A SWIM school recently opened in west Dorset has received international recognition from the Mom’s Choice Awards.

Turtle Tots, which takes place at Freshwater Beach Holiday Park in Burton Bradstock, has been praised for its baby swimming programme and named amongst the best in family friendly educational services by the awards.

Kate Hopps, who runs Turtle Tots West Dorset, said she is thrilled that the company’s baby swimming programme has earned an international ‘excellence seal of approval’ from the Mom’s Choice Awards, and is proud the programme is now running successfully in the region since its launch earlier this year.

Caroline Sparks, co-founder of Turtle Tots, said: “With my co-founder Gaby Lixton, we set up Turtle Tots in 2011 to share our passion for baby swimming and, with more than 50 licensees across the UK and Ireland and 200 swimming teachers delivering our programme, we are so proud to receive this international recognition from the Mom’s Choice Awards.

“It not only validates the educational value of the programme, but it also serves as an endorsement of all the benefits and joy our teaching methods give to thousands of parents, carers and our 13,000 little turtles each week.”

The Turtle Tots swimming programme begins from birth with specialised and progressive lessons teaching babies water confidence and building the first steps towards swimming unaided.

Dawn Matheson, executive director of Mom’s Choice awards, said: “Our aim is to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and service, like Turtle Tots.

“Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high quality and also have great value.”

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