QUALIFIED trainers at three swimming pools in Wiltshire used by a Bristol-based business to teach tiny tots to swim were part of celebrations to mark ten years for Puddleducks Bristol and Bath.

Sarah Austin set up the company when she wanted to teach her own child to swim. She now uses pools at Larkrise School in Trowbridge, Stonar School at Cottles Park near Atworth, and Woolley Grange Hotel at Bradford-on-Avon.

The firm now employs 35 staff including 20 swimming instructors at 16 pools around the region.

UK freediver, Rebecca Coales, congratulated Mrs Austen and the swimming instructors at a ceremony in Bristol in September.