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Be an Ocean Defender with Props and Goggles!

Tammy the turtle needs your help! Lori from Props and Goggles tells us all about their exciting new swimming theatre experience, where you can learn to swim while finding out more about the problem of plastics in our oceans. Jump in and become an Ocean Defender!

The team in the pool

Prepare for a splash Ocean Defenders, because we’re about to embark on an ocean voyage to save some of our most endangered species!

Who are Props and Goggles?

We are an Aquatic Theatre company, and we’re here to take you on a swimming quest. We use props, costumes and sounds as part of an exciting experience for young audiences just like you!

Ocean Defenders

Ocean Defenders is our new themed swim session and we are in search for Ocean Defenders, like you, to join our mission in tackling plastic pollution. As I’m sure you know, plastic pollution has become a global problem. From the plastic bottles we use, straws and cotton buds- plastic is found everywhere in our daily lives!

Ocean defenders in the pool

Scientists have shown that around 8 to 12 million tonnes of plastic ends up in our oceans every year. This results in 100,000 marine mammals and turtles being killed every year. We are very passionate about keeping our oceans clean and fighting plastic pollution together, which is why we need you as Ocean Defenders to join our swim mission!


The mission


During the 45 minute swim session, you'll learn important skills needed to be a great Ocean Defender, including submerging, kicking, and swimming front crawl/backstroke.


You'll encounter different characters who will either aid or hinder your mission, which you must work together to complete! Some of our characters have been inspired by the animals who are most deeply affected by plastic pollution, including Tammy the Turtle who needs rescuing during the mission.

Tammy the turtle made of used pool floats


Our Props and Costumes 


Most of our props and costumes have been made from recycled objects and materials, including swimming floats, swimming costumes, plastic bottles, plastic bags and poolside overshoes. Here's a picture of Tammy the Turtle in the studio - her shell is made out of unwanted swimming floats!


We hope this has given you a bit of an insight into what we do and we hope to see you at the pool, ready for your mission!


Props and Goggles teach swimming through a performance-led approach combined with certified training. Sessions are suitable for ages 4-7. For more information and to book a session, visit: https://www.propsandgoggles.com/ 


Ocean defenders by props and goggles poster