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Baby, Child and Antenatal Swimming Classes in Dorset & West Hants

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Welcome to Puddle Ducks Dorset & West Hants!

We’re very proud to be the only independent swim school to provide a complete swimming journey from birth to 10 years. Our programmes are designed by leading baby and child swimming experts and are held at pools across Dorset & West Hants (inc. Bournemouth, Poole, Ferndown, Blandford, New Milton, Christchurch and Wimborne).

Click ‘Find a class!’ above and use your postcode or location to see all the antenatal classes and swimming lessons suitable for both you and your child in your area.

Jane has been running Puddle Ducks in Dorset & West Hants for over 10 years, we provide:

  • Baby and pre-school swimming classes for children (from birth -4 years)
  • Swim Academy classes for school-aged children (4-10 years)
  • Aquanatal classes for mums-to-be at any stage of pregnancy

"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 children and mums-to-be in our local area." Jane Bozic

Get in touch with our team of experts to find the right class for you and your little one, and to find out more.

   Telephone: (01202) 674676


   Office opens Monday to Friday 9.30am – 2.30pm

Puddle Ducks Baby & Pre-school

Our Baby & Pre-school programme is a wonderful bonding experience. Progressive lesson plans instil a water confidence and a love of swimming whilst our nurturing teachers tailor activities to your child’s abilities and needs.

Taught in lovely warm pools with a maximum of nine children, our classes incorporate rhyme, music and movement based on extensive child development research. Our lessons are so well received that the children we teach can often swim over 10 metres before they start school.

Find out more about our Baby & Pre-School classes


Puddle Ducks Aquanatal

Our Aquanatal programme is fantastic for mums-to-be, offering the perfect combination of gentle exercise, muscle strengthening and relaxation.

Find out more about our Aquanatal classes.


Puddle Ducks Swim Academy

We also run classes for older children in our Swim Academy classes, so we will be with you throughout your whole journey from baby to independent swimmer and who knows, maybe a future Olympic champion.

Whether your child is coming from a pre-school class, or has never been in the water before, you can be sure that they will get the attention that they need as our activities are individually tailored to suit each child.

Find out more about our Swim Academy.


We look forward to welcoming you into the Puddle Ducks Dorset family very soon!


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"I've been taking Oscar to Puddle Ducks since he was 3 weeks old, and it really is the highlight of our week! It's a good atmosphere, very friendly and personal, and the pool is lovely, clean and warm. We do lots of activities with singing and nursery rhymes, so it's lots of fun for the children. We also do submersion every week so the babies are used to going underwater, and Oscar did his first underwater photo shoot at 8 weeks old! It's been wonderful to see Oscar gain so much confidence and be so at ease in the water at such a young age, I've never known a class like it." Heidi & Oscar

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From swim nappies to swimming hats, swim goggles to swimming costumes, you'll find all you need for your child's swim lessons here!