A big welcome from Puddle Ducks Gloucestershire!
Charlie Goodenough runs Puddle Ducks in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stonehouse providing:
- Baby and pre-school swimming classes
- Swim Academy classes for school-aged children
Find a class near you
Click 'Find a class!’ at the top of the page, or visit ‘Our Pools and Classes’.
Not sure which is the right class? Contact Charlie, Clare or Chloe for an informal chat to find out more. All our office team are teachers too, so they will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Tel: 01452 473073 (office open Monday to Friday 9.00am-2.30pm)
Our classes are during term time, often with a break during school holidays. Visit our Pool Timetables on Our Pools and Classes page to see holiday dates for individual pools.
Why choose Puddle Ducks?
As well as our successful, child-led approach to swimming, you might be interested in:
Start tomorrow! - no need to wait to start swimming, where there is space, you can begin your classes immediately.
Convenience - we swim at 11 different pools and offer classes across weekends and weekdays.
Courtesy classes - let us know you can't make a class and you can book a place at any other class, at your usual pool or elsewhere (T&Cs apply).
My Puddle Ducks account - 24/7 online access to your child's swimming details - see which milestones they've hit, check class dates, tell us about a holiday, book courtesy classes and much more.
Relax - your place is guaranteed - once you've joined, there is no need to worry about re-booking every term, your child's place will automatically be renewed.
Baby and Preschool classes
Puddle Ducks baby and pre-school swimming classes are for children from birth to four years of age and families can start swimming with us at any time.
The programme is a wonderful bonding experience, whilst progressive lesson plans instil a water confidence and a love of swimming. Our nurturing teachers tailor activities to your child’s abilities and needs.
Taught in lovely warm pools with a maximum of eight 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
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 family very soon!
We are thrilled to announce we will be back at The Shrubberies School from Sunday 13th June!
If you had lessons at this pool and asked us to keep in touch, we'll be emailing over the next few days to offer you a place with us... do check your spam.
Other places will be offered once we know what places remain.
We cannot wait to be back!
“She’s been so amazing with my tiny baby in Floaties.”
Following customer nominations, Catherine is chosen to win the Star Teacher award for Gloucestershire. Congratulations to Catherine and a big thank you to Rosie for sending in the winning nomination.
Swim Badges and Certificates for distances such as 5 metres, 10 Metres, 25 metres etc.
We have made change to how you will receive your child's distance awards. Find out more...
The Baby Journey
The Baby Journey was born after two midwives decided to set up the antenatal classes they wished they’d had.
Hannah and Jules are the proud parents of The Baby Journey, and are both working midwives with 20 years experience between them.
Both have young children which gives them a unique combination of midwife expertise, plus mummy insight (basically a pretty good idea of what it’s like from both sides of the fence).
The whole point of The Baby Journey is to bring to you what you need - as expecting and new parents. The team carried out thorough market research to ask real life parents of little babies, what it was they were after and wished they’d known. And so The Baby Journey was born, and is to this day, committed to delivering a comprehensive and tailored service to meet the real needs of new parents.
The NCT offer information and support during pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. They often run Nearly New Sales, with some great bargains on offer, and we enjoy attending many of their events accross Gloucestershire
Mothercare plc specialises in products for expectant mothers and in general merchandise for children up to 8 years old. We love attending their Expectant Parent Events in their Gloucester store.
DW Fitness Club in Gloucester offers a fantastic array of gym equipment, classes and a swimming pool with good value memberships. Members of DW Fitness receive 10% off Puddle Ducks classes.
Sports Direct offers up to the date gym equipment, excercise classes plus a 20m swimming pool. Membership is good value and Members at Sports Direct in Cheltenham receive 10% discount off our classes.
Juvenate Health & Leisure Clubs
For those looking for a smaller, more personal gym membership, Juvenate Health & Leisure Club is perfect for you. Members receive 10% off Puddle Ducks classes.
Hallmark Hotel Leisure Club, Gloucester
The Hallmark Hotel Leisure Club offers gym equipment, spa facilities, swimming pool and treatments. Members receive 10% discount on our prices
Honeybourne Gate, a development of 55 luxury retirement apartments in Cheltenham with flexible services that adapt to your needs.
HypnoBirthing antenatal classes teaching the Marie Mongan Method of hypnobirthing - providing a completely logical, full and comprehensive childbirth education programme. Marie Mongan is the guru of hypnobirthing and she invented the concept and her TRIED and TESTED techniques have been helping women all around the world for over 25 years birth their babies in comfort and calm. Discover how you can relax and stay calm throughout your birth and actually ENJOY it. Friendly group classes run by Kerrie, an experienced and affiliated and regulated HypnoBirthing Practitioner with the HypnoBirthing Institute and also a twice over HypnoBirthing mummy. Calma Birthing HypnoBirthing have also teamed up with Mothercare Gloucester and are holding FREE no obligation Taster Sessions at Mothercare Gloucester on the last Saturday of every month. So if you are curious to find out more get in touch with Kerrie to book a place. Text 07837 200 254, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the logo to visit her website.