Water Babies Shropshire, Mid Wales and The Black Country

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 are happy and safe. We always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising within lessons so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy baby!

Classes across Shropshire, Mid Wales & The Black Country are run by Heidi Hunter-Cope. With a PhD in Business Psychology that led to a global career in helping employees focus on their goals and objectives, when she decided that her own goal in life was “to smile more”, she knew just what to do: throw it all in, and re-train as a Water Babies teacher.

“My own children, Zac and Max, attended classes from 2005,” she explains, “and for 4 years they were the highlight of our week. I just love the fun of it: the excitement of going underwater and the amazing distances the children could swim from incredibly early on.”

Heidi’s husband, Chris, is sticking to computers for the time being. But since he works from home, he's always on hand to help with anything to do with technology - look out for him at the next underwater photo shoot!

The wonderfully enthusiastic Sue, Fi, Laura & Olivia are the friendly voices at the end of the phone. A team of highly qualified teachers – Fi, Laura (the same Fi & Laura from the office!), Amy, Anne-Marie, Ari, Em C, Emma P, Em W, Nicki & Mary 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 (Shropshire, Black Country & Mid Wales), or join their Facebook Group where you'll find a warm welcome waiting for you.

Local news

Chapter 1 classes

Brierley Hill swimming classes at Old Park School Saturday 10:00am

Oswestry swimming classes at Gobowen Hospital Saturday 2:30pm & Sunday 12:30pm

Shrewsbury swimming classes at Aquamira Friday 2:30pm & Saturday 10:30am

Stourbridge swimming classes at Pedmore High School Sunday 11:45am

Telford swimming classes at HLC Thursday 3:30pm, Saturday 11:30am, Sunday 1:15pm & Ramada Hotel Friday 11:30am

West Bromwich classes at West Bromwich Hotel & Spa Monday 2:00pm & Saturday 3:00pm

Whitchurch classes at Bradbury Day Centre Thursday 11:30am

Wolverhampton classes at Westcroft Special School Monday 4:30pm & Saturday 4:30pm, Tettenhall Wood School Saturday 1:00pm & Penn Hall School Sunday 4:00pm


Superstar Swimmer of The Week

Milly, age 1 – Tettenhall Wood

Teacher Fi says 'Milly joined Water Babies at Chapter 2 level & was quite anxious & cuddly in her first lesson. A few weeks later she had improved no end. Milly was smiling & happily did her first underwater safety drill, coming up from underwater to hold on to the side of the pool with a big grin! I couldn't resist sending her a certificate for her achievement.'

What a swimming superstar! Milly has received a ‘high 5’ badge & certificate for her achievements.



We have 2 new additions to the Water Babies team.

A huge welcome to Olivia joining us in the office as sales executive and extending our office opening to include Saturdays! Olivia is a real fan of Water Babies and has been bringing her own son, Arthur, to lessons since he was 12 weeks old.

Our latest teacher recruit Emma P will be heading down to Devon to start her Water Babies training later this month. Emma has previous teaching experience for both babies & mainstream lessons, look out for her teaching some of your classes throughout May!


Summer Safety

Are you planning a family holiday this summer? This is the perfect time to book some classes to get your little one familiar with the pool environment. Our expert teachers will be able to teach you valuable safety skills delivered in a fun, baby-friendly way. Just think how much more enjoyable your holiday will be knowing that your little one is already water confident and you can continue to practise the skills you’ve learned together in the pool ready to re-join your Water Babies classes in September.



Our Water Babies classes are £16 per lesson, paid conveniently & securely by monthly Direct Debit. There are 17 Chapters of structured lessons in total, each Chapter consisting of 11 lessons.

You will receive a complementary place on a professional underwater photo shoot and welcome pack containing; ‘Our Magical Water Babies Story’ keepsake book, car sunblind, Bubba bath thermometer & information about your classes. Your little one will receive a ‘Chapter badge’ to mark each milestone of completing each Chapter from 1-17.