Puddle Ducks spreads its wings with first franchisee appointment

Puddle Ducks, the mid-Cheshire based franchise that teaches babies to swim, has spread its wings with the appointment of Lindsay Bott as the first franchisee.

Lindsay has been a Puddle Ducks customer with her twins, Cameron and Caden for over two years, since they were both a few months old. Lindsay says: 'I can't wait to bring this fantastic opportunity to the parents and babies in Chester.

Puddle Ducks has been an incredible experience for our family. My boys are water-loving, confident toddlers who can already swim a few metres independently. This is all thanks to the fun, structured classes they have attended with Puddle Ducks. I feel privileged to be part of this excellent and expanding team.'

When two local mothers, Tracy Townend and Jo Stone, met up at their first antenatal class five years ago they never dreamt that together they would become successful business partners.

They discovered that although there was a demand for babies to be taught to swim, this was generally not being met by Local Authority pools. Their business, Puddle Ducks, has grown steadily in mid-Cheshire and now employs approximately 20 staff (many of whom are also customers) and teaches over 300 babies and young children per week.