Water Babies Ireland South East

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 South East Ireland are run by Elaine and George Dunne, who both not only practically grew up in water, but now spend most of their waking lives in it too! Competitive swimming, waterpolo, open sea swimming – they’ve done it all. And now their four children are happily splashing in their watery footsteps too.

Elaine was first introduced to Water Babies while pregnant by friend and waterpolo team mate Therese, who was just about to set up Water Babies in Dublin. 'From the minute I watched the Water Babies dvd I was hooked,' she says, 'and knew straight away that this was what I wanted to do.' Qualifying as a teacher as soon as she could after giving birth, she taught for 18 months in Dublin before setting up her own classes in the South East.

They both agree that the best thing about Water Babies is our favourite word - progression! 'Watching tiny babies just starting out on their swimming journey, to when they're toddlers and able to do amazing things, is just fantastic,' Elaine beams. 'And as a swimmer,' George adds, 'the structure that Water Babies brings is just great.'

With a team of highly qualified teachers completing 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 Ireland South East Facebook page.

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Our next term starts in November 2018

Free Taster Classes throughout the South East last week in October and first week in November. You can sign up to our register through the website http://www.waterbabies.ie/contact/ireland-south-east or email monkeymonkey@waterbabies.ie or call our office  051 561898

We teach classes in the following pools: 


Ormonde Hotel   Monday ,Wednesday & Sunday mornings , Saturday afternoons


Kingfisher Centre  Monday & Saturday mornings 

WIDA Killure Manor Hydrotherapy Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday mornings 

Wexford Town

Maldron Hotel  Thursdays, Saturday & Sunday mornings

Clayton Whites Hotel  Sunday mornings 

Gorey Wexford 

Amber Springs Hotel Friday mornings

Ashdown Park Hotel Sunday afternoons 


Talbot Hotel Thursday & Sunday mornings , Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon

South Tipperary

St. Josephs Ferryhouse Clonmel    Saturday afternoons

Rockwell College Cashel   Saturday mornings 


Our classes!

We run structured and progressive courses for babies and teach water safety, water confidence and underwater swimming. Babies can start our lessons from birth in a hydrotherapy pool ( WIDA Waterford) from 6 weeks  and 12 weeks / 12 lbs in all our other pool.Our only rule is that they are under 12 months when they start.

Our terms generally run for 10 weeks and each class is 30 minutes. Our beginner Chapter 1 packages include the 10 lessons and complimentary attendance at our underwater photo shoot which takes place in Kilkenny at the end of the term ( prints/ products are not included and cost extra) , you also get a lovely keepsake sticker book to document your journey throught he programme in your welcome pack.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Our office is open Monday - Friday 9.30am -17.15pm 051 561898 monkeymonkey@waterbabies.ie

You can register your details on our website to receive emails and text messages when are term is starting http://waterbabies.ie . If you search the area you are interested in and enter your details.


Check out our Promotional Video!!

Check out our promotional video for Water Babies Ireland South East. Watch our classes in action and find out more about Water Babies.