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Waterbabies Teach your baby to love the water

An inspiring DVD and video from the award winning Lauren Heston, UK’s most respected tutor of water safety classes for babies.


  • Water Awareness

  • Self Rescue Skills

  • Fitness

  • Bonding

  • Fun

Are you wary about introducing your baby to swimming? Unsure of the best time to start? Many Mums and Dads think they can’t take their baby swimming until they are at least six months old. Actually all babies have a natural affinity to water and will play and exercise quite safely in water from birth with no anxiety. Waterbabies is a unique DVD and video that shows you all you need to know.

Waterbabies was devised by Lauren Heston, who has been running the highly-successful Little Dippers program across Britain for fifteen years. The video was produced by the makers of BAFTA-Award winning BBC series The Human Body.

The DVD/video shows carefully-designed exercises focused on  developing skills for safety, increasing fitness and most important, enjoying the water with your baby. Throughout the video, emphasis is placed on safety, revisiting past exercises and steady progress. from simple and fun things to do in the bath to begin with, the program takes you and your baby through progressive development until you feel confident and safe in water with your baby.

Following the video or DVD will strengthen your baby’s hearts, lungs and respiratory systems  improve your baby’s mental outlook.

This DVD will give you countless opportunities for fun and bonding, an ideal beginning as your baby turns into a confident swimmer as he or she grows.

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Here’s what some clients have to say.

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It was also a real pleasure to meet you and special thanks for making me believe I CAN DO IT!


Roger to TI: A big thank you for suggesting I get in touch with Gay Clarke.  I have just returned from a weekend staying with Gay and her husband, being coached by her.  I was very impressed with her expertise. She is extremely good at analysing and explaining thoroughly without the unnecessary padding and repetition you often get with coaches who are not confident in what they do.  The weekend far exceeded my expectations.  I have come away with a marked improvement in both my balance in the water and my flutter kicking and an understanding of how I need to practice to progress through the first set of drills.  Gay, as an ME sufferer, was also able to give me much useful advice in coping with the condition while learning to swim and indeed for life in general.

Steve:  Gay, Thanks you so much for everything you’ve done for me.  I can’t believe all those wasted years and lessons at my local pool.  I really was beginning to think I could never learn to swim.  In one short week you changed all that.  So now I can be in the pool with everyone else and hold my own.  I just wish I had found you earlier .

Lisa: Before I set out that first day I had never been so frightened in my life .  I very nearly didn’t make it to the pool.  Looking back that night I was amazed how quickly things had changed for me.  If anyone had told me I would be kicking and floating on my back without a care in the world I’d have thought they were mad.  It was one of the best weekends I’ve ever had.  I am practising all the things you’ve taught me and I will definitely be coming back.  Gay and Irene, you can’t know what this means to me.

Dear Gay, Thank you so much for your time on Saturday. I truly enjoyed it.  Now I wish I could be in a pool all day.  A total novelty. I have to say that I did so much better than I expected, so lots of credit to you on such good instructions!  Roxana:



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We all agree that getting your child used to water from day one is one of the best starts you can give your baby. Swimming with your baby or child builds confidence trust and communication skills. Click Babies and Swimming Pools for help on immunisation swim nappies skin care etc.  Here are some DVD you might find useful.

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Swim Plus Anti-Fog An anti-fog goggle with adjustable nosepiece. These goggles have Siltex seals..

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Enjoy all the fitness benefits of swimming in a professional quality lap pool year round right at home.  Endless Pool’s compact 8’ x 15’ modular design fits into existing spaces such as basements garages enclosed porches or patios.  The Endless Pool is ideal for swimming water aerobics aqua therapy and fun.

Swimming and water based exercise has long been the favored method for exercise and therapy for millions of Americans each year.  Doctors and Physical Therapists agree this low impact sport is easy on the joints and back and can be the key to faster recovery for debilitating ailments and injuries.  Endless Pools - UK Swimming Pools Direct - British Swimming Pools

Water provides buoyancy and support for the body.  When you’re neck-deep in water you’re only supporting 10% of your actual body weight but you can exercise at eight times the resistance.  Water pressure helps control swelling that often accompanies injury as well.  You can even increase your physical fitness while you recuperate and avoid prolonged physical therapy.

