Meet The Team

Tadpole Tots is a family run business which was established in 2012 by Becky & Keith Harrison-Smith who are the proud parents to four boys – Zachary, Ollie, Arlo and Miller. The boys are aged between nine and one, so have given the pair plenty of practice and are all regular testers for curriculum additions and changes!

Their objective was to create a fun and relaxed swimming school that would encourage children to reach their full potential, both in and out of the water. Becky had held various swimming instructor positions over the years but felt strongly about starting her own swim school, which would allow her to add her own touch to the lessons and develop her ethos of learning through play. 

Their objective has been achieved through the use of fun and structured lessons that are taught by teachers who have a real passion for ensuring their charges gain water confidence and vital swimming skills that will last them a lifetime. 

The school has continued to grow and prosper and is now responsible for teaching over 600 children, across a multitude of locations.  Whilst some of the school’s practices have had to be adapted to allow for the growth, the attitude and approach of the team remains the same – fun first. After all, happy Tadpoles make confident swimmers.



Becky is the swimming half of the husband & wife team. As well as being Mum to her four boys and running Tadpole Tots, she is also the team manager for Surrey Storm netball super league team, as well as being a keen netball player herself.



Chelsea is mum to Rex and Mia and attended our lessons with Rex before Mia arrived. For the last six and a half years, Chelsea has been cabin crew for BA and is really excited to embrace her new challenge of teaching such a vital life skill to our little ones. Working for Tadpole Tots really appealed to her after seeing the fun Rex had in our classes and the difference it made to his confidence around water. Swimming and dancing are Chelsea's hobbies so being active and in the water are second nature to her!






Susie is a mum of two who joined Tadpole Tots after attending lessons with us with her son, when he was just 10 weeks old. Susie loves teaching children and watching them develop in to confident swimmers. 



Alina has been with us since January 2016. She is a mum of two and prior to working with us, worked with children in schools as an LSA and with the younger ones in nursery. She loves seeing her swimmers grow in confidence in the water.



Angela joined us a swimming teacher after attending our lessons with both of her sons. She is also a qualified primary school teacher and has previously taught scuba diving so brings a variety of skills and experience for your children to benefit from. 

Teaching assistant - Social 


Jess has a duel role within Tadpole Tots. She is a teaching assistant for our weekend Toads classes in Hindhead and is a key proponent is driving and developing our social media platforms, helping us reach as many people as possible. Whilst Jess has recently started attending our classes with her own son, our business is not new to her as she has brought her nephews along to our classes too. 

Owner-Business Operation


Keith holds responsibility for the operations side of the business, encapsulating all technical, (including website and database), financial, health and safety aspects and pool operations. He is also a coach and Chairman for Headley Football Club. 



Essie is a swimming teacher and a Nanny who enjoys teaching children and parents key skills that they can use in their day to day lives. When not working, you cannot keep Essie out of the water as she is also a fan of Kayaking!

Client Services Administrator 


Jodie is our only exclusively dry member of the team and works in the office with Becky, looking after all general administration and social media. She is a mum of two and has over 15 years’ experience in administration and customer service.



 Glaucia is our newest addition to the team. She has a very fulfilling role within the care industry but wanted another opportunity to expand her skillset and give her a chance to work with children, which she is very passionate about. Glaucia will be utilising her skills as an experienced mother and carer to nurture our swimmers and get the best out of them whilst they learn to swim.



Do you have a love of swimming and a genuine desire to work with babies and children?

Click here to find our about becoming a swimming teacher with Tadpole Tots.

Teacher - Administrator


Leanne works for us in a duel capacity. She is a fully qualified swimming teacher and has her own weekly classes and she also works in the office three days a week. This combined role gives her a unique perspective on how best to look after our families which she is passionate about. Leanne joined us after attending our classes with her daughter.



Eleanor has recently joined our team and brings with her a wealth of experience.  She used to swim competitively for both Farnham and Alton Swimming Clubs and this love of swimming led her to take her swimming teacher qualifications. She has been teaching various levels for the last two years and is now bringing her knowledge to Tadpole Tots.


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