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Behind the Brand - Merbabies



Merbabies Swim School offers baby to preschool swim lessons. Our gentle, child led learn to swim programme builds water confidence, teaches life saving skills and early swimming, all in a safe, fun and loving environment. We are accredited as an STA Swim Star Swim School with the highest standards of teaching and our lessons are consistently rated as 5* by our customers. We also offer Birthlight Aquanatal Yoga classes for pregnancy.


Exhibitor - Anna

Business Name - Merbabies Swim School

Position in the Business - Founder


What sets Merbabies apart from other swim schools?

Our ethos is 'teach with love and learn through play'. Lessons are created specifically to include sensory play, songs, games, imaginative themes and toys to engage and support learning.


How did the business start?

I started Merbabies when my second baby was just 6 months old, at the start of 2017. I'm not going to lie, juggling a toddler, a baby and a new business wasn't always easy but it is hands down, no doubt about it, one of the best decisions I have ever made.


What is your favourite part of the business?

Getting to know babies from newborns (or even bumps if mum comes to aquanatal) and seeing them grow, change and develop into confident little swimmers. Sharing these moments and being part of these children's lives is just a privilege and so rewarding when you see them progressing each week in class.


How do you spend your time when not in the pool?

Being with my young family is pretty much my main focus. We are usually outdoors, weather permitting, at the beach or in the woods messing around and getting the kids worn out in the fresh air! Before having kids I loved to travel although these days our adventures are a little closer to home. Once the kids are a little older, we are looking forward to doing some travelling as a family.


Found out more about Merbabies, and how to book a class at - www.merbabies.online

Follow Merbabies on social media @merbabiesswimschool