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 Yorkshire North & East are run by Stella Riley and Tory Hardy, after taking their own children along to lessons changed their lives for ever.
Stella had lived and breathed horses all her life. She had a pony when she was nine, studied horses at university and built a whole career around them. “I even met my husband, Adrian, while teaching him to ride,” she says. “So it was a complete shock to find in Water Babies something I feel even more passionate about!”
“Watching the little ones and their parents as they progress always makes me go ‘Wow’,” she says. “And I’m really proud to be teaching them something that could save their lives one day.”
Although Tory previously worked in the charity sector, she admits to never being sure about what she wanted to do career-wise – but the one thing she always knew was that she wanted a family. Now a mum of two (with another baby due at the end of 2017) she feels she has the best of both worlds.
“Water Babies quickly became a way of life for me,” Tory smiles. “As a parent, I just love the special one-to-one time it gives me with my children. It’s the highlight of my week, a time in the middle of a hectic life when all the craziness just stops.”
Stella and Tory are joined by the wonderfully enthusiastic Lynsey 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 Yorkshire North Facebook page.