An underwater adventure

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Sebastian has attended baby swimming lessons with Turtle Tots since he was 4 months old and is definitely a water baby.  Nothing seems to phase him, he is happy both underneath and on top of the water and will quite happily float on his back supported by a hand just supporting his head.

When #Teamhonkrelay came to Bournemouth Sebastian took Mr B (the baton) for a few laps of the pool to help raise money for Sports Relief.  When we found out that the planned underwater photoshoot was for the day of Sports Relief itself we just had to try and raise some more money for such a worthy cause.

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To the babies it was just another fun swimming lesson with Caroline.  We warmed up with the usual songs, bouncing them around the pool whilst they kicked and splashed.  The only difference being that Stuart from Aqua-Image was there too.  He was chatty and friendly and all the babies seemed to take to him well, despite having a camera aimed at them from time to time.

Seeing a baby swim underwater is magical – there is something so peaceful about it.  Sebastian’s first swim went brilliantly so we set him the challenge of swimming through a hoop for his Sports Relief challenge.

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He was amazing!

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We had some more fun songs, a relaxing swim around the pool and a chat with Isaac and Eliza before it was time for the final shot.

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This time I was going to be in it and I have to say that sinking just isn’t my thing.  I need to practice for next time!

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Sebastian coped really well throughout the whole session and I cannot fault Caroline or Stuart as they made us all feel welcome and relaxed.

turtle tots underwater shoot 23rd march 2014


We decided he was good for one more picture, this time with Caroline our Turtle Tots instructor.  How amazing does she look underwater!!

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To get the opportunity to do the underwater photoshoot, you and baby need to complete at least one term of swimming with Turtle Tots and to see if there is a class near you click here.

If you like our Sports Relief challenges and would like to donate, please click here


24 thoughts on “An underwater adventure

  1. Notmyyearoff says:

    Oh wow that’s amazing. He looks so relaxed and like its second nature. Well done to you both!! That’s a brilliant achievement!

  2. Jaime Oliver says:

    OMG thats utterly fantastic!! i love it! i would of loved something like this with Joshua but we cant even get lessons here 🙁

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

  3. Keri-Anne says:

    I have seen some of those aqua images before and i think they are amazing. Love the ones of all of you 🙂 x

  4. lisa prince says:

    aw that looks fantastic, i went swimming with my lil ones alot when they wee small but now there are more of them and all pretty young we can not take them to local baths with only two of us supervising , only another year till we are able to enjoy it again

  5. wow those pics are amazing! We did water babies babies with Wilf but the photos were so expensive! these look fab! x

  6. lori says:

    I’m so impressed! We tried F with water babies but he hated being under the water and it ended up being no fun for anyone. Go team honk! x

  7. Michelle says:

    What great photographs! Looks like he’s loving it!

  8. Kizzy says:

    Wow what great photos I love seeing these underwater photos.

  9. Wow what beautiful photos! We did waterbabies and I really wished we could’ve treated ourselves to the under water photos. They are so lovely x

  10. jenny says:

    Wow, what amazing photos, I would have loved to try this with my two.

  11. Totally amazing! Beautiful pictures. I did try with my son but he gets really bad sensory overload and screamed so bad! Would love to try again though as it does look such a great experience. Well done on raising the money too.

  12. Those underwater pictures are incredible, particularly that one of your baby swimming through the hoop. And I’m really impressed that you’ve all got your eyes open through every picture.

  13. I so want to do some of the underwater pics with my kids. x

  14. That’s amazing – I wish I’d done something like this with my two x x

  15. Ninja cat says:

    Oooh he’s so cute wish I could swim

  16. Mammasaurus says:

    Awesome! Seeing you both underwater like that is really cool! x

  17. Bek says:

    It’s great to see that he is enjoying swimming so much! It looks like a fun class 🙂 We love swimming but never seem to go as often as we’d like nowadays.

  18. Charly Dove says:

    Oh wow Kara I was just about to read this post! How utterly amazing, Sebastian is just doing brilliantly isn’t he. He’s like a little water baby and so are you with your eyes open under the water. Get you! I just love the underwater shots – they’re awesome. Brilliant post, thank you so much for sharing #whatsthestory

  19. What amazing photos and what a clever water baby xx

  20. That looks amazing! Fab photo’s. I need to start swimming with Baby x

  21. What amazing pictures, I really want to start taking the twins but need help as I can’t take the two of them on my own x

  22. Kirsty says:

    It is lovely to read all the memories of Team Honk. I love that people old and very young all were able to get involved and raise so much money.

  23. That looks amazing! We took our eldest swimming from when he was three months old, the youngest is 6 months now though and she still hasn’t been. Oops!!

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