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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

  • Claire Bailey – Owner/Teacher

    Claire Bailey – Owner/Teacher

    Having always wanted to run her own business and with swimming something she believes all children should learn, Claire launched Puddle Ducks Suffolk in October 2013.

    Claire says ‘I am very lucky to have a great team, super venues and such wonderful customers.  I believe every child should love swimming, respect the water and swim beautifully.  That is why our standards are the highest and our approach is unique.’

  • Becky Wright - Teacher

    Becky Wright - Teacher

    Becky joined Puddle Ducks Suffolk on our very first day as Poolside Assistant.  After just a handful of customers she has seen us grow to a thriving pre-school swimming school.  After seeing how much fun being a teacher was Becky completed her teacher training and absolutely loves her rewarding job.

    Becky says ‘Puddle Ducks is a great swimming school because we tailor each class to the needs of the individual child so they can progress at their own rate as well as learning invaluable life saving skills while having fun’.

  • Hollie Richardson - Teacher

    Hollie Richardson - Teacher

    Hollie started bringing her son to Puddle Ducks when he was four months old and thought being a teacher here would be an amazing job.  When a position became available she jumped at the chance and has loved every minute of it!

    Hollie says ‘At Puddle Ducks we strive to make every single child and parent as comfortable in the water as possible, going that extra mile for difficult times.  We have the highest standards of health and safety and always have fun’.

  • Leanne Thomas - Teacher

    Leanne Thomas - Teacher

    Leanne brought her daughter to Puddle Ducks when she was eight weeks old to the very first Puddle Ducks lesson and they both loved their lessons.  Leanne started as Poolside Assistant soon after and as soon as a teaching opportunity came up she took it.

    Leanne says ‘From both a parent and teacher view Puddle Ducks is such a happy and positive environment to be in.  Children are not just taught as part of a class but as individuals by highly skilled and trained teachers’.

  • Sam Porter - Teacher

    Sam Porter - Teacher

    Sam’s eldest daughter joined floaties in 2013 and still continues to love the lessons. Seeing her children enjoying and learning such an important skill made Sam want to become a Puddle Ducks teacher as soon as the opportunity became available.

    Sam says ‘Puddle Ducks is a fab swimming school, essential life saving skills are taught in a fun and productive way’.

  • Jo Edwards - Customer Care Manager

    Jo Edwards - Customer Care Manager

    Jo joined the team at Puddle Ducks as Customer Care Manager working three days a week.  She deals with class enquiries, emails and any questions you have about Puddle Ducks.  

    Jo says ‘Puddle Ducks gives babies and children confidence and ability in the water that will benefit them for the rest of the lives.  It is so rewarding seeing the children and parents on their Puddle Ducks swimming journeys’.

     

  • Georgie Bennett - Poolside Assistant

    Georgie Bennett - Poolside Assistant

    Georgie joins us as a Poolside Assistant working on at our Levington pool. Georgie has been bringing her daughter to lessons at Puddle Ducks since she was 7 weeks old and was very eager to join the team.

    Georgie says ‘Both my daughter and I love coming to lessons each week, we have lots of fun and I’m so impressed at how much she has picked up.  I’m really looking forward to starting my exciting new role with Puddle Ducks’.

  • Emma Holland - Poolside Assistant

    Emma Holland - Poolside Assistant

    Emma is the newest member of our team joining us as Poolside Assistant at Tye Farm.

    Emma says 'I loved swimming as a child and knew that when I had kids of my own it was something I would get them to try. My two children love the Puddle Ducks lessons and are now very confident in the water. Puddle Ducks is a great way for babies and young children to learn to swim in a fun, friendly and safe atmosphere. I can't wait to start my new role as poolside assistant and be part of this company that helps children learn to swim, reaching their full potential in the pool.'