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Meet the team at Puddle Ducks Greater Manchester!

  • Jo always had a passion for swimming, which made her the perfect fit to join our team. Jo began her journey as a Puddle Ducks customer before taking the plunge during her maternity leave and training to become a baby and pre-school teacher.  Jo has great presence in the pool and technical knowledge of our programme, and has been teaching our lessons since 2017.

    Jo is and deeply passionate about helping others develop their skills when mentoring newer team members who join us by sharing her extensive knowledge. 

    You'll find Jo in the pool at Aqua Nurture on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at Reddish Vale on Sundays.

  • Stacey joined the team as a baby and pre-school teacher and adores her role. Stacey says “As a parent I know how important it is for children to be able to swim and feel confident in the water. One of my favourite things in swimming lessons is seeing the amazing progress and confidence the children gain from them.  Swimming lessons aren’t just about learning to swim, they’re about water safety, confidence and also making friends along the way!”

    Stacey teaches at Aqua Nurture on Monday and Friday afternoons, and Sunday mornings. 

  • Katie joined us with vast experience of working with children and qualified as a baby and pre-school teacher after joining the team in 2021.

     

    Katie believes that to be able to teach children valuable skills and to have fun at the same time is the most rewarding career you could wish for.  Katie teaches our lessons at the Y Club on Mondays and Sundays, and at Aqua Nurture on Wednesdays. 

     

  • Trish joined us as a baby and pre-school teacher in 2021 after working as a paramedic for 20 years and wanting a complete change of career direction, but in one that her skills are nicely transferrable.

    Trish loves her role and seeing all of her swimmers each day.  She says her job doesn’t really feel like a job! “I come in and have fun every day with my classes full of smiling children!”

    Trish teaches at Aqua Nurture on Thursday and Sunday afternoons, and also on Friday mornings. 

  • Holly has always enjoyed swimming, and she fell in love with our baby and pre-school classes after attending as a customer with her daughter.

    Holly has gone on to build busy classes with happy customers.  Holly says “Since starting my teaching journey it has been amazing watching my swimmers grow in confidence and seeing their achievements each week.  I love working for such a supportive team, and seeing the joy on the children’s faces when they master a new skill in their lessons.”

    Holly teaches on Mondays and Saturdays at Aqua Nurture and at the Y Club on Fridays.

  • Nicole teaches our Sunday lessons at Aqua Nurture.  She began her Puddle Ducks journey as a parent, where she fell in love with our classes before joining our team in 2022.  Nicole jumped at the chance of training to become a teacher when the opportunity came up.

    Nicole says “I’ve always loved bringing my two girls to Puddle Ducks lessons and love the relationship and trust they have built with their teacher.  I’m really looking forward to building these relationships with the children in my classes and watching their development.”

  • Georgia joined the team as a Poolside Assistant, then went on to qualify to teach Swim Academy in 2019.

    Georgia is an excellent teacher whose ability to interpret and understand her swimmers’ needs is second to none, she loves teaching and this shows in a big way.

    Georgia says "I love getting to know the individual personalities of my swimmers and gaining their trust.  I find it so rewarding watching my swimmers progress and overcome their fears, and watching them blossom into confident swimmers!"

     

  • Abbie has always had a passion for swimming, which made her the perfect fit to join our team.  Abbie joined the team as a Poolside Assistant, then went on to qualify to teach Swim Academy in 2022, and our baby and pre-school classes in 2023.  Abbie loves teaching and this really shows during her lessons.

    Abbie says “I joined Puddle Ducks as a Poolside Assistant and couldn’t wait to train to become a teacher.  I first trained in Swim Academy and love seeing my swimmers move through the class levels.  I’ve since become more involved in the whole Puddle Ducks journey by training to become a baby & pre-school teacher. My favourite part of being a swimming teacher is seeing how my swimmers’ confidence grows and knowing that I am a part of that.”

  • Kirsty joined the team in 2016 as a baby and pre-school teacher, before progressing to the role of Senior Teacher. Kirsty loves sharing her knowledge not just with the children and parents, but with all of our new Puddle Ducks teachers.

  • As Senior Teacher, Mel is deeply passionate about helping our team members develop their skills. From helping with recruitment, in house teacher assessments and behind the scenes health and safety, she has a wealth of knowledge.


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