Louise Gelhardt (Child Improver )
My daughter Ruby has been swimming for some years now, Stuart has only been teaching her for a short while but he is one of the best teachers she has had! He is very good at making her feel comfortable and ensuring that she understands what he wants her to do. She listens to his every word and has improved dramatically in the short time he has been teaching her. He is very clear what he expects from Ruby and explains to me every week what she needs to work on to improve her swimming.I would recommend Stuart to anybody.
Kate Randall (Child Beginner )
Hello. Alana and Anaya had their first lesson today and so impressed am I with Hiroki, I thought I would feed back. Both the girls are very shy and today they were also frightened. He was so patient with them and before long they were giggling and loving every minute. They didn't want the lesson to end. It's early days of course but if today is anything to go by I have no doubt that I did the right thing in booking their lessons with him. Alana especially has natural athletic ability but her confidence is low. I think he will be able to bring her out of her shell. Thank you!
(Adult Fitness Swimmer )
As I am recently retired I want to swim for both recreation and fitness. I have arthritis in my knees and although I have swum all my life I needed some guidance on exercise and technique. My instructor, Shola was extremely competent, endlessly patient and has given me the advice, technical tips and inspiration to continue swimming for (hopefully) many years to come. Thanks so much. Nick
(Child Improver )
Lucy was an excellent teacher. My two children can be a handful she managed them perfectly and always got lots done with them during the lesson. She was very firm but they really liked her. Would recommend to anyone with children.
(Adult Improver )
Muhith was a great teacher and I improved massively thanks to him. He made the lessons fun.
(Adult Improver )
Kate is a fabulous teacher, always gets the message across in a positive and relaxed manner, I have occasional lessons when my son can't go and love every minute of them. The facility to block buy lessons and postpone or swap them between my son and I is brilliant, it means we can commit to coming each week but on occasions when other social events happen we don't lose our money. Would highly recommend Kate and Swim Expert.
(Child Improver )
I love my swimming lessons with Kate, she is kind and funny, my swimming is improving loads, I am now on level 6 and I like swimming in my pyjamas and swimming underwater. Kate is the best swimming teacher ever.
(Child Beginner )
Michael is an absolutely brilliant, friendly and patient coach!
(Child Improver )
Shola was absolutely brilliant with my quite nervous and not confident 11 year old daughter who had been attending swimming lessons since aged 3 but showing very little improvement, skills or confidence for having had years of lessons. With a few weeks of lessons with Shola, Hannah had improved hugely and was so much more confident. Shola instantly understood as she was doing wrong and was very skillfill in coaching Hannah new techniques and building her confidence in the water. I was offered lessons nearer to our home and although it was challenging to get to lessons on Basingstoke, it was absolutely worth it to have Shola as an instructor, she had endless patience with children and great methods to coax them into being stronger better swimmers. I cannot recommend Shola enough - she was brilliant!
(Adult Beginner )
I booked 10 lessons which I took in a block of 5 (1 hour sessions). I couldn't swim at all at first but by the end of my first lesson I was swimming alone! Whilst the lessons are pricey you do get a lot out of them and I would recommend them.
(Child Beginner )
My daughter, Amelia, started swimming lessons with Kate a few months ago. She was a fearful and nervous child in the water who had never enjoyed group swimming lessons and didn't think she would ever learn to swim. However, from the first lesson, Kate has shown kindness and patience beyond words and has motivated Amelia to give it a go and only do what she feels comfortable attempting. After only 8 lessons, Amelia has gone from a nervous child who cried in her first lesson when the water went up her nose, to a girl who so looks forward to her weekly lesson and has progressed amazingly. She can swim a width unaided on her back, is mastering breaststroke and backstroke at an astonishing pace, has ventured into the deep end and can put her face in the water and blow bubbles. She smiles her way through the lesson and tries everything she is asked to do. One to one lessons are ideal for her as she has been able to proceed at her own pace with the full attention and guidance of a personal teacher. All our thanks go to Kate for being so wonderful with her and building up a strong relationship of trust. We have nothing but positive things to say about her and Amelia would not have got to the level she has so quickly without you!
(Adult Beginner )
Kate has been very good to work with and is giving me the determination to succeed. She encourages all the time and focuses on the positives. I am enjoying the one to one class with her. Thanks Kate. Also such a good venue to learn
(Adult Beginner )
Before using Swim Expert, I had got to 61 without ever learning to swim, but with a 2 year old granddaughter and a holiday with a pool in Spain to look forward to, I wanted to learn such that I would feel comfortable being in the pool with her. Shola was very patient, friendly and always encouraging. She taught me so much in terms of technique, gradually introducing different strokes, and I now feel so much more confident in the pool. I plan to continue using Swim Expert, and Shola in particular, over the coming year in order to hone my new found skills. Many thanks, Shola!
A. Stickland (Adult Improver )
Lydia is a very competent, professional and personable teacher, she understood exactly my needs and found ways to improve the areas that needed improving, all the while making it enjoyable and encouraging me to do better. I can thoroughly recommend her as a very competent swimming teacher, I'm listening to her advice and results are good!
Ade R (Bristol) (Adult Beginner )
Karsten as a swimming teacher is a joy to work with. Very patient and his experience shows. He is very fantastic in explaining the skills needed and helping with getting the mentality right. By my 3rd lesson I was swimming confidently on my own. I intend to continue my lessons with him so I can keep improving.
Adrian (Bristol) (Adult Improver )
I progressed more in one block of lessons with SwimExpert than in three previous blocks with another tuition group. Much more confident, to the extent of even being able to swim under water.
Adrian Patton (Adult Beginner )
Since my first lesson I feel million times more confident in the water with Kasia as my instructor. She is full of energy, great sense of humour and gives great motivation to push and learn. It has made the experience extremely fun and also the fact I feel more confident in the water is a huge plus for me. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn and would like to thank her personally for giving me the confidence to get back into the water and start learning again. She's a great instructor and deserves a lot of credit for her skill set. Overall I am really happy I took up learning with swim expert and getting the right instructor.
Adrian Patton (Windsor) (Adult Beginner )
Since my first lesson I feel million times more confident in the water with Kasia as my instructor. She is full of energy, great sense of humour and gives great motivation to push and learn. It has made the experience extremely fun and also the fact I feel more confident in the water is a huge plus for me.I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn and would like to thank her personally for giving me the confidence to get back into the water and start learning again. She's a great instructor and deserves a lot of credit for her skill set. Overall I am really happy I took up learning with swim expert and getting the right instructor.
