Turtle Tots Ireland
We are proud to support a charity close to us and our teachers hearts. A percentage of all our classes go to Heart Children Ireland.
They are a support group for parents and families of children with a Congenital Heart Disorder. CHD is the most common of all birth defects affecting one in every one hundred children born.
At present about half of all babies born with CHD will require heart operations.
Great National Hotel Ballina
N26 Dublin Road, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Clayton Hotel Liffey Valley
Fonthill Road, Liffey Valley, D22 X4W6
Roganstown Hotel & Country Club
Naul Rd, Roganstown Swords, Co. Dublin K67P2E4
The Oranmmore Lodge
Carrowmoneash, Oranmore, Co. Galway
The Ardilaun Hotel
Taylor's Hill Rd, Galway
Arklow Bay Hotel
Sea Road, Ferrybank, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Coral Leisure Wicklow
Station Rd, Bollarney South, Wicklow
Charleville Park Hotel
Limerick Rd, Rathgoggan North, Charleville, Co. Cork
Porterstown Road, Castleknock, Dublin
Maldron Hotel Tallaght
Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin
Oriel House Hotel
Main St, Ballincollig Co. Cork
Castle Hotel Macroom
Main St, Sleveen East Macroom, Co. Cork
Westport Woods Hotel
Quay Rd, Cloonmonad Westport, Co. Mayo
Brandon House Hotel
Southknock, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Woodlands House Hotel
Knockanes, Adare, Co. Limerick
Green Isle Hotel
St John's Dr, Newlands Cross, Dublin 22
The Kinsale Hotel
Rathmore Kinsale, Co. Cork
Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel
Killiney Hill Rd, Killiney, Dublin A96 N125
I have always loved swimming and having been introduced to swimming by my dad at a very young age, I became a member of my local swimming club and swam regularly for most of my school-going years. As a busy mum of two young girls who has also brought her girls swimming from a young age I am so happy to be sharing an experience that is so fulfilling and so very enjoyable. Cant wait to see you all in the pool :)
Before having my babies I had a keen interest in health and fitness and so I worked as a reception manager of westpark fitness for nearly six years, while working there I achieved a diploma in anatomy and physiology and holistic massage. Personally I never sit around and people joke that you have to throw a net over me to catch me, but when I am home I am busy making all sorts of crafty bits and bobs. I am so excited to get started with Turtle tots and get to know all your babies and toddlers!
I have been involved in swimming since a young age and I am a huge advocate of water safety and the benefits of swimming for all ages. My 2 children have also been swimming since they were babies so I know first hand the enjoyment and fun that can be experienced in the water with your kids. The benefits of swimming are endless so starting them as babies is a wonderful gift.
I grew up swimming and spending endless days at the beach every summer…my folks couldn’t get me out of the water! When my son Robert was born, I had just one aim and that was to get him swimming as soon as possible. It was the best decision I ever made and we both love our classes. It gives parents a chance to leave any worries and endless “to do” lists at the door and just have fun with their little ones and the babies just adore the one on one attention!
I love when babies/ toddlers have their first milestone for example their first underwater swim or holding on by themselves I love watching each baby/toddler grow and learn while having fun with me and their parents and seeing how proud their parents are and to be part of that it is an amazing job to have. I love also to hear milestones out of the pool too like first steps and first spoon feed and sharing tips and tricks with the other moms.
Swimming is a huge part of my life & its so important as swimming is a life skill. I'm a swimming teacher over 10 years & have a huge passion for it & teaching. I get a great sense of achievement to see all the babies & toddlers improve in so many ways. Every week we have new swimming activities & songs. In our classes babies/toddlers get their individual opportunity for their beautiful abilities to shine & improve. Such a great way to improve confidence.
Before working with Turtle Tots I was a Montessori Teacher for 12 years. I have always worked with children but loved fitness and sport, so when the opportunity came along to combine the two I couldn't refuse. I love working with Turtle Tots and look forward to seeing you in a class soon.
I've been swimming for as long as I can remember and swam competitively in my teens. I'm a huge advocate for health, nutrition and fitness especially in kids. Teaching your child to swim is one of the most amazing gifts you can give them. It's not just getting them involved in a sport but it's giving them a fantastic life skill. I strive to be the best teacher I can possibly be for my students and it's my aim to always help them to reach the maximum of their potential.
I absolutely ADORE teaching these classes! My own kids are Turtle Tots and even before I was a teacher I thought that their teaching program was amazing. I can’t explain how privileged I feel to be able to teach these babies such an important life saving skill as swimming. The most rewarding part of the job for me is seeing the kids grow and progress, and also witnessing the amazing connection between parent and child in the water. Can’t wait to see all you little Turtles in the pool!
I have always had a passion for swimming. I started lessons myself when I was 4 years old. But it wasn't until I had children myself that I realised I had also had a passion for working with babies and toddlers. I used to envy our swim teachers having such a fun, exciting job and seeing babies grow and progress each term must be so rewarding... little did I think I'd go on to experience the same as a Turtle tots teacher
Seeing the bond between parent and child in our classes definitely is the most rewarding along with the confidence and progression I am lucky enough to witness week by week. Not only is it a bond between baby and parent but also I am so fortunate to have built such a gorgeous trusting relationship with both parents and their child. My aim with my turtle tots class is to provide fun learning while you both gain confidence and trust while in the water.
I am very passionate about being involved in all sports and have always had a love for swimming. I am a mother to two young children who have excelled at swimming from 12 weeks old. After bringing them on this journey from this young age I have become a true advocate for swimming and the importance of introducing babies to the water from the first available opportunity. I see it as teaching them both a life and life-saving skill and it is a wonderful time to bond with your baby.
I love the water, I grew up in Australia where the sea is a little warmer though! Before moving to Ireland I was a scuba instructor, and I worked as crew on liveaboards in the Pacific Islands. I also lived in Asia for a few years and taught swimming lessons to adults alongside diving. Being a Turtle Tots swimming teacher is hugely rewarding. We have the opportunity to see fear changed to courage, faintheartedness converted into accomplishment, and timidity transformed into confidence.
I grew up swimming in the Gulf of Mexico with my dad and was practically a mermaid because I never wanted to leave the water (my mom had to lure me in with food!). As an adult, I was a professional ballerina and a competitive swimmer, with over 6yrs teaching experience. Currently, I am pursuing a degree in Child Psychology and wish to bring all my knowledge into the pool to aid my lovely parents and children. “If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” — Loren Eiseley
I've been been a certified swim instructor over 16 years and worked in a variety of facilities throughout Munster. I also teach Rookie Lifeguard programmes that train young swimmers in lifesaving skills. Passing on my knowledge and passion for all things aquatic started as a life skill, then grew into a dedicated hobby. And now, I've turned what I love into my career. Water skills are something everyone should learn and I am delighted to see people of all ages learn to enjoy the water.
I grew up in a country right beside the Caribbean, so going to the beach since I was a little baby was a must!! Being in water since I was so little made feel free, happy and confident? A job where I can teach babies and kids life-saving skills?! Yes please!! I love babies and toddlers so much. I love to see all the smiles in the pool and babies/toddlers with parents learning every week. It's so rewarding to see how the little ones learn and grow in confidence week by week.
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