A new wave in children’s swimming education is making a splash in Geneva (and Aubonne)! Let’s welcome Aquababies! Innovative children’s swim lessons for families seeking a blend of safety, fun, and tailored learning for their little ones.

Founded in 1990 by the visionary Julie-Ann James, Aquababies has grown from its single pool in London to a global pioneer in aquatic education for children!

Empowering Young Swimmers with Personalized Lessons

Aquababies has a unique approach to swim education, offering bespoke classes in a cozy, warm hydrotherapy pool in Chambesy. Perfectly suited for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, these classes prioritize small sizes and individual attention, ensuring every child feels comfortable, confident, and engaged.

How it all started

The foundation of Aquababies was born out of a desire to revolutionize infant aquatic education. Julie-Ann observed a stark contrast in the UK’s swimming classes, characterized by outdated techniques and a lack of meaningful engagement. Determined to offer more than just nursery rhymes and forced submersions, she embarked on a mission to provide a comprehensive, nurturing, and enjoyable learning experience.

A Journey Fueled by Passion and Expertise

Julie-Ann James’ story is at the heart of Aquababies’ success. Despite being told she could never have children of her own, she channeled her passion into creating a unique swimming program that catered to the individual learning styles of young swimmers. Her hands-on approach and continuous adaptation of teaching methods based on research quickly set Aquababies apart, leading to the establishment of the brand as a pioneer in the industry.

Swimming: A Gateway to Health and Happiness

Aquababies champions the belief that swimming is essential not just for physical health but also for mental well-being. By making swimming accessible to all, Aquababies in Geneva fosters a supportive environment where children can thrive, build social connections, and enjoy the lifelong benefits of being in the water.

Innovative Programs for Holistic Development

Aquababies stands out not only for its tailored approach to teaching but also for its commitment to innovation. The introduction of programs like PABA (Parent & Baby Aquafit) showcases Aquababies’ dedication to supporting parents – particularly those dealing with postnatal depression, by combining fitness with essential life skills for their children.

Choosing the pool

Selecting the right pools is crucial to the Aquababies ethos. Each pool must meet strict criteria for warmth, cleanliness, and atmosphere, ensuring a tranquil and focused environment conducive to learning and play. This meticulous attention to detail extends to the Aquababies curriculum, developed through rigorous research and tailored to the developmental milestones of different age groups.

Tailored Teaching for Tomorrow’s Swimmers

The Aquababies teaching methodology, with its emphasis on safety, skill development, and fun, ensures that every child receives a holistic swimming education. This commitment to quality and inclusivity makes Aquababies a preferred choice for parents in Geneva and beyond.

Global Standards, Local Impact

Today, Aquababies operates in Cyprus, Malta, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the UK, Switzerland, and Ghana. Maintaining high standards across all locations, Julie-Ann ensures that all Aquababies coaches are thoroughly trained and aligned with the program’s core values of empathy, compassion, and continuous learning.

Aquababies Geneva: Where Every Splash Counts

As Aquababies continues to navigate the waters of children’s aquatic education, its impact extends far beyond the pool. With each stroke and splash, Aquababies is not just teaching swimming; it’s nurturing the next generation of confident, joyful, and skilled swimmers.


Aquababies Switzerland
Website: aquababiessuisse.ch

Chem. William Barbey 20,
1292 Pregny-Chambésy,

In Aubonne:
Chem. de Clamogne 4,
1170 Aubonne,