Adrian Sirbu (Bracknell) (Child Beginner )
My 9 year old son had a 10 lessons block and it was well worth it. He is now confident in the water, can swim few pool lengths without gripping to the sides using different techniques. The instructor, Bob, proved great experience in teaching and his very friendly manner really helped my son progress through the lessons and have a great time doing it! Would 100% recommend.
Aida (Child Improver )
My son loves his lessons with Aaron. Nice little pool, quiet and perfect for improving his technique.
Aidan Allan (Windsor) (Triathlete )
Had an initial lesson with Matt to learn crawl for my first triathlon. Friendly, professional, patient and honest! Within 1hr I was swimming further than ever before, more efficiently and with more confidence. I would certainly recommend.
Alan Bec (Bristol) (Adult Intermediate )
I have no hesitation in highly recommending SwimExpert to you. I learnt to swim at age 52 and my children 6 & 8 are excellent swimmers now too!
Alan Harris (Henley-On-Thames) (Triathlete )
Matt is an absolute star. In a matter of months he has helped me to significantly reduce my race swim time and also to have more in the tank for the bike and run. I’ve raced competitively for many years and never got on the podium. This season though, with Matt’s help, I have won 3 out of 5 races including taking gold in my age group at the European Sprint Championships. I recommend Matt without hesitation. Whatever standard you are, he will help you to improve.”
Alex Harding (Oxford) (Adult Competitive Swimmer )
I was very satisfied with my first lesson with Ashleigh - she was patient, friendly and immediately understood the areas of my swimming technique that needed working on. I would certainly recommend her to anyone who is interested in learning to swim or looking to improve on their swimming ability.
Alex Yeo (Old Windsor) (Child Beginner )
I can only use one word and it's the one the kids use to describe Richard - 'Awesome' He's brilliant, fills them with confidence, uses rhymes to get them to do their strokes properly, always there right besides them and asking if they are ok, if they find it easy or want to try a bit more. At the end in the last few minutes he also plays games with them getting them to either swim up to him playing what's the time Mr. Wolf or using a dive stick and teaching them to go underwater with confidence. I can not rate him highly enough!
Augusta Nobre (Child Beginner )
My son had swimming lessons before with a different company, so I can compare and say with confidence that these lessons with your company and Seimi have been one of the best investments I have made for my son. Seimi has been fantastic with Alex very patient, friendly and helpful. The quality of the lessons and teaching instruction received has been second to none, and due to this my son has grown into a very confident and able swimmer. This is all thanks to Seimi and her high standards. Just booked a few more lesson for my son to improve what he has learnt so far. Thank you! Augusta Nobre
(Adult Beginner )
Walking into my first lesson, I was very anxious as my confidence with water has been very low all my life. Lisa made me feel at ease instantly and explained that we can go at whatever pace I was comfortable with. My particular fear was feeling safe going underwater, which Lisa had me doing by the end of my first lesson. Over the course of the 20 block of lessons, Lisa helped me build my confidence week by week resulting in the ability to confidently breast stroke, front crawl, Push and glide under water, grabbing weights from the bottom of pool and even a little bit of dolphin kick. I thoroughly recommend Swim Expert to any adults looking to learn. There was zero judgement from all sides and very easy to rearrange lessons when I needed to and the office team would always contact me if they saw an opportunity to increase my 30 min lesson to an hour if there was a cancellation either side. Thank you very much for helping me overcome my fears. I now love swimming.
Alexis Graham (Child Beginner )
Fantastic! My grandson Matthew has only had three lessons with Hiroki, but has done more in these three lessons that he did in a whole term of swimming lessons at a local leisure centre. Hiroki is a great swimming teacher, he obtained Matthew's trust and attention straight away, he had him laughing, learning and enjoying his lessons. Matthew looks forward each week for his swimming lessons. I cannot praise Hiroki enough. I have just booked our next block of swimming lessons, and would highly recommend this to anyone. Thank you!
Ali (Adult Beginner )
As someone with no previous swimming experience I found Lydia to be a excellent instructor. She is amicable, energetic and astute while explaining things in a way I could understand. She certainly was responsible for an accelerated growth in my swimming ability. I would gladly recommend her to anyone.
Alicia Felce (Old Windsor) (Adult beginner )
Did not know how to swim and was afraid of the water - have found my lessons extremely helpful and have made lots of progress!
Alison Berry (Old Windsor) (Child Improver )
I chose SwimExpert after recommendation from a friend. My 8 year old son could swim, but without any real style or stroke skills. What I've seen is immense progress - more than I think he would have made in a year or more or conventional lessons. His SwimExpert teachers have both been excellent; passion about swimming, and able to build almost instant rapport, giving encouragement and great tuition, whilst underpinning everything with fun!
Amina (Adult Beginner )
Aaron was an amazing swimming teacher! I was a beginner who has always had a fear of the water but I can now confidently do a front crawl and basic breast stroke. From the start he was supportive, encouraging, yet very professional. The lessons were pitched at my pace which really helped build my confidence as well as allowing me to achieve my goals. The whole experience was wonderful, instead of panicking I looked forward to every lesson. I felt very safe and comfortable with Aaron and can't thank him enough for all he has done. I highly recommend taking lessons through SwimExpert!
Amy Symons (Reading) (Adult Fitness Swimmer )
When I was younger I used to swim competitively at county level, since then swimming has had to take a back seat in life. I came in to see the instructor to kick start my swimming again as part of a new fitness regime. She was great at identifying bad habits I had picked up and giving me the confidence back that I used to have in the water. She also gave me ideas of things to try between sessions to push me and help me achieve my goals. I am now enjoying my swimming much more and am able to get more from my time in the pool. The instructor was very friendly and approachable and I would thoroughly recommend her to others.
Andrea Coombs (Camberley) (Child Beginner )
It was been great for my daughters swimming confidence in the water and has brought on her skills in the water. She has also done a lot of giggling in the sessions so Teresa has been great fun too.
A (Bracknell) (Child Improver )
Bob was professional, friendly and a capable instructor, with the ability to engage with and develop a good rapport with his pupil, whilst striving to extend her swimming ability, through both instruction and interaction. Would have no hesitation in unreservedly recommending Bob, and would regard his method of tuition entirely satisfactory. We were very pleased with the teaching skills and method of delivery, and most importantly the pupil was happy and looked forward to her swimming lessons with Bob, which is positive and delightful, promoting an eagerness to learn. To conclude, thank you very kindly for all your effort and input.
