Meet Our South Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Wrexham Team
Kim Pinnington - Franchise Owner
Kim started her Puddle Ducks journey over 7 years ago with her eldest child. After years of working in accountancy Kim decided that she would follow her dream of owning her own business and became the owner of Puddle Ducks South Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire and Wrexham. Both Kim's children are now in our Swim Academy classes and when Kim is not at the pool with them she will be in the office (leaving cups of tea to go cold!).
Sarah - Office Manager
Sarah has been part of our office team for a few years and has a wealth of Puddle Ducks knowledge. Not only does she know what our customers expect from Puddle Ducks but she has most, if not all, of the answers to queries from customers and staff! Sarah keeps us all in order and is our Agony Aunt! Sarah is friendly, kind and when she is not on the phone or emails to everyone she makes a good brew too. Outside of work you will find her having fun with her family or sunning herself in Barbados (well in 2017 she was)!
Jen - Marketing Manager and Admin
Jen has worked for Puddle Ducks for over 10 years and has done pretty much every role available. If Jen isn’t in the office she will be covering classes, at an event, at our Swim Academy class with her daughter or in a Splashers class with her youngest son. Having gone through the whole Puddle Ducks journey with her eldest son, she will tell you all you need to know about each programme we teach. Jen likes Facebook a lot and most of the posts you see will be Jen showing her love and passion for Puddle Ducks.
Alex - Customer Care Assistant
Alex is a member of the Office Team. When Alex is not chatting with you and helping you with queries she is looking after her 3 yr old son or you will find her beautifying people at a hotel spa. The office team all enjoy a biscuit or two, especially Alex!
Susie -Head of Teaching for Baby Pre-school and Swim Academy
Susie (who has very very curly hair) does a lot of everything, she teaches every program we have, answers emails, poolsides, goes to events and is our Head of Teaching, all this whilst being a Mum of 2 busy boys. Susie loves her customers and the team and is always on hand when we need her. When Susie is not doing all her Puddle Ducks jobs she enjoys photography and believe it or not, the school drop off and pick up!
Jess - Senior Teacher for Baby Pre-school and Swim Academy Teacher in Stoke area
When Jess was seven years old she was incredibly nervous in water but with perseverance she learned to swim and has never looked back reaching competition level for COSACSS and during her time at the University of East Anglia. Jess now enjoys getting the chance to nurture a lifelong love for swimming the same as hers. In 2013 Jess had her daughter and at 5 weeks old Matilda was in our Floaties class! This is when Jess decided that she would love to be a teacher for Puddle Ducks and we are glad she did! Jess spends most of her free time (is there such a thing with children?) looking after her 2 little ones. A board game geek? Yes, Jess is!
Zoe - Senior Swim Academy Teacher in Stoke area
Zoe is our Swim Academy and Elite Swim Academy teacher who has worked for puddle ducks for over two years. She loves swimming and has been a member of a swimming club for the last 10 years. When she's not in the pool Zoe will be found in the studio, designing and producing ceramics or drinking tea from the things she's designed!
Sara H - Teacher for Baby Pre-school and Swim Academy in Stoke and Crewe area
Sara has been with us for nearly five years after starting Puddle Ducks with her eldest daughter, Sara loved our classes so much she decided to take the leap into her teaching journey! Sara loves being a Puddle Ducks teacher, especially seeing children learn, achieve and develop their swimming. If Sara is not teaching she is with her children and husband or you might find her at a crossfit class. Running is something Sara enjoys too but gone are the days of a long run on her own, its more the case of running around after two little ones these days!
Ryan - Baby Pre-school and Swim Academy Teacher in Crewe and Winsford area
Ryan is the sporty one! He not only teaches all programs we have at Puddle Ducks but spends his spare time in the gym, playing football or walking his dog. Ryan loves the reward he gets from teaching children and thinks that the support from customers and the team is second to none. The children, parents and teachers all love Ryans classes. Next time you see Ryan, look at his hands, apparently they are very small!!
