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 West Ireland are run by Denise & Dave Ganly. Denise was born with a passion for water: swimming competitively as a child, she broke her first Irish record aged just seven - and is still breaking them! She originally trained as a mainstream swimming teacher, a path she returned to after the birth of children Hannah and Arron.
On discovering Water Babies whilst doing a sponsored swim for Temple Street Hospital in Dublin (for whom Water Babies were also raising money), Denise wasted no time in finding out more. “I was hooked from the first lesson I watched,” she laughs, “and the smile hasn’t left my face since!” She qualified as a Water Babies teacher as soon as she could, teaching for 2 ½ years in Dublin before setting up her own classes in Cork and Kerry.
While Denise is in the pool, husband Dave still has his feet firmly on dry land and his is the friendly voice at the end of the phone, running things in the office. The effect that Water Babies has had on Denise is clearly infectious and he now shares her unbridled enthusiasm. Describing himself as a ‘sportaholic’ (admitting that “if I can either play it or watch it, I will”), he enjoys finding ways of getting the whole family involved in physical activity together.
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/West Facebook page.