From left: Turtle Tots co-founders Caroline Sparks and Gaby Lixton.
Turtle Tots has received international recognition for its baby swimming programme, by being named amongst the best in family-friendly educational services by the Mom’s Choice Awards (MCA).
The MCA evaluates and reviews products and services that are scored on a number of elements including quality, educational value, originality, entertainment value and cost.
Turtle Tots says that it has become the first UK swim school to be honoured after being rigorously evaluated by a panel of independent MCA evaluators, who deemed its unique educational programme to be among the best for families.
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 today 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.
“It not only validates the educational value of the programme, but it is 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.”
Seal of approval
Dawn Matheson, executive director of the U.S.-based Mom’s Choice Awards, said: “Our aim is to introduce families and educators to best-in-class products and services, like Turtle Tots. Parents and educators know that products and services bearing our seal of approval are high quality and also have a great value.
“The MCA evaluation program is designed to incorporate the expertise of scientists, physicians and other specialists; but we also engage parents, children, educators, and caregivers because they are experts in knowing what is best for their families.”
The Turtle Tots swimming programme begins from birth, or as soon as the parent is ready to bring their baby or toddler to classes. With specialised and progressive lessons, Turtle Tots teaches water confidence, building the first steps towards swimming unaided and a lifelong love of the water.