Welcome to our shiny new website!

It’s hard to believe we’re 11 years old, and even harder to believe that way back at the very beginning, in 2002, there was no social media: nobody had heard of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and the rest. Now here I am “blogging” - just goes to show how important it is to keep changing and adapting to the forever-evolving world around us. Water Babies is a fast moving, dynamic place. Indeed we like to think that in our own modest… Read more

Posted 1st November 2013  Tags classes underwater WaterWorld fun professional water babies informative website

 

A lovely poem from Niall x

A big 'thank you' to Kellie Vaughan & Niall who cameto the end of their amazing Water Babies journey earlier this year. We couldn't resist sharing this with you ... I started lessons with you at 5 months old Initially as bonding time with my mum At first I loved it, thought it was fun The smile on my face each time I… Read more

Posted 6th December 2013  Tags fun water babies amazing journey lessons love mum swimming teachers

 

Nyree's news!

A big Water Babies welcome to one of our guest bloggers - one half of the golden couple of Paralympic swimming, Nyree Kindred, who's been a Water Babies mum since her daughter, Ella, was just ten weeks old. Hi there! Well it’s been a busy few months and time just flies by without you even realising it. We go to Water Babies every Friday with our teacher, Dawn, and Ella loves it! She’s constantly improving her skills and all… Read more

Posted 12th February 2014  Tags water babies swimming championships altitude Ella enjoyed event training wobbles

 

Things don't stand still for long in Water Babies!

It’s a well-known fact that things never stand still for long in the Water Babies family - and what a few months we’ve just had! Cue drum roll ... after two years of study, research, developing qualifications and undertaking professional training we’re extremely excited to announce the launch of WaterBumps - our brand new offering of gentle water-based exercise classes for mums (whether new or not-so-new!), mums-to-be and bumps (all delivered, as you’d expect, in our own unique… Read more

Posted 24th September 2014  Tags blog water babies hsbc global connections waterbumps awards

 

A focus on photography!

This month we have a guest post from the lovely Kate Westaway, who’s been taking amazing underwater pictures of our Water Babies for 11 years. I was always interested in photography in my teens and I had always loved the sea (I grew up in a seaside town in South Devon and spent most of the summers at the beach in the water). It was while on a diving conservation expedition to Tanzania as part of my gap year that… Read more

Posted 24th October 2014  Tags blog underwater photography water babies swimming kate westaway

 

A day in the life of a Water Babies teacher

This month we have a guest post from one of our splashtastic Water Babies teachers, the lovely Vicki Oldfield, who teaches classes across South Manchester. How did you first get into Water Babies? I don’t remember a time when I haven’t swum. Swimming was what we did as a family and it’s what Sunday mornings were all about - hot chocolate and Maryland cookies out of the vending machine, overpowering that very familiar swimming pool aroma! I… Read more

Posted 1st October 2015  Tags water babies lessons swimming wobbles teacher