Turtle Tots Ireland

WELCOME TO Turtle Tots Ireland


We are proud to support a charity close to us and our teachers hearts. A percentage of all our classes go to Heart Children Ireland.

They are a support group for parents and families of children with a Congenital Heart Disorder. CHD is the most common of all birth defects affecting one in every one hundred children born.

At present about half of all babies born with CHD will require heart operations.

Clayton Hotel Cork City

Lapp's Quay Cork T12 RD6E

The Kinsale Hotel

Rathmore, Kinsale Kinsale, Co. Cork

Green Isle Hotel

St John's Dr, Newlands Cross, Dublin 22

Woodlands House Hotel

Knockanes, Adare, Co. Limerick

Brandon House Hotel

Southknock, New Ross, Co. Wexford

Westport Woods Hotel

Quay Rd, Cloonmonad Westport, Co. Mayo

Great National Hotel Ballina

N26 Dublin Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo

Castle Hotel Macroom

Main St, Sleveen East Macroom, Co. Cork

Oriel House Hotel

Main St, Ballincollig Co. Cork

Terenure College

Templeogue Rd Terenure D6W AK71

Maldron Hotel Tallaght

Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

Killiney Hill Rd, Killiney, Dublin

Royal Marine Hotel

Marine Rd, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin

Hilton Hotel Kilmainham

South Circular Rd Kilmainham

Castleknock Hotel

Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin

Charleville Park Hotel

Limerick Rd, Rathgoggan North, Charleville, Co. Cork

Coral Leisure Wicklow

Station Rd, Bollarney South, Wicklow

Arklow Bay Hotel

Sea Road, Ferrybank, Arklow, Co. Wicklow

The Ardilaun Hotel

Taylor's Hill Rd, Galway

The Oranmmore Lodge

Carrowmoneash, Oranmore, Co. Galway

Roganstown Hotel & Country Club

Naul Rd, Roganstown Swords, Co. Dublin K67P2E4

Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley

Fonthill Road, Liffey Valley, D22 X4W6

Talbot Hotel

The Quay Whitewell, Wexford Y35 FP9P

Alan Reinhardt

I started Turtle Tots in 2015 with my wife Paula - we've not looked back since. I swam as a little turtle tot and continued to swim, teach & lifeguard throughout my life. Paula is a primary school teacher so we've been teaching and swimming for years. For us Turtle Tots is one big family, Our teachers and customers are the biggest part of that! #1 for us is our Babies, Toddlers and Parents, and making sure we have the best classes around. The love of water is what we want to share with everyone.

Joanne Doyle

I have always loved swimming and having been introduced to swimming by my dad at a very young age, I became a member of my local swimming club and swam regularly for most of my school-going years. As a busy mum of two young girls who has also brought her girls swimming from a young age I am so happy to be sharing an experience that is so fulfilling and so very enjoyable. Cant wait to see you all in the pool :)

Audrey Brown

Before having my babies I had a keen interest in health and fitness and so I worked as a reception manager of westpark fitness for nearly six years, while working there I achieved a diploma in anatomy and physiology and holistic massage. Personally I never sit around and people joke that you have to throw a net over me to catch me, but when I am home I am busy making all sorts of crafty bits and bobs. I am so excited to get started with Turtle tots and get to know all your babies and toddlers!

Elaine Foster

I have been involved in swimming since a young age . I am a huge advocate of water safety and the benefits of swimming for all ages. My 2 children have also been swimming since they were babies so I know first hand the enjoyment and fun that can be experienced in the water with your kids. The benefits of swimming are endless so starting them as babies is a wonderful gift.

Sandra Kinnear

I grew up swimming and spending endless days at the beach every summer…my folks couldn’t get me out of the water! When my son Robert was born, I had just one aim and that was to get him swimming as soon as possible. It was the best decision I ever made and we both love our classes. It gives parents a chance to leave any worries and endless “to do” lists at the door and just have fun with their little ones and the babies just adore the one on one attention!

Laura Martin

I love when babies/ toddlers have their first milestone for example their first underwater swim or holding on by themselves I love watching each baby/toddler grow and learn while having fun with me and their parents and seeing how proud their parents are and to be part of that it is an amazing job to have. I love also to hear milestones out of the pool too like first steps and first spoon feed and sharing tips and tricks with the other moms.

Jennifer Murphy

Swimming is a huge part of my life & its so important as swimming is a life skill. I'm a swimming teacher over 10 years & have a huge passion for it & teaching. I get a great sense of achievement to see all the babies & toddlers improve in so many ways. Every week we have new swimming activities & songs. In our classes babies/toddlers get their individual opportunity for their beautiful abilities to shine & improve. Such a great way to improve confidence.