Andy Cowen (Dorking) (Adult Improver )
I started with Fliss as a complete beginner at freestyle - unable to swim a length of freestyle. After 10 lessons i am now swimming a minimum of 400m freestyle and have swum in open water. My goal was to be prepared for my first triathlon - a 400m open water swim. Fliss has been a great teacher - her expert tuition has enabled me to move from an unconfident complete beginner, to an open water swimming triathlete in just over two months. I am now fully confident and have all the techniques to practice through the winter ready for next year. I would thoroughly recommend her! Thanks Fliss.
Andy Moss (Reading) (Adult Beginner )
I have nearly completed 10 lessons, most of which have been with Stuart. Arriving a non-swimmer and being nervous in water I am delighted to be able to confidently be and swim in the water now. Stuart has been a fantastic and patient teacher and I would have no hesitation in recommending him.
Aneta (Adult Beginner )
I am a total beginner and I have always struggled with a fear of water. I have started my swimming lessons with Kasia and only after my 4th lesson I am able to swim. From the very first lesson she made me feel comfortable in the water and at the end of the lesson I was swimming on my back. Kasia has a great sense of humour which helped me relax in the water and makes lessons even more fun. She is also very patient and has a lot of knowledge and experience which makes her a great teacher. I would recommend Kasia to everyone who is a beginner like myself and is looking to learn swimming in a fun but very professional environment that she creates during every lesson. I am looking forward to becoming a great swimmer and I am confident that with Kasia\'s teaching technics I will.
Anil Jaggernauth (Old Windsor) (Adult Beginner )
A very big thank you to everyone at SwimExpert. A kind caring and professional group who go above and beyond in order to help the client achieve their goals. Special thanks to Anne the teacher. Her support and teaching is 101% and without her guidance and patience, I would never have achieved. She has been truly amazing in motivating myself every step of the way. A true HERO. Thanks once again.
Anna (Brentford) (Adult Improver )
I absolutely love they way Alison is teaching! She comes with me to the water, explains everything so I understand logic behind it! It really helps to learn if you know why you doing certain things. I can definitely recommend her as a great swimming teacher! Wish I met much earlier! :)
Anna lizzio (Swindon) (Child Beginner )
Joe was amazing, he was extremely patient with my son who was very scared of drowning! Ed had six half an hour lessons and was able to swim a whole length and jump in and swim back to the edge of the pool confidently. Ed felt very safe with Joe and gained a lot of confidence and joy in learning to swim. Thank you so much Joe.xxx
Anna Morf (Maidenhead) (Child Competitive Swimmer )
Our daughter started to swim competitive in a club and needed 1-to-1 tuition to improve her strokes. She totally enjoyed every lesson with Matt and made steady progress in all strokes. We will definitely come back in spring for another series of lessons.
Anna Ostle (Child Beginner )
Martha has been a fantastic teacher to both my children. Incredibly patient and a great sense of humour. They have both progressed well. Thank you
Anna W (Child Beginner )
Grace has had 5 lessons with Amelia, and absolutely loved them. Term time Grace has group lessons at David Lloyd, in which her friend was moving up to level 2, leaving Grace behind at level 1. So I reached out to you for help in bridging the gap in Graces swimming abilities during the summer holidays, which you have done, above and beyond my expectations. I am thrilled to inform you Grace has now passed Stage 1 swimming, and is in the Stage 2 class with her friend. This happened as soon as she had her first lesson back at David Lloyd on Monday 4th September. The teacher approached me at the end of the lesson to let me know she is more than ready to move up. Consequently, I'd like to thank you, and in particular Amelia for your help.
Anne Heelan (Child Beginner )
David is a wonderful teacher warm and professional he really is passionate about teaching my son to swim. My son really improved and enjoyed his lessons.
Annie Dutton (Milton Keynes) (Adult Improver )
Chris is a phenomenal teacher. He is encouraging, calm and gives excellent direction and shows me as to how I can improve. He boosted my confidence and took away my fear of putting my face in the water. I never ever thought I could manage a front crawl stroke. I can thoroughly recommend Chris as a teacher for adults. He is brilliant.
Arti Sharma-Grey (Child Beginner )
My daughter who has turned 5 had a few swimming lessons with another Company before I switched to SwimExpert. Within a few weeks her confidence soared and she was swimming! This was all down to her incredible instructor Gleb. He is so professional and has a great rapport with my daughter. He is so encouraging both visually with his smile and his motivational words. I thoroughly recommend him and can not thank him enough!
Arvinder (Adult Beginner )
As a total beginner I was apprehensive and very nervous when in the water. Under the supervision of the teacher, this was gradually worked on so that my confidence in the water improved. Alongside this my swimming technique and breathing exercises when in the water were worked on, which allowed me to gain more confidence and work towards my goal of becoming a good swimmer. Aaron's patience, swimming guidance and encouragement was immensely helpful and I feel the one to one tuition has brought me a long way forward in achieving my goals. I also liked how the training slots can be scheduled around my lifestyle commitments. I would like to thank Aaron and the Swim Expert team for all their support.
Arwen (Wokingham) (Adult Beginner )
I had swimming lessons with Matt to help me overcome my inability to go underwater without panicking! We mastered this within a few sessions, and by the end of the course I had no problems. Matt was very patient with me and used several different approaches to try and deal with my problems. He is happy to give me advice outside of lessons if I need it and has always made me feel at ease in the water. After a bit more practice I intend to go back to fine tune my technique. I would highly recommend Matt / SwimExpert to anyone.
Astrid (Adult Improver )
Margarita's swimming experience and knowledge of swimming is amazing, but she also has the right teaching skills and an ability to make learning fun and inspirational. I wanted to improve my swimming as I was not able to coordinate my breathing properly - I have never been since I first tried to learn to swim in childhood. For the first time I feel I am able to conquer that barrier. I would recommend Margarita as a teacher to everyone.
Audrey (Milton Keynes) (Adult Beginner )
I had my first lesson today with Fliss. I was very nervous but she made me feel at ease and she explained everything so clearly to me . I am now looking forward to my next lesson. Thank you.
Audrey (Milton Keynes) (Adult Beginner )
This was my third lesson today and my first session with Chris. I was nervous as usual but within a few minutes Chris made feel at ease and I was floating on my own and feeling more confident in the water. Chris explained everything very clearly to me so that I understood different movements and breathing techniques. Looking forward to my next lesson. Thank you. Audrey.
Barbara (Child Beginner )
Super friendly with great skills. Fantastic communication with my 4 year old shy boy! Well prepared to work with little ones! Fantastic person. Great swimming teacher who can build confidence quickly. My son enjoyed swimming with Kasia!
Becky Allen (Basingstoke) (Child Beginner )
My two sons have just completed their first block of 10 lessons and I am extremely pleased with their progress. Both boys were complete beginners with my youngest son being completely petrified of the water. He is now happy to get into the water and swim about without constantly gripping onto Scott (Instructor). Would 100% recommend.
