Swimming Wonders is a unique and complete water based program that starts with AquaBumps, our classes for mums-to-be and follows with our well-researched and structured Baby Swimming and Learn To Swim courses taught by our highly experienced and committed team of coaches all qualified and specialised in baby and children swimming.
Our courses are six weeks long to allow our Wonder families to plan their busy schedules ahead and to make sure the little ones have enough time to discover the wonders of swimming without having to commit to a full term.
We have weekday and weekend classes in amazing five star venues throughout Dubai.
MEET OUR FOUNDER
Gemma is our original Swimming Wonder and the heart behind Swimming Wonders.
Teaching since 2008, Gemma holds ASA Level 1 and Level 2 Swimming teacher, STA level 2 Baby And Pre- School, HABC Level 2 International, and Dubai Award in Pool Lifeguarding.
She designed the Swimming Wonders program through research and experience and continuously reviews it to make sure all the team always teaches the best techniques and exercises which are most beneficial for the little ones. She is originally from Spain and Mum to 2 amazing kids.
In her own words
“I have always had a passion for swimming and love being with babies so once I had my first child I decided to quit my successful full-time job in London and qualified as a Baby and Toddler swimming instructor. I have been teaching baby swimming since then and through dedication, passion, and a drive to teach the little ones all the basics and benefits of early swimming, Swimming Wonders was born.”
THE WONDER TEAM
Our experienced and specialized coaches are passionate about what we do and this is why we can proudly say we are Dubai’s Baby and Toddler Swim specialists. Our courses are 6 weeks long. This allows families the flexibility to plan their holidays, return to work, account for changes in their babies' routines and any unforeseen circumstances. You do not have to commit upfront to a full term.
Claudia has been teaching baby swim since 2015. She holds ASA levels 1 and 2 along with a Master in Baby Swim. She is from Italy, a mum of two gorgeous boys, and a self-proclaimed fitness addict.
In her own words “I’m 2015 I took my eldest son to his first baby swim class and since then I have never left the water. When I moved to Dubai in 2018, coaching baby swim became my full time job.
When I am in the water with our little wonders I feel so happy and proud. Helping them grow their confidence, the fun, the happiness and the safety in the water is priceless”.
She is a highly qualified Level 3 Personal trainer, CFSC Level 1 and 2, and passionate about women’s bodies and their ability to adapt.
Specialized in pre and post-natal, Claudia is running our AquaBumps and all on land classes.
Ami has spent most of her life in the water, swimming competitively as a teenager and gaining her ASA teaching qualifications early on.
Ami has a wealth of swimming knowledge and experience. She is from the UK, Mum to 2 fabulous kids and has been living and swimming in Dubai since 2015.
In her own words “My passion for baby swimming started when I took my own children for classes in the UK. I loved watching their confidence grow while socialising and having fun. I feel proud and lucky to be helping babies to be safe around the water and have a lifelong love of swimming.”
She is highly loved by all our families with her caring and gentle manners and has been part of our Swimming Wonders team since 2018
Tania joined Swimming Wonders in September 2020 after having her second child and changing careers.
Tania initially joined Gemma’s classes in 2016 as a client, when she attended her classes with her first child as a new mum. After having her second child, she decided to change careers and qualified as a Swimming Instructor, and received specialized training as a baby swimming instructor from Gemma.
A swimmer herself, she found teaching swimming is the most rewarding job ever. Not only is Tania running our group classes, but she also specializes in one on one training and works her magic to change fear of the water into confidence. With the most contagious smile, coach Tania is always there for our families and for Swimming Wonders.
Veronica joined Swimming Wonders in November 2020 and has been amazing since day one.
Her calm manner and approach mesmerizes all babies and everyone around, allowing the little Wonders to take in all learning and enjoy every class.
Veronica’s background is in swimming, having taught learn to swim back home in Italy and being a swimmer herself.
Cheryl is our office guru and the one doing the magic behind your requests!
She joined Swimming WOnders in October 2020 and has been helping you all ever since with all your requests and registrations.
Always with a smile and ready-to-help attitude, she makes sure everyone is booked in as soon as a space becomes available.
Having a background in fashion (she always looks spot on!) she took her perfectionist side to Swimming Wonders and brought the admin under control!
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