. But having children does make you re-evaluate your life, and I loved swimming with both of them so much that it gradually became the only job I wanted to do.”

The wonderfully enthusiastic Gemma, Amanda and Ann are supporting Claire in the office, while a team of highly qualified teachers - Claire, Heather, Shelley, Jessie, Debbie, Tom and KT – completes the Water Babies crew.

They’d love to hear from you, so why not give them a call? You can find them on Facebook at Water Babies (Glos & N. Wilt), or join their Facebook Group where you'll find a warm welcome waiting for you.

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Let's teach your baby to swim - Summer 2019

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Don't miss out on our multi-award winning baby swimming classes for those little ones, 12 months and under. 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.

When you book you will receive:

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

· A complimentary place on our professional underwater photo shoot.10 week course

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

· A bath time twinkle twinkle gift.

· A car window blind.

· And a fab cloth badge at the end of each chapter to mark your little ones achievements. Ready to sew onto their swimming towels!


We also have a TODDLER programme and teach up to age 4 years! Please call to have a chat so we can discuss your little one’s swimming experience and we can find the most appropriate level for your toddler.

Give us a call on 01793 337118 so that we can talk you through the options available!

We can’t wait to hear from you!





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

Thursday 9th May  2019 at the Swim Centre in Swindon

Is your little one booked in?

For more information take a peek at the photos page!


Come and join us on Facebook!

Water Babies Gloucestershire and North Wiltshire https://www.facebook.com/wbgloucestershireandnorthwiltshire/ 
have a great Facebook page with loads of information, fun stuff and will keep you up to date on what's coming up!


*** Swim Stars ***

We run swimming classes for all standards of swimmers from 4 to 12 years old, following the ASA Learn to Swim Programme.

- Small classes in our exclusive teaching pool

- Fun classes taught by teacher and assistant

- All instructors fully qualified and DBS checked

- Nationally recognised syllabus

Contact us...


01793 337118