About Dolphin Babies

Founded by Becky, Dolphin Babies was created to be a special environment for pregnancy, baby and toddler classes. We focus on Baby Swimming and getting children used to the water and fitness activities, from the start of their lives. Our swim classes in Oldham, Ashton-under-Lyne and Castleton are a fantastic opportunity not just to stay fit but to make friends and meet people who are at the same stage as you, whether that’s in one of our prenatal yoga classes or with your new infant.

If there is one thing that we have learned from our work with parents and their little bundles of joy, it is that every parent and baby is unique, and so is their journey – that’s why we’ve tailored our swim classes with a special combination of activities that help bring out your baby’s capacity to learn, play and bond.

Unlike many of our competitors, we understand the journey of a new mum from pregnancy. You can start swimming with us during your pregnancy to help you stay fit, meet other mums to be and relax; then when your new little dolphin has arrived you can splash, play and bond together as soon as you are both able (normally from around 2months). We hope friendships made in our classes last many years; not just for our mums-to-be, but for their children as they learn to socialise, play and make connections.

Becky Minihan Swimming Instructor in Oldham with Baby Swimming

Hi, Meet Becky!

Becky has been working with parents, babies and families for over 10 years and she loves her work. Her background is in swimming and she is the owner of Dolphin Academy Swim School. She uses this swimming experience to build our special swimming classes at Dolphin Babies and knows how starting swimming early can benefit a child for their entire life.


  • ASA Level 1 Swimming Teacher
  • STA Level 2 Swimming Teacher
  • Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding, Intervention, Supervision and Rescue
  • Birthlight Aquatic Baby Nurture
  • Diploma in Birthlight Aquanatal Yoga
  • Aqua Sensory Baby
  • Aqua Sensory Toddler
  • Baby Massage Therapist
  • Pregnancy Yoga Diploma
  • KG Hypnobirthing Diploma
  • STA Baby and Preschool Submersion
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