Aquatots was founded by mum of two Evy Bentzon-Jones in 1997. Evy started off initially with just 20 swimmers a week in two pools. Within a year Evy had increased this to 5 pools and 104 babies swimming with us. From here the first 3 levels were introduced and Aquatots began to grow through Evy's passion, enthusiasm and teaching ability.
By the turn of the millennium Aquatots had run their first teach training course, now with 6 teachers to meet the needs of the 500+ swimmers we were teaching each week. Aquatots also moved into the office on the Brighton Road in 2000 where we are still based today, some 19 years later.
Aquatots first breached the 1,000 swimmers a week milestone in 2001, as we also increased to 13 teachers and 8 swim levels. As the years rolled on, Aquatots never stood still and continued to develop new levels and skills to meet the growing demands of our young swimmers, recruiting more teachers all the time, and increasing the support staff from the office.
In 2008 we finally broke the 2,000 swimmers a term goal we'd set ourselves, something which we could perhaps never of dreamed of back at the very start just 11 years before. Our 25 pools were proving popular as ever in our now expanded 21 swim levels.
By 2012, we reached out next milestone of an unbelievable total of 2,500 swimmers a week. We were now swimming at upwards of 30 pools and run our 29 swim levels 7 days a week. Our teaching team had increased as well to over 40 teachers as well.
Fast forward to 2021, and at the end of the year we reached 5,000 swimmers a week! A milestone which then roled into our first term of 2022 and continues to be our benchmark. We now boast over 50 pools and teachers and our offering is ever increasing with huge demand!
Today Aquatots are still at the forefront of the baby swimming industry, leading the way, having fun learning how to swim and enjoy the water safely. The passion Evy started with in 1997 is still there shining through, and it's with immense pride Evy sees this in all the Aquatots Team each and every day.
Aquatots aim has always been to provide swimmers with the best, most progressive, structured and fun swim classes available, something we feel we achieve every single day!
"We have enjoyed being a part of Aquatots since our girls have been 3 months old, we cannot recommend or talk more highly of the whole experience than we already do. The skills they have learned have been life saving and fun, certainly when Rosa fell in our pond. Thank you, we don't know when we'll ever stop coming!!"