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Swimming games for babies & toddlers

Once you’re confident that your baby is comfortable in the water, swimming games are a great way to keep your little one entertained. Here at Water Babies, we know that the easiest way for your child to get the most out of their swimming lessons is by learning to love the pool. By broadening their experience in this way, you’ll support their long-term engagement and enjoyment of swimming, whilst also improving co-ordination and basic motor skills. When your child is… Read more

Posted 27th February 2018  Tags swimming games swim toys swimming toys baby swimming lessons swimming fun fun in the pool

 

Why teaching your baby to swim is such a smart move!

Did you know that this week is National Baby Swimming Week? Now in its second  year, it's a time to discover (or rediscover!) the joys and benefits of baby swimming for babies and parents alike! Swimming is one of the few things your baby can do from birth, and feels entirely natural to them - after all, they’ve just spent nine months in the womb! Because they’re free of the restrictions of gravity, and able to use muscles they’d never… Read more

Posted 9th October 2017  Tags national baby swimming week development cognitive benefits physical benefits emotional benefits

 

Share your summer swim pics to win Water Babies goodies!

Hopefully you’ll be making the most of the summer holidays and taking your little one swimming so we’d love to see all our Water Babies splashing in to summer! So if you post any pictures or videos on social media with the hashtag: #WaterBabiesOnTour (and don’t forget to tag us: @waterbabiesuk on Facebook or Instagram, @waterbabies on Twitter) then you could be in with the chance to win 1 of 10 sets of Water Babies baby towel/poncho and a… Read more

Posted 24th July 2017  Tags

 

Clearing up the confusion around drowning

We all know the most basic definition of drowning: suffocation due to being underwater and unable to breathe. But in recent years there have been a number of stories in the press relating to other drowning-related terms that have understandably caused concern in parents. We asked Kate Evans, a former A&E registrar who now teaches Water Babies classes across Cornwall and South Devon, as well as sitting on our medical panel, to explain the differences between wet drowning, dry drowning,… Read more

Posted 29th June 2017  Tags dry drowning wet drowning near drowning secondary drowning drowning

 

What’s it like being a parent to a Paralympian swimmer?

With Team GB securing medals in Rio, mum of a Paralympian swimmer spoke to us about her daugther's love for swimming from an early age. Jo-Ann Marren’s daughter Amy made her Paralympic debut at London 2012 aged just 14. Since then, the Essex-based swimmer has won gold at the World and European Swimming Championships and also passed her GCSEs and A Levels. She is now representing Great Britain at Rio where she is doing the country and her family… Read more

Posted 15th September 2016  Tags Water Babies swimming baby swimming baby classes Olympics paralympics