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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.

  • Rebecca


    Baby & Pre-School and Swim Academy Teacher

    Meet Rebecca, a much-loved teacher who has great presence in the pool and technical knowledge of our programme, since teaching for Puddle Ducks for over 8 years.

    Rebecca has a passion for bringing fun and education to our classes, giving customers the "why's" when delivering an activity. Teaching both Baby Pre-School and Swim academy classes means rebecca knows where each progression leads, and prides herself on helping your little one through every stage of the Puddle Ducks programmes.

    Rebecca has won the national teacher of the term not once but twice, and qualified to teach in October 2014 after being inspired by attending classes with her daughter.

  • Kayleigh


    Senior Swim Academy Teacher

    Kayleigh began her journey as a Puddle Ducks customer with her 2 girls before taking the plunge and training for the "Best Job in the world".

    Now a Senior Teacher, and deeply passionate about helping our Team members develop their skills, She is a true asset to the team. From helping with recruitment, in house teacher assessments and also running her own classes, she is one busy focused lady.

    Kayleigh has a keen interest in swimming and has swam competitively, and started to teach Swim Academy in December 2018 and her passion for swimming and sharing her extensive knowledge is second to none. Kayleigh is also a qualified Baby Pre-School Teacher.

  • 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.

  • Caroline


    Baby & Pre-School Teacher

    Meet Caroline, who began her Puddle Ducks journey as a parent, where she fell in love with our classes.

    After Training to become a Baby Pre School swim Teacher with Puddle Ducks Caroline joined our team, fitting in perfectly. Caroline is not only an excellent Teacher, but extremely knowledgeable about all our preschool levels and their progressions.

    Caroline is a teacher who's drive, passion, commitment & grasp of the many technical aspects of our programme make her a real asset to our franchise.

    If Caroline is your teacher, you are very lucky indeed.

  • Cathy


    Baby Pre-School Teacher

    Meet Cathy a Baby Pre-School Teacher, joining us with 6 years of swim Teaching experience and qualifying to teach with puddle Ducks in March 2022.

    Cathy believes that to be able to teach children valuable skills and to have tonnes of fun at the same time is the most rewarding career you could wish for.

    With a passion for delivering our exciting program, and a wealth of technical knowledge Cathy will be a real asset to the team at Puddle Ducks.

  • Jade


    Baby Pre-School Teacher

    Meet Jade, who was introduced to Puddle Ducks 7 years ago when she began floaties with her daughter, instantly falling in love with Puddle Ducks.

    In 2018 Jade became a poolside assistant and really enjoyed interacting with the customers as well as watching the progress the children were making in the pool. In June 2019 Jade took the leap to complete her teaching Training and became a fully qualified BPS teacher for the Lincolnshire Franchise. Luckily for the Team at Derby Jade has now moved and joined our team and is a real asset.

    With her experience of the programs from being a customer, poolside and then Teacher means that Jade completely understands exactly what can be achieved in our classes, along with the social and fun aspects of our sessions. 


    I love watching the children progress and their confidence grow, and I believe it's so important to have fun during the lessons.

  • Lisa


    Baby & Pre-School and Swim Academy Teacher

    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.

  • Michele


    Baby & Pre-school Teacher

    Meet Michele,

    Michele always had a passion for swimming, which made her the perfect fit to join our team.

    Full of personality & drive, Michele likes to do her heart & soul into everything she undertakes, she has performed on stage so you can expect lots of fun in Michele’s classes.

    Michele had worked in the public, community and voluntary sector all her working life up to present day and has worked with individuals of all ages and abilities and communities to improve well-being, happiness, health and community cohesion through creative and leisure activity, If Michele is your teacher you will be in for a fantastic class.

  • 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.

    You will definitely see fantastic results for your Child with Liv.

  • Morgan


    Swim Academy Teacher

    Morgan joined the team as a poolside assistant and decided to further his role by training to become a Swim Academy Teacher in 2022.

    Morgan comes from a performing arts background, and his confidence shines when teaching, with a real connection to his swimmers he will certainly bring out the best in your child, helping them to achieve their swimming potential, working on those technical elements and nurturing their progress.

    We know you will love having Morgan 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 jus 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 is also studying a sports and exercise science degree at Sheffield Hallam uni.

  • Hannah


    Baby Pre-School Teacher

    Hannah started off her Puddle Ducks journey as a parent. When she saw how much her 3 boys loved their classes she decided she wanted in on the fun too! Hannah qualified as a Swim Academy teacher in 2022 and has loved every minute.

    Hannah said "Teaching a child to be safe in the water and how to swim beautifully all while having heaps of fun, it really is the best job in the world"

    If you have Hannah as your Teacher you will be very lucky indeed.

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