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Baby and Children's Swimming Classes in Oxfordshire

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Welcome to Puddle Ducks Oxfordshire!

We’re very proud to be the only independent swim school to provide a complete swimming journey from birth to 10 years. Our programmes are designed by leading baby and child swimming experts and are held at pools across Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire & Wiltshire (inc. Oxford, Abingdon, Witney, Carterton, Wantage, Cirencester and Swindon).

Click ‘Find a class!’ above and use your postcode or location to see all the swimming lessons and antenatal classes suitable for both you and your child in your area.

Not sure which is the right class? Contact our friendly office team for an informal chat to find out more

Tel: (01666) 577377

(office open Monday to Friday 9.30am-2.30pm)

or Email:

Beccy Stenson runs Puddle Ducks in Oxfordshire, we provide:  Baby and pre-school swimming classes for children (from birth-4 years) and Swim Academy classes for school-aged children (4-10 years).

I became passionate about baby swimming after taking my eldest daughter, Isabella, to classes when she was 4 months old.  I have always been a keen swimmer & Isabella’s lessons quickly became the highlight of my week. She is still a keen swimmer & loves spending time at the pool. My youngest, Amelia, started swimming at 7 weeks old & is equally at ease in the water.

I enjoyed baby swimming classes so much that I decided not to go back to my original HR career & starting teaching baby, toddler & pre-school swimming lessons instead & I can honestly say that I have never looked back!

We run three core swimming programmes. Each is tailor-made to give your child confidence in the water and to teach them the technique to grow and become strong swimmers.

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.

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.

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

Local News

  • New Pool in Swindon!

    Puddle Ducks Oxfordshire are very excited to announce that from January 2020 we will be offering lessons at The Wiltshire in Royal Wootton Bassett.

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  • Star Teacher - Autumn 2019

    We are pleased to announce that our Star Teacher for Autumn 2019 is Lynn, who teaches our babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers in Shilton and Hoburne Cotswolds. She was nominated by Rhiannon and Olivia and their nomination was chosen by.....

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  • Raising money for young carers

    Our swimmers have raised an amazing £802 for Oxfordshire based Be Free Young Carers, before even getting dressed for the day! The little swimmers smashed their target of £500 when they took part in our annual charity PJ Week.

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From swim nappies to swimming hats, swim goggles to swimming costumes, you’ll find all you need for your child’s swim lessons here!