ABOUT US

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 weekdays and weekends classes in several locations throughout Dubai including JBR, The Palm, Habtoor City, Al Jaddaf and Dubai Sports City.

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.”

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 specialised 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 flexibility to plan their holidays, return to work, account for changes in your babies routines and any unforeseen circumstances. You do not have to commit upfront to a full term.

COACH KATHRYN
COACH KATHRYN
A South African national, Kathryn has always been a water baby. In 2013, after qualifying as a swimming instructor, she started at a swimming school back home and she instantly felt in love with teaching, watching little ones come to class, nervous, unsure and a little frightened and leaving the class with smiles from ear to ear.
In her own words “I’m not afraid to take on any challenge, young, old and any level I’m here to make swimming an enjoyable experience and push you towards your goals
Just remember, EVERY child is different, every child reacts differently and every child has to develop trust before they can enjoy the water”
COACH CLAUDIA
COACH CLAUDIA
Claudia has been teaching Baby Swim since 2015. She holds ASA Level 1 and Level 2 along with a Masters in Baby Swim. She is from Italy, Mum to two gorgeous boys and a self-proclaimed fitness addict.
In her own words “In 2015 I took my eldest son to his first baby swim class and since then I have never left the water. I was working full time in marketing and communication but took on coaching at the same time, but 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!”
Claudia is currently working on furthering her career in health and fitness and gaining her Level 3 personal training certificate so she can follow her dream of working with pre-natal and post-natal mothers.
COACH AMI
COACH AMI
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.”
COACH FRANCESCA
COACH FRANCESCA
Francesca, our Aqua Bumps coach is an ex-competitive synchronize swimmer, a swimming teacher and a Fully certified pilates instructor specialized in pre and post natal fitness. She has a University Degree in sport science and a Masters Degree in Sport Management. Francesca has combined her many years of experience, her qualifications and her experiences as a mum of 3 to develop our Aqua Bumps program. It is a specific pre – natal water program designed to help women remain fit and healthy during their pregnancy and to help with labour and delivery.

In her own words “I’m passionate about the women’s body and its ability to adapt. Pregnancy, prenatal and postpartum workouts (both in and out of the water) should be very specific and tailored to this very special time in our lives. I find it rewarding to help educating future mothers on the correct ways to work toward their goals while helping them get fit, healthy and strong!”

Turn your

passion

into your

profession

-THE WONDER TEAM
COACH LEE-ANN
COACH LEE-ANN
Lee-Ann has always been known as the Swimming Queen back in her original home in South Africa. She spent most part of her professional life as a Nursery Teacher and running swimming lessons after classes. In 2013 she set up her own swimming school making this her full time job until she relocated to the UAE and sold her company.

In her own words “I love working with children very much so, and I enjoy seeing them progressing class after class, overcoming their own fears and becoming really good swimmers from the early ages ”

TESTIMONIALS

My L.O. has his weekly swimming classes on Friday. It’s also a moment of q-time with his dad. We are so happy we discovered Swimming wonders as our son improved enormously during 2 courses. It’s a small group of children so the coaches can really oversee what the children need and where they need more practice. They are always in a good mood and very encouraging towards the children and parents. Thank you swimming wonders!

Kristel Bourgeois

Our favorite day of the week is the day we attend swimming classes with Swimming Wonders! The instructors are the best I have seen in Dubai. Everything is run very professionally by a great team who are excellent at teaching little ones to swim and know how to make the classes enjoyable at all times! A big thank you to Gemma and Ria for making the swimming classes so much fun for both me and my little one.

Mandana Namdar

We have loved the past two terms with Swimming Wonders UAE, my 23 month old daughter, who a few months ago wasn’t really interested in swimming, now jumps in, swims underwater happily and doesn’t mind water splashing in her face. We love Claudia she’s a fantastic teacher, can’t recommend these classes highly enough!

Marion Cordiner

OUR PREMIUM BENEFITS

  • Certified Trainers

  • Kids Swimming Experts

  • Customized packages

  • High safety standards

  • Specialised arrangements

  • Child friendly environment

  • Family fun time

  • Bonding with kids

  • Personal attention