Water Babies Sussex West

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 Sussex West are run by Caroline Braund, who followed a career in management accountancy after university until she decided to quit her stressful job to support her boyfriend, Rob, in his IT consultancy business.

“I’ve always enjoyed swimming for fun,” she recalls, “so when Jake and Daisy were born it seemed natural to pass this on to them – and so we joined Water Babies.”

Caroline had always wanted to run her own business, and combining her business skills with her love of swimming makes Water Babies ideal. “I find the classes really rewarding and so much fun — it’s amazing how quickly even young babies pick up new skills, and those they learn at Water Babies are so important. I’ve always recommended them to my friends, and now I’ve got my own classes I can’t wait to spread the Water Babies word even further!”

The wonderfully enthusiastic Jen and Rachel are the friendly voices in the office, while a team of highly qualified teachers 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 Water Babies West Sussex Facebook page.

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Welcome to Water Babies West Sussex - if you would like to contact us call 02392 231007 or fill in our web enquiry form https://www.waterbabies.co.uk/ask-about-classes/sussex-west.

Hello to 2018 :-) Are you thinking of starting swimming with your baby? Why not sign up for our newly released 5 week short course? 

We have released some short 5 weeks courses starting next week at the following venues:  

Wednesday 09:30am - Royal Maritime Club, Portsmouth

Saturday 12:00pm - Fontwell Physio, Eastergate - Now Fully Booked 

These classes are suitable for babies up to 12 months old. 

Toddler Short Course suitable for toddlers from 2.5 years and up: 

Wednesday 11:30am - Westbourne House, Chichester

The short course is 5 weeks long and is only £82.50! Included in the course are your weekly half an hour swimming lessons, our magical keepsake journey book with stickers and free bath time gift. 

Our Spring term starts the week beginning 19th February and is 10 weeks long. We will be releasing these classes very soon so keep your eyes peeled on here for more details or contact us on 02392 231007 or email cheekymonkey@waterbabies.co.uk for more information. 


Our last underwater photoshoot in November went really well and we are looking forward to our next photoshoot on Sunday 28th January at the Mary Rose School, Southsea. Call us on 02392 231007 if you are currently swimming with us and would like to book onto it!

We always need more pools....

Water Babies West Sussex are looking for new pools in the Petersfield/Midhurst areas to fulfil the demand in that area. Please give us a call in the office if you know of any warm indoor pools- We would love to use your pool when you don't!


Already started your swimming journey?

If your current classes don't suit or you have finished their programme then we have spaces for you to continue you your swimmimng journey, call us to find your nearest class.


About our venues:

All of our venues operate at a minimum of 30 degrees, however we do have hydrotherapy pools available in all areas which are heated to 32 degrees or more. Any baby who is under 12lbs or 12 weeks old needs to start their swimming journey in water of 32 degrees or more, if you need more details as to the suitability of venues do give us a call.

There is room poolside for spectators at all venues so partners and grandparents never miss out on watching little one's magical journey.