Benjamin Tomren (Child Improver )
We are very satisfied with the teaching by SwimExpert. The teachers were very positive and tailored the lessons to my son's needs.
Bethany Hayes (Bracknell) (Child Beginner )
Christie has been teaching my daughter to swim for a few lessons now and we are really impressed with her progress. Christie has a clear method of teaching, using games and toys which have made the lessons more enjoyable for her. Christie is also good at communicating with the parent about what she will focus on next but is also happy to be flexible. Thanks Christie!
Bill Hardy (Adult Beginner )
Arriving at the venue feeling an absolute nervous wreck, got to a seat poolside whilst waiting for margarita to finish her previous lesson with 2 small children, it came to 5:30 & my turn to enter the water, BP was probably hitting the roof! But within minutes I felt I could trust this young ladies expertise, my fears were rapidly disappearing & my confidence was building, so much so, that she had me putting my full face in the water. By the time 6 o'clock arrived I didn't want to stop. As you can see Margarita you get my 5 stars & they are well deserved, can't wait for my 2nd lesson!!!
Bill Hardy (Adult Beginner )
Great 3rd lesson on Thursday 30-03-2017. Margarita gives me oodles of confidence, I was so frightened of going into water, it took me weeks to make up my mind to book lessons, but now I'm over the moon that I did. I feel Margarita has brought me so far forward in so little time, I'm now walking forwards & backwards with the water nearly up to my neck, & dipping my head in the water for breathing exercises at the same time without any floating aids. I'm so lucky to have such a professional young lady as my teacher!
Bill Hardy (Adult Beginner )
Sadly it's my last booked lesson with Margarita today 22-06-2017, only because I have other commitments to take of. I will really miss her tuition, I cannot give this very skilled & talented young lady enough praise; she has brought me from being a totally timid non swimmer to being someone who's not afraid of water anymore, and she has taught me skills that I never dreamed would be possible for me to do. Also, I have noticed while being at lessons how good she is at teaching children; I have to ask myself, is their no end to this ladies talent, when it involves water & swimming? Keep up the fantastic work Margarita, because when I have some more spare time, I will most definitely be back for some more lessons.
Bina (Adult Beginner )
Deciding to have lessons with Swim Expert was the best thing I did . I have struggled to learn to swim for a long time and have a real fear of deep water. Working with Jo I have managed to learn to swim, gain confidence in my ability to swim in a really safe and supportive environment. I would highly recommend Swim Expert for anyone who is struggling to learn to swim.
Bob Hodgetts (Southampton) (Adult Fitness Swimmer )
Katie is one of those very rare teachers. She is a thorough professional with a total knowledge of her subject who is capable of excellent communication and installs enthusiasm in her pupil. Kate is also a very nice person who is capable of putting you at ease.
Bob Parkin (Adult Improver )
I have experienced over the years several swimming teachers but I have to say my first meeting with Katie was a delight. We hit it off immediately and from that first lesson my improvement was obvious. Katie is an inspirational teacher because; (a) she knows her swimming strokes inside out and most importantly (b) she teaches each pupil as an individual. Quickly recognizing your strenghts and weaknesses, utilizing the first and patiently assisting with the latter. I now feel more confident in the water than I have ever felt and am enjoying practising my stroke technique to a new level. But that has all come about by Katie saying quite simply, at that first lesson, 'trust me'.
Brian Inglis (Bristol) (Adult Beginner )
Karston had me swimming during the first lesson! Unbelievable. He makes it all so easy
Cala Pike (Reading) (Child Beginner )
I have two boys aged 4 and 6 who have been taught to swim by a SwimExpert Coach. My 6 year old has gained in confidence and has developed from a ’doggy paddle’ swimmer into a strong and proficient young boy who loves the water. My 4 year old, 10 weeks ago would not put his face in the pool and needed constant support. Now, he is swimming without the need for buoyancy aids, and is brimming with confidence. The lessons are tailor made to suit the child's individual needs and the trust my children have in their teacher is testament to how well they now swim. I would recommend SwimExpert to any parent wishing to have a child who can swim confidently, and most importantly have fun whilst they are learning.
Carla Aboorashtchi (West Drayton) (Child Beginner )
I work with children so I understand how challenging it can be but I can recognise when an adult is child friendly and had patience and is able to build a childs confidence, make them feel safe and secure and that's what my husband and I have seen in Patrick. Patrick has built a positive rapport with my daughter and she trusts him to keep her safe in the water which is essential for me to see as a mother. My little one looks forward to her saturday lesson and can't wait to get in the pool. The difference from lesson 1 is obvious and Patrick's teaching is the reason why- swimming skills and confidence have definitely improved. We can't thank him enough and will continue lessons with him. I highly recommend Patrick and swimexpert, I researched and spoke to many agencies before deciding to book with them and i can't fault them. We've had informative and great customer service throughout. Thank you!
Carole (Bristol) (Child Beginner )
Karsten has been teaching my son to swim for over a year and the improvement in amazing. He has a great approach with him with the ability to ensure that he keeps his attention. In my son's words 'Karsten makes me swim better and faster!'.
Caroline (Child Beginner )
I found booking the lessons for my two young children easy, the staff were very helpful. The actual lessons are very productive, the teachers are friendly. My son's (6 and 4) have come along very well, their confidence grows each week.
Caroline (Child Improver )
I found booking the lessons for my two young children easy, the staff were very helpful. The actual lessons are very productive, the teachers are friendly. My son\'s (6 and 4) have come along very well, their confidence grows each week.
Caroline Craik (Reading) (Triathlete )
I had specific goals to achieve when I booked my lessons with SwimExpert. Matt is an experienced coach with a very friendly and patient manner who more than met my goals. I would fully recommend SwimExpert.”
Carolyn Sheppard (Southampton) (Adult Beginner )
I am enjoying my lessons in Southampton with Katie immensely. She is an excellent teacher and very patient. I had managed to reach middle age without any swimming tuition at all and so was very nervous about taking lessons now. However Katie put me at my ease straight away and I have made good progress.
Carrie Chalker (Southampton) (Adult Improver )
I started as a complete beginner and booked 5 x 30min sessions. Audrey was fantastic, patient and gave me lots of great tips. By the end of my second lesson I was doing front crawl, breast stroke, doggy paddle and back stroke. I even cracked my breathing!!! Having these lessons are the best thing I have spent money on. Please do not hesitate to book, I feel like I have achieved so much now!! Thanks SwimExpert :)
Catherine (Windsor) (Adult Improver )
I have just completed two blocks of swimming with SwimExpert who have proven to be excellent. The instructor knows his subject inside out, but he also knows how to teach it to meet the needs of the individual. His lessons strike the right balance between consolidating a technique and challenging you to progress to the next stage. The progress in my swimming has been rapid. I have observed him with swimmers of all levels and would recommend him without reservation. He is consistently professional, friendly and my lessons are always enjoyable. Thank you.
