I launched Puddle Ducks baby and pre school swimming classes in Doncaster and South Humberside in 2014 and since then I have had the pleasure of teaching hundreds of babies and children.
I really do believe that there is no greater skill you can teach your child. I began taking my son Chester to swimming classes when he was five months old and I saw the benefits to both myself and him. His confidence grew and I adored being in the water with him, watching his skills develop.
I introduced my second son Seb, to Puddle Ducks when he was approximately a year old and he loved it, he blossomed and I could already see the benefits after just a few lessons.
As well as teaching valuable water safety skills, our classes are fun too and I love seeing your little ones progress.
I joined Puddle Ducks as a customer when my little boy was 5 months old (he is 2 and a half years now) and loved the classes and the whole ethos of Puddle Ducks, especially how they teach babies/children such an important life skill. When an opportunity came up to work for Puddle Ducks I immediately jumped at the chance to join the team.
My role as the Office Manager is mainly focused on customer service, dealing with new enquiries, bookings, queries and above all ensuring our customers are getting the best experience from swimming with Puddle Ducks!
When not working I enjoy spending time with my two favourite boys (My husband and son) and our two dogs, as well as socialising with family and friends - with an occasional glass of prosecco thrown in for good measure!!
I joined Puddle Ducks swimming lessons at Rossington Hall during the Covid-19 Pandemic with my newborn baby, Amelia.
I was so impressed with how knowledgeable and friendly our teacher (Sarah Priestley) was, and overall how I was treated as a customer of Puddle Ducks, that when I saw a Marketing position become available (which is my area of expertise) I jumped at the chance to join the team!
Sarah teaches at Rossington Hall and Dinnington. I joined Puddle Ducks as a Poolside Assistant in October 2016, but decided to take the 'plunge' and train to become a teacher. I qualified and began teaching classes at Heatherwood School, DW Fitness Selby and Aegir School in 2018 and I love it! The best part of my job is seeing the children I teach gain confidence in the water and progress to safe and happy swimmers.
It's just the best job in the world. Getting to meet lots of parents and their gorgeous babies. Watching them bond whilst learning such an important life skill. Watching them turn into happy confident swimmers who have a respect for the water. I smile all the way there, I smile while I'm there, I smile all the way home.
A mum of two myself, the whole family love swimming and generally having fun in the water. We love to spend time at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and being outdoors - I have three dogs (and five tortoises!). I also love gardening when I have the time.
Baby & Pre-School Teacher
Teaching since June 2019, you can currently swim with Amy at Rossington Hall.
Each programme within Puddle Ducks is a pleasure to teach for very different reasons. Being baby’s first swimming teacher and nurturing the bond between parent and baby in Floaties is precious, but supporting these children through to reaching their independent swims in Dippers is just joyful and so rewarding for the swimmer, as well as the parent and teacher. I feel so proud to call this my job and can’t wait to see our Puddle Ducks becoming beautiful, confident swimmers.
Taking my little girl, Iris, swimming when she was a baby was the highlight of my week and I call the mummies I met along the way my best friends. I love the arts, food, dance, theatre, cats, cheese, curry and ultimately doing the everyday things - being with my family and friends, enjoying day trips and watching too much TV!
Baby & Pre-School Teacher
Ellie-May is one of our newest Baby & Pre School Teachers!
You will find Ellie at Aegir Community School, Heatherwood School, and Super Swimmers of Dinnington.
Melody Bradley - Wrenn
Swim Academy Teacher
You will find Melody at the Oasis Health Club!
Baby & Pre-School Swim Teacher
Amy qualifed as a BPS Swim Teacher in November 2022. Teaching at Epworth - Amy brings a fun, energetic atmosphere to each lesson she teaches!
You'll find Karen at Oasis Health Club, John Whitgift Academy and Signhills Academy!
You'll see Julie at Treetops Cottages!
You will find Frankie at John Whitgift & Sighnhills Academy!
Find Darcey at Rossington Hall on Sundays!
Find Edward at Epworth Pool!
Owen is our Poolside Assistant at Dinnington!