From Our Editors
Swimming through an indoor heated pool, the instructors at British Swim School teach independent swimming and safety skills to learners aged 3 months and older, adhering to a curriculum devised by British national swimmer Rita Goldberg. The 30-minute one-on-one classes and small-group lessons, containing six or fewer swimmers, elucidate essential techniques for water safety skills. Swimboree (ages 3 months–2 years with parents), Young Minnows (ages 1–2 years with parents), and Minnow classes (ages 3 years and up) teach swimmers basic water-survival skills, such as the back float. Turtle One and Turtle Two classes focus on freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke maneuvers, honing more structured swimming skills in older kiddos. British Swim School's Shark courses enhance stamina and speed and teach even more demanding strokes, such as the butterfly. Certain British Swim School classes require parents to participate in the water or to supervise from the pool deck, and adults-only lessons allow grown-ups to refine their own abilities without the supervision of a toddler.