Puddle Ducks teaches children, from birth to 10 years, to swim independently, beautifully and confidently, and to love and respect the water.

Classes are packed full of fun – watch as your little one develops into a confident swimmer without even realising they are learning to swim! We recognise that every child is different; our expert teachers individually tailor activities to suit your child’s ability and confidence levels. We often see children achieving their 10m award before they start school.


Teaching water safety from a young age is also core to our classes. Babies as young as six months start to learn water safety and personal survival skills, and our school-aged children also learn life-saving skills. Every term we hold pyjama parties – not only to put these skills into practice, but also to have lots of fun!

Our highly qualified teachers are passionate, professional, nurturing, fun and loved by our swimmers. Our innovative programme, incorporating bespoke songs and rhymes, is consistent with research development in infant physiology and infant psychology and with technical advances in swimming. Our baby and pre-school programme leads to beautiful surface swims, progressing to child-led rolling to breathe and then into beautiful stroke development in our Swim Academy programme; a true child-led swimming progression with amazing results.

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. Submersions are encouraged at every opportunity but are no longer an official activity within our lesson plans.


As a result of this research we also decided to stop offering underwater photoshoots as we now know that a child is susceptible to taking a huge step backwards in their swimming journey if they are submerged in the way a traditional underwater photoshoot requires them to be. We are proud to be the only independent, national baby and child swimming school who have put their principles ahead of their profits.

Our babies and children have always been at the centre of everything we do but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to improve. We will continue to learn, continue to develop and continue to make sure our lessons are of the very highest standard, because our mission is simple: we want every child to love and respect the water and learn to swim beautifully.

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Classes with Puddle Ducks Lincolnshire & Newark are now being offered in:

  • Lincoln: Dean’s Sport and Leisure, Burton, DW Fitness, Queens Park Community Hub, The Priory Witham Academy, Haddington
  • Newark: Little Carlton, Sports Direct Fitness
  • Grantham: Belton Woods Hotel, The Urban Hotel, Oceans Grantham
  • Woodhall Spa
  • Edwinstowe
  • Pointon
  • Edith Weston

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Email us on lincolnshire@puddleducks.com, visit our website www.puddleducks.com or call our office on 01949 831322 for more details.

Swimming taught by experts… that’s the Puddle Ducks difference.

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