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Join our Puddle Ducks team!

Puddle Ducks South West London is a franchise owned by Cathy and Pete Weller. We are a close-knit team of teachers, poolside assistants and office staff that love to give our customers great memories and a fantastic time at their swimming lessons every week. 

Our current vacancies are:

  • Baby and Pre-School Swimming Teacher

    Baby and Pre-School Swimming Teacher

    Part-time, permanent Swimming teacher position available in and around Tooting, Southfields, Heston, Hounslow, Hersham and surrounding areas, teaching babies and toddlers from birth to four years.

    Becoming a baby swimming teacher is an amazing job! When you work for Puddle Ducks you’re part of such an enthusiastic bunch of talented teachers, both locally here in South West London and nationally, who give you so much ongoing training and support.

    • Highly competitive rates of pay and excellent career progression.
    • No previous teaching or professional swimming experience is required as full training is provided and paid for by us.
    • We are here to support you with your training at every step along the way.

    It takes someone very special to become a baby and toddler swimming teacher:

    • Someone with a love of water and a love of children
    • Someone with a confident and friendly personality
    • Someone who cares enough about giving babies a gift of complete freedom and pleasure in the water
    • Someone who wants to give them something that is both a skill for life and a life-saving skill
    • It takes passion, commitment and a willingness to spend several hours in a swimming pool!

    "Every lesson I feel a great sense of achievement, as you can actively see progressions in each child, every week. You feel part of everyone’s family and get to know each customer like they are your friends! I learnt the true meaning of job satisfaction the second I started teaching for Puddle Ducks, and I will always be grateful to have a career I love."
    Victoria Rowley – Senior teacher

    Becoming a swimming teacher for Puddle Ducks takes hard work and commitment, but brings huge job satisfaction and fits in brilliantly around family life and other work commitments.

    You will required to work at least one weekend session and have a car and driving licence.

    Please email Pete for details of hours available and more information.

  • Poolside Assistant

    Poolside Assistant

    This is a part time and permanent role. Applicants are invited to apply for one or several available sessions.

    Aspire Centre, Southfields, SW18 5JU 

    - Saturday 2.15pm - 5.45pm 

    Role Purpose

    • To provide assistance to the Teacher in an emergency.
    • To ensure customers receive the highest customer service possible
    • To ensure the pool area is clean, tidy and safe for customers
    • To provide assistance to the teacher where necessary to improve the customer’s swimming lesson

    Full training will be arranged so no experience necessary. You will receive a competitive rate of pay, uniform and discounted swimming lessons.

    £9.50 p/h

    It is imperative you have a clean DBS record (formally CRB).

    Please email Pete for more information.

  • Swim Academy Teacher

    Swim Academy Teacher

    Swim Academy teachers teach our primary school-aged children to swim beautifully and love swimming for life.

    The Puddle Ducks Swim Academy is suitable for children aged 4 to 10 years old, and is the natural progression from our Baby & Pre-school classes.

    We teach a natural and smooth swimming style, starting with simple skills that we build gradually along with your child's physical ability and confidence. These are balanced with fun activities that develop various skills, such as life-saving, floating and surface-diving.

    "When my son started Puddle Ducks, he could swim but wouldn't put his face in the water or jump in. His confidence soared - within half a term he had his 10m award and mastered many swimming techniques! I would highly recommend these classes to any parents wanting their child to learn in a fun but structured environment which engages children from the second they get in the water until the second they get out!"

    Louise Buck with Drew (5 years 5 months)

    Many of our Swim Academy students go on to swim for organised clubs and take part in competitions - you never know, you might have a future Olympian on your hands!

    You will required to work at least one weekend session and have a car and driving licence.

    Please email Pete for details of hours available and more information.