We run swimming lessons for babies, pre-schoolers and children in Bournemouth, Poole, Ferndown, Blandford, New Milton, Christchurch and Wimborne.
- Baby and infant swimming classes from birth
- Swimming lessons for toddlers / pre-school children up to 4 years old
- Swim Academy lessons for school-aged children from 4 to 10 years
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Join our Baby Swimming classes (suitable up to 6 months) in Blandford or Wimborne and get 3 FREE lessons!*Find out more!
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Our Pools & Classes
We swim at several hand-picked pools around Bournemouth, Poole, Ferndown, Blandford, New Milton, Christchurch, Wimborne and more!Our Pools & Classes
Baby & Pre-school Swimming Lessons - birth to 4 years
Our Baby & Pre-school programme is a wonderful bonding experience. Progressive lesson plans instil water-confidence and a love of swimming whilst our expert teachers tailor activities to your child’s abilities and needs. Taught in lovely, warm pools with a maximum of ten children, our classes incorporate rhyme, music and movement based on extensive child development research; we are the only national baby swim school that is 100% child-led. Our lessons are so well-received that the children we teach can often swim over 10m before they start school.
Swim Academy - aged 4-10 years
Swim Academy teaches primary-school children up to the age of 10 to swim beautifully and efficiently, as well developing essential water safety and lifesaving skills. Our close-knit class sizes mean all children get the right level of support to suit their age. Small enough to nurture; large enough to let go. Children learn through experience, fun and some repetition. Practice makes perfect. We keep our classes fun, lively, varied and exciting to help your child stay engaged and challenged in the water.
Meet the Team
Find out more about our Puddle Ducks Dorset team. From Office Manager to Poolside Assistant!Meet Our Team
Our Head of Teaching in Dorset, Anna has been with us from the beginning.
Jane is our Franchisee and loves to teach both Baby & Pre School and Swim Academy Classes!
Having joined in 2011, Lisa is very much a part of the fabric of Puddle Ducks Dorset
Having joined us from Puddle Ducks in Herts Ashly has truly made her mark on us and is loved by all!
Swim Academy Teacher Michaela is all about fun, and truly adores swimming!
Lydia has been teaching with us since 2016 and now teaches our Swim Academy at St Michael's School
Having joined us in 2021, Carey has become a much loved Swim Academy teacher by all!
Not sure which class you need?
Read about each class level and watch our videos to see us in action!
Local NewsView all
Anna is our Star Teacher of Summer 2022!
We received so many wonderful nominations but Lucy from NEST chose Anna's nomination to be our winner!
Lily Graduates Swim Academy Dorset!
Lily has been with us since she was a few months old!
Marcus Graduates Swim Academy Dorset!
Marcus has been swimming with us since he was just 4 months old back in 2012!
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