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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

    Beccy

    Franchisee

    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.

  • Sharon

    Sharon

    Teacher

    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 The Wiltshire Hotel, Royal Wootton Bassett & Hoburne Cotswolds, Cirencester.

  • Lynn

    Lynn

    Teacher

    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!
    • Running....it 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 and Shilton Pool, nr Carterton.

  • Tash

    Tash

    Teacher

    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 and Lechlade.

  • Keri

    Keri

    Teacher

    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.

  • Lucy

    Lucy

    Teacher

    A Little Bit About Me

    A Few of my Favourite Things

    • My children - a boy and a girl with an 8 year age gap!
    • Numbers are my thing - I'm currently studying for a maths degree.
    • All things Disney - if I had to pick a favourite movie it would have to be Beauty and the Beast

    My Most Memorable Moments

    • Working in my first COVID vaccination clinic - it was a very proud moment :)
    • Visiting Disneyland Paris- we had so much fun!
    • Becoming a Puddle Ducks teacher!

    Lucy teaches at East Hanney in Wantage and Radley College in Abingdon

  • Rebecca

    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!

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