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.

The first classes for our Winter term are now released! 

We have released our first Chapter 1 classes for our Winter term, it's not too late to start your little one on their swimming journey with us! The term starts the week beginning Monday 20th November and we have spaces in the following classes that are suitable for babies up to 12 months: 

Monday 15:45pm - Oak Grove College, Worthing

Tuesday 09:30am - Holiday Inn, Southsea

Wednesday 10:30am - Royal Maritime Club, Portsmouth

Wednesday 12:00pm - Goodwood Spa Hotel, Chichester

Wednesday 14:30pm - Goodwood Spa Hotel, Chichester

Friday 10:30am - Royal Maritime Club, Portsmouth

Friday 15:15pm - Mary Rose School, Southsea

Friday 14:30pm - Fontwell Physio, Eastergate

Friday 15:30pm - Fontwell Physio, Eastergate

Saturday 09:30am - Mary Rose School, Southsea - 1 space left

Saturday 10:00am - Fontwell Physio, Eastergate

Saturday 12:00pm - Fontwell Physio, Eastergate

Saturday 10:30am - Oak Grove College, Worthing

Sunday 08:30am - Palatine School, Worthing 

Sunday 12:30pm - Mary Rose School, Southsea

Sunday 15:30pm - Firefighters Charity, Littlehampton 

Our term is normally 10 weeks long included in this are your weekly half an hour swimming lessons, a complimentary underwater photoshoot sitting (photos not included), our magical keepsake journey book with stickers, an end of term cloth badge and a free bath time gift. All for just £165.

We also have spaces in some of our amazing toddler classes, why not give our lovely office team a call today on 02392 231007 or email us at cheekymonkey@waterbabies.co.uk


Our last underwater photoshoot in July went really well and we are looking forward to our next photoshoot on Sunday 12th November 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.