Aqua Babies Global

Aqua Babies

About Us

Why Aquababies?

We are the world’s leading Baby Swimming Company. Our point of difference is that we also offer world first concepts! Our new innovative programs make us stand out above our competitors and demonstrates that we offer on going avenues to grow your business. We believe that swimming can create neural pathways for children to absorb more information, which leads to emotional intelligence. The Aquababies teacher’s roles are to offer an education to the parents.

The Aquababies (Swimming with Babies) brand has been rapidly growing globally and operating in 10 countries, 10 Franchises in Turkey and 4 in Thailand.

Our Founder

Julie-ann is an Australian who has been living in the UK and around the world for the last 30 years. Her life has always revolved around the water and she realised very early on that she had a natural affinity with children. She feels fortunate to be able to combine the two.

She was a competitive swimmer at national level when she was younger and is qualified with the ASA and STA in the UK and Austswim, Royal Life Saving Society and Royal Surf Life Saving Society in Australia.

Our Baby Swimming Program

In Aquababies we prefer to offer an education for a holistic approach to water activities. Our baby swimming lessons develop strength, stamina and agility. Through correct training babies can learn to respect and love the water, happily swimming above and under the water.

All babies are born with the natural ability to hold their breath underwater. This is known as the “mammalian diving response”. This natural reflex is not something we rely on. We would prefer to teach the children to hold their breath in a relaxed manner, this forms part of the Aquakiddies/Babies baby swimming class structure in order to help your child gain confidence in the water.

Our parent and baby swimming classes are designed to educate not only the child but the parent too. We understand the importance of teaching parents why children relate to certain exercises due to their reflexes and we help to manage expectations. The main factor is to have fun whist learning essential life skills.

Recent statistics show that nearly 500 babies drown each year, often in very shallow water. The ultimate goal of Aquakiddies/Babies is to teach baby swimming so that babies will be water-safe. This means that an Aquakiddies/Babies child will learn to find the safety of the poolside unaided. Aquababies recognizes that swimming has so many health benefits for both parent & child, physically emotionally and socially. In simple terms it helps them to sleep and eat better!


We have lesson plans for all age groups derived from Australian and English techniques. We like to add fun to our lessons, stroke style and structure is important to Aquakiddies we do not like the old-fashioned regimented techniques so is enjoying the lessons in essential.

Consultant/STA Tutor

Julie-ann is proud be be associated with the STA (Swimming Teachers Association) as a moderating tutor. She travels the world qualifying coaches and then offers her consultancy services to improve existing swimming companies programs which normally leads to the purchasing an Aquababies Global Franchise due to efficency of the structured and progressive lessons.


Huggies and the STA chose Julie-Ann to be their ambassador in 2010. Huggies are the leading baby swimming nappy brand in the UK. As ambassador Julie-Ann’s role was to travel the UK teaching not only baby swimming but also pre and postnatal swimming for women. Julie-Ann’s whole life has been devoted to teaching babies, children, adults, pre- and post-natal women and all age groups to swim and her knowledge is constantly evolving through researching, swimming and aquatic activities with parents & babies.

“I am grateful that have found my true vocation and I feel a real sense of satisfaction in teaching parents the right way to teach their babies to swim. I am proud that I utilized my knowledge to create world’s first Aquatic concepts for families” she comments in teaching parents, the correct and safe method of teaching.

Parents travel miles in China to experience our classes