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We are a friendly bunch at Puddle Ducks Oxfordshire and we wanted you to know a little bit more about us and why we do what we do.

  • Beccy



    I became passionate about baby swimming after taking my eldest daughter, Isabella, to classes when she was four months old.  I have always been a keen swimmer and Isabella’s lessons quickly became the highlight of my week.  She is still a keen swimmer and loves spending time at the pool. My youngest, Amelia, started swimming at seven weeks old and 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 and starting teaching baby, toddler and pre-school swimming lessons instead and I can honestly say that I have never looked back!

    Beccy teaches at Hoburne Cotswolds, South Cerney.

  • Flis


    Senior Teacher

    My job is so rewarding. I love kids enjoying and being safe in the water, and having lots of fun.

    Flis teaches at Oxford Witney Hotel.

  • Kat


    Senior Teacher

    I came to join the team after having my eldest two children and wanting to share my passion for swimming with others. I teach our baby and preschool and swim academy classes. I will bring fun and enthusiasm to your class.

    Kat teaches at East Hanney, nr Wantage, Lincoln Farm Park, in Standlake and Radley College Sports Centre.

  • Tash



    A Little Bit About Me

    After having Max I quickly realised I didn’t want to go back to my full time office job.  I was looking for swimming lessons for Max and thought that teaching children to swim is something I would love to do.  I contacted the Puddle Ducks Oxfordshire office and the rest is history…

    A Few of my Favourite Things

    • Playing with my little boy, Max
    • Swimming
    • Reading
    • Food

    My Most Memorable Moments

    • Having Max
    • Getting married
    • Buying my first house

    Tash teaches at Shilton Pool, Lincoln Farm Park, Standlake and Manor Farm, Lechlade.

  • Lynn



    A Little Bit About Me

    I have 3 children of my own who have always enjoyed their swimming lessons.

    Once my twins started school I very quickly realised I needed something to keep me busy...I’m not used to being home alone in a quiet house! I knew a few of the Puddle Ducks ladies and made some enquiries and started as a poolside assistant. I really enjoyed watching the lessons and chatting to the mums and little ones and decided to take the plunge and commence my teacher training. I’m so glad I did as I love my job and couldn’t imagine doing anything else!

    A Few of my Favourite Things

    • Spending time with my family
    • Tapas......yum!
    • keeps me sane.....almost!

    My Most Memorable Moments

    • Finding out I was pregnant.....with twins!
    • Going to Buckingham Palace with my husband for an awards ceremony
    • Bringing each of my children home from the hospital after they born

    Lynn teaches at Hoburne Cotswolds, Cirencester, Lincoln Farm Park, Standlake & Shilton Pool, nr Carterton.

  • Sarah



    A Little Bit About Me

    I started my Puddle Ducks adventure as a poolside assistant, however I quickly realised that I wanted to be in the water teaching!
    I love using the skills in the water that I gained as a children's Physiotherapist to help my teaching, such as child development and movement patterns. Learning to swim is such an essential life skill that really can save lives, and I feel proud to be involved in your child's swimming journey.

    A Few of my Favourite Things

    • Playing at home with my family
    • Skiing
    • Wales!
    • Swimming in the sea

    My Most Memorable Moments

    • My Winter wedding
    • Watching my little girls meet Father Christmas in Lapland
    • Meeting a US President!

    Sarah teaches at Minster Lovell, Lincoln Farm Park, Standlake and Manor Farm, Lechlade.

  • Keri



    A Little Bit About Me

    Hi, I live with my husband, 2 children and chocolate Labrador. I spent most of my time, while growing up in South Africa, in swimming pools so feel quite at home in water.

    My 2 children are very keen swimmers so when I am not in the water teaching, I am either at swim training or poolside at a swimming gala.

    I love watching little one’s progress through our programmes and having FUN at the same time.

    A Few of my favourite things

    • swimming and snorkelling
    • baking with my daughter
    • going on family walks with our dog, Zazu

    My most memorable moments

    • Meeting my husband
    • Living in Italy for 2 years
    • Swimming down the wild water rapids with my kids at Center Parcs while it was snowing 

    Keri teaches at Hoburne Cotswolds, Cirencester, Radley College Sports Centre & Manor Farm, Lechlade. She also poolsides at our Shilton pool on Mondays.

