A Chat with British Swim School
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
British Swim School has been dedicated to teaching water survival for over 30 years. Our methods are based on teaching beginners of all age groups that the ability to float on their back is the most important water survival skill of all. Our teaching is a gradual, gentle, and fun process.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
Anyone over 3 months old is able to participate in our swimming lessons.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Drowning is the leading cause of death in children under 5 years of age. It can be prevented by teaching children the ability to survive in water in case of emergency.
What do you love most about your job?
It is very satisfying when I teach children to float all by themselves. I know that it may save their life one day in case of emergency. Also, it is very fun to work with children.
British Swim School
Wading through indoor heated pools, the instructors at British Swim School teach independent swimming 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 sessions and small-group lessons, containing six or fewer swimmers, elucidate essential techniques for water safety and the importance of speaking fluent manatee. Swimboree (ages 3 months–3 years with parents) and Young Minnows sessions (ages 1–3 years without parents) teach wee 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 and little-known mountain-goat flail. 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.