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Upcoming Holiday Dates (inclusive): 2018

October Half Term : Pool Closed - 1 week - Monday 29th October to Sunday 4th November

Christmas Holidays : Pool Closed - 2 weeks - Friday 21st December to Friday 4th January 2019

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.






Meet our Teachers at Mercure Abbots Well Hotel

  • Catherine


    (Aquanatal instructor and Monday classes)

    I've always loved swimming, growing up it was a huge part of my life, I swam competitively for my county and for fun with my family.  

    When we had our first child it was important we got him swimming as soon as we could. We wanted him to learn water safety skills whilst having as much fun as possible. That's when I fell in love in Puddle Ducks... our teacher was fantastic, she was enthusiastic, passionate and very patient and understanding with the babies and parents. I was already having serious doubts about wanting to return to my job in finance. My outlook on life changed dramatically when I became a mum and I longed for a job that I could love doing, I haven't looked back since!  

    I've been teaching just over 6 years now. During that time I've qualified to teach our Aqua natal, Baby and Pre-school, Swim Academy and Elite programmes. I love that fact that at Puddle Ducks we offer a complete swimming journey. Puddle Ducks has also given me opportunities to progress. I've been fortunate to be appointed Senior Teacher and Technical Manager within our franchise. It's an incredibly fun and rewarding job to have and I feel privileged to be part of such an amazing journey with my customers. 

     All 3 on my children love their Puddle Ducks lessons, it's the highlight of their week! I love that they are as passionate about swimming as I am! 

  • Kelly


    (Tuesday Baby and Pre School classes Thursday Swim Academy classes)

    I am a mum of two Harry and Sophie, when my little boy was born I knew I wanted to start swimming lessons with Puddle Ducks. I loved swimming as a child so much that my parents used to struggle to get me out of the water, so I wanted him to enjoy it too. He adored his lesson each week and I loved it too. I had decided not to go back to my job as a nursery nurse it would be long days for us both.  I saw an advertisement for a swimming teacher with Puddle Ducks, and the rest is history.

    I think being a Puddle Ducks swimming teacher is a brilliant job because I’m teaching children such an important life skill. I love it when the children are having fun and learning lots of new skills in their swimming lessons and it is so rewarding to see a child progressing and gaining the confidence in the water. It's also lovely when a parent who is nervous also gains and grows in confidence in the water along with their child.

    See you in the pool very soon. x 

  • Donna


    (Wednesday and Thursday classes)

    I've always enjoyed being in the water since I was little, so when I had my first son the idea of joining swim classes with my friends was fab! 

    My second son arrived soon after and also started lessons, I loved swimming with them and both Joel & Rhys continue to swim in our Swim Academy classes today. 

    When an opportunity to work with Puddle Ducks in the water was presented I jumped at the chance!!!

    I love seeing the children progress and really taking on board everything they have learnt. 

    I like to have fun and feel this is key to developing confident, happy and engaged children in the water.  From that we can show children how to be safe in and around the water, various different skills and develop their swimming technique all with added health benefits! 

    I love my job in the water and hope to share that enthusiasm with you! 

  • Paula


    (Sunday classes)

    Paula discovered the wonderful world of Puddle Ducks when her daughter was just 8 weeks old. She joined our South Cheshire franchise firstly as a Poolside Assistant, and then trained to be a teacher. We were lucky to have her transfer to our Chester and Wirral team in 2017.

    She now swims in our classes with her three children each week (with the addition of her twin boys) as well teaching them, so there isn't a lot she hasn't experienced within Puddle Ducks.

    Paula has a wicked sense of humour, so you'll have a lot of fun in her classes. Her extensive experience as a Puddle Ducks mummy and teacher will mean your child always progresses each week

  • Hannah

    (Sunday afternoon Baby and Pre School classes and Thursday after school Swim Academy classes)