Aquatots 20th Anniversary



Sunday 29th April officially marks the 20th anniversary of Aquatots Swimming.  Managing Director Fiona Munt-Whittle has seen her business expand year on year from humble beginnings to over 1,000 children swimming each week at 19 locations throughout Gloucestershire and its neighbouring counties.

Aquatots Swimming was launched by Fiona after she single-handedly taught her son to swim at just nine months old despite him having special needs. She faced all the challenges of being a Female Entrepreneur within Gloucestershire in the late 90’s with juggling a home, four children and a business. Her unique techniques and teaching skills were soon recognised and she was in high demand, frequently speaking on radio and giving interviews to local newspapers about the amazing results Aquatots was achieving by teaching swimming skills to children at such a young age!

Aquatots Swimming’s life-saving skills has been proven year on year to save lives as parents often inform us of incidents that have happened to make them grateful that they signed up for the Aquatots programme, without which their child may not be alive today!

With one in three primary school leavers being unable to swim one length of a pool, parents are choosing to get a head start ensuring that their child can, not only swim by school age , but are also water confident and really enjoy their time in the pool.  Even before a baby can walk, crawl or roll over Aquatots Swimming can start them on their swimming journey from the tender age of just 8 weeks old.  By participating in early years swimming, a baby dramatically increases their chances of achieving a wide range of skills earlier than their non-swimming peers whilst developing in areas up to 20 months ahead of expected milestones.

Fiona prides herself on running an independent business, not only does she personally train all her teachers, she also designed and perfected a progressive and structured yet gentle and encouraging programme, which she continues to teach alongside the other thirteen Aquatots teachers to ensure a solid connection between her design and delivery.  Fiona credits Aquatots’ excellent retention levels of parents and babies to her enthusiastic and passionate team.  Dedicated personal service and commitment is proven through the teams’ longevity with some members being employed for over 10 years!

With the recent emergence of extreme ‘Sink or Swim’ water survival programmes which have a negative effect on an infant’s neuro-development, as well as the myths surrounding dry and secondary drowning, Fiona and her team continue to dispel fears and encourage early years swimming through providing advice and giving informative talks at local events and children’s services.

To mark this Momentous Anniversary, Aquatots Swimming have a year’s worth of celebrations planned from online giveaways to a family event in the Summer.

Friends can keep updated on our social media - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or follow the hashtag #20yearsofaquatots


 

GIVEAWAY WINNERS

All the escapee fish have been reeled in and are safely back at HQ 

Thank you to all 551 entrants for our 20th Anniversary Giveaway, with all your support spreading the word it has definitely been the BIGGEST Giveaway we have ever hosted!  

Unfortunately, there can only be One Winner for each number so if you find yourself on the list below please email info@aquatots.co.uk to claim your prize and to advise us of your preferred delivery address, if your prize appears as a link then please click on it to go to our web store, make your choice(s) and let us know when you get in touch.

Fish

Number

Name

Method of Entry

Prize

1

Amanda Grant

Facebook

Splashabout Wetsuit 

2

Jyoti Budhia

Facebook

Nemo & Friends Toy

3

Allwyn Lobo

Email

Swim Hat 

4

May Weller

Facebook

£20 Voucher

5

Hannah Deer

Facebook

Change Mat 

6

Alice Neale

Facebook

Neo Nappy 

7

Morna Baker

Facebook

Goggles

8

Sarah Hoy

Email

Sinking Ring

9

Mike Sheldrick

Facebook

Zoggs Little Squirter

10

Craig Fleetwood

Facebook

Photoshoot and Digital Image for Nov. 2018

11

Kim Doherty

Email

Sinking Seal Toy

12

Amy Underdown

Facebook

Blinkie Toy

13

 rgray89

Instagram

Essential Bundle 

14

Andy Rhymer

Email

Dive Stick

15

Sarah Wilson

Facebook

Fish Toy

16

 cherry_lois

Instagram

£10 Voucher

17

Leah Meadows-Thompson

Facebook

Free Course for 2018 Autumn Term

18

Rebecca Bury

Email

Reusable Under Nappy

19

Debbie Blackman

Facebook

Float

20

Caroline Mansfield

Email

Ball

 Congratulations to all the Winners.  

Watch This Space As We Still Have Lots Of Celebrations Planned! 

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