Axminster Water Babies make a splash for cash

Water Babes at Axminster's Flamingo Pool Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Water Babes at Axminster's Flamingo Pool Picture: CHRIS CARSON - Credit: Archant

Swimming tots dress as pirates to raise money for Tommy’s, the baby charity

Water Babies at Axminster were busy making a splash for Tommy’s, the baby charity, last week.

Led by swimming coach Zoe King, they were amongst some 900 local infants bidding to raise some £15,000 for the fund by attending lessons in pirate fancy dress.

Rowan Bradfor and Lee Perkins have been running Water Babies classes across Devon and Somerset since 2011.

Rowan said: “We are really pleased to be supporting a charity that is so close to our hearts. We have many parents that swim with us who have been given tremendous support by Tommy’s during their pregnancies.”

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Water Babies classes, designed to make the most of babies’ natural affinity with water, teach confidence and safety, and uses expert techniques that have been enjoyed by children from just two days old.

Water Babies classes are available in Axminster and Bridport. For details, call 01392 367860, or visit

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