Grace Harrison

Before working with Turtle Tots I was a Montessori Teacher for 12 years. I have always worked with children but loved fitness and sport, so when the opportunity came along to combine the two I couldn't refuse. I love working with Turtle Tots and look forward to seeing you in a class soon.

Tony Colton

I've been swimming for as long as I can remember and swam competitively in my teens. I'm a huge advocate for health, nutrition and fitness especially in kids. Teaching your child to swim is one of the most amazing gifts you can give them. It's not just getting them involved in a sport but it's giving them a fantastic life skill. I strive to be the best teacher I can possibly be for my students and it's my aim to always help them to reach the maximum of their potential.

Alanna Kaczmarczyk

I absolutely ADORE teaching these classes! My own kids are Turtle Tots and even before I was a teacher I thought that their teaching program was amazing. I can’t explain how privileged I feel to be able to teach these babies such an important life saving skill as swimming. The most rewarding part of the job for me is seeing the kids grow and progress, and also witnessing the amazing connection between parent and child in the water. Can’t wait to see all you little Turtles in the pool!

Fiona Dwyer

I have always had a passion for swimming. I started lessons myself when I was 4 years old. But it wasn't until I had children myself that I realised I had also had a passion for working with babies and toddlers. I used to envy our swim teachers having such a fun, exciting job and seeing babies grow and progress each term must be so rewarding... little did I think I'd go on to experience the same as a Turtle tots teacher

Eimear Barry

Seeing the bond between parent and child in our classes definitely is the most rewarding along with the confidence and progression I am lucky enough to witness week by week. Not only is it a bond between baby and parent but also I am so fortunate to have built such a gorgeous trusting relationship with both parents and their child. My aim with my turtle tots class is to provide fun learning while you both gain confidence and trust while in the water.

Gemma Twomey

I've always had a big interest in baby swimming since i attended classes with my own daughter. It just amazed me how much you can teach babies from such a young age. Working with turtle tots gives me the opportunity to work with babies and toddlers in a friendly, safe and fun environment . It is very rewarding to see their weekly progress and the confidence gained by every visit to the pool all while having great fun.

Niamh Thomas

I am very passionate about being involved in all sports and have always had a love for swimming. I am a mother to two young children who have excelled at swimming from 12 weeks old. After bringing them on this journey from this young age I have become a true advocate for swimming and the importance of introducing babies to the water from the first available opportunity. I see it as teaching them both a life and life-saving skill and it is a wonderful time to bond with your baby.

Krystle Pavier

I love the water, I grew up in Australia where the sea is a little warmer though! Before moving to Ireland I was a scuba instructor, and I worked as crew on liveaboards in the Pacific Islands. I also lived in Asia for a few years and taught swimming lessons to adults alongside diving. Being a Turtle Tots swimming teacher is hugely rewarding. We have the opportunity to see fear changed to courage, faintheartedness converted into accomplishment, and timidity transformed into confidence.

Bella Zimmerman

I grew up swimming in the Gulf of Mexico with my dad and was practically a mermaid because I never wanted to leave the water (my mom had to lure me in with food!). As an adult, I was a professional ballerina and a competitive swimmer, with over 6yrs teaching experience. Currently, I am pursuing a degree in Child Psychology and wish to bring all my knowledge into the pool to aid my lovely parents and children. “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” — Loren Eiseley

Susan Corley

I'm the Turtle Tots teacher in Wexford and New Ross. Being a Turtle Tots Teacher is one of the best experiences I've had. I love getting to meet so many fantastic parents and of course most of all, all the incredible babies and toddler's, and i can't wait to meet many more. I have two children myself. My daughter Emily and my little boy Aaron and I love teaching them as much as I do my little Turtle tots.

Noreen Connolly

I've been been a certified swim instructor over 16 years and worked in a variety of facilities throughout Munster. I also teach Rookie Lifeguard programmes that train young swimmers in lifesaving skills. Passing on my knowledge and passion for all things aquatic started as a life skill, then grew into a dedicated hobby. And now, I've turned what I love into my career. Water skills are something everyone should learn and I am delighted to see people of all ages learn to enjoy the water.

Evis Mercado

I grew up in a country right beside the caribbean, so going to the beach since I was a little baby was a must!! Being in water since I was so little made feel free, happy and confident ? A job where I can teach babies and kids life-saving skills?! Yes please!! I looove babies and toddlers so much. I love to see all the smiles in the pool and babies/toddlers with parents learning every week. It's so rewarding to see how the little ones learn and grow in confidence week by week.

Yvonne Callan

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