Coronavirus Update - 7th February 2021
With the recent announcement that schools will be opening in March, we are optimistic that we will be able to run a full summer term starting on Monday 18th April. We still need to get approval from the Government and Swim England but as soon as we know we are able to reopen safely, we will update the website and contact you directly by email to confirm your individual schedules.
Note that the latest Easy2Swim Newsletter is available here with details of this term's courses and some important information Newsletter Spring 2020.
Easy2swim has been successfully teaching people of all ages and abilities to swim for many years. It has been so satisfying watching pupils develop from nervous, sometimes tearful, beginners to strong and confident swimmers over the years. Parents are so often surprised at how well their children do once settled into our unique methods, a huge thank you for all the feedback.
We are always interested to hear from people who are keen to assist children in learning to swim and becoming safe in the water. Helping pupils progress into strong and efficient swimmers is such a rewarding job. If you are interested in learning to teach using the Easy2swim methods that have proven so effective for all our pupils please contact Yvette@easy2swim.co.uk. Our lessons are held during the school term from Monday to Saturday.
At Easy2Swim we endeavour to teach correct stroke technique from the very beginning no matter how young or old the pupil and that the stroke technique that is taught at a young age is able to carry the swimmer to post maturation success. As Bill Sweetenham, the former the British Swimming Coach and Youth Coach for Australia, said ‘a compromised technique does not allow the swimmer to improve as the body matures and develops’. We use repetitive stroke drills to enable the body to build muscle memory and strength which further aids excellent technique.
We believe that good technique is the basis to effective, strong swimming, as without a solid foundation swimmers become tired very quickly and strokes become very splashy rather than propulsive. We start teaching basic technique from the earliest ages as this lays a strong foundation to build on as swimmers’ bodies develop physically. Following the ASA and Spot UK’s long term athletic development plan as well as using progressive drills enables our pupils to progress rapidly and develop into safe, effective swimmers.
We start formal lessons from age to 2 onwards, all classes are kept small with a maximum of 4 pupils per teacher in a teaching class. New to lesson swimmers are often nervous as the swimming environment is quite different from other learning environments in that it takes place in water and this can very often be daunting for the new swimmer and parents alike. Our teachers endeavour to settle pupils, and parents, as quickly as possible to build a relationship of trust as soon as we can as this is crucial to the learning process. As our lessons are based on a progressive format, one lesson leading into the next, it is very important to attend them all as this way the swimmer will be able to utilise the skills taught on a regular basis, build muscle memory and most important of all confidence and this takes time.
We have lessons for all ages and levels, from those first few splashy kicks to faces in and then onto furthering the technique in all four strokes, with starts and turns. Many of our swimmers represent their schools and clubs so all levels are catered for, including adults wanting to take the plunge for the first time or to improve fitness and technique for triathlons or personal fitness.
Swimming is a life skill and takes time to master but is so vital, we take life saving skills very seriously as sadly drowning is the third biggest cause of accidental death in the UK of children under the age of 16. We start these vital skills from the very first lesson and build on them through the years so our swimmers become proficient in treading water, floating, etc. Older pupils are also taught lifesaving and CPR.
Our teachers are all trained in our methods and drills as well as holding ASA or STA level 1 or 2 qualifications and pool rescue safety awards. All teachers are in the water with the pupils to make instant corrections as well as to aid confidence and assist all pupils in the correct techniques.
To find out about availability please contact Yvette@easy2swim.co.uk , please note that a completed registration form and payment needs to be sent to Easy2swim, Westdown Lodge, Portsmouth Road, Hindhead, Surry, GU26 6BQ. Alternatively if you wish to pay via a direct bank transfer please ask for bank details. Once swimmers commit to the course, as it is progressive we do not refund.