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Puddle Ducks Dorset & West Hants

Puddle Ducks is one of the UK's leading national swim schools, teaching babies and children how to swim in a fun, engaging and unique way.

Run by local parent Jane who is passionate about providing exceptional quality Puddle Ducks Aquanatal, Baby & Preschool and School age swimming classes up to 10 years old to enable you to nurture a love of the water for life in your little ones.

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 pools with a maximum of 9 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 understand that no two children are the same and adapt each activity to suit every child. Our baby-led swimming approach ensures that your child's needs are expertly filled - never forcing development, but rather nurturing it to ensure a positive experience and love of swimming.

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.

We teach in warm private pools every day throughout Dorset and West Hants including;

Portfield School, Parley (near Bournemouth Airport)

DW Fitness, Poole

Hoburne Park, Christchurch

Hoburne Bashley, New Milton

St Michael’s Middle School, Wimborne

Montacute School, Poole

Avon House, Ferndown

Dairy House Farm Pool, Blandford Forum

Sessions cost £12 per 30 minute session payable in advance of 8 week blocks

If you have any questions or want to find out more, please do email us on or call us on (01202) 674676 to chat to us about your individual needs.

We look forward to welcoming you to our classes soon!


Portfield School, Parley Lane, Nr. Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6BP

1.93 miles     01202 674676    

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