Water exercise is also an excellent weight loss tool.  A person’s whole body changes when they swim. They become healthier with regular water-based exercise.  People who want to get fit and stay fit find they make greater progress in a pool than on land.

But for most people the thought of owning a pool or simply doing water based exercise conjures a very different image; Pool maintenance expense mammoth construction efforts limited space driving to the gym gym fees limited gym hours heavy chlorine locker rooms and accessibility problems.   At what point do the benefits outweigh the cost and hassle?

Endless Pools - UK Swimming Pools Direct - British Swimming PoolsHowever provided the right pool and the right situation both the cost and hassle can be avoided.  If you’re willing and able to dive in and plan a pool installation you may want to consider a few things; deciding upon a length and width for your pool considering how you intend to use your pool the general dimensions of the site your own height climate considerations.

Length and width will dictate if you can install the pool in your home or outdoors.  Do you have at least an 11’x 18’ area with a minimum 7ft ceiling?  Does this area have a concrete slab typical of a garage or basement?  If so you can swim year-round in an Endless Pool from the privacy of your own home

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Options can enhance your Endless Pool as well; use underwater lights for basements and darker spaces add a security cover to control moisture and humidity or keep out leaves and other debris or add hydrotherapy jets for relaxing sore muscles.  Water quality systems will purify the water and reduce the need for chlorine.  Also an electric or gas powered water heater will maintain the temperature you like.  If you need special access to the pool you may want to consider grab bars and corner stairs to aid entry to a pool.

Swimming and water exercise can be done for a lifetime.  The question is would you like it to improve your way of life and if so where would you like to do it?  The Endless Pool is easy to install and an affordable way to make swimming and water exercise part of your daily routine.

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We know how important that first step towards booking swimming lessons is.  That’s why we always offer your first one-to-one swimming lesson free.

If the idea of swimming or even the thought of  lessons fills you with dread, just pop along for your  lesson free and we’ll have you swimming in no time.

There is no obligation to book anything other than your free swimming lesson.Free Swimming Lesson -  Instructor Gay Clarke  Although here are some pictures of me on holiday with that lovely blue sea behind me.  Doesn’t it make you want to learn to swim <grin>

Note:  The truly fearful may want to take a much slower approach to their swimming tuition.  Your one-to-one lessons are always tailored to your swimming or non-swimming abilities.

We are based in Derbyshire with good access from Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, East Midlands and West Midlands.


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Drowning prevention tips for swimming pool owners

  • Never leave a child/children unattended in the water or pool area for any reason. Don’t be distracted by doorbells phone calls chores or conversations. If you must leave the pool area take the child/children with you making sure the pool gate latches securely when it closes.

  • Always keep your eyes on the child or children. Designate a child watcher whether you or someone else when you attend a party or have friends or family over.

  • Talk with baby-sitters about pool safety supervision and drowning prevention.

  • Post rules such as “No running ” “No pushing ” “No dunking” and “Never swim alone.” Enforce the rules for children of any age.

  • Don’t rely on swimming lessons or “floaties” to protect your children in the water.

  • Don’t assume that drowning or a drowning incident couldn’t happen to you or your family.

  • Don’t have a false sense of security just because you think your pool area and home are secure. Always watch your children whether in the house or outside.

  • Attend a CPR class. Make sure your baby-sitter knows CPR.

  • For the nearest cardiopulmonary resuscitation class contact your fire department Red Cross or hospital.

  • Encourage your neighbors to follow pool safety guidelines including keeping their back gates and doors locked and their pool gates securely closed and latched.

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I have been a teacher for many years but started swimming very late in life, fighting a phobia.  I eventually became a member of the Institute of Swimming Teachers and Coaches in 2001. For me, this isn’t about money or a career,  I am simply devoted to helping others who are fearful or struggling, whether aged 5 or 85.

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If I am unable to help you I will do my best to help you find a swimming instructor or teacher in your area or some-one that offers residential swimming courses..

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Please note I do not endorse any other swimming instructor / teacher or swimming organisation.  Please satisfy yourself as the suitability of any swimming instructor or swimming teacher that you choose to employ.

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