Amanda Gawthrope: Winner of the Virginia Hunt Newman Award in Baby Swimming

Amanda Gawthrope Birthlight Baby Swimming

WABC has announced that Amanda Gawthorpe is the 2023 recipient of the prestigious Virginia Hunt Newman Award. As the 2009 Award recipient, I am delighted that Amanda has been elected by an international committee that is committed to promote excellence, innovation and dedication to forward the gentle and safe introduction […]

Heading to the Pool with your baby? All about gentle submersions

Birthlight Swimming classes aim to provide the optimum environment for not only learning to take place but to create deep emotional and loving connections between the parent and child.  Water itself is a great conductor of emotions, it transmits both positive and negative intent and can set the tone of […]

Introducing Babies to Water

Introducing new babies to water: the risks of chlorinated swimming pools and the benefits of home tubs In the UK, parents do not need to wait until their babies have completed their immunization. The NHS gives the go ahead for babies to go swimming before vaccinations that generally start at two months […]