Tia & Melissa
Hi I’m Tia, I have been a Puddle Ducks teacher since September 2017 after I seen the job advertised on Facebook. I have 2 boys aged 3 and 6 and I moved to the North East from Jersey when my youngest was born.
I absolutely love my job and love seeing all the children progress.
My favourite animal is an elephant and my favourite colour is pink.
I teach Baby & Pre School teach Swim Academy at The Parkmore Hotel on a Friday.
Hello I'm Melissa, I started swimming at Puddle Ducks when my little one was 4 months old. I joined a Monday night Floaties class at High Tunstall and fell in love with the class straight away. Swimming with Alex was always something I wanted to do. As he got older and started a Splashers class, the end of my maternity leave was looming over me, I knew going back to my old job wasn’t the most ideal situation for me. Then I saw an advert on the Tees Valley Puddle Ducks page for an admin role and knew I had to apply. I was very fortunate that Alison saw potential in me and after some persuading I eventually accepted a teaching role.
I started teaching Swim Academy in the Autumn of 2016 and went straight off to train for Baby and Pre School at the beginning of 2017. I have never looked back and have loved every second of teaching. I also still swim with Alex but he’s now a Little Dipper and it’s our favourite hobby.
I am the Poolside Assistant and teach Baby and Pre School & Swim Academy on a Friday.