We have the pleasure to invite you to our 4th International ABA-Conference in Innsbruck April 5-7, 2019.

The conference hotel ****Grauer Bär is located near the old part of the town and the famous „Goldenes Dachl“ a golden roof. Discover the sights and attractions of the capital city of Tyrol and enjoy a unique mix of alpine urban experiences – in a place where the mountains meet the valley and the city is one with nature.

During this weekend we will provide room to different views, speeches of new faces, new trends and alternative themes.

So many of us give lessons for years and others have just started. Both groups should find benefits in the discussions and lectures off the beaten paths for example in handling with very young babies or babies with special needs.

Our supporting programme – Friday evening at the Nordkette in a typical Austrian ski lodge and Saturday evening Gala dinner in the Villa Blanka - presents opportunities for communication, getting to know one another better, talking to friends.

Exhibitors have the possibility to offer their merchandise for sale at the conference.

The detailed programme including the planned lectures will soon be provided on our website

We are looking forward to meeting you at the conference in Graz!



We will start the conference on April 5, 2019 at 4pm. You can registrate from 2pm.

In the evening we will go up the hill by a cableway and welcome you in a traditional ski lodge. You can enjoy an amazing sight over Innsbruck!

Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday we have several interesting lectures with speakers from all over the world. Each lecture takes about 45 minutes plus 15 minutes for questions. Furthermore we will offer a panel with the speakers to special questions.

After the presentations on Saturday we offer a guided sightseeing tour around the old town of Innsbruck from 5 to 6 pm.

We are looking forward to a fruitful exchange of experiences at the gala dinner on Saturday evening. On Sunday the conference will end at 1 pm. As usually most of the participants like to leave conferences as early as possible on the last day, a warm snack and sandwiches will be offered at the extended break in the morning instead of lunch.

Saturday´s Lunch will take place in the conference hotel restaurant, the gala dinner in the location Villa Blanka where we will go by bus. After dinner you have the option to end the day in the hotel bar with a wonderful ambience beside an open fire.

Innsbruck can easily be reached by plane or by plane and rented car from Munich. For the booking of accommodations please note the link below.

If you would like to visit one of our swimming schools the days before or after the conference please feel free to ask!




For your registration for the ABA-Conference from April 5-7, 2019 in Innsbruck please send an email to

On receipt of your registration you will be sent a booking confirmation. Due to the limited amount of possible participants, please consider that the registration will be on a first come first served basis in the order that deposits are paid.

The cancellation for the participation will be charged with EUR 20,- until 1st March 2018. After this date the full amount of the fee will be retained except the participant designates a replacement participant.



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Early bird Conference fee before 1st November 2018                            470€
Conference fee after 31st October until 31st December 2018                 520€
Conference fee from 1st January 2019                                                     560€

(The package includes: seminar drinks, coffee breaks, Friday evening come-together-party, business lunch and gala dinner on Saturday, warm snack on Sunday, bus tickets, cableway, bus ticket to airport on Sunday, sightseeing tour)



Universitätsstraße 5-7, 6020 Innsbruck

Tel.: +43 (0) 512 5924



For the booking of accommodations please follow the link below:



Austrian Babyswim Association
IBAN AT29 2011 1288 2828 4600

ABA Conference 2019


Anne Asterhäll (Sweden) - Teaching with turbulence - making waves and ripples ...
Magdalena DÄ…browska (Poland) - 20 years ago and now
Minna Nevalainen (Finland) - Individuals in pool
Sonia Krief Rochel (France) - The Thalasso Baby Bath
Gianni de Stefani (Switzerland) - WATSU Baby
Judy Watts (Australia) - An Aquatic Journey spanning 41 years
Marion Falzeder (Austria) - The importance of rhythm in baby swim classes