Our passionate goal is to teach Baby and Toddler Swimming skills that not only help infants how to love water but to be confident and respect it. In order to offer the best teaching and environment, our classes are a comfortable size for each baby and toddler to be given the time to develop and makes the group the perfect social circle.

London Baby Swim's mission is to ensure safety and water confidence, encouraging parents to fully utilise the benefits and enjoyment that they can have swimming with their children - whether at classes, on holiday or trips to the pool. Water confidence and the ability to swim from a young age is certainly a gift for life - opening the door for you to enjoy a wide range of water based activities from diving to sailing. We believe that swimming is a fun and healthy life-saving skill all children should learn.

We also provide a great social environment for parents and babies, especially for mums as your social lives totally change with the new arrival, to meet and share their precious baby time. For dads this is an occasion to share something special with their babies.

In our lessons not only the children have fun but parents are usually the ones looking forwards to the next lesson as they really enjoy this shared experience which will help develop a stronger bond between parents and little ones.

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Phil Shaw - Director/Owner

Phil Shaw founded London Baby Swim in May 2007 after teaching his own babies to swim from a young age. The first course started in September of that year, with just 85 swimmers at the Osterley Centre in West London. Since then, thousands of babies and toddlers have experienced and enjoyed swimming with London Baby Swim at the Osterley and Wandsworth centres with many centres planned in the future for all of London.

Phil has been involved in teaching water sports for 25 years, especially Scuba Diving. From early on it was apparent that many of his Scuba students and their families had very little swimming skills and water confidence, prompting him to research and subsequently found London Baby Swim.

Thanks to Phil's experience and knowledge of swimming pool design and maintenance London Baby Swim is now able use our own private purpose built swimming facilities and not rented facilities used by most other swim schools. London Baby Swim Centres are designed and built for babies/toddlers and parents to enjoy swimming in a safe, well thought out environment. All our swimming pools are well known for having very Low Chlorine levels with our unique UV water sanitation systems, and having aconstant 33°C Water Temperature perfect for newborn babies.

Swimming Instructors

Our expert Baby Swim instructors, all with years of experience teaching babies not only take care of your baby and toddler, in a Safe, Happy environment but they also make sure you get Maximum enjoyment from this unique experience with your baby. If you are not confident in the water, our Instructors will make sure that you increase your confidence ensuring you enjoy the lessons more and more.

Our Staff

Lydia Baxter

Osterley Centre

Mili Carnevale

Osterley Centre

Luis Prats (Nano)

Osterley Centre

Jo Martin

Osterley Centre

Margarita W/E Reception

Osterley Centre

Inga Weekday Reception

Osterley Centre

Nikolina Hygiene Professional

Osterley Centre

Finka Hygiene Professional

Osterley Centre