Free Water Babies Taster Classes In Tipperary

Water Babies, Ireland’s leading baby and toddler swim school, is going through a major growth spurt in the South East at the moment.    Elaine and George Dunne who brought the award-winning baby swimming classes to Wexford, Waterford, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Carlow over five years ago, are delighted that the business is going swimmingly.  The couple now employs five staff and teaches 600 babies to swim in the region every week.


Water Babies offers fun, innovative baby swimming classes, taught by world-class instructors.   With a multi-award winning programme which teaches vital water confidence and safety skills from birth, the overall aim is to teach parents to teach their baby how to swim.

Free Water Babies Taster Classes In Tipperary

Archie Kelly, a Waterford Water Baby

The couple who have run Water Babies from their home in Fethard-on-Sea, have just moved into new offices in Wellington Bridge and have added two new teachers to their growing South East Team.   Davidde Dore from Waterford will be teaching classes in Waterford pools and Nadine Lambert from Wexford will be teaching all the Wexford classes.


Water Babies is launching its new Spring Term this week and is excited to add new Saturday classes in Wexford at Clayton Whites Hotel and new Sunday classes in the Talbot Hotel, Carlow.

Water Babies will be holding FREE taster classes in Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford and Tipperary in February (see below for dates). The free Water Babies lesson gives parents an opportunity to experience what baby swimming with Water Babies is really like and show that it is an amazing way to spend a half hour with your baby.

To a reserve a place for your baby at a FREE Water Babies Taster class, please call Elaine and her lovely team on 051 560 499 or email us on

Talbot Hotel, Carlow

Tasters for babies over 12 weeks/12lbs

Thursday 2nd February & Sunday 19th February


Toddlers under 3 ½ years old

Saturday 19th February



St. Patricks Centre

Tasters for babies over 6 weeks

Sunday, 5th February & Tuesday February 14th


Ormonde Hotel

Tasters for babies over 12 weeks/12lbs

Wednesday 1st February



Tasters for babies over 12 weeks/12lbs 

Woodlands Hotel: Saturday, February 4th & Tuesday February 7th


Tasters for babies over 6 weeks

WIDA, Killure Manor: Saturday February 4th


Toddlers under 3 ½ years old

Woodlands Hotel: Saturday February 4th




Tasters for babies over 12 weeks/12lbs 

Maldron Hotel: Thursday 2nd February

Clayton Whites Hotel: Saturday, 11th February

Amber Springs Hotel: Friday, 17th February


Toddlers under 3 ½ years old

Clayton Whites Hotel on Saturday 11th February



Tasters for babies over 12 weeks/12lbs

Rockwell College: Saturday, 18th February

Ferryhouse: Saturday, 18th February


Elaine Dunne said “Water Babies term has been a tremendous success in the South East with over 600 babies attending baby swimming classes every week.  Water Babies is such magical experience for babies.  They absolutely love the sensation of floating in warm water. The repetitive movements of bouncing and splashing provide a great stimulation for their sense of motion and balance”


The Water Babies programme, which is designed to make the most of babies’ natural affinity with water, teaches confidence and safety, using specialist techniques that see many swimming short distances from as young as 30 months.    Baby swimming is an entirely safe and gentle activity which helps parents bond with their baby while giving them a lifetime’s water confidence and safety skills.  Swimming from birth stimulates the brain and develops muscles in a safe, relaxed way and water is a familiar environment that babies love.


The Water Babies swimming course is very different to traditional swimming lessons.  Because Water Babies only use warm water pools (30° or above) babies can join classes from birth and immunisations are not required or necessary in order to start classes.  And while the emphasis is on having fun, the course is carefully structured, with progressive lesson plans for each week.

If you would like to book a place on a taster class, please contact us on 051 560 499 or email us on


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