Baby swimming lessons around Newcastle, Sunderland & Northumberland

Welcome to Water Babies Tyne & Wear And Northumberland

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Why should I take my baby swimming?

There are so many benefits to baby swimming lessons. Not only are our lessons brilliant for your child's development, they're also the perfect place to bond with your little one.

Build their strength quicker

Swimming strengthens your little one's heart and lungs, as well as their arm, leg and neck muscles. All this helps with their coordination and balance. It even aids a healthy appetite and improves their sleeping pattern.

Enhance the bond between you

Focused time in the water builds the bond between you and your baby, through skin-to-skin and eye contact. Swimming gives you that time to really connect, away from the demands of daily life.

Teach them water safety

There's nothing more important than your child's safety. Teaching them vital safety skills from the get-go prevents them from developing a fear of the water later and gives them the knowledge to keep themselves safe, wherever they are.

Give them life confidence

When your little one grasps a new skill, this sense of achievement gives them the confidence to try new things. So you'll soon see them flourish in and out of the water.

Develop their social skills

The pool is the ideal place for your little one to develop their social interaction as they play with other babies in the class. It's also a brilliant way for you to meet other like-minded parents too!

Accelerate their learning ability

All the movements that your little one learns in the water strengthen those brain connections. Research has shown that the time your baby spends swimming can put them months ahead with mathematical reasoning and reading.

Let’s get your baby swimming

Getting started couldn’t be simpler. Drop us a message and we’ll get in touch to find the best time and place to get you swimming.

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What do our lessons look like?

Your little one is at the heart of everything we do. When they're ready, we're ready.

  • We keep our classes intimate, with a maximum of 10 little ones, a carer per child and one of our teachers at any one time.
  • Our classes are 30 minutes long. The perfect length for your little one to get the most out of their swim. 
  • Our teachers tailor each lesson to your little one's ability, teaching all of our water skills through song, play and repetition.
  • Manageable monthly payments to spread the cost of swimming.

Ready for your very own photo shoot?

You'll treasure your baby's underwater portrait forever.

When you sign up to classes with us, you're part of the family. That means that you'll have the opportunity to take part in our high-tech underwater photo shoots to help capture everything that you've learnt in the water together.

We've spent 15 years photographing babies under water with our highly trained professional photographers, so we know exactly how to get the clearest, crispest, show-stopping image.

We assess every baby individually before their shoot so that we're ready when they are. If this sounds like something you're interested in, let's get started!

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Local office

Unit 2 The Greenhouse

Greencroft Industrial Park

Annfield Plain



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Water Babies Tyne & Wear And Northumberland
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Water Babies Tyne & Wear And Northumberland
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5 years of swimming!

My daughter has been swimming with water babies since she was 6 weeks old she is now 5, loves swimming and very confident in the water. Living by the sea it is important to me that she is confident and knows how to be safe in and around water.


Water Babies lessons are such good fun

Water Babies lessons are such good fun for both the children and the adults with them. The swimming instructors are excellent- caring, friendly, fun but clear and informative. I can’t rate Waterbabies high enough!


Great experience with water babies

We absolutely loved taking her daughter swimming! The pool water and room was the perfect temperature which made it relaxing. The instructor was perfect - warm, informative, understanding and fun. We felt very safe and confident during and afterwards. Definitely recommend! Thank you.