What we do:
Learn to Swim
Through our 1-2-1s we have helped our swimmers to:
- Overcome their swimming related worries, such as breathing and or the feeling that you might sink or fall.
- Overcome their fear of the water
- Taught them to swim so them can swim on holiday and are no longer ‘left with the bags’
- Taught them to swim for fitness or health reasons
- Taught them to swim so they can complete an open water swim or a triathlon
- Given them confidence to take part in water-based activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling (in the Great Barrier Reef), white water rafting, being able to jump off a boat whilst on holiday
A number of our swimmers have initially learned to swim with us and then have loved it so much that they have re-evaluated their original aims and have decided to take part in an event that will challenge them, such as the Great Swim Series, or a sprint triathlon.
“I felt embarrassed at first to tell people I couldn’t really swim. Now I don’t mind at all, everyone I speak to thinks it is great that I am learning. It is also surprising how many people say they wish they could swim better themselves.”
“If I look back to how I was at my first lesson, its surprising how far I have come in a relatively short space of time. I was very anxious about putting my head in the water at first and very much had to be eased into it gently. Now it would seem odd to try and do front crawl without my head in the water. I would have struggled to do a couple of lengths when I first started but now I go backwards and forwards all lesson without even really noticing I am swimming!! I think the main thing is I actually now enjoy swimming!”
“I thought the lessons would be very difficult, I thought the technique part would be like school days; the teacher on the side trying to show us how to do the breast stroke legs… So, my instructor being able to get into the pool and show me firstly how to get my body in the right position to float through various exercises was amazing!”
“When I first started my lessons I wasn’t very confident in the water but now feel more relaxed in the water than on land. I imagined the lessons would be quite formal with someone telling me how to swim, but was pleased to find the opposite. I found an informal friendly relaxed atmosphere with my coach showing me how to swim and going through the process with me. These lessons have changed my life and thank you for helping me find my passion in life.”
“I’d say whether you can swim a little, a lot or not at all, want to improve your technique or fitness or just learn to do a handstand, swimming matters can help you achieve your goal.”
“The main reason I started lessons was that I had always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, but the small detail of not being able to swim made it impossible to do that. although I had learnt to swim as a child I had since convinced myself that I had too high muscle density even to float. So often used this excuse on holiday for not going in the pool or the sea. I had always thought about taking swimming lessons but thought I was too old.”