  • Sharon



    A Little Bit About Me

    After being made redundant from a management job in an office I decided to have a career rethink. I thought about what I love doing, what I want to get out of working and how to balance work with my young family. I swam with a club when I was young and have always loved the water so I decided that teaching swimming would be the new career for me!  I took my own children to various swim schools but when I spoke to Puddle Ducks I knew that they were the perfect fit. I love the Puddle Ducks ethos, the care they have for all of our customers and they are such a friendly and supportive team to be part of.   

    A Few of my Favourite Things

    • Playing with my two boys
    • Movies
    • Netball

    My Most Memorable Moments

    • Having children
    • Getting married in Thailand
    • Travelling to Canada with my family

    Sharon teaches at Alexandra House in Wroughton, The Wiltshire Hotel, Royal Wootton Bassett & Hoburne Cotswolds, Cirencester.

  • Lizzie



    Hello - I've been teaching with Puddle Ducks in Reading since 2016 and now I'm excited to be joining the Oxfordshire team as well. My 2 big girls both learned to swim with Puddle Ducks and love the water. My littlest is a Kicker and we love our lessons with Kat at Radley.  Outside of the water I love playing the saxophone in my quartet (The Saxy Mommas), running, sewing, and socialising with family and friends. I can't wait to meet you in Goring and to be a part of your Puddle Ducks journey !

  • Camilla



    After qualifying in childcare and subsequently teaching 5-9 year olds to swim, I then joined Puddle Ducks to pursue my love of sport through babies and toddlers - I love guiding my ducklings. 

    I have a fun but empathic teaching style which I hope inspires confidence in both the new swimmers and their parents.

    Camilla teaches at Radley College Sports Centre.

  • Helen


    Poolside Assistant

    A Little Bit About Me

    I joined Puddle Ducks because I felt like something new, so decided to try working with children in the swimming pool.

    A Few of my Favourite Things

    • Reading
    • Trying new things
    • Spending time with family and friends

    What am I proud ok?

    • My little boy

    Helen poolsides at our Hoburne Cotswolds pool from Monday to Thursday and our Shilton pool on Tuesdays.

  • Vicky


    Poolside Assistant

    Vicky poolsides at Radley College Sports Centre and our East Hanney, Wantage pool.

  • Nicki


    Marketing Advisor

    A Little Bit About Me

    I joined Puddle Ducks Oxfordshire after having my 3rd child and needing a bit more flexibility with my job.  I  travel around the county attending events, baby groups and letting as many parents as possible know how brilliant our lessons are.

    A Few of my Favourite Things

    • Days out with my children
    • Going to the cinema
    • Spending time with family and friends
    • Sleep!

    My Most Memorable Moments

    • Having my children
    • Getting married
    • Shaving my head for charity
    • Walking the Great Wall of China
  • Rebecca


    Office Administrator

    A Little Bit About Me

    I met Beccy at the swimming club where our children swim together and we both volunteer. Having left my career after having my third child I spent some time at home, then Beccy mentioned she needed someone to work in the office. As a family who eat, sleep and drink swimming it's the perfect job for me!

    A Few of my Favourite Things

    • Spend time with my children (and husband!)
    • Drink tea and eat cake
    • Read in the sunshine
    • Travel the world

    My Most Memorable Moments

    • Appearing on Supermarket Sweep (we didn't win)
    • The birth of my children
    • Prince Philip telling me my skirt was too short!
  • Georgie


    Office Administrator

    A Little Bit About Me
    I moved back to Gloucestershire from London after I had my first daughter.  I now live in Kemble with my husband and two girls.
    Both my girls have loved learning to swim with Puddle Ducks, so I was thrilled to become part of the team!

    A Few of my Favourite Things

    • Going to the cinema
    • A good glass of wine
    • Spending time with my children and husband

    My Most Memorable Moments

    • Having my children
    • My wedding day
    • Getting my Masters degree
  • Sarah B

    Sarah B

    Office Administrator

    A Little Bit About Me
    I came to work for Puddle Ducks after I met Beccy & Rebecca at swim club and came to work in the office to keep them entertained.

    A Few of my Favourite Things

    • Sunshine
    • Tea
    • A good book

    What are you proud of?

    I am proud to be an Open Water swimming coach introducing teenagers to a swim world beyond the blue line!

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