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We run swimming lessons for babies, pre-schoolers and children in Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire

  • Baby and infant swimming classes from birth
  • Swimming lessons for toddlers / pre-school children up to 4 years old
  • Swim Academy lessons for school-aged children from 4 to 10 years

Sarah Austin

Owner, Puddle Ducks Bristol & Bath

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Our Pools & Classes

We swim at several hand-picked pools around Bristol, Bath, Keynsham, Wiltshire, Yatton, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and more!

Our Pools & Classes

Courtesy Classes

If you can't make one of your lessons, let us know and we'll give you a Courtesy Class!

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Recommend a Friend!

You'll receive £10 credit for every friend you recommend and they'll get £10 credit too!

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Special Offers

Discover all our current discounts available to our Bristol & Bath customers.

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Baby & Pre-school Swimming Lessons - 0-4 years

Our Baby & Pre-school programme is a wonderful bonding experience. Progressive lesson plans instil water-confidence and a love of swimming whilst our expert teachers tailor activities to your child’s abilities and 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 are the only national baby swim school that is 100% child-led. Our lessons are so well-received that the children we teach can often swim over 10m before they start school.

Swim Academy - ages 4-10 years

Swim Academy teaches primary-school children up to the age of 10 to swim beautifully and efficiently, as well developing essential water safety and lifesaving skills. Our close-knit class sizes mean all children get the right level of support to suit their age. Small enough to nurture; large enough to let go. Children learn through experience, fun and some repetition. Practice makes perfect. We keep our classes fun, lively, varied and exciting to help your child stay engaged and challenged in the water.

Job Vacancies

Do you fancy a change in career? Do you enjoy working with children? Are you looking for a part-time, flexible hours role?

Job Vacancies in Bristol & Bath region

Star Teacher Award

All our teachers are stars, but does yours shine extra bright? Our Star Teacher Award will be open for nominations later in the year.


Not sure which class you need?

Read about each class level and watch our videos to see us in action!