Welcome and thank you for taking the time to find out more about Swim2u Swim School!
Started in 2004 by myself, Clare Ranson, Swim2u has expanded significantly over that period. I developed the idea based on what I would want for my daughter and she has progressed rapidly in our swim school.
Swim2u believes that class sizes of 4 are the most developmental. All too often now children are being crammed into classes of 10, 12 or 15 and receiving very little feedback. When an instructor is on the poolside it is very difficult for the children to hear and see enough of the demonstrations to be able to learn from it, and quite often the instructor is unable to provide stroke analysis on all of the pupils in the one lesson. At the same time private lessons 1:1 or 1:2 do not always provide enough competition and interaction with other children in the water.
I am present at all of the sessions to act as a Swimming Co-ordinator, to help with any queries that may arise. There are also a maximum of 6 instructors working within the Swim2u team in different areas of the pool at any one time. This allows children to develop and move up through the ability groups at the same time slots. It also enables siblings of different ages and/or abilities to swim at the same time, thus reducing the time spent watching your child/children at swimming lessons.
We will teach your child to swim the four recognised strokes in a relaxed and confident manner, improving their co-ordination, concentration and stamina by using a hands-on approach to manipulate head and body positions. Children start to understand how executing certain movements create high quality swimming practice.
We aim to help children develop water confidence safely, to encourage children to love the water and to develop a life-long love of the sport.
We are passionate about swimming yet patient with instruction!
Swimming lessons have been proven to boost your child's safety, confidence, and muscle and motor-skill development.
This is me with Georgina when she was 4 years old. She started having lessons with me as a non-swimmer at Easter 2004 and by the age of 6 had achieved all the badges leading up to and including her NSA9 and 1000 metres. This means that she can swim long distances in all four strokes really well and can also do tumble turns, surface and sitting dives and any water skill that you ask her to. She is currently in Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) squad swimming.
Admittedly, Georgina is unusual and has an obvious talent for swimming. However, it proves that more personal tuition can improve a child's understanding of swimming in order to get fast results.