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? Or check out the banter on the Gloucestershire and Swindon Facebook page.