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Hello and a very warm welcome to Puddle Ducks in Dorset and the New Forest.

Find out about baby swimming, toddler and pre-school swimming and child swimming classes in and around Bournemouth, Poole, Blandford, Wimborne, West Moors, Christchurch, New Milton, Brockenhurst and surrounding areas in Dorset and the New Forest.

My passion for baby and child swimming began when my eldest son Jack and I started attending lessons when he was just nine weeks old.  From day one it became the highlight of our week, a special bonding time that surprisingly I enjoyed as much as him!

Thanks to the incredible Puddle Ducks programme, both of my children were able to swim at least 5m before they started school, but more importantly, they have a huge amount of respect for the water, absolutely LOVE swimming and can swim more gracefully and beautifully than most adults! 

I am extremely proud to be part of the amazing and nationally recognised Puddle Ducks swimming programmes and to be bringing them to babies, pre-schoolers, primary school children and mums-to-be in Dorset. 

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 child to our classes soon.


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"We started going when Leon was 5 months old, as he hated having a bath, and I thought swimming might help this. I spoke to the teacher Jane, and started lessons, and have been going ever since. The classes are amazing, and the children really get their confidence in the water. They don't use armbands, just woggles. Jane is a fantastic teacher. They are doing strokes at the moment, and I can really see the strokes coming on since they started in September. They also do life-saving skills once a term, which they do as a pyjama party, to get the children used to being in the water with clothes on. This is really important to us as a family, as we live by the sea, and often walk by the river. I can't rate them highly enough, and have also recommended them to friends, who have also been really happy with the lessons. We have had the same group of children from the start with very few changes, so it is really consistent. We have made some amazing friends through the swimming. Leon loves the lessons, and is really confident in the water. It also cured his bath phobia!" Joan & Leon