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Bowles Activity Centre, Eridge Green

We swim at this venue Monday AM, Friday PM (Swim Academy), Saturday AM & Sunday PM

Upcoming Holiday Dates at Bowles, Crowborough/Tun Wells (inclusive):

Tuesday 31st March 2020 - Friday 3rd April 2020

Sunday 5th April 2020 - Wednesday 15th April 2020

Friday 8th May 2020

All timetables are correct at time of publishing. Any changes to your class times will be communicated to you by your local office either by phone or email.

Thank you for your interest in our wonderful swimming lessons. Currently, due to COVID-19, our lessons are suspended, however, please do still place an enquiry by clicking on Join Now for the class of your choice below and a member of your local Puddle Ducks team will be in touch as soon as we know we can restart our lessons. We can’t wait to welcome you to Puddle Ducks.

Please note all new bookings require payment for 10 classes upfront

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Meet the Teachers at Bowles Activity Centre

  • Emma M

    Emma M

    Saturdays

    Emma started her Teacher training for Puddle Ducks in Hampshire but then when she decided to move to Tunbridge Wells her future with our team was settled.

    Emma started her life with us Poolside Assisting at Fosse Bank School while she completed her Teacher Training and waited for a teaching opening to arise.

    Now teaching several sessions across the Region, Emma has established herself as a key Teacher in our team.

  • Janina (Senior Teacher)

    Janina (Senior Teacher)

    Thursdays (Aquanatal) and Fridays (Swim Academy in conjunction with Laura & Rebecca)

    I have always loved to swim, I just love the feeling of being in the water.

    I started both my boys swimming when they were 12 weeks old and found it to be a beautiful experience (they are 4 and 6 now and both adore the water too).

    I started with Puddle Ducks as a Poolside Assistant and then went on to do my teacher training the first chance I could.

    It’s an amazing job on so many levels; from seeing the babies relaxing in the water for the first time with their carers, to seeing Dippers achieve fully independent swims is just so fulfilling. I also love the fact that we not only teach children swimming techniques but also how to keep themselves safe in the water – I am so lucky to be able to do a job I love that also allows me so much time with my family.

  • Laura (Senior Teacher)

    Laura (Senior Teacher)

    Fridays (Swim Academy in conjuction with Janina & Rebecca)

    I have always loved being in and around water, as a young child I loved collecting pennies from the bottom of the pool that my Dad used to throw in.

    After being spotted aged 8 by a diving coach throwing myself into the pool in a somersault at the local leisure centre I was asked to join the local diving team. This soon led to County and National teams where I won National medals and a couple of National titles.

    At the age of 16 it was time to choose between my two loves - diving and musical theatre, I chose the latter and went on to train at London Studio Centre and perform in many shows.

    After my daughter was born I knew I wanted her to have the same confidence, respect and love of the water that I have. A friend of mine recommended Puddle Ducks and I have not looked back!

    I instantly fell in love with the whole concept and I knew I had to be a part of it. I count myself so lucky to be able to do a job that I love, find so rewarding and teaches an invaluable life skill.

    I'll look forward to seeing you soon x

  • Rebecca (Lead Senior Teacher)

    Rebecca (Lead Senior Teacher)

    Mondays and Fridays (Swim Academy in conjunction with Janina & Laura)

    I have always loved the water, one of my very early memories is being in my backyard, in a huge paddling pool and going under the water for the first time, all by myself. After that my parents had trouble keeping me out of the water.

    By the age of 11 I was training at squad level and regularly competing for my local team, my school and at county championships. I discovered lifesaving when I was about 14 and started to participate in both pool and open water competitions, my spare time was filled with swimming in one guise or another. Unfortunately, this all took a dramatic halt after I developed a knee injury at the age of 16.

    I then had my daughter in 2012. After taking her swimming, seeing how much she loved it, I knew I had to become a baby and pre-school teacher.

    I feel very privileged that I have joined the Puddle Ducks team, not only do I get to do something I love, I get to share with parents the joy they have when their child learns a new swimming skill. There are not many jobs in the world which can be as rewarding.

    As a mum myself I understand the importance of teaching my little one to love and enjoy the water - but I also realise that allowing them the freedom to truly develop their skills can be daunting for mum (or dad). It certainly was for me when I submerged Lyra for the first time!

    I think this understanding enables me to help my mums and dads feel as comfortable as possible with their little ones in the water.

    I look forward to spending time with you soon!

  • Sophie

    Sophie

    Sundays

    I have always had a passion for swimming and have loved being in the water since an early age so there was no doubt in my mind when the opportunity to join Puddle Ducks as a teacher came along having had my son.

    As a customer and a mum it has been an invaluable experience and I'm so happy that my little one is learning one of life's most precious skills, whilst enjoying the fun and exciting classes we take together each week.

    I look forward to sharing this special journey with you and your little Puddle Ducks some time soon.


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