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Swimming with Puddle Ducks and beyond......

Emma our fabulous teacher explains how much swimming means to her and her family.....

Emma is our longest serving teacher having taught with Puddle Ducks Worcestershire for almost 10 years. Emma started out as a Swim Academy Teacher and then trained to become a Baby & Pre-School Teacher. Emma now teaches at TruGym, Whitehouse and Feckenham but covers at all our pools so will be a familiar face to most of our customers.

Emma doesn’t just have a passion for teaching swimming but swimming as a whole! Emma has 3 beautiful children who have all come through our Puddle Ducks programmes and now swim in Gala’s and for a local Swimming Club.

Harry swam at Puddle Ducks since 6 weeks old swam through all our Baby & Pre-School and Swim Academy programmes. Harry is now 15 years old and swims for Bromsgrove Swimming Club attending every evening and competes in meets on the weekends. Harry competes in open meets all over the county and galas for Bromsgrove Swimming Club. He has county times in various strokes and swims long course 800m/1500m. Harry also coaches the younger groups at the club and has recently won the title of Sportsmanship for the club.

Kate swam with Puddle Ducks through both Baby & Pre-School and Swim Academy Programmes achieving her 10m and 25m distance awards. Kate is now 11 years old and swims for Bromsgrove Swimming Club several nights a week and on the weekends. Kate competes in galas, open meets and has a county times and is representing the club at county relays.

Lucy also swam with Puddle Ducks through both Baby & Pre-School and Swim Academy Programmes and also achieved her 10m and 25m distance awards. Lucy is now 8 years old doing galas representing the Bromsgrove Swimming Club, which she has enjoyed. Lucy enjoys swimming weekly alongside the other clubs she attends.

Emma says “my personal uptake on swimming obviously ranks of very high importance, as it’s my job which I absolutely love, but also a massive part of my life. Joining a club as well as swimming competitively is an essential part of their success. My children absolutely love it. They look forward to going swimming each time, their social circle of friends has grown and is in addition to their friends to school, it has built confidence, character, motivation and self-esteem as well as increases their levels of fitness and health. My children wouldn’t be as confident and have the ability and technique they do if it wasn’t for the start they gained from attending Puddle Ducks Lessons. Swimming is a very important part of our family life, I love watching the children I teach knowing that with the right skills they can be safe in the water and could go on to swim competitively.”


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