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A big welcome from Puddle Ducks Gloucestershire!
Charlie Goodenough runs Puddle Ducks in Cheltenham, Gloucester, Stonehouse and The Forest of Dean, providing:
- Baby and pre-school swimming classes
- Swim Academy classes for school-aged children
- Aquanatal classes for mums-to-be.
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.
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.
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.
Our Aquanatal programme is fantastic for mummies-to-be, offering the perfect combination of gentle exercise, muscle strengthening and relaxation.
We look forward to welcoming you into the Puddle Ducks family very soon!
Puddle Ducks Gloucestershire is now 7 years old and going from strength to strength!Read more…
Puddle Ducks Gloucestershire swimmers and staff have been raising money for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, during Pyjama Week and the Cheltenham Christmas Parade. Next event will be the charity’s Duck Race on 13 January at Pitville Park.Read more…