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With many restrictions being lifted across England on 19th July and following on later in the summer for Wales and Scotland, we have put together some 'FAQs' and 'What we are doing to keep you safe' so that you can be assured that our standards are as high as ever and that our lessons will be the Puddle Ducks lessons that our little ones know and love. Please do not hesitate to contact your local team if you have any questions.

  • Always giving your child the choice

    Getting babies and children to be comfortable and confident under the surface of the water is a key part of their swimming journey. All our teaching methods are consistent with research developments in infant physiology and infant psychology and with technical advances in swimming. We work closely with Birthlight and the STA on the best and safest way to submerge children so that they feel empowered and never forced. The answer is simple, the child decides. Read more in Ali’s blog about how a child can make that choice even before they can verbally communicate with you and their teacher.

    Always giving your child the choice
  • Bonding

    During our Baby & Pre-school programme, you will have time to really focus on your baby or young child one-to-one. Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers and Guardians, it’s a great way to bond with your child and an enjoyable way for you both to relax together. It builds trust and promotes social development with our little swimmers often making friends for life at their lessons.

  • Progressive Lessons

    We have spent many years developing progressive lesson plans that help develop children into swimmers from an early age. Our approach to swimming ensures that your child’s needs are expertly fulfilled and will nurture their confidence in the water.

    During Puddle Ducks Baby & Pre-school lessons, our teachers adapt the activities to suit each child's individual needs. Taught in lovely warm pools with a maximum of ten children, our classes incorporate rhyme, music and movement based on extensive child development research. We’ve even had professional musicians help to write our unique class songs.

    Progressive Lessons
  • Water Safety

    Our classes offer children the chance to learn the importance of water safety, including personal survival. These are invaluable skills to develop at such a young age and will instil a confidence and respect for the water that will last a lifetime.

    Our lessons are so well received that the children we teach can often swim over 10 metres before they start school. That’s the Puddle Ducks difference!

    Water Safety

What Our Customers Think

Puddle Ducks has been an amazing experience for our family...

"I could go on forever, but to sum it up - I think Puddle Ducks is great as its a programme that teaches life saving water skills, and creates a great baseline for future strong swimmers. I love the way they do this by engaging kids and parents in exciting activities with the right balance of challenge and familiarity to progress skills and confidence, while all the time remembering to have fun for everyone!" Hannah, mum to Max, aged 3

Welcome to the Puddle Ducks Shop

From swim nappies to swimming hats, swim goggles to swimming costumes, you’ll find all you need for your child’s swim lessons here!