Ex-paramedic teaches Northampton babies life-saving swimming skills

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An ex-ambulance paramedic has launched a swim school for pre-school children.

Mum of-one Sally Barnes, aged 33, has turned her passion for life-saving to helping children to develop confidence and safety skills in the water.

She said; “I loved swimming as a child and having taken my own baby to structured swim classes from eight weeks old. I was amazed at how quickly he responded and how confident he has become in the water so early on in his life.”

Transferring her life-saving skills gained as a paramedic to the pool is an ideal transition for Sally and means she can continue to work in an industry where she is doing something worthwhile that will make a difference to the lives of others.

The Turtle Tots are currently taking place at pools in Kingsthorpe, central Northampton and Moulton on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Sally will also be donating a portion of her revenue to the Warwickshire & Northampton Air Ambulance charity.

For further details on class locations and times visit the Turtle Tots website www.turtletots.com