At Puddle Ducks, their highly trained and qualified teachers are experts at identifying children’s levels of ability and adapting activities to the individual, nurturing confidence and encouraging natural ability.
Puddle Duck have a range of programmes running in Oxford’s Summertown, from their baby and pre-school swimming lessons to the swim academy which is suitable for children up to the age of 10.
Baby & Preschool Swimming Lessons (ages 0-4 years)
Swimming with your baby is one of the most wonderful experiences you can share together. It offers your little one a unique sensory experience and helps them develop confidence in water that will last them a lifetime.
During the Puddle Ducks Baby & Pre-school programme, you will have time to really focus on your baby or young child one-to-one. It’s a great way to bond with and an enjoyable way for you both to relax together.
At Puddle Ducks, they have spent many years developing progressive lesson plans that help develop children into swimmers from an early age. Their approach to swimming ensures that your child’s needs are expertly fulfilled and will nurture their confidence in the water.
During Puddle Duck’s Baby & Pre-school programmes, the teachers adapt the activities to suit each child’s individual needs. Taught in lovely warm pools with a maximum of ten children, classes incorporate rhyme, music and movement based on extensive child development research. They’ve even had professional musicians help to write our unique class songs.
The Puddle Duck 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.
The 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!
The Baby & Pre-school programme is offered through six levels. Have a look at their website for more details.
Prices are £14 per lesson with the first lesson free.
Swim Academy (4-10 years)
The Puddle Ducks Swim Academy is suitable for children aged 4 to 10 years old, and is the natural progression from the Baby & Pre-school classes.
There are four levels, each designed to teach your child the basics of swimming, develop confidence and improve their technique.
- Elite Swim Academy – Development
- Elite Swim Academy – Advanced