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  • Always giving your child the choice

    Getting babies and children to be comfortable and confident under the surface of the water is a key part of their swimming journey. All our teaching methods are consistent with research developments in infant physiology and infant psychology and with technical advances in swimming. We work closely with Birthlight and the STA on the best and safest way to submerge children so that they feel empowered and never forced. The answer is simple, the child decides. Read more in Ali’s blog about how a child can make that choice even before they can verbally communicate with you and their teacher.

    Always giving your child the choice
  • Bonding

    During our Baby & Pre-school programme, you will have time to really focus on your baby or young child one-to-one. Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Carers and Guardians, it’s a great way to bond with your child and an enjoyable way for you both to relax together. It builds trust and promotes social development with our little swimmers often making friends for life at their lessons.

    Bonding
  • Progressive Lessons

    We have spent many years developing progressive lesson plans that help develop children into swimmers from an early age. Our approach to swimming ensures that your child’s needs are expertly fulfilled and will nurture their confidence in the water.

    During Puddle Ducks Baby & Pre-school lessons, our teachers adapt the activities to suit each child's individual needs. Taught in lovely warm pools with a maximum of ten children, our classes incorporate rhyme, music and movement based on extensive child development research. We’ve even had professional musicians help to write our unique class songs.

    Progressive Lessons
  • Water Safety

    Our classes offer children the chance to learn the importance of water safety, including personal survival. These are invaluable skills to develop at such a young age and will instil a confidence and respect for the water that will last a lifetime.

    Our lessons are so well received that the children we teach can often swim over 10 metres before they start school. That’s the Puddle Ducks difference!

    Water Safety

What Our Customers Think


We love our Floaties lessons!

"Thursday’s Floaties swimming lessons are the highlight of our week. We are 5 lessons in and already I can see Alex is more confident in the water (and I feel so much more confident handling him too!). I highly recommend it to any new Mum! They grow so quickly, this is prime mummy and baby bonding time, not to be missed." Carol, mum to baby Alex.



Welcome to the Puddle Ducks Shop

From swim nappies to swimming hats, swim goggles to swimming costumes, you’ll find all you need for your child’s swim lessons here!