Catherine (Windsor) (Adult Improver )
I have just completed two blocks of swimming with SwimExpert's instructor who has proven to be excellent. He knows his subject inside out, but he also knows how to teach it to meet the needs of the individual. His lessons strike the right balance between consolidating a technique and challenging you to progress to the next stage. The progress in my swimming has been rapid. I have observed him with swimmers of all levels and would recommend him without reservation. He is consistently professional, friendly and my lessons are always enjoyable. Thank you.
Catherine Gervais (Brentford) (Child Beginner )
Aaron is a fantastic swimming teacher who is great with children. He makes the lessons fun and perfectly tailored to both my children's abilities. He has instilled confidence in my daughter who previously was quite nervous in the water and he is teaching both children to swim whilst being careful of their technique. The children really look forward to their swimming lessons each week and are making good progress thanks to Aaron's great teaching methods.
Ceri Spain (Adult Improver )
As an adult, I was nervous about returning to swimming. I needn't have worried, though, as Hiroki made me feel at ease from the word go. We talked through what I felt uncomfortable with and the ways to overcome my apprehensions. I was soon swimming up and down, doing a stroke that I had never before done in my life! Whilst some of this was probably down to my own determination, there is no doubt that I would not have been able to progress so well without Hiroki's calm approach, clear instructions and patience. I have rediscovered a love of the water, which I haven't had since I was a child!
Chandler (Reading) (Child Improver )
Damien is a great swimming instructor with patience! He has taught 4 out of 5 of our children with the youngest being petrified of getting in the water-he now loves it! Massive thanks to Damien and the rest of the swim expert team.
Charles Brind (Pangbourne) (Child Beginner )
We have been very pleased with the progress our son has made under Scott's tuition. He has not only learnt to swim unaided but confidently under the water too!
Charlie (Windsor) (Child Beginner )
Charlie started his lessons with Kate petrified of water. The idea of putting his face in the water often resulted in tears and histrionics. With Kate's calm and patient guidance he has undergone a transformation and will now happily retrieve toys from the bottom of the pool and can swim unaided. We are eternally grateful to Kate and the SwimExpert team for helping him.
Charlie Kullar (United Kingdom) (Adult Beginner )
Being scared of swimming for nearly 30 yrs, I took the plunge, and booked a block of 10 sessions for a 1-2-1, and was amazed how fast I have progressed. I can now at least swim to save my life, and have only had 5 lessons. I count my lucky stars that I was allocated Caroline. She is amazing, and an excellent instructor. Each lesson is never the same, and she customizes it based on your gains / limitations. My family members are now also booking with SwimExpert, BUT only if they can be trained from Caroline. A true assest to SwimExpert. SwimExpert as a company is also excellent, willing to help and be flexible on my bookings and schedule changes. Many thanks. Charlie K.
Charlie Sibley (Child Beginner) (Child Beginner )
The service provided by your company was excellent, especially as the booking was made just a few days prior to a bank holiday and the lessons were fitted in during Charlie's half term break. All the teachers were wonderful and his progress in the week was beyond his and our expectations. All the arrangements were dealt with very quickly and always confirmed by email and I must say it was a pleasure to deal with your company and I will not hesitate to recommend you whenever possible.
Charlotte Jones (Milton Keynes) (Adult Beginner )
Amanda is an exceptional teacher who understands the concerns of a nervous adult beginner such as myself. She makes me feel totally safe and has brought me on from not even being to get into the pool, to floating on my back and attempting a few strokes on my front. I would never have believed that I could make such progress in such a short time. I have seen her working with children too and she is just as reassuring and encouraging with them - and they clearly love her lessons. Amanda is an absolute treasure and an asset to your organisation and I would recommend her to anyone.
Charlotte Scrace (Child Improver )
Charlotte has been swimming with Kasia for some months now and has come on leaps and bounds. Kasia has a tremendous rapport with Charlotte which is both fun and encouraging. Lots of giggles in the water and Charlotte\'s confidence is increasing week on week. Fantastic results from working on technique, highly recommended!
Charn Saini (Old Windsor) (Adult Beginner )
Hi, I would just like to say that Caroline is a fantastic teacher, she is patient and polite, and very good at her job, I can honestly say that I would not have learned to swim if it wasn't for Caroline's way of teaching, as I was a complete beginner and very scared to even get in the water, and now I can say it was the best thing I ever done.
Chatna Mistry (Adult Improver )
Brilliant experience! Was keen to master the freestyle and ensure I was no longer frightened of the water just in case I ever fell in somewhere and my feet could not touch the ground! My teacher Damien was patient, knowledgeable and very encouraging, giving me clear guidance and continuous tips on how to improve. Within hours I was enjoying the water and swimming! With practice I will now nail the freestyle technique and more importantly I am keen to do so! Big thanks to Damien for helping me conquer one of my biggest demons since I was a child (I am now in my forties) so it's never too late to learn! And for making it so much fun that I really looked forward to my next lesson instead of dreading it! In fact getting out of the pool felt like torture!
Chris (Bristol Mecure) (Child Beginner )
Karsten instantly built a great rapport with my 5 year old son who is desperate to swim without armbands but needed some pointers. Karsten got the best out of him and at the end of their first lesson together he was picking a stick up from the bottom of a 1.5 metre pool! I was a really proud Dad.
Chris Gwillym (Beginner )
All teachers were first class and very good at teaching people to swim. I was nearly there and need some more lessons so here I go.
Chris Leech (Milton Keynes) (Adult Triathlete )
I worked well with Lauren to improve my stroke, she was attentive to my needs of improving my stroke technique and efficiency and great at identifying flaws I need to correct, and suggested drills to help me do this.
Chris May (Milton Keynes) (Adult Beginner )
I had my first lesson today having had lessons with other companies. Their Head Office is easy to deal with so booking takes no time and the swimming coach was in the pool with me to give me my lesson. My previous coaches all stood at the side of the pool. I was only given 2 areas to focus on today so I could take things a step at a time - great experience.
Chris May (Milton Keynes) (Adult Beginner )
If you are thinking of learning to swim or getting better as I did then I recommend this company. Their support for bookings is 100% reliable and efficient and both coaches in Milton Keynes were great! I can now swim in good time for Portugal this summer and have a new way to keep fit.
