Mum-of-two launches own baby and toddler swim school business in Orpington

PUBLISHED: 12:39 05 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:55 05 May 2017

Lizi Allanson

Lizi Allanson


Lizi Allanson, 36, started the company in 2015

A local mum-of-two has launched a swim school in Bromley providing swimming lessons for babies and toddlers.

Lizi Allanson’s company, Puddle Ducks, delivers classes at Orpington Hospital’s Hydrotherapy Pool, and Skeet Hill House, and will be opening more classes across the area in months to come.

Ms Allanson, 36, began her Puddle Ducks journey in December 2015 when she accompanied her sister to a toddler swim class. She loved it so much she decided to train as a swimming teacher during her spare time.

She said: “I’ve always had a passion for swimming. From the age of six, I competed for my local swimming club and more recently I took my own children to baby and toddler swimming lessons.

“I’d been working in the financial sector for many years, and after starting a family, I hadn’t got the work life balance I really wanted.

“When I attended a class with my sister, I fell in love with it. I just knew it was a business I wanted to be a part of. i was delighted when I got the chance to open my own Puddle Ducks franchise, and I’m thrilled to bring it to Bromley and Orpington.

“I aim to encourage children to love swimming, respect the water and swim beautifully, whilst building a team of expert teachers to deliver the best possible lessons, tailored to every single child, every single week.”

For more information about Puddle Ducks classes visit

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