Water Babies Ireland South East

Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. Not only does it teach vital life skills, but it also enhances the way babies and toddlers learn other skills, too. No one else reaches our high standards of professionalism, and no one else works harder to make sure you and your little one feel happy and safe. And we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy baby!

Classes across South East Ireland are run by Elaine and George Dunne, who both not only practically grew up in water, but now spend most of their waking lives in it too! Competitive swimming, waterpolo, open sea swimming – they’ve done it all. And now their four children are happily splashing in their watery footsteps too.

Elaine was first introduced to Water Babies while pregnant by friend and waterpolo team mate Therese, who was just about to set up Water Babies in Dublin. 'From the minute I watched the Water Babies dvd I was hooked,' she says, 'and knew straight away that this was what I wanted to do.' Qualifying as a teacher as soon as she could after giving birth, she taught for 18 months in Dublin before setting up her own classes in the South East.

They both agree that the best thing about Water Babies is our favourite word - progression! 'Watching tiny babies just starting out on their swimming journey, to when they're toddlers and able to do amazing things, is just fantastic,' Elaine beams. 'And as a swimmer,' George adds, 'the structure that Water Babies brings is just great.'

With a team of highly qualified teachers completing the Water Babies crew, they'd love to hear from you, so why not give them a call? Or check out the banter on the Water Babies Ireland South East Facebook page.

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Our Autumn term starts in September 2019.  

Free Taster Classes throughout the South East in August and September 2019. You can sign up to our register through the website http://www.waterbabies.ie/contact/ireland-south-east or email monkeymonkey@waterbabies.ie or call our office  051 561898 

We teach in the following pools: 


WIDA Hydrotherapy Pool Killure Manor   Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings

Kingfisher Centre   Monday and Saturday mornings

Newtown School    Saturday and Sunday mornings


Ormonde Hotel  Monday, Wednesday and Sunday mornings, Saturday afternoons

Wexford Town

Maldron Hotel   Thursday , Saturday and Sunday mornings 

Clayton Whites Hotel     Wednesday and Sunday mornings


Amber Springs Hotel   Friday mornings 

Ashdown Park Hotel   Sunday afternoons


Talbot Hotel  Thursday, Saturday and Sunday mornings 


Rockwell College Cashel   Saturday mornings 

St Josephs Ferryhouse Clonmel Saturday afternoons

We run structured and progressive courses for babies and teach water safety, water confidence and underwater swimming. Babies can start our lessons from birth in a hydrotherapy pool ( WIDA Waterford) from 6 weeks  and 12 weeks / 12 lbs in all our other pool.Our only rule is that they are under 12 months when they start.

Our terms generally run for 10 weeks and each class is 30 minutes. Our beginner Chapter 1 packages include the 10 lessons and complimentary attendance at our underwater photo shoot which takes place in Kilkenny at the end of the term ( prints/ products are not included and cost extra).

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us. Our office is open Monday - Friday 9.30am -17.15pm 051 561898 monkeymonkey@waterbabies.ie

You can register your details on our website to receive emails and text messages when our term is starting http://waterbabies.ie . If you search the area you are interested in and enter your details.