Learn to swim

I teach in a private endless pool in Monk Fryston, Yorkshire, and at public pools in Leeds and the surrounding areas. By learning the techniques to move through the water with ease, my students find a new calmness in their swimming, and can go further, faster, with less wasted effort. It’s really rewarding to see them transform from fighting the water to working with it.

Children and adults learn the same techniques building from good body connection to synchronized movements of arm and legs.

One swimmer last summer (2021) has completed a Windermere one way swim taking one hour off his personal best by concentrating on his technique. This summer I have seen swimmers from my adult class go from their first lesson of frontcrawl to swimming 2k / 10k in open water.

See our feedback from our SwimMastery improve your frontcrawl workshop in Oct 2021.

As well as one-on-one coaching and children’s lessons for up to three students at a time, I also offer larger group swim sessions for adults. Newcomers have commented that this group of like-minded people, offering support, encouragement and inspiration to each other, has helped them rediscover the joy of swimming that they had as children.

I am an STA qualified swim teacher so for children, alongside SwimMastery, we can follow the STA learn to swim program and issue badges. Stanley badges 1-7, Octopus 1-3, Goldfish 1-3, Angelfish 1-3 and some elements of the Shark badges or we can follow the Swim England Progression Stage 1-7. 

All this said, we will adapt our approach to suit the current needs of the swimmer, we need to see consistency and the ability to perform a skill unconsciously competently, this is more important than ticking a box. 

Swimming outdoors, especially in recent times has boomed in popularity and this is a long passion of mine which I love to share and support others people, young and old.

So what is your water-related Challenge?

  • Getting your children confident?
  • Moving from Breaststroke to Frontcrawl
  • A winter dip in icy cold water?
  • A one mile swim in open water?
  • A 10K swim?
  • A swim across the English Channel?
  • Passing a swim test to achieve a personal goal (Life saving / Royal Marine )
  • Jumping off Cliffs into the sea?
  • Feeling more confident when in your kayak?

Whatever your challenge is, with over 25years working in education and teaching and now coaching, i’m sure I can help you reach your swim goal and great some “SwimWins”

Fun and Games

Body boarding is just one fun activity we can use the Endless pool for and is something most people will attempt at the beach on holiday. It develops core strength, balance and is a lot of fun. How fast can you paddle against the current in an Endless pool? Great practice for the real thing, here is Dom (my son) in the endless pool and out in the sea in Whitby!

What’s your swimming goal? Please get in touch, I’d love to see how I can help.