Confidence & Trust First
We are a private swim School, located in Oaklands, Welwyn Village. Specialising in special educational needs and fears of water. Classes are tailored to each swimmer, assisting them in building confidence, stamina and technique. We offer group lessons & private 121’s, 221’s and 321’s for both children and adults.
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Our five principles
Once we find we can float or balance in the water, our confidence grows, we aim to do this by not allowing anyone to rely or become dependent on floats as this only heightens fear and anxiety when the time comes to move on. We favour independence and self reliance over floats. That being said floats are used if necessary especially with extremely nervous swimmers -even adults- but we use them minimally. We ban armbands and if we do use floats we only use swim belts and noodles. We are far from a traditional swim school and will have a full lesson of jumping in or star floats if we deem it necessary to build confidence. As once we have confidence progression increases dramatically.
If we don’t have fun then whats the point! Everyone no matter old or young learns faster if they are enjoying themselves. Each of our lessons should be full of laughter.
It is fine to have fears and worries, we all have them. But they tend to disappear pretty quickly once we follow 1-3. We build up trust with our swimmers ensuring they feel comfortable and calm. We work with everyone individually at their own pace. We encourage everyone to try something new and or that scares them as often as possible, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, we will spend as long as needed on each challenge, as once accomplished it boosts confidence and helps diminish the fear altogether.