Puddle Ducks swimming lessons are suitable for babies from birth to 10 years old. Their friendly and informative teachers will guide you and your little ones through invaluable water-safety and personal survival skills.
Puddle Ducks South West London are extremely proud to be running swimming lessons for hundreds of children every week. Classes run seven days a week in South West London and surrounding areas including Tooting, Southfields, Richmond, Heston and Walton on Thames.
We began baby swimming with our own children when they were born in 2011 and 2015, and have watched in wonder as our precious little boys develop in confidence with every lesson. They have learnt invaluable water safety skills, and we always have a lovely experience sharing precious moments in the water together – Pete Weller (co-owner of Puddle Ducks South West London).
Puddle Ducks 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 bundle of joy.
The baby-led swimming approach ensures that your child’s needs are expertly fulfilled – never forcing development, but rather nurturing it to ensure a positive experience and love of swimming. Teachers adapt every activity to suit each individual child, meaning classes are always progressive.
Their Baby and Pre-school programme is a wonderful bonding experience. Lessons instil water confidence and a love of swimming whilst their nurturing teachers tailor activities to your child’s abilities and needs, so many of the little ones are able to swim independently before they even start school!
Floaties: Birth – 6 months Babies love the freedom of movement and buoyancy the water offers, they will learn important signals that become the basis for learning in future lessons.
Splashers: 6 – 15 months As babies begin to get stronger back and head control, they are able to swim with woggles and jump in the pool, developing the skills to be strong swimmers in the future.
Kickers: 15 – 30 months Toddlers get the chance to splash, jump in, kick their legs and take little swims on their own, both with woggles and unaided. Classes introduce interaction with other children through fun and games.
Little Dippers: 2.5 – 4 years old Children will begin to gain confidence to do things on their own, including entering and exiting the pool and swimming small distances completely unaided. Children enjoy the water with new found independence.
In 2017 Puddle Ducks South West London launched their Swim Academy which are small intimate classes for children aged 4-10 years old. Swim Academy classes focus on beautiful swimming and the right technique.
‘I wasn’t sure what to expect or what my 6 month old could learn at his age but Puddle Ducks completely exceeded my expectations. My son and I both love the balance between fun play and relaxed yet practical teaching. Alice and Lachlan’
‘I just wanted to say how much we have enjoyed the classes at Puddle Ducks. Sam loves the water and doesn’t have the fear that I had as a child which was my main aim of getting him swimming. I just hope we can find a class and teachers as good where we are moving to. Laura and Sam’
Puddle Ducks classes are not too big and the teachers create a relaxed and happy atmosphere.
Clapham Mums card holders are entitled to a 20% discount off your first booking of 10 classes. Contact Puddle Ducks to avail this offer.
Phone: 020 8546 8470