Turtle Tots Edinburgh
Hi, my name is Karina Reinhardt and I was delighted to bring Turtle Tots baby swimming lessons to Edinburgh and East Lothian in 2012.
As a competitive swimmer, lifeguard and swimming teacher while at school and university, swimming has always been a massive part of my life. I even met my husband whilst working as a lifeguard in the US!
Today, as the mother of three little ones I truly understand how important spending quality time as a family is, and how swimming is such a fun activity that everyone can enjoy together. I also know how important it is to make sure that children grow up knowing how to be safe and confident in the water.
Since having my children I’ve spent many fantastic hours with them at various baby classes, which really prompted me to want to return to teaching children again. So after spending years in the corporate world I decided to set up Turtle Tots in Edinburgh. I thoroughly enjoy doing swimming classes with my own children, all of whom are Turtle Tots swimmers, and am thrilled to be able to share my love of the water with other parents and their babies. Spending that special time with your child is such an amazing bonding experience that I really don’t think anyone should miss it!
I really look forward to welcoming you and your baby or toddler to a swimming class in Edinburgh soon, and please don’t hesitate to contact me any time with any questions you might have.
Director and Teacher
Mum of 3, swimmer, loves travelling, sunshine & snow, marshmallows and new challenges. Passionate about seeing families enjoy the water together and children learning to LOVE swimming. STA Baby and Pre-school Tutor.
Senior Teacher/ Manager
Mum to 3 gorgeous boys and in any spare time I have I love good food, keeping fit and books! Every time I jump in the pool I just love it - the kids' smiles are the best part!
Senior Teacher and Administrator
Mum of 2. Loves coffee, dark chocolate and peanut butter ice cream. Passionate about swimming and running. Most enjoys mountains, beaches, exploring new places and spending time in the great outdoors!
Mum of two, from Finland. Loves crisp autumn days and spring sunshine, but most of all Christmas. Favourite place for a swim is the Finnish lakes! Best thing about being a swimming teacher is seeing the children having fun and growing in confidence.
Mum of 2, I love swimming, hiking and trips to the theatre. Swimming classes are the highlight of our week and I am so excited to be teaching Turtle Tots classes.
Mum of 2, fitness instructor and personal trainer. Both my kids have been Turtle Tots since they were tiny. After experiencing their incredible water adventure I love to help guide other Turtle Tots and their grown ups on their own journey.
Administrator and Teacher
Mum of one, enjoys outdoor adventures, trips to the beach, playing in snow and being entertained at the theatre. Loves being part of the team and helping to deliver the amazing Turtle Tots experience to little ones and their families.
Mum of 2, Katrina is a keen swimmer, and previously worked as an early years practitioner. She is now also training to become a primary school teacher! She teaches on Saturdays at Energize.
Jill is at her happiest with her 3 gorgeous dogs, ideally on a beach. She is also training to be a primary school teacher, and adores teaching her fabulous swimmers at Oriam every week.
Mum to one fabulous Turtle Tots swimmer. Lauren started off as one of our parents and loved it so much she decided to retrain as a baby and pre-school teacher! She teaches on Sundays at Beeslack, and loves seeing how much her swimmers can progress and have fun.
Dad of two, Chris absolutely loved bringing his daughter to Turtle Tots, and jumped at the chance to join the team when the opportunity arose.
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