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Meet your Teachers

Meet our wonderful team! Find out who's who, and where are they teach!

  • Pete


    "Pete has an outstanding approach with all the kids, they clearly enjoy their lessons. We can see the progress throughout the lessons. My husband and I are both secondary school teachers, and are really happy with his teaching techniques and consistency. We love that he has his lesson plan on the side. We also love that he sticks to the rules and cares about health and safety."


  • Andy


    Baby and pre-school classes-

    Saturday & Sunday Strathmore @ Greycourt School 

    Tuesday Chessington Safari Hotel

    Friday  The Mall School 

    "Andy's class is the one John is always most excited about. He engages so well with each child and parent and creates an atmosphere that is light hearted fun and educational. John's confidence and respect for the water has grown significantly since starting Andy's classes a few months ago and it's the only class that John (2 yrs) actually focuses on and listens. Thanks for being our favourite teacher Andy!"

  • Sara


    Baby and pre-School classes-

    Monday The Mall School 

    Wednesday Whiteley Village

    Thursday, Friday & Saturday Sellincourt Primary School

    "Our son was terrified of water. He is gaining confidence and this is due to in very large part to the excellent teacher. Highly Recommended – the difference to our son is amazing."

  • Katie


    Baby and pre-school classes- 

    Saturday Riversdale Primary School

    Sunday Heston Hyde Hotel 

    "Katie is not just a Star Teacher but a Super Star Teacher!  Under her expert guidance Finn has moved from Kickers, through Little Dippers into Dippers in no time at all, as Katie has challenged and stretched him to achieve all manner of jumping and underwater turning and swimming.  And he's still not yet 3!  His Puddle Ducks session is quite literally his favourite half hour of the week and Katie is a significant reason why that is the case!"

  • Lourita


    Baby and pre-school classes-

    Sunday Latchmere Leisure Centre

    "Lourita has got that something special that makes us love her lessons so much. Her kindness, friendly approach and sense of humour make every lesson very enjoyable and not scary at all. For a little duck like Monika, it is very important as sometimes she scared to try new things like dive for the ring or jump. Lourita’s fantastic and intuitive approach to children takes swimming sessions to different level. Truly Amazing Teacher."

  • Natasha


    Natasha is currently on maternity leave 

    "My son who didn't even like water on his face is now swimming under water! This is all because if the amazing coaching team. They are patient, kind and make sure the child doesn't fear the water but enjoys the experience. In just 8 lessons my son has progressed to Level 2 where he swims without floatation aids. This would have never happened if the team at Puddle Ducks had not been training him. I can't recommend them enough. As a parent who cannot swim, to see your son swim so confidently is a treat to see."

  • Helen


    Baby and pre-school classes-

    Sunday Whiteley Village

    Sunday Heston Hyde Hotel 

    "Helen is unfailingly enthusiastic, encouraging and positive. Our son adores his swimming lessons and has so much fun every week. Helen always knows just when a duck-based incentive might be needed and really takes the time to get to know each of the children. She is also really clear with the adults about why there's a focus on particular skills and how these contribute to swimming development. It's been an absolute joy to see our son's love of the water develop and to see how confident he feels in the water. We're so grateful to Helen for all she has taught us!"


  • Danielle


    Danielle is currently on maternity leave 

    "Danielle is a fantastic Swim academy teacher. Zara has come on so much since the long covid break as she was nervous about being in the deep end alone and about swimming lengths, but we are so amazed by her increased strength and improved technique recently, massively helped by the warmth and encouragement of Danielle who always remembers to say a personal well done to Zara at the end of each class which is massively appreciated by her and by us as parents"

  • Xochitl


    Swim Academy classes-

    Sunday Aspire Centre

    "My daughter was terrified putting her face in the water and now she is a confident Level 3 swimmer! Swim Academy has helped her overcome her fear."


  • Sharlene


    Swim Academy classes-

    Monday & Saturday Heston Hyde Hotel 

    "Thank you so much for everything Sharlene. For your constant smile- from the very start of the lesson to the end. You are truly incredible- I hope you know how much the children love you! Your warmth, support and the relationship you created for Darcy and Aspen have enabled them to rise to challenges when presented, but also to ask you for support when they haven’t felt comfortable. You have equipped all 3 girls with such phenomenal teaching skills but more importantly a love for the water. Thank you so much!"

  • Zahra


    Swim Academy classes-

    Monday & Saturday Heston Hyde Hotel 

    "Kizzy absolutely LOVES her Swim Academy classes and although she is still a little nervous her teachers are really patient and encouraging and her confidence is improving all the time."


  • Solomon

    Swim Academy classes-

    Saturday & Sunday The Aspire Centre 


  • Liana


    Please welcome Liana (back right) to our Swim Academy team at The Aspire Centre. 

    Swim Academy classes-

    Saturday The Aspire Centre

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