I have been coming to Gloucester Little Ducklings for 10 years first with my son and now with my daughter, aged 11.  Russ is a competent swimmer and thoroughly enjoyed his time in the pool.  Katie has always loved water but she struggled at first because she didn’t like getting her face wet – with the support and dedication of the teachers/teaching assistants  their encouragement brought out her confidence and have allowed her to shine.   She isn’t very academic at school due to her dyslexia but swimming is something she is good at and the confidence it has given her is invaluable. I would like to thank Carol and the team for their kindness and support 

Ally Davis

You have taught my 3 children good life saving skills & techniques that they can carry through into adult life – all in a patient, nurturing environment. Because of this, it has been easy to support you. We have tried other swimming schools due to other commitments & Gloucester Little Ducklings stands out above them all.


I have complete satisfaction and praise for Little Ducklings staff.  My daughter has learning difficulties and has had 1 to 1 lessons with the swim school for over a year and she really looks forward to them.  Swimming is her passion and the team enable her to enjoy every moment.  The staff are always courteous, helpful and more importantly fun for my daughter and she has improved so much.  I always recommend Little Ducklings for lessons especially 1 to 1 as the children gain SO much more experience and it helps them become confident and safe in the water.

Sharon Bates

Gloucester Little Ducklings swimming school is great.  The instructors are really friendly and give you loads of confidence in the water.  I have learnt to swim very well in a short time and there is nothing I would change

Katie Burrows (age 9)

We would like to thank you and your excellent team for the progress the girls have made with their swimming over the past year.  The girls have attended many different swimming clubs during our various postings.  Our neighbour recommended your club to us and we can see why.  They are the best swimming lessons they have had by far. 

Charlotte May

My 11 and 9 year old children have been swimming with Gloucester Little Ducklings for around 6 years.   Both now swim in the Mallards and love it!  I am a firm believer in swimming lessons and whilst both of my children are keen all round sports people, I do emphasise that swimming is the only sport that could potentially save their lives!   The quality of teaching at GLD is brilliant with a focus on technique as well as having fun.  This, combined with real value for money, make it a great place for any child to learn

Andrea Hopson