CHRIS SWAIN (SOUTHAMPTON) (Adult Beginner )
I cannot say enough about the service and the teacher, Audrey. Absolutely brilliant, I can now swim a length of the pool confidently, can turn from front to back and also swim under water. This is after only 4 lessons, Audrey makes you feel relaxed and build your confidence so quickly and easily. I have recommended SwimExpert to everyone I talk to, as I said I can not praise them enough, and now I love going swimming! This is from a person who was terrified of the pool and would hold on to the side of the pool. Thanks again Audrey and SwimExpert, great service and well worth the money.
Christine Naus (United Kingdom) (Child Competitive Swimmer )
My daughter has been having coaching sessions with Joe for around 6 weeks now and we just wanted to say how pleased we are with swim expert. We came to swim expert to help improve her competitive performance and to correct her bad habits she had picked up. In her open competition last week Cathy knocked 4 seconds from her 100m fly-time and 4 seconds from her 200m breaststroke. These improvements are in no doubt down to her coach Joe. Joe has really helped by being able to diagnose what she is doing wrong with each stroke.Then by using a a variety of methods and drills he has improved her technique and her overall speed as well as perfecting her turns. Joe plans the lesson around her and what she feels she needs to work on that week, as the lesson progresses Joe works on any faults he sees that appear. Above all Joe has given Cathy back her confidence, her passion for swimming and her belief in herself that she can do it. Joe gets the best out of her and uses the right amount of positive encouragement.
Christine Causebrook (Reading) (Adult Beginner )
My lessons with Ashleigh are excellent. She allows me to take things at my own pace but at the same time gives me encouragement and loads of confidence. I have learnt so much during my lessons and although I need more to reach my own goals I have also come a long way since my very first lesson! Thank you Ashleigh.
Ciaran (Bristol) (Child Beginner )
This is my second testimonial for SwimExpert which I have to say is well deserved. My autistic son has been having lessons with Karsten, in Bristol, for the last few months. He had huge fear of water when he started, but Karsten patiently coaxed him along. He is now at the stage where he relishes a trip to the pool, and slowly but surely is improving at swimming. Teaching autistic kids to swim is a demanding task. Karsten is doing it brilliantly! It is true to say SwimExpert deliver results. I have been so impressed that I myself am going to do a few sessions so that I may improve on my own ability.
Cinead Ingram (Bristol) (Child Beginner )
Lizzie P is an excellent teacher, helping our 6 year old learn to swim and to overcome the fear of getting his head wet. From the very first lesson, she made him relax and see that swimming is fun. She encourages him every step of the way, which builds his confidence and makes him try super hard. He trusts her and after 3 lessons he was happy to jump in off the side and touch the bottom of the pool as well as swim with his head under water for seconds at a time. Thanks to Lizzie's approach and her way with children, this has been a hugely positive and successful experience.
Claire (Grazley) (Child Beginner )
My Instructor has been brilliant with my 5 year old daughter who can be quite shy around new people. He has been very patient with her even when her attention turns elsewhere! She really looks forward to her swimming lessons with instructor and she has progressed very well and is now quite confident in the water. My youngest can’t wait to be able to start lessons!
Claire Lambert (Reading) (Child Beginner )
We have been so impressed with our child's development & can't thank Scott enough for his professionalism & enthusiasm which has enabled our son to swim confidently & independently now. I have always had great customer service too & really will be recommending you to anyone that I meet especially with autistic children as it has been a fantastic experience for us all.
Claire Nichols (Child Improver )
My son is now 10 and we have been to swimming lessons since water babies. Previously we have been stuck on one stage for over a year within a large class; one to one lessons have been amazing. We have experienced many swimming instructors over the years but John Bird has proved to be most amazing at teaching swimming. He is hugely motivational and inspirational, has a lovely manner with youngsters and uses humour well within the lessons making them really fun. Methods are varied in teaching swim strokes and skills, reflecting his experience and his feedback is always constructive. Combined with the lovely surroundings at Alveston manor and the teaching we are exceptionally pleased with the excellent progress my son has made and he now says how much he looks forward to his sessions.
Claire Wilson (Child Beginner )
I literally saw my daughters swimming improve with every lesson! Margarita was encouraging and engaged, and she knew exactly how to progress a new swimmer at the right pace. I will be booking more lessons!
Clarke (Dorking) (Child Improver )
The girls have made such dramatic improvements in their swimming and they absolutely love the lessons. Would highly recommend SwimExpert, the tuition in such lovely surroundings is first class.
Clive (Milton Keynes) (Adult Beginner )
From a complete beginner and someone who was more nervous than he thought - I found Amanda calm and patient who put me at ease, I am now comfortable in the water, have joined the pool and swum my first length today, highly recommend and thanks
Clodagh (Adult Improver )
Aaron was a fantastic teacher. He made it very enjoyable and encouraged me to show up and have fun each session. SwimExpert were super flexible and patient about me moving dates and timing to fit my schedule. Totally recommend them.
Colin Walker (Adult Improver )
I took adult improver lessons with Shannon at the Novotel in Cardiff. I was looking to improve my technique in both front crawl and breaststroke so I could do fitness training at my local leisure centre. I booked the 5 x 30 minute course and split them into two 1 hr lessons and one 30 minute lesson. At the first session Shannon introduced herself and asked what I wanted to achieve with the lessons. She was very welcoming and professional and put me at ease immediately. The classes went very well and Shannon was patient and continually gave constructive feedback. I improved in both strokes and now have something to build my speed and endurance on. I would recommend Shannon without hesitation and also the Novotel as the venue.
Consuelo (Child Beginner )
Both of my children were very fearful of being in the water. They were both attending group lessons but their fears were not improving and I could not see them moving forward. I contacted Swimexpert on a Sunday and received excellent customer care, the lessons started within a week. Stuart ( their instructor) gave them confidence by playing and teaching them techniques. After 8 months my daughter age 6 can now swim by herself and loves diving in! My son age 4 is now happy to immerse his head under water and enjoys swimming too. I highly recommend Swimexpert for children lessons
Consuelo (bracknell) ( )
Both of my children were very fearful of being in the water. They were both attending group lessons but their fears were not improving and I could not see them moving forward. I contacted SwimExpert on a Sunday and received excellent customer care, the lessons started within a week. Stuart ( their instructor) gave them confidence by playing and teaching them techniques. After 8 months my daughter age 6 can now swim by herself and loves diving in! My son age 4 is now happy to immerse his head under water and enjoys swimming too. I highly recommend SwimExpert for children lessons
Cormac O'Connor (Adult Improver )
Over 20 years I have attended 1 on 1 and full time residential swimming lessonson 5 occasions with little to show for it. I attended 20 lessons with Courtney during 2017. During the first block of 10 I moved from having no crawl stroke ability at all to being able to do 25 metre lengths and improving at treading water. I realised that previous swimming instructors treat adults like children in the water. Adults need to be coached differently and Courtney excels at this. He presents the right level of challenge with a forensic eye for improvements. He is by far the best swim instructor I have ever encountered and any adult looking to improve should get time with him. On holidays in 2016 I got into difficulties in a pool which was why I came to SwimExpert. In 2017 I went back to the same spot in the same pool (over 2 metre deep) with the same crowds and thanks to Courtney I could dive in and swim around with greater confidence. Many thanks, Courtney. Cormac.
