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Upcoming Holiday Dates (inclusive): 2018

October Half Term - Monday 22nd October to Sunday 28th October

Christmas Holidays - Friday 21st December to Friday 4th January

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 the Teachers at Stanley School

  • Nicky


    (Thursdays in the Hydro Pool)

    I was hooked from the first time I took my niece Poppy to her Puddle Duck lesson. Seeing her having so much fun in the water was fantastic, and watching her gain in confidence and skill brought home the importance of being able to swim at an early age.

    Loving the lessons so much I gradually gave up my role as a secondary school teacher and grabbed at the opportunity to train as a Puddle Ducks Teacher. I have always loved swimming myself and being able to pass on this enthusiasm to our customers gives me great pleasure.

    I hope my lessons will be informative, lively and above all - Fun. I always have a huge smile on my face, and love getting to know each and everyone of my customers, both children and parents. It makes me so proud to see the children I teach progress and become amazing confident swimmers, as well as supporting the more hesitant children overcome any fears they may have.

    I look forward to meeting you in the pool.

  • Catherine


    (Saturdays in the Main Pool)

    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! 

  • Hannah


    (Mondays & Saturdays in the Hydro Pool + 8am Saturday Dippers and Saturday Swim Academy Classes)

    Hannah is our newest Swimming Teacher - previous Head Coach at Oswestry Swimming Club and ex competitive swimmer herself - Hannah has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the water, both personally and professionally. 

    Hannah's teaching style is warm, supportive and she is able to develop trust from children quickly with her wonderful smile.

    Once upon a time Hannah did a none stop 6 hour water treading event for charity! 

    Welcome to our very own mermaid and all round lovely lady!