Introducing the Konfidence 2017 Baby Swimologists
The new year is a peak time for parents to start out on their baby swimming journeys, with swim schools inundated with enquiries for lessons at this time of year. Stepping out on this journey is very exciting, but it can also be a little bit daunting, with parents asking questions such as "How do I choose a swim school?", "What baby swimwear do I need to buy?" and "What will the classes be like?"
To help parents, we created the Konfidence Swimology programme in 2014, in which we team up with our favourite parenting bloggers so that you can follow the real-life experiences of mums and dads as they too embark on their own baby swimming journeys, through the good and sometimes grumpy moments!
For 2017 we are delighted to welcome five new parenting bloggers to our Swimology programme, and over the next couple of months you'll be able to read all about their swimming adventures and get a real insight into the wonderful world of baby swimming.
So, let's introduce our new 2017 Baby Swimologists, who will be starting baby swimming classes at Puddle Ducks, Mini Swimming, Turtle Tots, Splash Babies and EMSA Babies this month.
First up is Alex, a stay-at-home mum who works on her blog around her children. She is proud to also design and run her own children's clothing brand. Her beautiful blog is called Lamb & Bear, where Alex talks about her life as a mum to her two beautiful boys – Lamb, who is 3 years, and Bear, who is 7 months. Bear is already enrolled into swimming lessons with Mini Swimming, so we can't wait to see how he progresses through another term.
Next is Jaime, who is no stranger to the Swimologists programme having taken part with her son Joshua back in in 2014. Now with Jacob, her gorgeous new baby boy, Jaime is going to embark on her first swimming journey with him, and we can’t wait to read and hear all about it! Jaime's multi-award nominated family parenting and baby blog The Oliver's Madhouse is such a joy to read; she shares wonderful real-life stories about all the adventures she has with her family and children.
We are also delighted to welcome Sophia from Tattooed Tealady to our 2017 lineup, who recently became a mum to a beautiful daughter Willow. Tattooed Tealady is a hugely popular beauty blog, but since the birth of Willow Sophia has expanded its range to document her life as a first-time mum and speak honestly about all manner of parenting topics. Sophia is passionate about baby swimming, so we really look forward to hearing about her journey with Splash Babies.
Our Swimologists programme wouldn't be complete without a dad blogger, and this year we are thrilled to have David from Potty Adventures on board. David is married to his childhood sweetheart and they have two gorgeous children aged 3 and 1 years old. David is also a full-time teacher, but outside of the working week he loves to document all the adventures he shares with his family at Potty Adventures – and they are amazing! We can't wait to see how David gets on with baby swimming at Turtle Tots with his youngest daughter Amelia.
Our final Swimologist is Emily, a young mummy to two beautiful children, Indiana and Parker. She loves exploring, having adventures, and is known to indulge in a bit of shopping! She first started vlogging on her YouTube channel to document and capture all different aspects of their family life. To complement this she started her blog Emily and Indiana, where she writes amazing posts about her family life and the adventures they share. The next adventure is baby swimming for Emily's youngest son Parker, and we can't wait to see how they get on being Konfidence Swimologists.