Creann Pieroni (Marlow) (Child Beginner )
Hayley, Scott and James have between them taken two water-shy non-swimming children and in 10 lessons taught them to swim. James is now doing a wonderful job taking them to the next level - his teaching style suits their personalities perfectly and their progress is staggering! Now they can’t wait to go swimming!
Dana (Adult Beginner )
Lydia was my great teacher, very supportive and encouraging. I started from beginner with no experience at all and managed to swim on my back from the first lesson. I took 10 lessons with Lydia and now I can swim confidently a couple of strokes and do some lengths. I went on a holiday after few lessons and it was one of my best holidays because I managed to swim, thanks to Lydia's efforts of course. Nothing to improve, service and teacher is great.
Daniel (Windsor) (Child Beginner )
To say Daniel is cheeky and independent is an understatement. Kasia has always made swimming fun for Daniel and he has improved massively in a short space of time. Thank you Kasia and SwimExpert for all you have done!
Daniel Perren (Child Beginner )
Daniel was a nervous swimmer and lacking in confidence. Fliss was brilliant in giving him confidence, making lessons fun and focusing on simple improvements that helped him make progress and Skev built on that work and kept the fun and confidence growing!. Thank you both so much - it has been lovely watching him make so much progress so quickly.
Daniel Perrin (Dorking) (Child Beginner )
Daniel was a nervous swimmer and lacking in confidence. Fliss was brilliant in giving him confidence, making lessons fun and focusing on simple improvements that helped him make progress and Skev built on that work and kept the fun and confidence growing!. Thank you both so much - it has been lovely watching him make so much progress so quickly.
Danielle Simpson (Reading) (Child Beginner )
Damien is without a doubt the best swimming teacher in the UK. My son had many teachers from many schools over the years but just two lessons with Damien and we could see a prolific improvement in his technique, speed and skill. Damien is worth his weight in gold and we drive for an hour from our home up to twice a week to have lessons with him. Awesome! Thank you SwimExpert.
Danila Giannetto (Adult Beginner )
Experience throughout is excellent- from first enquiry to lessons everyone is friendly and very understanding. The venue is excellent and the pool ideal for a nervous beginner. Amelia is a very lovely and patient teacher who is glad to take things at your pace and has a very flexible approach. She explains and demonstrates techniques really well and is very encouraging. Highly recommended.
Dave Brevitt (Adult Improver )
Excellent facility, communication and superb instruction. Moved on leaps and bounds in just 10 lessons by applying the excellent instruction and techniques taught. Highly recommend for all levels of swimming ability.
David Horbury (Marlow) (Adult fitness swimmer )
I booked a block of 6 lessons with Amanda. I would highly recommend Amandato anyone looking to improve their swimming technique. She is patient extremely knowledgeable and has improved my enjoyment of swimming no end (money well spent). I will now go away and practice what I have learned and will now take up swimming as a sport where before I was pretty petrified of the water.
David Hume (Reading) (Adult Beginner )
Both teachers were very welcoming and committed. I felt instantly at ease. My swimming technique has improved significantly over the full course. Admin for reschedules was easily accessible prompt and efficient.
David Thorne (Bristol) (Adult beginner )
As a lifelong non-swimmer, it was a huge challenge for me to sign up for lessons at 65 years young! I was SO nervous! Both Karsten and Kate put me at my ease immediately and I never felt the least bit embarrassed even with other people in the pool. After 10 lessons I have mastered a reasonable front crawl. I never thought I would manage that! If you really want to do it, give it a try!
Debbie spencer (Dorking) (Adult Beginner )
I can't recommend Skev highly enough. In 5 hours I went from terrified non swimmer to relaxed swimmer. I am able to take my daughter swimming and be last out of the pool!! Skev is patient and inspires such confidence. I would say to anybody who is worried about learning to swim 'just do it!' It really opens up so many things for you to do. I can't thank Skev enough, I am 50 and thought it was to late but now I love the water.
Deborah Brace (Milton Keynes) (Adult Beginner )
From being absolutely terrified even to enter the pool to floating/swimming and enjoying my lessons is entirely down to the patience and skilful teaching I have received from Gorka. I cannot praise him enough and the service I have had from swimexpert has been marvellous.
Debra Drishti (Adult Beginner )
I can not recommend this service highly enough! I have feared the water all of my life but with one child who is now a competent swimmer and another one who wants to be, I finally decided that it was time to get over it! I started with a block of 10 half hour sessions that I used back to back then added 5 more 1 hour sessions. The lessons were always pitched at my pace which really helped to build my confidence and the feedback was always encouraging.I can now swim a basic breast stroke across the width of the pool and on a good day, I can go slightly further. I am still very much a beginner but being able to say "I can swim" after all these years is worth every penny.I can't thank Aaron enough and if you are at all undecided about whether to take lessons, I hope my testimonial has helped to encourage you.
(Adult Beginner )
I am 68 years old and have tried to swim over the years but have always been very nervous in the water. After my first lesson with Michael I was able to put my head under water, something I have never been able to do. I haven’t looked back since that first lesson. With Michael’s encouragement I have achieved something I had thought impossible.... I can swim! Michael is a fantastic teacher.
Diane Burt (Reading) (Adult Beginner )
I came to Swim Expert at 60 with no swimming experience and I have now learned to swim front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke. I would like to say thank you because I now enjoy swimming at my local pool for fitness and swimming in the sea when I go on holiday!
DIANE OSHOLAKE (Camberley) (Adult Beginner )
I booked a weeks course for myself and my daughter for 5 lessons each. Firstly I would like to say that I was very impressed with all three instructors and the fact that when dealing with myself (a non swimmer), they didn't just teach me how to swim but also they built my confidence. After having my first lesson with Scott I came to realise that maybe 5 lessons wouldn't be enough as I was a lot worse than I realised. However, after having another 2 lessons with Scott I was able to swim. That's how good he is. He taught me how to be a lot more confident in the water. I would also like to point out that this is the 3rd time that I have tried swimming lessons over a period of lets say 10 years and the other 2 swimming courses were longer and I was still not able to swim. But after having only 5 lessons with Scott at SwimExpert I am now able to swim and have more confidence. Thank you Scott, Kasia & Christie.
