We are worldwide pioneers in Baby Swimming and we can offer world first concepts! Our new innovative programs make us stand out above our competitors and demonstrates that we offer on-going avenues to grow your business. We believe that swimming can create neural pathways for children to absorb more information, which leads to emotional intelligence. The Aquababies teacher’s roles are to offer an education to the parents.
The Aquababies Global brand has been rapidly growing globally and operating in 10 countries, 10 Franchises in Turkey and 4 in Thailand.
BABIES - TODDLERS - CHILDREN - ADULTS
Aquababies we prefer to offer an education for a holistic approach to water activities. Our baby swimming lessons develop strength, stamina and agility. Through correct training babies can learn to respect and love the water, happily swimming above and under the surface.
All babies are born with the natural ability to hold their breath underwater. This is known as the “mammalian diving response”. This natural reflex is not something we rely on. We would prefer to teach the children to hold their breath in a relaxed manner, this forms part of the baby swimming class structure in order to help your child gain confidence in the water.
Our parent and baby swimming classes are designed to educate not only the child but the parent too. We understand the importance of teaching parents why children relate to certain exercises due to their reflexes and we help to manage expectations. The main factor is to have fun whist learning essential life skills.
Recent statistics show that nearly 500 babies drown each year, often in very shallow water. The ultimate goal of Aquababies is to teach swimming so that babies will be water-safe. This means that an Aquababies child will learn to find the safety of the poolside unaided. We recognise that swimming has so many health benefits for both parent & child, physically emotionally and socially. In simple terms it helps them to sleep and eat better!
We have lesson plans for all age groups derived from Australian and English techniques. We like to add fun to our lessons, stroke style and structure is important to Aquakiddies. We do not like the old-fashioned regimented techniques so enjoying the lessons in essential.
Whether you would like to learn to swim or improve your stroke, private lessons are available to adults of all ages and abilities!
Ray Murphy - Owner/Teacher
Hello, my name is Ray, the new owner of Aquababies/Kiddies Surrey. I'd like to tell you my story and why I believe you'll enjoy swimming with us!
My passion for the water started when I was growing up in Sydney, Australia, spending my summers at the beach and winters at my local pool. I was a competitive swimmer throughout my school years, and my passion for swimming developed into becoming a swimming teacher. Having taught swimming since 2006 at a private health club in London, an opportunity arose in 2017 to teach babies and toddlers. Since then, I've enjoyed immensely teaching Mums and Dads how to teach their little ones such an important life skill. I'm now even more excited to join the Aquababies team to provide each of our swimmers with a positive experience that will enhance their life-long love of the water.
Julie-Ann - Consultant/STA Tutor
Julie-Ann is one of the true swimming school pioneers and is now focusing on setting up Licences and Franchises in the UK and Internationally.
She travels to countries to qualify coaches with STA qualifications, and trains them in the Aquababies or PABA programs.
Julie-Ann has dedicated her life into researching and creating successful family Aquatic programs, and is also proud to be associated with 2 Governing Bodies:
- Australian ASCTA, She is a presenter for Swim Australia and was invited to be a Key Note Speaker at their conference in 2018.
- UK STA (Swimming Teachers Association) as a moderating tutor.