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Baby swimming classes in Tyne & Wear, Durham and Northumberland

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Carolyn Sharpe runs Puddle Ducks in the North East of England, providing:

● Baby and pre-school swimming classes for children 
● Lessons for toddlers/pre-school children
● Swim Academy classes for school-aged children
● Aquanatal classes for mums-to-be

Please get in touch with Carolyn if you would like to find out more.

Telephone: 01661 824191
Email: newcastle@puddleducks.com

Office open Monday to Friday 9.30am–3pm and Saturday 8am-1pm

Swimming has always been a big part of my life, having been a competitive swimmer myself as a child, and working as a lifeguard when I was a teenager. After working for many years as an accountant, owning a Puddle Ducks franchise was the perfect career change for me, and I am so proud to be able to bring these amazing classes to the North East! – Carolyn Sharpe

Puddle Ducks Baby & Pre-school
Our Baby & Pre-school programme is a wonderful bonding experience. Progressive lesson plans instil a water confidence and a love of swimming whilst our nurturing teachers tailor activities to your child’s abilities and needs.

Taught in lovely warm pools with a maximum of ten 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

Puddle Ducks Aquanatal
Our Aquanatal programme is fantastic for mummies-to-be, offering the perfect combination of gentle exercise, muscle strengthening and relaxation.

Find out more about our Aquanatal classes.

Puddle Ducks Swim Academy
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 classes

We look forward to welcoming you into the Puddle Ducks family very soon!

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"Hazel and I went to our 4th Floaties class at Dryden today and I just wanted to say how pleased I am - much less tears after dunking and many more smiles during the class! I can only put it down to how the classes are run and how we progress week on week at just the right pace for the babies. Hazel has also taken quite a shine to Nichola which has helped a lot as she enjoys watching her demonstrate and that calms her down ready for the next exercise. Really looking forward to next week now!" (Sophie)



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If you're looking for Swimwear or Swimming Accessories, our Puddle Ducks shop is the place to be! From swim nappies to swimming hats, swim goggles to swimming certificates, you'll find all you need for your child's swimming lessons here!