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Find out about, Baby Swimming, Toddler Swimming (pre-school aged children) and Children’s swimming lessons (for children in Primary education) In Allestree, Ashbourne, Castle Donnington, Burton on Trent, Derby, Etwall, Littleover , Waterhouses and Wirksworth.

 My passion for swimming was re-ignited when I took my baby girl Olivia to classes, this was the highlight of our week, the fun we had, the skills we learned and the pleasure of bonding with my beautiful baby girl in the water was just amazing.

 This planted a seed for further down the line when I was looking for a child friendly business venture to embark on.

I found Puddle Ducks, fell in Love and that was back September 2009. Since then my business has grown and expanded and I have the most amazing team of teachers who now have the pleasure of welcoming you to our classes.

Swimming with Puddle Ducks is fun, safe and educational, this skill could save your child’s life, so it is very important that you choose wisely where you take your baby, toddler or child to swimming classes.

What makes Puddle Ducks unique ?

Our teachers are passionate, committed and highly trained using our bespoke, intensive training programme.

Our classes are individually tailored to your baby or child, not a one size fit’s all approach, this ensures your journey with us is fun and rewarding and very focussed on your child.

We have our own building block programme from birth to independent swimmer and through to technical skills, Developed by our own in house team of experts, who have dedicated their lives to teaching swimming to ensure that Puddle Ducks remains at the forefront of Baby & Child swimming

With activities perfectly tailored to suit your child's age and confidence, our lessons are full of songs, rhymes, games and activities working towards your little one swimming independently, safely and happily, both above and under the water. That’s the Puddle Ducks’ difference.

Please get in touch if you would like to find out more - I would love to welcome you and your little one to our classes soon.

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm

Wednesday from 12 until 3pm

The office is closed on Saturday and Sunday

Spring term dates - Commences 3rd Jan and ends on Sunday 9th April

Half term week is 13th to 19th February

Local News

  • New Alfreton Pool

    New Alfreton Pool

    We're so excited to be teaching in Alfreton and in such a warm pool too!

    These new classes will run Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays and the pool is brand new so is wonderful. The pool is perfect for our little smaller swimmers.

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  • Our Winner is !

    Our Winner is !

    We are so happy for Jane who has been awarded the very special accolade of "Teacher of the Term Autumn 2016"

    Our winner has been chosen by our Independent judge and it was not an easy task with 39 nominations to choose from, Congratulations Jane !

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  • Derbyshire Teacher of the term Autumn 2016 - The nominations

    Derbyshire Teacher of the term Autumn 2016 - The nominations

    A record 39 nominations this term, thank you to all the parents who nominated Ann-Marie, Jane (Our winner), Julie, Kerry, Lou and Tina ! They are all thrilled !

    Please take a look at all of our teachers nominations for this term (Autumn 2016) they are truly fabulous and our teachers are the #Puddleducksdifference

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Our Partners

Holly has loved being at Puddle Ducks, and we have enjoyed her time also - we both thank you for the time and effort put in to teaching Holly both swimming techniques and most importantly confidence in the water.