Aqua-Babe was established by Kim Willingham-Curtis in 1997, and over the years has taught hundreds of babies, toddlers, or pre-school children to swim (CRB Approved).
And was voted the first Swimming Teachers Association – STA Starfish/Huggies Little Swimmers “SWIMMING TEACHER ”of the Month 12/08
Kim loves the water, is happy and relaxed when in the pool; this passes onto both the parents, babies and children (even the most terrified!)
Children love routine and if they have the same teacher each week, same routines and instructions, goals and objectives with songs and smiles, even the initially terrified will start to relax and become a swimmer.
Her qualifications include: -
- Qualified Swimming teacher – Swimming Teachers’ Association
- Qualified Swimming teacher - Amateur Swimming Association
- Parents and Children Qualified Swimming Instructor – Swimming Teachers Association
- Member of the Institute of Swimming
- ASA/scUK Safeguarding & Protecting Children - Institute of Swimming
Aqua-Babe is a STARFISH Recognised Swim School, offering the Official Water Safety Programme for Babies www.sta.co.uk
Kim is also a volunteer swimming teacher/coach for the Wareham & District Swimming Club.
Personal Statement: -
"I take great pride in the fact that the majority of parents keep their children in my classes until they start school at 4 years old, having continually enrolled for the progressive swimming courses. This is a rewarding compliment for my efforts and I am immensely proud of all the children’s achievements...
...almost all of my clients are gained via 'word of mouth' recommendations, from the parents who with their children have attended aqua-babe lessons…
…“And today, to see the children representing their swimming clubs at various levels across the County only reiterates my immense pride in them and, passion for my vocation!”.