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Learn To Swim

The youngest child we have had to date was a lad named Zachary who, at 2-years of age, swam the 50-metres of an Olympic pool because his older sister who was herself 4-years old at the time, was doing it. We place no restriction on what the child should be capable of doing.

Swimming is a three dimensional activity that is performed in a dangerous medium that requires co-ordination of the swimming stroke with a regular breathing pattern, in order to accomplish it effectively. It really is a case of the learner showing us they have mastered the skills in such a way that they could be considered 'safe' in most situations. Always keep in mind, that not even the greatest swimmer in the world is ever drown-proofed. However, that person would have a far greater chance of survival in circumstances that would see most swimmers perish.

Children up to 12 years

Times are made available before and after school. A class is 30 minutes in duration. Tuition can be private or in a small class of 4 - 6 depending on skill levels. One to two lessons a week is recommended.

Older Children 12+ and Adults

Private lessons are often the best method for older children and adult beginners, as the one to one ratio provides initial self-confidence and privacy. Lesson duration is normally 30-60 minutes at a personally arranged time. Once having gained confidence, it will not take adults long to master the basics of the skill.

The list of successes we have had in teaching swimmers with disabilities is incredibly extensive.

Sufficient instructional time and the opportunity to practice are important considerations for anyone with a disability and their instruction should never be rushed. Our warm teaching pool provides an ideal learning environment for anyone unable to maintain their own body warmth because of some injury or impediment.