About Us

Our Purpose

To give all children the chance to learn how to swim in a fun and stimulating way. We believe swimming is a vital life skill and we want children to experience the joy of the water, safely. 

About Helen


Welcome to Mini Water Adventurers.​


I am Helen Hughes and I have been active in the swimming world since I was 11 years old. My love of swimming started when a friend of mine took me to our local swim club. From there I started training at 5:30am every day before school and in the evenings too. My parents took me all over the UK competing and I achieved my National times in Breaststroke and Butterfly. I also competed for my amazing University Team - "Go Pompey", where we were ranked in the Top 3 University swim teams.

For over 10 years I lived in Florida, USA and built up a swimming business, Helen's Fishes Club. I taught over 8,000 swimming lessons and had over 450 customers, ages ranging from 4 months to 75 years old.

When I moved back to the UK in 2016 I wanted to bring all my years of experience (25+ years), knowledge of swimming and the art of teaching together to form a swim school which embraces the joy of swimming and these amazing online resources for you. 

I hope you enjoy the programmes and courses we have designed for you, it's never too late to start learning to swim. It is a great way to maintain positive mental and physical wellbeing.

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About Kathryn


I am Kathryn Charlton and proud to be the co-owner of Mini Water Adventurers.

It has been my dream from an early age to be an entrepreneur and build my very own business - and who better to do this with than my sister.

When other children were out playing I was busy with my cousin pretending to run businesses. So you won't be surprised to learn that I have spent most of the last 20 years in the corporate world, mainly working in marketing and communications.

Last year I was able to fulfil one of my dreams and became a published international best-selling author with a group of beautiful woman who want to make a difference in the world. It's called 'Notes to my younger self'.

Whilst raising my beautiful daughter, some 14 years ago I took the opportunity to train and become a primary school teacher. This is why I am so passionate about ensuring children can have the best possible opportunities to grow and develop in supportive and loving environments. This is at the core of everything we do here at Mini Water Adventurers. I truly hope you get real value out of everything we create and share with you.