About Laura Sevenus

Laura owns the world’s first Baby Spa in Kensington, London. Passionate about swimming and babies since she was a child, Laura has dedicated her life to sharing the benefits and pleasures of learning to swim with young and old. She has over 40 years experience in providing safe and beneficial water-based environments for your baby.

After swimming competitively at provincial level and touring South Africa with the American Water Follies synchronized swimming team, Laura worked with a Springbok swimming coach and then opened her first swimming school in South Africa in 1967.

In the early 70s, she pioneered the BabySwim method in South Africa and then went on to help establish a swimming teachers and coaches’ qualification in Western Province.


She ran workshops in Europe and the UK in 1997, and three years later launched the Sevenus Swimming School in the UK with her daughter Kirsten.


Laura is a member of the South African Swimming Teachers and Coaches Association, as well as the Institute of Swimming Teachers and Coaches, UK. She has travelled internationally to gain qualifications in aquarobics, hydrotherapy, and Watsu.

She is the author of ‘Practically Swimming‘ (a specialist publication on swimming with your child).