Why do we learn to swim? Because otherwise water is a threat to our wellbeing? No, we learn to swim because being in water should be as natural a part of our existence as being out of it. So at Swimming Nature we start from the premise that water is our friend and everything we teach stems from this fundamental belief.
Our approach has won the approval of parents, pupils, and teachers and been endorsed by leading “swimming academics”.
As soon as pupils understand that water is their friend, we’re ready to teach the correct mechanics of each stroke. It’s the start of a happy lifelong relationship with the water.
Our teachers are passionate about this and all trained the Swimming Nature way. The result is a clear difference between the children we have taught to swim and those taught elsewhere.
Over the course of two decades our pioneering approach has changed the way swimming lessons are taught.
“I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the instructor’s teaching on Sunday. They had beaming smiles across their faces for the whole class.”
“It’s always possible to spot a Swimming Nature-trained child - they are such elegant swimmers.”
“Finlay’s first lesson was fantastic! He is really looking forward to his lessons this term.”
Everything is rooted in a unique and passionate teaching method.
Confidence in the water is contagious. Whether you are a baby, a child or an adult, you catch it from your teacher. That’s why all of ours hold ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) or STA (Swimming Teachers’ Association) qualifications and have attended the Swimming Nature Foundation Course. Each has a recognized life-saving qualification that we update every 2 years, and has a CRB Enhanced Disclosure.
Also mandatory for us are teachers who understand children, love swimming and have pool-sized amounts of patience. The result: the relaxed environment your children will want to learn in every week.
Besides the best methods and teachers, we also rely on the latest technology to track the progress of all our students, both children and adults.
Using specially created mobile data systems, our teachers measure improvement and record achievements.
The secure data is then uploaded to our fun, interactive website. You can check in from home and see how well you’re doing. We believe this kind of positive feedback and motivation are vital parts of Swimming Nature’s learning philosophy.
Whatever your age or swimming ability, we can teach you to be a confident, effortless swimmer.
According to the National Curriculum, children should be able to swim 25 metres by the time they are eleven years old. On average Swimming Nature students can swim 25 metres in a recognised stroke (front or back crawl) by the time they are six.
We also want to develop children who can make a worthwhile contribution to society whilst leading fit and healthy lives. That’s why our programmes promote: