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 acrossTyne & Wear and Northumberland are run by Claire Bolingbroke who, after first bringing her daughter Lily to classes in Leeds, found she loved it so much that she switched from being a quietly-spoken clerk of the courts to becoming a vibrant host of high energy baby-swimming classes. But after all those years of whispering at work, her training did need to include shouting lesson plans over a busy main road to help pump up the volume!
In September 2005, Claire returned to her roots to set up Water Babies in Newcastle. We love the way she told us at the start, very firmly, that she never wanted to teach more than 300 babies. And now she teaches around 900!
The wonderfully enthusiastic Hilary & Kendel are the friendly voices in the office, while a team of highly qualified teachers – Sally, Lynn, Lynette, Clair, Kendel, Michelle M, Michelle K and Claire– completes the Water Babies crew!