The Swimming Nature Difference

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.

Swimming instructors standing in a line at Tooting Bec lido

Our pioneering approach

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.

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Male swimming instructor training a young student in-water

The difference

Everything is rooted in a unique and passionate teaching method.

  • Our instructors train you in the water.
  • You learn the correct mechanics of the four recognised strokes.
  • You learn how, why and what you should be doing, or learn it on behalf of your baby.
  • You see rapid progress through our modular lesson plans.
  • Class sizes are small, or one-to-one or two-to-one, where we maximise teaching contact time.
  • No doggy paddle, no arm bands. Never.
  • Learning is fun.

The teaching

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.

Female swimming instructor using a hands-on approach to train a young girl
An iPhone featuring the Swimming Nature online mobile data system

The technology

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.

The Results

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:

  • Swimming as a lifelong habit
  • Balance, rhythm, timing and co-ordination
  • Fitness, co-ordination, self-confidence and the ability to concentrate
Three young girls holding medals wearing Swimming Nature t-shirts