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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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"Puddle Ducks has helped our little girl walk and she has grown so much in confidence! Our daughter Ena was born with a problem with her heart and has already undergone 3 open-heart operations all before her 2nd birthday. Ena loved ‘Kickers’ from the start- the warm pool meant that she didn’t get cold after 10 minutes like she did in public pools and the friendly staff and children her age really helped her settle in. I wanted her to walk but didn’t actually realise how swimming would help her- after just 6 weeks she took her first steps! She broke up before Christmas a bum-shuffler and returned to Puddle Ducks in the New Year as a walker-much to everyone’s amazement (including my own)!" (Kim – mum to Ena aged 2)



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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!