Aqua Babies East london was formed in 2011. It is run by Nicola Shapland who experienced the Aquababies programme heself with her daughter. Nicola then decided to teach swimming and set about doing the STA training course. In 2019, Nicola's husband Andrew joined the team. Having experienced the Aquababies programme with their son, he undertook his training with the STA so that he could also teach. Courses are now taught at weekends by both Nicola and Andrew who have a passion for baby and pre school swimming.