Our Owner's Bio

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Education & Professional Experience

In 1992, after participating in the Babyswim Australia Program led by Huguette (Cookie) Harkin, world-renowned authority on infant swimming, Vera had the opportunity to apprentice with her. Soon after the apprenticeship her family returned to the U.S.and Vera began her teaching career.

She has taught for the YMCA,Samena Swim Club and Kidswim and for the past 16 years has taught and run the Waterbabies Aquatic Program.


Kalena Babeshoff's, A Foundation for Health Family Living-- Infant Massage Instructor Francoise Freedman's, Birthlight-- Baby swimming and Baby Yoga Instructor Christine Roberts', Nurturing Pathways Certified Instructor.

She continues to grow and develop the curriculum to assist in the whole development of the Waterbabies and Waterkids in our program.


World Aquatic Baby Congress--an international conference offered every 2 years all over the world -- Presented 4 times
Swim America conferences United States Swim School Association.

She continues to train, teach and present at conferences all over the world.

She consults with other swim schools to help them develop and grow their parent tot programs. 

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