Turtle Tots Edinburgh

WELCOME TO 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.


Sciennes Primary School

10 Sciennes Road EH9 1LG


3 Lochside Place EH12 9DF


Heriot Watt University EH14 4AS

Damhead Private Pool

4 Damhead Holdings Lothianburn EH10 7DZ


187 Clermiston Road EH12 6UG

Novotel Edinburgh Park

15 Lochside Avenue Hermiston Gait EH12 9DJ


750 Ferry Road EH4 4PQ

Karina Reinhardt

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.

Julie McGrail

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!

Juliana Gonzalez

Former nanny, I love working with children and helping them reach their full potential. Loves animals, travelling, warm sunsets and walks with my two dogs (my fur-babies). Likes to appreciate the little things in life and hopes for a kinder world.

Nikki Spink

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!

Laura Valkonen

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.

Jane Burns

Mum of three, primary school teacher, I love to swim in the sea and the pool. It is a privilege and a delight to witness the wonder and excitement that comes with swimming with babies and toddlers!

Rachel Lumdsen

Mum of 1, swimmer, love long walks, skiing and partial to an afternoon tea or two. I love seeing the joy that kids and parents can get from swimming together and gain in confidence, and I am so grateful I can help be part of the experience .

Lou Keeley

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.

Rowan Macleod

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.

Katy Fisher

Mum to two wee Turtletots, love the water, love water AND sunshine even more, also love lemon cheesecake, sushi and catching up with friends. Best bit of my job? Meeting all the new families and babies starting their Turtletots journey with us.

Jo Beale

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.

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