Water Babies Bucks and Beds celebrates 15 years of teaching our youngsters to swim

Water Babies Bucks and Beds, the local baby swim school that teaches hundreds of little ones in Aylesbury and Buckingham, has just celebrated an incredible 15 years in business.

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 11:18 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 11:19 am
The Waterbabies team

On Thursday November 14, 230 children and their families partied along with Water Babies owner, Tamsin Brewis, and her team of much-loved swimming teachers.

Water Babies is hugely popular with the children of Aylesbury, and they run several sessions across the Vale each week.

Guests were welcome to take advantage of all that 360 Play in Milton Keynes has to offer and, once energy levels dipped, Aaron Williams, children’s entertainer extraordinaire, was around to keep everyone occupied.

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And all of that running around was bound to create quite an appetite, so Tamsin provided snacks, refreshments and a three-tiered 15 birthday cake.

Children as young as just a few days old, right up to four years, have benefited from the Water Babies swimming programme.

Jenny Calder, from Bucks, took her two daughters – Emilia, three, and Phoebe, eight months – along on the afternoon, to thank Water Babies for a fun-filled three years of swimming.

She said: “We started taking both girls along to Water Babies before they’d even turned three months old, so we have such great memories as a family.

“We were so happy to celebrate with the team and wouldn’t have missed it for the world! We all had such a great time, meeting up with friends we’ve made at our weekly lessons at the Holiday Inn in Milton Keynes.

"The girls didn’t stop smiling all afternoon and were over the moon when they got given a slice of the lovely birthday cake and a goody bag too. Thank you, Water Babies, and to our lovely teacher Teresa, for inviting us.”

Tamsin first launched Water Babies Bucks and Beds back in November 2004, after struggling to find baby swimming lessons for her own children.

Since then, Tamsin and her team have taught 7,000 new-borns, toddlers and pre-schoolers to swim. Having made an impact on so many little one’s swimming confidence over the years, she was keen to give back to the families who have made her business such a roaring success.

Tamsin said: “I started the business with a goal of bringing water safety skills to children in my area. Little was I to know that these children and their families would make such an impact on my life too.

“Running my swimming school is the most rewarding job in the world and I feel so lucky to have met so many wonderful families. I hope everyone had an amazing time at the party – I know I did!

"My teachers swim at pools in Banbury, Wendover and Bedford – and many more in between – so bringing everyone together was so special. Thank you to the little ones, parents and families who came along to help us celebrate this momentous occasion.”

Many happy returns from all at the Bucks Herald!