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Meet the Team

Find out more about our Puddle Ducks Norfolk and Suffolk team - both in and out of the pool!

  • Rebecca Lomax

    Rebecca Lomax

    Franchisee/ Teacher

    Swimming has always been a big part of Rebecca's life, particularly as a child with lots of fond memories of family holidays. After having her daughter Isla, Rebecca decided to launch Puddle Ducks Norfolk as a way of merging her love for swimming with her passion (and belief in the importance) of Baby & Preschool classes - for children and adults alike.


    Rebecca launched Puddle Ducks Norfolk in 2020 and is excited to watch it grow, alongside watching her own little Puddle Duck learn to swim!

  • Claire Bailey

    Claire Bailey

    Operations Manager/ Teacher

    Having been involved with Puddle Ducks since it launched in 2013, it has been amazing to watch it grow into what it is today. I did all the classes with my children and love being able to be part of our customers swimming journeys now. Although I only teach once a week now, I love being involved in the running of the business and being at the end of the phone to our customers.

  • Rebecca Wright

    Rebecca Wright

    Customer Care Manager

    Becky joined Puddle Ducks Suffolk on our very first day as Poolside Assistant.  After just a handful of customers she has seen us grow to a thriving pre-school swimming school.  After seeing how much fun being a teacher was Becky completed her teacher training.  In 2020 she took on the role of Customer Care Manager and in 2021 she hung up her costume but you will still see her Poolside.

    Becky says ‘Puddle Ducks is a great swimming school because we tailor each class to the needs of the individual child so they can progress at their own rate as well as learning invaluable life saving skills while having fun’.

  • Leanne Thomas

    Leanne Thomas

    Senior Teacher

    Leanne brought her daughter to Puddle Ducks when she was eight weeks old to the very first Puddle Ducks lesson and they both loved their lessons.  Leanne started as Poolside Assistant soon after and as soon as a teaching opportunity came up she took it.

    Leanne says ‘From both a parent and teacher view Puddle Ducks is such a happy and positive environment to be in.  Children are not just taught as part of a class but as individuals by highly skilled and trained teachers’.

  • Hollie Richardson

    Hollie Richardson

    Teacher

    Hollie started bringing her son to Puddle Ducks when he was four months old and thought being a teacher would be an amazing job.  When a position became available she jumped at the chance and has loved every minute of it!

    Hollie says ‘At Puddle Ducks we strive to make every single child and parent as comfortable in the water as possible, going that extra mile for difficult times.  We have the highest standards of health and safety and always have fun’.

  • Sam Porter

    Sam Porter

    Teacher

    Sam's daughter Poppy started with Puddle Ducks in 2013 and then Willow was soon to follow.  Seeing her children enjoying and learning such an important skill made Sam want to become a Puddle Ducks teacher as soon as the opportunity became available.

    Sam says ‘Puddle Ducks is a fab swimming school, essential life saving skills are taught in a fun and productive way’.

  • Emma Holland

    Emma Holland

    Teacher

    Emma started with us as Poolside Assistant and then qualified as a teacher.

    Emma says 'I loved swimming as a child and knew that when I had kids of my own it was something I would get them to try. My two children loved the Puddle Ducks lessons and are now very confident in the water. Puddle Ducks is a great way for babies and young children to learn to swim in a fun, friendly and safe atmosphere. 

  • Claire (Disney) Ling

    Claire (Disney) Ling

    Teacher

    Claire also known as (Disney) started bringing her little boy to Puddle Ducks when he was 10 weeks old and fell in love with it. Having been in the water from a young age she knew she wanted to get him swimming as soon as she could. Watching him grow in confidence in the water has been amazing.

    Claire jumped at the chance of becoming a teacher when a vacancy came up!

  • Alice Hester

    Alice Hester

    Teacher

    Alice has always had a love for swimming, and was always in a pool as a child. She was also lucky enough to represent her borough for swimming during her pre-teens. Alice has always known she has wanted to work with children and when the opportunity arose to combine her passion for swimming with teaching children a life skill she couldn’t wait to get started! 

    When Alice is not teaching or pool-side, she is studying a degree in childhood and youth studies and looking after her 2 boys. 

  • Liv Muir

    Liv Muir

    Poolside Assistant

    Liv has always enjoyed swimming from a young age and remembers lots of fun times in the pool. After studying child development in high school she became very interested in working with children. Completing her level 2 childcare course and securing a space on a level 3 course, she decided to gain more experience in working with children.

     

  • Jodie Richardson

    Jodie Richardson

    Poolside Assistant

    Jodie is a Poolside Assistant at both Stratton Hall and Letts Swim.

    As a parent I know how important it is for children to be able to swim and get confident in the water. I loved making memories and spending time with my own children in the pool

  • Jessica Gallant

    Jessica Gallant

    Poolside Assistant

    Jessica is a Poolside Assistant at Letts Swim, Hadleigh

    I've always been drawn to the water and I love working with children. 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 are about water confidence, safety in and around the water and making friends along the way

  • Molly Evans

    Molly Evans

    Poolside Assistant

    Molly is a Poolside Assistant at Letts Swim, Hadleigh

    I have always loved swimming, and it is amazing that I get the chance to see young swimmers become confident in the water, and to become part of an amazing team.

  • Lynne Jolly

    Lynne Jolly

    Poolside Assistant

    Lynne is a Poolside Assistant at Stratton Hall, Levington

    I believe learning to swim is a very important life skill that all children should learn from a young age. There are so many health benefits as well as possibly saving their life one day. I have watched my grand children enjoying their Puddle Ducks lessons from babies so when an opportunity came along to join the team I grabbed it!  

  • Annalisa Cawthra

    Annalisa Cawthra

    Poolside Assistant

    Moving from being a competitive swimmer myself into an assistant teaching role for several years, swimming is something I've never been able to let go of. It was the only sport I ever enjoyed and it's so much fun to share my passion for it with others! Watching everybody having fun in the water is a treat in itself!

  • Nikita Morris

    Nikita Morris

    Poolside Assistant

    Nikita was destined to join us here at Puddle Ducks, having had a lifelong passion for swimming since early childhood. In fact, according to family, Nikita could swim before she could even walk!

    Joining us on poolside and also training to become a teacher, Nikita can’t wait to watch your little ones becomes confident, independent swimmers.

    When she’s not in the pool Nikita can also be found surfing on the beautiful North Norfolk coast!

  • Charli Coote

    Charli Coote

    Poolside Assistant

    Charli is a Poolside Assistant at Stratton Hall, Levington

    Being in the water has always been Charli's favourite place, she learnt to swim at the age of 4 and spent many hours attending swimming club until she was the age of 11.

    Being confident in the water is so important to Charli, when her little girl came along in 2017, she knew enrolling her into swimming lessons was an absolute priority.  After researching what Ipswich had to offer Puddle Ducks seemed perfect for her and it was the best decision ever, 4.5 years later she is absolutely thriving.

    When the opportunity came up to join Puddle Ducks team, she jumped at the chance!

  • Maisie Loram

    Maisie Loram

    Poolside Assistant

    You can see Maisie at our Sunday morning lessons at Recreation Road Infant School, Norwich.

    With a love of swimming and a firm belief in the importance of swimming as a life skill for children, this really was the perfect job!


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