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Baby and children's swimming classes in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, Wiltshire & South Gloucestershire

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  • Monday 3rd September - Sunday 16th December 
  • No swimming during half term; Monday 29th October-Sunday 4th November inclusive. 


Puddle Ducks Bristol & Bath offers:

  • Baby, toddler and pre-school swimming classes 
  • Swim Academy classes for school-age children
  • Aquanatal classes for mums-to-be

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.

Telephone: 0117 9717165 Office open Monday to Friday 9.30am-4pm


Or, click 'Find a class!' above and use your postcode or location to see where you can swim locally.

Sarah Austin runs Puddle Ducks in Bristol, Bath, North Somerset, Wiltshire & South Gloucestershire. 

"It’s so important for children to be safe and happy in water.  I know from personal experience that swimming with your baby gives you a special bond, a feeling of trust, a “go to” activity when it’s raining or cold outside, or hot and sunny for that matter!  It’s a thrill to watch your child learning new skills and growing stronger and more confident in water.  You will never forget the joy on their face (and yours!) when your child first jumps into the pool on their own, dives down and collects a ring from the bottom, or swims their very first width."  Sarah Austin



Puddle Ducks Baby & Pre-School

Our Baby & Pre-school programme is a wonderful bonding experience. Progressive lesson plans instil a water confidence and a love of swimming whilst our nurturing 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. Our lessons are so well received that the children we teach can often swim over 10 metres before they start school.

Find out more about our Baby & Pre-school classes

Puddle Ducks Swim Academy

We also run classes for older children in our Swim Academy classes, so we will be with you throughout your whole journey from baby to independent swimmer and who knows, maybe a future Olympic champion.

Whether your child is coming from a pre-school class, or has never been in the water before, you can be sure that they will get the attention that they need as our activities are individually tailored to suit each child.

Find out more about our Swim Academy.

Puddle Ducks Aquanatal

Our Aquanatal programme is fantastic for mummies-to-be, offering the perfect combination of gentle exercise, muscle strengthening and relaxation.

Find out more about our Aquanatal classes.

We look forward to welcoming you into the Puddle Ducks family very soon!

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Tracey's feedback - mum to Holly (aged six)

Puddle Ducks is a brilliant swimming school, which I would definitely recommend to anyone. My daughter had previously attended a swimming class which had unfortunately pushed her to too far too soon and caused her to have a fear of not being able to swim in a pool where she could not touch the floor. Puddle Ducks have been able to encourage my daughter and give her her confidence back and she is advancing well through all their classes. At the age of six she has has already completed her 25 metres and cannot wait to progress further. Puddle Ducks also teach the children safety and life saving which are important life skills. The teachers and staff are so friendly and efficient, it is a perfect place to learn to swim.

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