Water Babies Leicestershire and Rutland

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!

Charlie and Chris Craven run classes across Leicestershire & Rutland, and with more than 9,000 dives as scuba instructors between them, we reckon they've got water, not blood, running through their veins!

Before they discovered the water, Chris spent 10 years as a coal miner and Charlie was a manager at Boots. But then they met on a dive boat in Turkey, lured by an exciting underwater world of whale sharks and manta rays. After an idyllic wedding 6 years later in South Africa, Luke came long in 2006, and teaching him to swim from birth seemed the natural thing to do. So a now land-logged Charlie got back into her cossie and joined local Water Babies classes.

She enjoyed it so much that within 9 months she was a fully qualified swimming teacher; 2 years later, Chris joined her in their dream of setting up their own local Water Babies business.

They’d love to hear from you, so why not give them a call? Or check out the banter on the Water Babies Leicester Facebook page.

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Splash into a Water Babies class this Spring...

Despite the days being chillier at this time of year, swimming still provides one of the best forms of exercise for both you and your baby, and it’s just as perfect for winter days as it is for hot summer ones.

With all our pools being toasty warm and 30 degrees or above, you will find just half an hour swimming will provide you and your baby with a complete work out.

They’ll be exercising muscles they’d never even find on land and swimming is great for enhancing their confidence and awareness, as well as helping to improve eating and sleeping patterns.

Chapter 1 classes are perfect for babies from birth up to 12 months old…

Chapter 1 classes are designed for little ones from birth up to 12 months of age if they haven’t had any structured swimming classes before.

Your Chapter 1 information is listed below. To book a place, just click here to ask about classes or give us a call in the office on 01664 567302.

…And we have classes for up to 4½ year olds too

We have seventeen Chapters throughout our programme which are all aimed at both a little ones age and swimming ability too - so we don’t just pop them into an age related group.

If you would like a chat about classes for children over 12 months, just click here to ask about classes or give our friendly team a call on 01664 567302.

We can have a little chat about any swimming your little one may have done previously - and it doesn’t matter if they haven’t. We can then go through all of the classes that we have that would be best suited to you both.

Your Chapter 1 Schedule...

Exciting stuff! We are now into the beginning of our Spring term and it's been great meeting all of our new Water Babies so far. Although the classes have just started, it's not too late to join a class with your little one! We are still taking our final bookings over the next few weeks.

To book your place, just give us a call in the office on 01664 567302 and we'll be happy to go through everything with you. Alternatively, register your interest - it only takes a sec, and we'll be in touch very shortly.

Day Venue Area Dates Weeks
Mon Ashmount School Loughborough 5th Feb -  10 Week
16:45 *Hydro Pool*   30th April Term
Mon Birchwood School Melton  5th Feb -  10 Week
12:30 *Hydro Temp* Mowbray 30th April Term
Tue Holiday Inn Leicester 6th Feb - 10 Week
10:00     1st May Term
Tue Roundhill Academy Thurmaston 6th Feb - 10 Week
16:30     1st May Term
Wed Oakham C of E Oakham 7th Feb - 10 Week
11:00 *Hydro Pool*   2nd May Term
Thurs Roundhill Academy Thurmaston 8th Feb - 10 Week
16:30     3rd May Term
Thurs West Gate School Leicester 8th Feb - 10 Week
16:15 *Hydro Pool*   3rd May Term
Fri Oakham C of E Oakham 9th Feb -  10 Week
10:30 *Hydro Pool*   4th May Term
Fri Rainbows Loughborough 9th Feb -  10 Week
12:45 *Hydro Pool*   4th May Term
Sat Oakham C of E Oakham 10th Feb - 10 Week
11:30 *Hydro Pool*   5th May Term
Sat Charnwood College Loughborough 10th Feb - 10 Week
14:30     5th May Term
Sun West Gate School Leicester 11th Feb - 10 Week
15:45 *Hydro Pool*   6th May Term

Dip In Sessions...

If you are still deciding whether you would like a join a Water Babies class and would like to try out a lesson before committing to a term, the Dip In session would be an ideal opportunity to see what we are about. You would only pay for one class, where you can meet our fab team of instructors and to discover what makes us different from other baby and toddler swim schools that are out there. 

Just give us a call in the office on 01664 567302 for availability.

Ker-lick Kir-splash...

Our fantastic Underwater Photo Shoot session is now included as part of your Chapter 1 (beginners) course.

For a sneak preview of your Water Babies magical underwater photo shoot, take a look at this short video.


Your next underwater Photo Shoot Session for the Autumn term are being held on:

13th May 2018 at Ashmount School, Loughborough.

For more details of our courses which include an underwater photography session, please call: 01664 567302 or email: surfthewave@waterbabies.co.uk

Looking to return?

Have you previously swam with us but taken a break? Have your circumstances changed? Did you opt out but have changed your mind? Do you want to get your little one back in the pool?

Just give us a call on 01664 567302 or email surfthewave@waterbabies.co.uk and we'll check our latest availability for you and find you a place.