Talbot Hotel Carlow

Lesson times

Lessons run on...
  • Thursdays
    10:00 TO 11:30
  • Saturdays
    09:30 TO 13:00
  • Sundays
    09:30 TO 13:30
Thursdays 10:00 TO 11:30
Saturdays 09:30 TO 13:00
Sundays 09:30 TO 13:30

Pool information

Pool location

Portlaoise Road, Carlow

R93Y504


Contact us

Water Babies Ireland South East
Email us

Contact us

Water Babies Ireland South East
Email us

Why should I take my baby swimming?

There are so many benefits to baby swimming. Not only are our lessons brilliant for your child's development, they're also the perfect place to bond with your little one.

Build their strength quicker

Swimming strengthens your little one's heart and lungs, as well as their arm, leg and neck muscles. All this helps with their coordination and balance. It even aids a healthy appetite and improves their sleeping pattern.

Enhance the bond between you

Focused time in the water builds the bond between you and your baby, through skin-to-skin and eye contact. Swimming gives you that time to really connect, away from the demands of daily life.

Teach them water safety

There's nothing more important than your child's safety. Teaching them vital safety skills from the get-go prevents them from developing a fear of the water later and gives them the knowledge to keep themselves safe, wherever they are.

Give them life confidence

When your little one grasps a new skill, this sense of achievement gives them the confidence to try new things. So you'll soon see them flourish in and out of the water.

Develop their social skills

The pool is the ideal place for your little one to develop their social interaction as they play with other babies in the class. It's also a brilliant way for you to meet other like-minded parents too!

Accelerate their learning ability

All the movements that your little one learns in the water strengthen those brain connections. Research has shown that the time your baby spends swimming can put them months ahead with mathematical reasoning and reading.

What do our lessons look like?

Your little one is at the heart of everything we do. When they're ready, we're ready.

  • We keep our classes intimate, with a maximum of 10 little ones, a carer per child and one of our teachers at any one time.
  • Our classes are 30 minutes long. The perfect length for your little one to get the most out of their swim. 
  • We teach all of our water skills through song, play and repetition.
  • Our teachers tailor each lesson to your little one's ability.

Definitely recommend this!

Definitely recommend these to any parent who has very young babies to start ASAP. The staff are very patient and helpful with information etc. But most of all, our baby girls' teacher, Davide, has the patience of a saint and really gets to know each baby and child.

Carol Murray

Excellent swimming lessons

Excellent swimming lessons for kids. Dillon has learned so much, loves the water and has so much confidence in the pool. It's a life skill and Water Babies classes are the best. Highly recommend Water Babies!

Caoimhe Connolly

A wonderful gift to our child

Better than I expected and such a great gift to give our son. I can't think of a better thing to spend our money on than to give him skills that will keep him safe and also provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Great, great service!

Julie Tilghman