“I just wanted to say that we really appreciated the (free) Extra Classes. They have made a massive difference in just a few weeks and Oliver is back to being confident and happy swimming, which is amazing. Please also pass on our thanks to Avghi for guiding Oliver through a tricky patch and for being consistently awesome at her job.”


“My daughter Grace Allen used to come to Timperley on a Saturday afternoon for lessons and left in February after completing her 5m.

Grace started a new swimming class in March where she now has to swim on her own without her Mummy in the water and I wasn’t sure she would like the new lessons. With the confidence that Aqua Babies teachers have given her, there were no tears at the beginning of her first lesson when she realised Mummy wouldn’t be getting in the water, instead there were tears at the end when she just wanted to carry on swimming.

Grace is loving her new swimming lessons, so I just wanted to say thank you to all the teachers who have taught Grace to swim.”

Philippa Allen with Grace

“I think Aqua Babies is a wonderful swimming class for young children and my daughter has definitely benefited and have recommended Aqua Babies to all my friends. Your Web site is very clear and concise.”

Ruth Ryan – Mother to Isobel Wells

“I just wanted to write and tell you how brilliant Helen has been with my daughter Gizelle Robinson-Wedd in the ‘Next Steps’ course at Oldham. At first, Gizelle was very unsure and nervous, not wanting to get into the pool without me, and crying intermittently.”

“Helen worked hard to understand Gizelle, and also to understand why she was wanting me in the water with her. She has been consistently firm but fair, supportive, caring and reliable. She has slowly turned Gizelle around to being confident, at ease and happy in the lessons, without me. Gizelle is swimming beautifully because of this and she totally trusts Helen.”

“I am totally delighted with the results we have achieved in the last two terms!”

Thank you to Helen!”

Charlotte Wedd with Pre-schooler Gizelle

“Can I thank you for the excellent classes I have been attending for the last 2 years with both of my children, Alexander and more recently Alisdair. I have had Sue teach throughout for both boys and think she is excellent at what she does and more importantly my children respond well and really like her.  I have nothing but praise for the classes I have been attending.”

Craig Jack with sons Alexander and Alisdair

“The Birches pool is fantastic, it is warm in the water and the changing rooms. So babies are not shivering cold when they come out. There a lovely illustrations of fish on the walls to visually stimulate the babies. The staff are lovely. It’s the best activity I have done with my baby so far.”

Jenny with baby Loukia

“We love Timperley as it’s close to home, the pool is lovely & warm and the changing room & showers are fab. Twinnies love going in the showers and we also love the little play area upstairs. After swimming we always go up for a play, brew & Nana always brings us a biccie”

Tina Marshall-Lever with twins Charlie and Alyssa-Rose

“The Timperley pool has lovely friendly staff, purpose built facilities with excellent changing areas and an ideal pool, completely private for the class only.”

Gemma with baby Michael

“Can I just say that I have used a different swim school for my older daughters when they were small and the difference between your school and them is amazing, the professionalism and the way we (the parents) are kept informed of any changes is always with plenty of notice and handle it extremely well.”

“Helen is by far the best swimming teacher that I have seen  (obviously the others were not with your school) She is so professional and extremely good with the children, she is a firm teacher but knows each child so well that she can push them and she knows that they will be fine. I cannot comment enough on how good I feel she is for the children in her classes.”

Helen Hibbert

“I think your classes are excellent value for money! If you think how much it would cost simply to visit a public pool with your child, I think the extra little bit of money involved in the Aqua Babies classes is a small price to pay for what we get back (dedicated pool time, pools tailored for the needs of little ones and expert teaching/continuity).

I’d like to add that our teacher is superb! She is knowledgable, classes are great fun due to her bubbly personality and the children love her!!!

I have also made some very valued mum friends through these classes (which is particularly good for me, as I work full time and can’t do other activities with my wee one in the week)! Thank you!”

Marina Anderson

“May I take this opportunity to thank you all at Aqua Babies – especially Helen – for your highly professional yet personable approach to infant swimming lessons. Amelia has made excellent progress over the past 2 years and her confidence in the water is amazing. We continue to swim whenever we can and people constantly comment on Amelia’s confident nature in the water. They seem very impressed. Naturally I tell them that she would not behave like this if it were not for the Aquababies training. If you could pass on my huge thanks and best wishes to Helen I would be most grateful. Many thanks once again.”

Hilary Sackfield and Amelia