A SWIM school has launched an appeal to find new pools and swimming teachers to help children learn a valuable life-skill ahead of the summer months.

Puddle Ducks Mid Cheshire is facing growing demand for lessons as families look to go on holiday and youngsters want to enjoy the water in warmer weather.

The school has been touring Northwich primary schools delivering water safety talks as latest figures from the Water Incident Database show there were 226 accidental fatalities in 2022; 105 of them in June, July and August.

Now, in order to get more youngsters swimming, Puddle Ducks is asking pool owners to come forward.

Rachel Bateson, of Puddle Ducks Mid Cheshire said: “We currently provide a number of classes in different locations across the area, but as demand grows, we need more pools and more swimming teachers to get children in the water and off the waiting lists.

"It’s a life-saving skill that is so important particularly throughout the summer months, so for anyone with a pool across Mid Cheshire, who could accommodate our classes, we’d love to hear from you.

"We can help fill your pools with lots of happy children learning a valuable life-skill whilst enjoying themselves. Our lessons will also help with the viability of running the pools, providing you with an extra income stream to support with the energy and running costs."

Head swim teacher at Puddle Ducks Mid Cheshire, Nici Wragge, added: "I love my role here at Puddle Ducks as it is so rewarding to see children develop not only their skills but also a love for the water.

"As we seek to expand, we need more swim teachers to come onboard and deliver our exceptional lessons to children in the local area.

"Puddle Ducks offer full and ongoing training, and it could be a perfect opportunity for those who want a change in career."

If you want to know more about Puddle Ducks Mid Cheshire, are interested in a role as a swim teacher, or can help with providing a pool, please contact: rachel.bateson@puddleducks.com.