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Our Team

Our Teachers

  • Jane


    Head of Teaching & Operations Manager

    Meet Jane, our Head of Teaching. Jane has two roles within Puddle Ducks Derbyshire and Northwest Leicestershire.

    Her Head of Teaching role is all about ensuring our team teach to the very highest of standards you have come to know and love at Puddle Ducks, along with delivering training sessions, mentoring new trainees, and ensuring our teachers paperwork and health and safety requisites are all up to scratch.

    On top of this she teaches Baby and Pre-School, Swim Academy and Elite, bringing her vast knowledge to all aspects of the business. It is fair to say that this lady is loved by all, bringing her dedication and passion to the role, Jane is totally committed in every way.

  • Louise


    Baby & Pre-school Senior Teacher

    Louise was also a Puddle Ducks customer who joined us with her baby and fell in love with our style of teaching.

    Louise began as a Poolside Assistant, then went onto qualify to teach Baby and preschool in the Autumn of 2014.

    Louise has become an excellent teacher whose ability to interpret and understand both her children and parent's needs is second to none, she loves teaching and this shows in a big way, which is why she recently took on the role of Senior Teacher.

    You are truly blessed if Louise is your teacher, you could not wish to meet a better instructor for your Puddle Ducks Journey.

  • Cathy


    Baby Pre-School Teacher

    Meet Cathy, a Baby Pre-School teacher, who joined us with 6 years of swimming teaching experience and completed her Puddle Ducks qualification in March 2022.

    Cathy believes that to be able to teach children valuable life skills and to have tonnes of fun at the same time is the most rewarding job anyone can have. 

  • Lisa


    Baby & Pre-School Teacher and Customer Care Manager

    Meet Lisa,

    Teacher Lisa has always enjoyed Swimming, and she fell in love with Baby and Pre-School Swim classes after attending as a customer.  

    Qualifying in December 2019 - Lisa has gone on to build busy classes with happy customers.

    You will find her outgoing personality and smile infectious along with attention to detail and a wonderful work ethic, she truly is born to teach. 

    We know you will love your lessons with Lisa, she is fantastic.

  • Liv


    Swim Academy Teacher

    Liv joined the team as a poolside assistant and decided to further her role by training to become a Swim Academy Teacher in 2021.

    Liv loves the water and this really reflects in her Teaching. Liv is passionate about the progress the swimmers make each week and loves seeing them improve and achieve their distance awards.

    Liv has been swimming since she was a couple of weeks old and hasn't stopped since,  competing in synchronised swimming since the age of 9.


  • Aoife


    Swim Academy Teacher

    Aoife recently joined the team as a Swim Academy Teacher alongside studying for her degree at University.

    Aoife brings her super knowledge to help teach our Saturday Swimmers at our Choices Health Club pool.

    We know you will love having Aoife in your classes.

  • Alice


    Swim Academy Teacher

    Meet Alice,

    Alice Decided to join our Swim Academy Teaching Team so that she could share her passion for swimming, she really enjoys watching her swimmers progress and build their confidence week by week, especially when it comes to jumping in. 

    Alice bring a wealth of technical knowledge as she started competing at just 8 years old and has represented her region and country to win multiple British national medals, becoming a British champion in 2017. Alice was also part of the England swimming programmes for 4 years. 

    Alongside working at Puddle Ducks, Alice has recently completed her degree in Sports and Exercise Science and also coaches at a Swimming club.

  • Emily


    Swim Academy Teacher

    Meet Emily 

    Emily joined our team as a Poolside Assistant before taking the plunge and training to become a Swim Academy Teacher in 2023. 

    You will find her friendly face at Choices Health Club on a Thursday and Sunday. 

  • Bex


    Swim Academy Teacher

    Bex has joined our team after working at Puddle Ducks Lancashire. 

    She loves sports and is always on the go, enjoying swimming, surfing and rugby. Bex is great at bringing her endless energy to her Swim Academy classes. 

    You can find Bex teaching at our Choices Health Club and Raddison Blu pools. 

  • Beckie


    Baby Pre-School and Swim Academy Teacher

    Beckie joined our team with lots of swimming teaching experience and qualified to teach with Puddle Ducks soon after. She then continued her training and now teaches both our Baby Pre-School and Swim Academy programmes. 

    Beckie is great at nurturing our swimmers through all of our programme levels. 

    You can find her at our Hinckley and Burbage pools. 

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