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Baby Swimming: Your Questions Answered with Ali Beckman from Puddleducks

Puddle Ducks teaches children, from birth to 10 years, to swim independently, beautifully and confidently, and to love and respect the water. They teach essential life skills and water safety to over 20,000 babies, toddlers, pre-school and primary school children across the UK, every week.

Classes are packed full of fun – watch as your little one develops into a confident swimmer without even realising they are learning to swim! Puddle Ducks 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.

Ali Beckman, Puddle Ducks’ Technical Director and Head Teacher, is a UK leading expert in swimming teaching, highly regarded within the industry and Chair of Trustees at the Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) which is the largest swimming and lifesaving teacher training company in the world. Of the Puddle Ducks programme, Ali says, ‘I’ve often been asked to define our unique approach to baby swimming and it’s actually easy; child-led. It’s what we’ve always done. Our babies and children have always been at the centre of everything we do.’ We are the only 100% child-led national swim school and this blog tells you all about what truly makes the Puddle Ducks Difference.

Ali will be here to talk about all the benefits of Baby Swimming from the wonderful bonding time to the physical and cerebral developmental advantages that swimming can provide to your baby and answer any questions you may have.