Water Babies Suffolk - Ipswich


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Come and join in the fun at Water Babies.

The Water Babies Journey

We take babies from birth – and you’ll be astonished by what they can achieve! They’ll have great fun while all the time building their confidence and independence in the water.

Watery Photo Shoots

When it comes to underwater baby & toddler photography, nobody does it better than us!

Classes available from birth to 5 years old ( For more information about classes please click here)

Our Beginners (Chapter 1) programme consists of 10 gentle and progressive lessons accompanied by our lovely Story Book, free gifts and end-of-term badges & stickers PLUS complimentary attendance at our amazing underwater photo shoot!
We teach you how to swim your baby safely and in the correct position. We teach them how to hold onto the side on their own, how to fall in safely, and how to control their breathing so that they can swim underwater - all very important lifesaving skills!

Baby swimming with Water Babies is an exciting, enriching experience for both you and your little one. Not only does it teach vital life skills, but it also enhances the way babies and toddlers learn other skills, too. No one else reaches our high standards of professionalism, and no one else works harder to make sure you and your little one feel happy and safe. And we always incorporate lots of bonding, fun and socialising, so you can be sure that a Water Baby is a happy baby!

Classes across Suffolk & North East Essex are run by Bex Succamore, who was originally introduced to the concept of baby swimming through taking her first child, Nathan, to Water Babies classes when he was 8 months old. ‘As a child, I’d hated swimming,’ Bex confesses, ‘so when a friend suggested going along to classes I thought it would be a good way to ensure Nathan had a positive experience with water, right from the start. I was a rather nervous mum when we turned up to our first lesson, but we both loved it, and I’d say that I learned just as much from the lessons as Nathan did!’ So much so, in fact, that Bex put her second child’s name on the waiting list before he’d even been born!

Ask any Water Babies teacher (and most parents) what their favourite part of our baby swimming lessons is and almost without exception, they’ll all talk about the same thing – progression! ‘I love the fact that at Water Babies, each lesson builds on the last,’ Bex explains, ‘and it’s incredible to watch the little ones as they journey from splashy beginnings through to becoming swimming superstars. My second son, Daniel, was swimming full lengths of the pool at just 3 years old!’

Bex's husband, Ian, looks after things in the office and is joined by the wonderfully enthusiastic Rebecca, while a team of highly qualified teachers completes the Water Babies crew.

They’d love to hear from you, so why not give them a call? Or check out the banter on the Water Babies Suffolk and North East Essex Facebook page.


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Our courses are structured to be progressive, each week building on the week before. For this reason our classes are payable in blocks (we call them chapters).  Payment for the Chapter secures your place for that term.

A 10 week term costs £160.  For any longer or shorter terms the price is adjusted accordingly.

Special Offers



Gift Vouchers are available to buy through the local Water Babies Office and can be redeemed against payment (or part payment) for swimming lessons, our photoography or any of the products that we sell in the office.

A great idea for birthday and Christmas presents!

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We swim seven days per week at 10 different venues across Suffolk - in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Hadleigh. 

Don't delay, give us a call.

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    • Classes & Activities
    • Swimming Lessons


Babies (0-1), Toddlers (1-3), Pre-Schoolers (3-5)


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