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About Octotots

Octotots is an established baby, toddler and academy swim, with over 10 years experience.  Our highly trained teachers work using the Swim Teacher Associations (STA) framework for teaching swimming as a life-saving skill.

All our teachers are fully trained and qualified via the Swim Teachers Association.  As a minimum, all teachers have a qualification in Baby and Pre-school teaching but, in reality, all currently have additional qualifications including:

  • pool rescue qualification

  • UKCC Level 1 & 2

  •  STA Award in Teaching Swimming

  •  STA Certificate in Swim Teaching for teaching improvers and competitive swimming

  • STA Baby and Pre-School Diploma 

But above all else, all our teachers are passionate and committed to teaching babies and young people to swim.  We strongly believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn to swim and learn to be safe around water.    Unfortunately, drowning remains in the top 3 causes of accidental death amongst children in the UK and we want to change this.