Turtle Tots Bristol
It’s incredibly important to us that our swim school here offers parents and their babies the best swimming experience in and around Bristol. You should always feel that you and your baby are at the centre of what we do, and that we are passionate about the progress you make together.
We know that the sooner babies and toddlers are confident in water the better. It helps with so many different areas of their development. Our Turtle Tots programme offers you fun filled, rewarding and very special classes to share with your child, whilst teaching them a potentially life-saving skill.
We’re proud to say our dedicated team of teachers - Menna, Joy, Sophie, Nic, Karen, Aimee and Louisa - are as highly trained as they can possibly be to ensure that all of the skills and techniques we’re using in the pool are based on the latest research to provide your baby with the best start in the water. They are tuned into the way your baby communicates at these early stages of their life to make sure we work at their pace and do the things they are happy to do. This is hugely important to us and will help to develop your baby’s life long love of the water.
Lessons run across Bristol and North Somerset at many great venues. No doubt there will be one close to you and we look forward to welcoming you into the pool very soon!
Hi, I'm Karen! I grew up by the sea in Devon and being in the water has been a massive part of some of my most cherished memories. When I had my two daughters I couldn't wait to introduce them to the water and swimming with Turtle Tots gave me the confidence to do that. Their gentle approach was the perfect fit for us. Being able to instil that confidence and sense of fun in the water into other parents and their babies is an absolute joy - one I think will never get old!
Hi, I'm Joy. I've been teaching swimming since my children were small, thirteen years now and still love every minute. I've taught adults, pre-school age, school children & special needs one-to-ones. What I love most is teaching babies and toddlers. My first memory of swimming is sitting at the bottom of the pool having make-believe tea parties with my mum. I now help coach our lovely new teachers too. It is very rewarding being part of this close team. See you at one of my classes soon!
Hi, I’m Menna. I fell into this profession having a love for water after swimming with my dad from a young age. After becoming a Turtle Tots teacher it has opened my eyes to how important it is not only to learn to swim but to have fun in the water too. Being able to teach right the way through from pregnancy as a Turtle tums teacher and then meet all the gorgeous new babies in the water and watch them progress in to confident swimmers gives me so much joy. I have the best job ever!!
Hi, I'm Aimee. Becoming a Turtle tots swimming teaching has been one of the most rewarding jobs ever. Being in the pool, singing and playing games is so much fun ( I'm a big kid at heart). I love seeing my little swimmers improving each week and gaining so much new found confidence. As well as teaching, I also work at Turtle Tots Head Office running the Bristol franchise .So If you don’t see me in the pool, I will look forward to replying to your emails or booking you on to one of our classes.
Hi, I'm Louisa. I became a Turtle Tots teacher in 2015 after watching my daughter love coming to lessons. I really enjoy watching the adorable babies turn into crazy toddlers then into confident big swimmers and seeing all their unique and wonderful journeys in the water. I've always loved the water and even now no good holiday is complete without a pool.
Hi I’m Sophie. I have worked with children for over 12 years and have loved swimming from a very young age. I’ve always felt it was a life skill that all children should learn. Both my children go to Turtle Tots and they love their lessons. Being a Turtle Tots Teacher works really well alongside my nursery job – I find it so rewarding and love being a part of the team!
Hi I'm Hayley and swimming has always been one of my passions throughout childhood and into adulthood. As I child I always wanted to teach swimming and have been since I was 16 and still LOVE every minute. It is one of the most rewarding jobs I can think of watching all the little ones progress through the program. I joined Turtle Tots in 2011 and have never looked back.