About Water Babies Gloucestershire and Swindon
Babies love water – as you’ll see from the excited smiles and gurgles around the pool. And swimming from birth in warm water is entirely natural. After all, they’ve just spent nine months in the womb!
As well as being really good fun and energetic, structured lessons are a wonderfully sociable activity, and classmates often become friends and a real source of support.
The uniquely structured Water Babies programme is designed to make the most of babies’ natural affinity with water, teaching water confidence and safety techniques from birth. ‘With progressive training, babies can be taught life saving skills such as turning onto their backs or, following a sudden submersion, swimming to the nearest solid object,’ comments Claire Southworth, owner of Water Babies locally. ‘And it’s so important that they do. Within the last three years, ten of our children nationally saved themselves from drowning – despite five of them being only two.’
The Water Babies course teaches using voice commands and learning to respond to these is excellent for your baby’s mental development. Despite looking gentle, the lessons provide your baby with a complete physical workout. Studies have shown that participating babies have improved sleeping and eating patterns – a definite bonus!
‘Finally, we’re the only swimming company to have won six national awards in the last five years. Reflecting the fact that we’re really good at what we do.’