Our Owner's Bio

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Education & Professional Experience

Vera began Waterbabies in 1996 after training with world renowned baby-swim expert Cookie Harken and teaching at various facilities in both Australia and the U.S. Her own experience swimming with her youngest child Rose is what inspired her to share the beauty of parent-child bonding in the water. Her interest in child development, coupled with a desire to ensure all children are safe in and have a love of water continued to propel her personal learning until she decided it was time to open her own swim school. The rest is history! Vera lives in Seattle with her long-time partner Harvey and they enjoy hosting their children and grandchildren on a regular basis.

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