Turtle Tots Southampton

WELCOME TO Turtle Tots Southampton


Turtle Tots Southampton has been running since 2016 and was taken over by myself in 2019 after being a Turtle Tots teacher for 2 years. I have always had a passion for swimming and after starting lessons with my then 12 weeks old daughter I knew this was where my post maternity leave career was going to take me.

I love everything that Turtle Tots stands for and am proud to be the face of this small family run business. The 30-minute lessons allow for a unique bonding opportunity with your little one and the time you spend in the water, both learning together, will enable you to practice all the fundamental skills needed to learn to swim. Your experienced teacher will guide you both through each class, allowing each child to progress at a pace that they are comfortable with.

I am confident that you will fall in love with the classes just as I did but don’t just take my word it come along and see for yourself.

Head over to the Our Pools section to see where you can join us. If you have any questions please send me an email southampton@turtletots.com - I look forward to hearing from you.

See you in the pool x

For more information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes

Sian and the team :-)

Oaklands Community Pool

Oaklands Community Pool Cromarty Road SO16 8LX

Tree Tops – Bitterne

9 Chine Avenue Bitterne SO19 7JF

Red Lodge Pool – Bassett

Vermont Close Winchester Road SO16 7LT

Cedar School – Nursling

Redbridge Lane Nursling SO16 0XN


Hi, I'm Sian! I have been teaching swimming for almost 15 years and I am so happy to say I still love getting in the pool every time and seeing the joy on everyone's face! I especially love that this is an activity that Dads/ Grandads are able to join in and build on that special bond within the water! I also love seeing the caregivers confidence grow. I have seen complete non swimmers bring their children and leave with so much confidence in being able to take their child swimming! :)


Hi everyone, I’m Beka! I’ve been teaching your little turtles for 4 years now, and it’s just flown by! I love every single aspect of my job, from getting to know all you lovely parents to making an incredible bond with your babies. The turtle tots ethos is something I fully believe in, and seeing it put into practise whilst teaching really makes my day! :)


Hi, I'm Barney! I've been swimming for 15 years and have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I could remember, so i thought why not combine the two! I had heard so many amazing stories about Turtle Tots from friends, the fun they were having at the lessons, all whilst learning essential safety skills, so I enquired about training as a TT teacher and here I am! I love that we help build both the adult and child's confidence in the water, all whilst they get that special bonding time together!


Hi, I’m Carley. I am an extremely proud Turtle Tots teacher! From 4 weeks old I started taking my daughter to swimming lessons with Turtle Tots and absolutely fell in love with everything about it. From the fun factor to teaching life savings skills so early on in a child’s life. From then I knew I wanted to teach swimming especially with turtle tots. I love my job so much, especially seeing children thrive at something so important at such an early age!


Hello, I’m Rice. I started taking my daughter to Turtle Tots lessons when she was 6 weeks old, she’s now 3 and it’s still our favourite time of the week together. When I saw Turtle Tots where looking for new teachers I jumped at the chance. I love going to work, watching parents and carers bond with their babies in the pool, and seeing all your little ones learn such amazing skills!


Hi, I’m Rianne! Swimming has always been a big part of my life and believe it is such an important skill to learn. My nieces started at turtle tots from 4 months old and seeing how much enjoyment they got out of the class whilst learning made me think how much I would enjoy being that teacher doing it with them. The best bit about turtle tots is that it is completely baby focused and you really feel a sense of achievement when the babies and parents love it just as much as you!


Hi, I’m Leanna. I have had a passion for swimming ever since I can remember I have two children who also love the the water thanks to taking them to turtle tots lessons. I knew then this was the career dreams are made of! the reason I choose to work with turtle tots is simple I love the their baby led approach taking each step at yours and your little ones pace and seeing the fun, confidence and life saving skills grow is simply amazing!


Hey I’m Sam.I started taking my son to TT at 9 months. The classes consisted of repetition, interactive songs, lots of fun and to top it off it was a completely baby centred approach. On our first holiday I saw my son swim from his dad to me and couldn’t believe he learnt to do that from having ‘FUN’ in the pool. That’s when I realised how much I would love to retrain as a TT teacher. I feel so lucky to say I love my job and love seeing babies develop their skills and confidence in the water!

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