whichfranchise logo

Supported by


Puddle Ducks wrap up a successful 2023!


Puddle Ducks had a lot to celebrate in 2023, with numerous accolades achieved across the franchise network, and the company achieving their highest ever placement at number 18 in the Elite Franchise Top 100.

The only 100% child-led swim school in the UK is looking to build on their successes throughout 2024, providing outstanding swimming lessons coupled with a business opportunity perfect for those with entrepreneurial spirit, looking to make a splash!

A network built on trust

Puddle Ducks currently has 33 franchisees owning over 50 territories across the UK, teaching more than 25,000 children every week.  Many franchise owners celebrated reaching some incredible milestones in 2023, with 15 franchise owner renewals of 5, 10 and 15 years with four reaching their 15-year renewal, highlighting the trust in the brand and the incredible opportunities it provides.

Puddle Ducks franchisees reap significant financial rewards as well as huge personal satisfaction knowing they are providing a life-long skill to so many children in their local area.

Puddle Ducks have also had a busy year of conferences and regional meetings ensuring the franchise network is informed and involved in the brand’s plans for the future. Priding themselves on the investment they make into their franchise owners from the start, Puddle Ducks have continued to closely mentor their existing network as well as new franchisees coming on board. With Head Office support, management systems, training and much more to ensure the network runs smoothly and successfully.

A year of award wins!

Many existing Puddle Ducks franchisees have won prestigious industry awards throughout 2023, from expanding their businesses to recognition for the work in their local communities, the brand has also seen much success, including:

  • 5* Franchisee Satisfaction for the 11th consecutive year which is praise indeed from their franchise owners who provided information confidentially - one of only four UK franchisors to achieve this!
  • Ranked 18th in the Elite Franchise Top 100 UK Awards 2024
  • Winner of the Elite Franchise Rising Star of the Year Award 2023
  • Finalist of the British Franchise Association Lifestyle Franchisee of the Year Award 2023
  • Finalist of the EWIF Woman Franchisee of the Year Award 2023
  • Finalist of the Prolific North Champions Award 2023

A vision for success

Puddle Ducks has a vision for every franchise territory to have a managed or owned pool by 2027. With territories available in London (and surrounding area), Surrey, Buckinghamshire, Birmingham, Hampshire, Devon, South Wales and South Scotland, make 2024 the year you make a splash!

Interested and want to know more about Puddle Ducks ?

The Puddle Ducks profile outlines all aspects of their franchise opportunity and allows you to contact them for further information or to ask a question.

Our Newsletter

Receive FREE updates on the latest franchise opportunities, news and advice