Gemma - Baby Pre-school and Swim Academy Teacher in Shrewsbury, Telford and Stafford area
Gemma is our chatterbox! Gemma has spent many years swimming with her 2 children so it was only natural for her to join us as a teacher. Gemma is a bubbly, fun person who loves teaching children, seeing them progress and grow into wonderful swimmers! Not only does she teach but Gemma will often be seen at one of our events. Gemma is very active and goes walking, cycling and visiting new places with her family.
Vicki - Baby Pre-school and Swim Academy Teacher in Wrexham and Oswestry area
Vicki has spent many years as a Puddle Ducks parent with her two children. Seeing how much they loved the water and thrived on their Puddle Ducks journey she decided to embark on a journey of her own and become a teacher. Despite smelling like a swimming pool a lot of the time, Vicki said she could never go back to a job at a desk! When Pisces Vicki is not in the pool, you might find her at a motor racing event, she is a bit of a petrol head having grown up with a family that competed in motor sport! Vicki is bubbly, enthusiastic and a dedicated member of the team.
Sara W - Baby Pre-school and Swim Academy Teacher in Crewe area
Sara has joined us from a neighbouring franchise and we are very glad she did. Not only does Sara teach but she is also a whiz in the office (phew)! Sara has worked with some of Puddle Ducks Super Teachers and is full of wonderful swimming knowledge from our Floaties right through to our Swim Academy Level 4’s! Sara enjoys spending time with her family, she has a little boy who loves Puddle Ducks as much as his Mummy.
Kerri - Baby Pre-school and Swim Academy Teacher in Crewe and Stoke area
Kerri is currently on Maternity Leave
Kerri started working for Puddle Ducks as a poolside assistant after having her daughter, and enjoyed it so much she trained to be a teacher. Kerri loves being a Puddle Ducks teacher and seeing the children learning to love the water and have fun whilst in her classes. When Kerri is not in the pool she enjoys reading, drawing, watching films, and a bit of crochet when she gets the chance.
Anna - Swim Academy, Baby Pre-school Teacher in Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Crewe
Anna has loved her Puddle Ducks lessons with her daughter so much that she decided to train to become a teacher for us! Anna is a bubbly and fun person who has given her all into becoming a Puddle Ducks and Swim Academy teacher.
When Anna is not in the pool, you will find her making memories with her husband to be and daughter.
Kirsty - Baby Pre-school and Swim Academy Teacher in Stoke area
Kirsty is Mum to 2 young boys, and started her Puddle ducks journey with her eldest son when he was just 5 weeks old. Kirsty loved the progression he made and how he continues to have such a love of the water. She then started to bring her second child who loves a good water play session (in the pool or at Nursery 😊). It was whilst Kirsty was on maternity leave that she embarked on her Puddle Ducks teaching journey, she loves that not only can she teach children an amazing life skill but can be part of a childs journey and see them learn to love the water as much as her boys do.
Kirsty LOVES Lego (so was thrilled when she had boys) and enjoys a good coffee and cake session whilst catching up with other Mums and friends alike.
If Kirsty is not in the pool or having coffee and cake, you will find her helping Ashlea with Alfies Gang!
Megan - Poolside Assistant in Shrewsbury
Megan is one of our newest team members and has recently starting pool-siding at Severndale Sch, Shrewsbury on a Saturday morning. Megan is a busy student, a big sister and she loves swimming!
Nikki - Swim Academy Teacher in Wrexham, Oswestry and Shrewsbury
Nikki lived in Hamburg where she took both her children swimming from the age of 3 months old. Having really enjoyed taking them to their swimming lessons, when Nikki moved back to the U.K she started taking them to Puddle Ducks. Nikki always looked forward to their lessons and this made her think of how nice and rewarding it would be to teach children to swim.
With already having a love for swimming from a young age (her Mum could never get her out of the pool!) it was the best decision to join Puddle Ducks as a Teacher!
If Nikki is not swimming she likes to keep fit by being outside on her bike and spending time with her family.
Lisa - Trainee Baby and Pre-school Teacher in Crewe and Stoke area
Look out for Lisa over the next few months whilst she embarks on her Baby and Pre-school training.