Water Babies Swimming

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What’s it all about

Water Babies is all about baby swimming and baby can start swimming from birth – or as soon as mum is ready. Water Babies believes that little ones have a natural affinity with water, and they possess amazing natural reflexes in water; they work with these to develop your child’s confidence and skills in the pool.

Whilst Water Babies can start from newborn your child is able to join the programme at any point, starting at the level they are at.

Start as soon as you like …
You can begin your Water Babies journey at the start of any term — and the earlier, the better! Our youngest-ever Water Baby was just 2 days old (aaah!). In their first year, a baby’s brain grows more rapidly than at any other time, so it makes sense to start early and maximise their exposure to learning experiences in a variety of environments. And what’s more, NHS guidelines say babies don’t need to have had their vaccinations before they can swim.

…and just carry on
Our Water Babies progress seamlessly through our programme, having great fun while all the time building their confidence and independence in the water. Most of our toddlers can swim short distances by around the age of 2, and have mastered vital skills including how to turn around and hold on and, where possible, how to clamber out. All of this is a great source of pride for you and them (and us!), and offers fantastic safety skills should they ever fall into water. However, children lack the strength and co-ordination to swim properly until they’re 3 or 4: their little bodies just aren’t proportioned for swimming on the surface — so they won’t be learning front crawl just yet!

Read more about the Waterbabies principles on their website

Where/When

Classes run at St Pirans School and Manor Green schools in Maidenhead and Millbrook and Chiltern Wood Schools in High Wycombe.

Check on their website for current class times.

Contact/More information

Contact by phone on 01869 325 499 or email chasethatfishy@waterbabies.co.uk or visit their website

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2 days ago

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Between the ages of 8-24 months, your little one might start to become a bit more cautious of the water. They might start to cling to you desperately, not want to participate in activities they once loved and become less comfortable around your teacher. But don’t worry. This is the same natural development stage shared by nearly all children. In the pool, we call them water wobbles.

To find out what you can do to help, why not read our blog post here: www.waterbabies.co.uk/blog/water-wobbles
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7 days ago

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We have raised a whopping £750,000 through Tommy's Splashathon! This could help pay for the Tommy’s London centre at St. Thomas’ hospital to run for nearly 2 years. This centre is engaged in high impact research to prevent the devastating consequences of babies being born too small and too early. We just want to thank each and every one of you who took part, you're making real changes to real people's lives and we couldn't be more proud. 🙌🙌 ... See MoreSee Less

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7 days ago

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Our new funky fish are bold, beautiful and bath-friendly because that's the only way they know how to be. They don't collect water either, making them totally hygienic and perfect for little teethers. What's more to love? 💙🐠 bit.ly/2S5PCHC ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

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🛀👶✔ Sick of tears when your little one's in the tub? Of course you are. This blog post and Water Babies Learn tutorial videos will make super-light work of bath time in no time. bit.ly/2S2AsTE ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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📸 Our new photography focuses on all of the things that makes your Water Babies experience so unique... you, your baby, our teachers and that special bond that ties it all together. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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🙌 🎉 Huge congratulations are in order for all of our award winners from last night's celebration. We can't forget the amazing work they do in getting all of our babies confident in the water. We're proud to say that we're doing some awesome things in and out of the pool, so let's hear it for 'em! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 weeks ago

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⚠ COMPETITION TIME! ⚠ Say hello to the new Water Babies look and feel. You may have noticed that our page looks a little different today, and that’s because we’ve refreshed our entire brand with you, your little one and our teachers in mind. To share the love we’ve been putting into our makeover we’re giving away a free term of lessons! Read on to find out how you can be in with a chance to win.

Our vision is a world where the physical and emotional development of every child is supported and nurtured from birth. Our new branding, imagery, vision and values have been adjusted to put the limelight on our awesome teachers, who strive to make this a reality every day.

To be in with a chance to win a free term of lessons, leave a comment telling us what you would like your little one to learn most from swimming with us. If you’re an existing customer, you can still bag yourself a free term, just leave a comment letting us know what your little one has learnt so far!

Our new strapline is ‘learn for life’ with good reason, the safety skills and confidence they gain with us in their early years will last a lifetime. Head over to waterbabies.co.uk to see our brand-new website which is jam-packed full of information about baby swimming and development. Woo-hoo! 🙌🎉

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(UK residents only) This competition is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook. The competition will be judged by a panel at Water Babies HQ. By entering the competition you agree to have your photo or video reposted by the @WaterBabiesUK Facebook Page. The competition will be closed on Monday 15th July at 11:59 GMT. Winners will be contacted via Facebook. Good luck!
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3 weeks ago

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Guess what? We have some huge news on the way! But first, look at that teeny tiny baby foot peeking out of the water in this picture. ☺😩

On Monday we're going to be making a huge announcement that we're incredibly excited to reveal. So be sure to check in on this page next week for a fabulous unveiling. Until then, back to the foot.
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3 weeks ago

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£500,000 raised through Tommy's Splashathon! 👀🎉👐 What an achievement! Well done to everyone who has taken part so far in the bonanza up and down the U.K. All of your hard work and dedication is helping to give couples the support they need in their darkest hour. So thank you, thank you, thank you!

While you’re in the Splashathon zone, go ahead and take the Splashathon quiz to find out which swimming style your little one has. bsdsb.typeform.com/to/x0ZLgV
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4 weeks ago

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As of today, Splashathon has raised well over £300,000 for Tommy's. Sadly, 1 in 4 pregnancies result in miscarriage but the money raised by all of you can help immensely.

This amount of money could help fund the Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research for 6 months. The centre currently supports over 24,000 couples per year, making it a pillar of strength in many couple's darkest hour. We are absolutely humbled by the generosity that our fabulous clients and staff have shown us in recent months - thank you, thank you, thank you! 🎉👐
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