About Puddle Ducks - Bristol and Bath
We love what we do - teaching little ones to swim and be confident and safe in water. We want every child to have a happy, fun and positive experience learning to swim and urge you to come and try Puddle Ducks.
Baby and Preschool classes (from newborn to four years)
Swimming offers your baby a unique sensory experience and develops confidence in the water that lasts a lifetime, as well as truly magical one-to-one time for you and your baby. Taught in lovely warm water pools with a maximum of nine children, our classes incorporate rhyme, music and movement based on extensive child development research.
We also teach invaluable water safety and personal survival skills from the start in our classes, which the children love practising in our termly pyjama parties!
Although we have spent many years developing our progressive lesson plans, our teachers adapt every activity to suit every child. Our baby-led swimming approach ensures that your childs needs are expertly filled - never forcing development, but rather nurturing it to ensure a positive experience and love of swimming.
Aquanatal classes (for pregnant women and post natal mummies)
You can begin your Puddle Ducks journey even before your bundle of joy arrives! Our Aquanatal classes are a perfect balance of relaxation, laughter and exercise - a wonderful way to unwind and stay healthy in pregnancy. Our teachers pass antenatal swimming training accredited by the Royal College of Midwives. Many of our new mums continue to come to classes to exercise safely after the birth of their baby. Our Aquanatal classes are free of charge (subject to paying a one-off administration fee of £30.00).
Swim Academy classes (for school children from four to 10 years)
Children of all abilities swim with us in our Swim Academy classes. From Beginners (some of whom may have never swum before) up to our Elite programme where children learn to swim all four strokes with style and grace, and improve their stamina. Children work towards achieving distance badges as well as skills badges to reward their swimming progress.
As well as intensive Puddle Ducks training all our teachers are fully STA qualified and CRB / DBS checked so that you know that you and your baby are in safe hands. All of our teachers are committed to a programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) refreshing teaching skills and life saving skills every term. We also have poolside assistants at some of our classes to provide extra support and help to you and your child as soon as you arrive at the venue.
If you have any questions or want to find out more please do email or call to chat to us about your individual needs. We look forward to welcoming you to our classes soon.
Sarah and all the Puddle Ducks team
0117 971 7165