PUDDLE Ducks is aiming for a 2020 opening date for its flagship swim school at Barons Quay.

Plans were approved by the council this month, for the babies and children’s swimming centre near Wildwood.

Co-owner Jo Stone said: “We are delighted about the approval and that this is all finally coming to fruition. We have been planning in our minds this bespoke swimming centre for babies and children since we first set-up Puddle Ducks eighteen years ago”

The centre will feature a family-friendly pool, meeting room, viewing area and buggy park.

The changing rooms have also been designed with the needs of parents with young children in mind.

Jo added: “We’re really excited to get to this next stage where we can now get started and are looking forward to being part of Barons Quay and the local community.”

Puddle Ducks was founded by Jo Stone and Tracy Townend and the very first classes took place in Northwich in 2002.

The company now teaches over 21,000 children to swim every week across the UK.