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Meet our Doncaster and South Humberside Puddle Ducks Team...

  • Nicola Codd

    Nicola Codd

    Franchise Owner

    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'm now expecting my third baby and can't wait to introduce them to the pool. 

    As well as teaching valuable water safety skills, our classes are fun too and I love seeing your little ones progress.  



  • Tina Cawood

    Tina Cawood

    Office Manager

    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!!

  • Becky Kane

    Becky Kane

    Office Administrator

  • Emily Mellor

    Emily Mellor

    Marketing Manager

    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 Priestley

    Sarah Priestley

    Senior Teacher

    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. 

  • Amy Smith

    Amy Smith

    Baby & Pre-School Teacher

    Teaching since June 2019, you can currently swim with Amy at Hilltop School.

    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!

  • Carol Dawson

    Carol Dawson

    Baby & Pre-School Teacher

    I joined Puddle Ducks Doncaster as Poolside Assistant at Willow Lodge in Bubwith in June 2018. 

    Prior to this I was a Deputy Manager at a local pre-school, so i've lots of experience working with children. Not to mention being mum to two little girls too!

    The best bit of my job is watching the children become confident in the water. 


  • Rachel Clewes

    Rachel Clewes

    Baby & Pre-School Teacher

    Rachel has been a Puddle Ducks teacher since 2016, but has had 10 years experience teaching infants how to swim.


    Rachel teaches at Austerfield Private Pool 

  • Jo Cullen

    Jo Cullen

    Swim Academy and Baby & Pre-School Teacher

    Jo teaches at Everlast Selby and Willow Lodge, Bubwith (including Swim Academy). Jo is a baby & pre-school teacher, completing training in December 2020!  

  • Alice Colling

    Alice Colling

    Baby & Pre-School Teacher

    Alice teaches at The Signhills Academy!

  • Phoebe Perrow

    Phoebe Perrow

    Baby & Pre-School Teacher

    Phoebe teaches at our John Whitgift Pool, in Grimsby.

  • Ellie-Mae Priestley

    Ellie-Mae Priestley

    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

    Melody Bradley - Wrenn

    Swim Academy Teacher

    You will find Melody at the Oasis Health Club!

  • Fay Bollons

    Fay Bollons

    Swim Academy Teacher

    You can find Fay at Epworth and Austerfield Pools teaching children ages 4-10.

  • Carl Schumacher

    Carl Schumacher

    Swim Academy Teacher

    Carl teaches at Willow Lodge, Bubwith!

  • Amy Jobling

    Amy Jobling

    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!

  • Nicole Jones

    Nicole Jones

    Baby & Pre-School Teacher

    Nicole teaches at Kelford School, Rotherham!

  • Karen Melin

    Karen Melin

    Poolside Assistant

    You'll find Karen at Oasis Health Club, John Whitgift Academy and Signhills Academy!

  • Lucy Sheard

    Lucy Sheard

    Poolside Assistant

    You'll find Lucy at Willow Lodge, Bubwith!

  • Jade Lynch

    Jade Lynch

    Poolside Assistant

    You'll find Jade at Ravenfield Pool!

  • Julie Turnball

    Julie Turnball

    Poolside Assistant

    You'll see Julie at Treetops Cottages!

  • Dannielle Corn

    Dannielle Corn

    Poolside Assistant

    You will find Dannielle at John Whitgift Academy and The Signhills Academy!

  • Atlanta Parkinson

    Atlanta Parkinson

    BPS Teacher in Training

    Atlanta has just started her Teacher Training with us in August 2022 at Everlast Fitness Club, Selby!

  • Frankie Knight

    Frankie Knight

    Poolside Assistant

    You will find Frankie at John Whitgift & Sighnhills Academy!

  • Darcey


    Poolside Assistant

    Find Darcey at Rossington Hall on Sundays!

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