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Turtle Tots
Turtle Tots is an innovative and exciting swimming programme. It begins with aqua-natal yoga for mums-to-be, and continues with specialist and progressive baby and toddler swimming classes. Running your own Turtle Tots swimming business is fun, flexible and rewarding.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership Status-
  • UK Years Established6 years
  • Current UK Coverage40%
  • Franchisee Support Staff10
  • Personal Investment Req.£3,000
  • Total Startup Cost£13,000
  • Venue-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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Turtle Tots are winners of the Best Women Award 2017

Turtle Tots is proud to announce that we are winners of the Best Business Women Award 2017

Turtle Tots is an award winning business. Find out more about Turtle Tots - watch this interview with co-founders Gabrielle Lixton and Caroline Sparks as they receive the Best Business Women Award. 

You don't have to be a qualified Swim Teacher Having a swimming teacher qualification is a bonus, but it’s not a necessity as Turtle Tots help you become as qualified as possible through the Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) or the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA).

You will also receive world-class Turtle Tots training. So don’t let that stop you getting in touch. It’s more important that you are friendly, positive and love babies and children.


TTurtle Tots is a unique and fun swimming programme, which begins with aqua-natal yoga classes for mums-to-be.

Turtle Tots is a unique and fun swimming programme, which begins with aqua-natal yoga classes for mums-to-be, and continues with specialist and progressive baby swimming classes from birth, and toddler/pre-school classes.

Take a look at the Turtle Tots Aqua Natal classes and how you as a franchisee can help mums-to-be!

Turtle Tots are looking for bright, ambitious and hard-working people. You must be confident, self-motivated, articulate and a good communicator, with lots of enthusiasm! Most importantly you must love babies and children.


Take a sneak peek at the Turtle Tots swim lessons and as a franchisee how you can help children from a young age learn to feel safe in the water.

Running your own Turtle Tots Business is fun, flexible and rewarding. Becoming a Turtle Tots licencee is perfect for anyone who wants to run their own Swimming School, with the benefits of using a proven formula and the support of a great team!

Take a sneak peek at the Turtle Tots swim lessons for babies and as a franchisee how you can help children from a young age learn to feel safe in the water.


Hear from the Co-Founders Caroline Sparkes and Gaby Lixton as they talk about this exciting franchise opportunity

Turtle Tots provides you with a fantastic opportunity to run your own Swim School Business. Having a swimming teacher qualification is a bonus, but it’s certainly not a necessity as Turtle Tots will help you become as qualified as possible, and of course you will also receive incredible training.

Hear from the Co-Founders Caroline Sparkes and Gaby Lixton as they talk about this exciting franchise opportunity.


What Our Franchisees Say

It�s about a year since I first spoke to you about getting involved in Turtle Tots. So thank you ladies for one of the best, most stressful, most rewarding and most interesting years of my life. Every day is an adventure and I wouldn't change a thing.Kirsty McNiece, West Lothian and Perthshire


One year on and I can honestly say Turtle Tots is the best thing I have ever done. Thank you for all your support!Gill Currie, Fife


Celebrating a year of running my own business. Best decision I ever made. If you're thinking about it, do it.Jodi O'Connor, Bucks and Berks


Why Choose Us

An innovative and unique swimming programme, from pregnancy to pre-school.

Turtle Tots is a fun, flexible and scalable business with multiple revenue streams.

Trademarked in the UK, Australia and Ireland!

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