Behind the Brand - Waterbabies

Waterbabies teaches you to teach your little one to swim, as well as instilling in them a very healthy respect for water and extraordinary lifesaving abilities should the unthinkable ever happen.

Exhibitor – Amanda

Business Name – Waterbabies

Position in the Business – Swimming Instructor

How did the business start?

Our owner Hugh Davidson started the business 15 years ago when he wanted to take his baby boy swimming but couldn't find any baby swim classes in Edinburgh anywhere. So he started his own and the rest, as they say, is history!

Why did you join the company?

Waterbabies has been an amazing, lifechanging experience for me both as a customer and as an employee. I loved taking my daughter to her classes; it was the highlight of our week. After becoming a Mum for the first time, I was yearning to have a better work life balance for my daughter, and so I made the decision to leave the security of a job I was good at to retrained as a swimming instructor. Since then I've never looked back!

What is your favourite part of the job?

The babies! They bring so much joy and fulfilment to my day. I love them all so much, and they amaze me all the time with their achievements in the pool.

What is your funniest memory you have with Waterbabies?

I think my most hysterical moments came in my very first week with Waterbabies, during my intense teacher training course in Devon. Spending 8 hours in the pool every day for a week brings a certain amount of hysteria and craziness into the mix. It was a lot of fun and something I will never forget.

How do you spend your time away from work?

As a family we love going on 'adventure walks' out in the woods and fields around our house with our dog, we are very lucky to have some great walks on our doorstep.

Find out more about Waterbabies, the pools they use & how to book a class visit

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