Took my son (3 months) to puddle ducks for the first time a few weeks ago, I was running so late and panicking as a first time mum this filled me with anxiety. The staff were fantastic and made me and my son feel at ease. We’ve had two classes now and my son loves the water, the instructor at Queen’s Park community Hub is fantastic, and helps you feel safe with your baby in the water.
We both look forward to our weekly swim. Thank you. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! (October 2018)
Puddle Ducks are fantastic! We had my son’s first swimming lesson today (he’s 13 weeks old) and it couldn’t have gone better. There is no forced submerging and everything is done at yours and your baby’s own pace. The teacher is lovely and friendly, really knew her stuff and was great at interacting with my son. The lesson was relaxed and fun, Woody was happy and smiley throughout and at one point was nearly asleep!!
10/10 would recommend Puddle Ducks and Woody and I cannot wait for next week! (September 2018)
"Our journey all started with the Aquanatal classes. Our son has been to puddle ducks lessons since he was 3 weeks old, he is now 17 months and a proper water baby! He loves to splash, he doesn't mind water on his face which makes washing his hair so easy, and loves being dunked!
Someone once said to me "Baby swimming lessons are a waste of money, it's just nursery rhymes in water". I completely disagree, the instructors always tell you exactly why you're doing each activity and what it is teaching your baby, it helps your confidence handling your baby in water and is another great bonding experience. It helps your baby physically develop their muscles and balance skills as well as develops them mentally with their perception of water and attention to adults that aren't their parents. Cannot recommend these lessons highly enough. 5* "(June 2018)
"I was so impressed at my daughters first lesson yesterday, she was so worried and nervous as she hasn't had much experience in the water at all. She attended the Swim Academy at DW Fitness Lincoln. As I walked Evie round to the side of the pool she started to really panic and the tears started, however, she was soon put at ease by the teachers who were amazing with her. I was amazed to see what she was doing as I never thought she would achieve that in her first lesson. I am sure as Saturday rolls around Evie will once again feel a bit anxious and nervous as that is what she is like but now I know she is in very safe hands and will hopefully learn to love swimming and more importantly be safe in the water." (April 2018)
"Highly recommend Aquanatal for all mummies-to-be. Zoe at Haddington was fab - always felt fantastic afterwards. Going to miss it, but looking forward to taking baby to Floaties." (March 2018)
"Loved our first session at Puddle Ducks today! We’ve been to another class locally with a different company and this simply didn’t compare. Puddle Ducks were very welcoming and gave clear instructions about the activities and why we are doing them, excellent class, happy Mummy and happy baby. Thank you, looking forward to next weeks session!" (February 2018)
"I can't fault Puddle Ducks, it's such a fantastic organisation. Both my daughters attend lessons and have done since a very young age (6 weeks and 9 weeks!). Not only are the lessons fun and very safety conscious but the teachers are amazing and pools are clean and warm with very good changing facilities. One of my favourite aspects is how flexible they are. All children get poorly or holidays are booked and automatically you can change your lesson to another day so you don't lose out! Absolutely brilliant!" (October 2017)
"Puddle Ducks is incredible. Nick is the teacher for my little girl & I cannot fault him! She has grown with confidence so much, I’ve been taking her since she was 3/4 months old. She adores Nick because he’s brilliant with the children. The classes are made fun & the half an hour goes far too fast! At 11 months old she loves going to her lessons more than anything, she can’t wait to get in the water & isn’t too keen to get out. The skills that Nick is teaching her are invaluable. Thank you for being such an amazing teacher and helping my daughter progress, we shall be coming until she reaches the age that she has to stop!" (October 2017)
"I first started with Puddle Ducks doing the Aquanatal classes at the Urban Hotel with Nick. I was really nervous as I wasn't confident in the water at all, but Nick understood and it was brilliant. Also, it meant I got to meet other Mummies-to-be, and I am pleased to say that we are still great friends today! When our son was born, I was desperate to get him into Puddle Ducks swimming classes as soon as possible- because I couldn't swim, I really wanted him to be confident in the water from a young age. So he's been attending lessons at Belton with Nick ever since, and he absolutely loves it. It's the highlight of our week. I can't believe how much he's achieved and how confident he is in the water. He's starting as a Little Dipper tomorrow, so can't wait to see how he progresses. It's not just about how much fun we have at Puddle Ducks, it's also that we are learning life-saving skills every week, which is priceless at the end of the day. Thank you Nick and everyone at Puddle Ducks, we look forward to the next few years of swimming with you :-)" (September 2017)