Day 2 – Friday 23 September
Water Parenting as foundation for swimming and life

07.15 – 08.00

Pre-breakfast Pool session

Wake up with Yoga and Aqua Yoga stretches

08.50 – 09.00


Opening meditation

09.00 – 09.45

Light and love

09.45- 10.30

New insights on Infant Development

10.30 – 11.00

Aqua Movement’ focusing on the importance of acceptance and inclusion of additional needs babies and parents into everyday baby swimming programs. (Illustrated with the case history of Abbey and Sidney born with Rett Syndrome)

11.00 – 11.30

Refreshment Break

11.30 – 12.15

Aquasomatic education: research, practice, inspiration in today’s Mexico

12.15 – 13.00

Gentle Baby Swimming: core values of “Everyone is Family”, “Do Small Things with Great Love”, and “Whatever it Takes”: best outcomes, best policy

13.00 – 14.30



14.30 – 15.45

Parallel Workshops



I. ‘Journey of insights into aquatic and family mediation’ and ‘The Acquarella programme: Inclusive learning with families’ (tbc)


II. The Embodied Practitioner – Key skills in moving, sensing and tuning in. An experiential somatic movement workshop


III. Unlocking infants’ innate potential. Water as the best medium to allow the expression and integration of early reflexes


Pool Workshop



IV. ‘Rhythms and flows: a celebration of Birthlight swimming with toddlers’

15.45 – 16.15

Refreshment Break

16.15 – 17.15

Sally Lomas, Shawn Tomlinson, Alison Duff, Amanda Gawthrope, Judy Kou

Birthlight Collective: The Primal Continuum in water, from conception to early years independent swimming

17.15 – 17.30

Conference close

For those who stay, punting trip on the Cam river followed by dinner at the University Centre and drinks at the Mill Pub.