Water Babies are thrilled to announce that eleven inspiring children from around Ireland have been honoured at their annual Water Babies Little Heroes awards ceremony at Junction 6 in Castleknock.
Water Babies has revealed more remarkable stories of how swimming and spending time in water has helped babies and toddlers and assisted them overcome health issues, boosted their development and generally improved their lives and the lives of their family. Despite being challenged by accidents, serious illness and special needs, many of Water Babies Little Heroes have shown an incredible amount of strength and bravery considering their early years.
Water Babies Little Heroes winners for 2020 are Hannah McGinn - Dundalk (2 years 6 months), Blu-Levi Harris - Finglas (1 year 2 months), Maisie Rose McDonnell - Maynooth (13 months), Leon Merriman - Donaghmede (1 year 8 months), Andrea French – Wexford (3 years 6 months), Matthew Smith - Perrystown, Dublin 12 (4.5 years), Céilí Keogh - Naas (2years 10 months), Sean Kelly – Galway (4 years), James MacNeill – Killiney (4 years 6 months), Ciara Gannon (1 year 9 months) – Leopardstown and Aria Geary (1 year 8 months) Kilkenny.
We are delighted to see so many children benefitting from their time in our classes and being in the water. We all know that swimming is good for our physical health. It keeps our heart rate up, builds endurance and muscle strength. And it gets our little ones' limbs moving, so that they have a little workout helping to improve sleep quality and patterns. Introducing a baby to the pool can do wonders for their growth. That’s because all the skills that Water Babies teach in the water are structured to align with their key development milestones. And not just their physical ones, but their cognitive ones too.