Saturday 9 August 2014

Know a little swimmer for the Water Babies Little Heroes Awards?

Water Babies have launched a competition to find the nation’s most inspiring young swimmers - the Water Babies Little Heroes Awards. There are no set categories and the only criteria is that anyone nominated must be a child who has done something amazing when it comes to water.

Perhaps your readers know a little splasher who saved their own or another child’s life after they got into trouble in the water. Or maybe their child can swim an impressive distance at a young age or are the youngest on their county squad. Or perhaps they have raised lots of money for charity in a swimathon.

Paul Thompson, co-founder of Water Babies, explains: “Our research shows that the average age children start swimming lessons is four years old and 40% of children haven’t had a lesson by the age of 12. But swimming lessons can actually can take place from birth, in fact, our youngest pupil was only two days old. Over the last few years a dozen of our pupils have saved themselves from drowning, some of whom were just two years old.”

To nominate a child in the Water Babies Little Heroes Awards, email their full name, age, story and your contact details to by Friday 22 August. Each winner will receive a Water Babies Little Heroes trophy and a bundle of toys from Mega Bloks, the UK’s number one preschool construction toy brand.

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