Water Babies uncovered more wonderful stories of how being in water and swimming has helped babies and toddlers with their development, assisted them overcome health issues and improved their lives and the lives of their family. Despite being challenged by premature birth, serious illness and special needs, many of our little heroes have shown a tremendous amount of strength and bravery considering their young age.
Water Babies Little Heroes winners for 2019 are Fiadh Healy (Limerick), Ruadhàn Kerins (Galway); Oilibhia Giltenan, (Limerick); Carmen Fahey Palma (Castlegregory, Kerry); Eloise Lane (Dublin); Ivy Kennefick (Cork); Sean Rogers (Mayo); Jordi Kelly, (Ballybrack, Co Dublin); Mus'ab Syed (Dublin); Seán Byrne (Dublin); Daithí Kiely (Cork); Pippa Devereux (Wexford); Chloe McCabe (Dublin); Penelope Nolan (Dublin); Jacob Kearns (Wexford) and Jasmine Roche (Wexford), Molly Murray (Mayo).
We always love hearing the stories our Water Babies Mums and Dads have to tell about their children’s amazing accomplishments as a result of spending time at our classes. Our Little Hero’s Awards shines a light on the strength of character such little humans possess as well as bringing out hero-like qualities in those around them.
Water offers a greatly enhanced sense of freedom and independence and it is also a great leveller, and can help children have fun within a non-competitive environment. Swimming stimulates all of the senses and each Water Babies lesson offers a range of activities which encourage children to develop their concentration, control and co-ordination. Sensory activity introduces new experiences, helps little ones to make sense of their environment, develops their memory, and speeds learning.