Dorothy Naib (Adult Beginner )
I never thought I would be able to put my face in water and still be alive! Such was my irrational fear of water. I have been treated with respect, understanding and encouragement in every lesson and I now enjoy being in the water and can float and swim a bit . Will never be an Olympic swimmer but just wanted to be able to exercise ageing joints. I am so glad I found SwimExpert
Dr Malcolm Harrison (Adult Beginner )
Overall the lesson went very well indeed. Natasha made me feel at ease and relaxed in the water throughout. I was able to progress at my own pace without any pressure. Natasha was encouraging and patient and gently moved me on within what was I able to achieve. She summarised the goals from my first lesson which I need further practise to gain more confidence. I can now do that on my own. For continuity I would have Natasha again as my instructor. Thank you very much.
Elaine Mears (Swindon) (Child Beginner )
My 6 year old daughter Layla has just finished her 5 block lessons with SwimExpert, these have been Layla’s first ever lessons, I can honestly say I am thrilled with what SwimExpert has got Layla to achieve. By lesson 5 Layla can swim independently without armbands, and she is so confident in the water. The teacher is excellent and has connected completely with Layla she trusts him implicitly. It gives me a great sense of joy to watch Layla swim so well in such a short time. This was by far the best decision I could have made for her. Thank you SwimExpert.
Elizabeth (Bristol) (Adult Improver )
I have been hugely impressed, encouraged and inspired by my experience with SwimExpert. Despite being able to swim a bit when I started lessons, I had a huge fear of water, being out of my depth, and putting my face into it. Karsten gently built up my confidence and after just five lessons, I can now swim with my head in the water! I am very aware that the fear had been limiting me and my enjoyment of so many things...it is amazing to see how I've progressed with the patient and understanding support of Karsten. It was completely worth it!
Elizabeth (Child Beginner )
Hiroki is amazing! Both my children, aged 5 and 4, have had swimming lessons before. My daughter, however became fearful of the water and my son didn't get the chance to have quite so many lessons. Hiroki managed to get them going underwater within the first lesson and now they're swimming a short distance under the water towards him. He has had them giggling from lesson one and really enjoying what they're doing. They've learned so much from him and had so much fun at the same time. I have seen him with kids of other ages and he adapts his teaching brilliantly according to age and ability. I would highly recommend him and indeed SwimExpert and plan to do another course. Thank you
Emily Long (Child Beginner )
Emily is 13 years old and was frighten of water. We are so so grateful as a family of the confidence Fiona has given Emily who is very conferdent in the water. Just fantastic to see this improvement over last few weeks. We would totally recommend Fiona. And one to one. Fiona has opened so many doors for Emily. Highly recommend .
Emma (Bracknell) (Child Beginner )
Both my boys really enjoy the lessons and it amazes me how much they improve in the space of a single half hour session.
Emma (Bristol) (Child Improver )
My 5 year old son has been learning to swim with Becky and I have to say she is incredible! She makes every lesson fun and my son learns something new every lesson with her. He looks forward to his lessons with her and she is very friendly and professional. I cannot praise Becky enough!
Emma Asfour (Bristol) (Child Beginner )
My 5 year old son has had 3 lessons with Zibi so far and I have to say he is amazing! He is kind, patient and a fantastic teacher! My son has gained confidence and so looks forward to his lesson every week! Zibi always makes the lessons fun and interactive and I cannot thank him enough for what he has done so far!
Emma asfour (Child Improver )
My son has been having swimming lessons for a couple of years but Kate has only been teaching him for a couple of months. The improvement in his technique in those 8 weeks has been amazing! Kate is kind andpatient and makes all her lessons fun yet productive. I can't thank Kate enough for all her hard work in teaching moses. He adores swimming and really looks forward to his lessons with Kate.
Emma Bench (Child Improver )
I was putting my children (both mildly autistic) through a swim school. My eldest child\'s progress had stagnated and my youngest child was reluctant to enter the water. I decided (by recommendation) to give 1-2-1 lessons a go. After a taster session with each of my children, faults were instantly diagnosed and corrections put into place.Booking a series of lessons was then an easy choice to make.Damien recognised their behaviour and within the first lesson had gained their undivided attention and trust.Towards the end of the series of lessons, my children have significantly improved their swim skills and passing their required Swim Stages and I now feel a lot more confident that they can swim by themselves in a pool without any aid.Thank you Damien and wish you all the best.
Emma Bryant (Southampton) (Adult Improver )
I am more than chuffed with how much I have achieved with Katie's excellent coaching. My aim when booking lessons was to simply overcome my fears of swimming and breathing underwater. Katie very quickly boosted my confidence and improved my breathing technique. This then allowed time to work on my front crawl. I feel I can now swim with confidence, efficiency and a lot more enjoyment.
Emma Gale (Reading) (Child Beginner )
Our son and daughter both love coming to SwimExpert for their lessons. The teachers are very caring and professional and are great at finding the right approach for increasing our children's confidence in the water. The one-to one lessons offer great value and have made swimming something to look forward to! We would all highly recommend SwimExpert.
Emma Haynes (Winchester) (Adult Beginner )
I began in September 2013, fearful of putting my head underwater. I am now swimming front crawl and I am going to compete in my first triathlon next month! Fantastic result. I highly recommend SwimExpert. Thank you for helping me overcome my fear.
Emma Warby (Child Beginner )
My 9 year old daughter was very nervous of the water which is why I enrolled her in one to one learning and it was one of the best decisions I have made! Mel is a fantastic teacher and her patient and caring nature has helped my daughter so much! She now loves getting into the water and although we've still got a way to go I've booked another block of lessons as I believe that Mel is the best person to help my daughter continue on her swimming journey- Thankyou so much Mel!
Emoke Fabian (Milton-Keynes) (Adult Beginner )
I cannot express my gratitude enough towards Mr. Gorka L. as he is an amazing and a very professional Swimming Teacher. I went from an aqua-phobic person, who have been through near-drowning twice in the past, to a good swimmer in just 10 hours. I know that this sounds like bragging but this is the truth. Mr. Gorka L. made me feel comfortable in the water, helped me overcome my fears, taught me a good breathing technique, making me enjoy being in the water, enjoy swimming. Also, he taught me different swimming techniques, different techniques to improve my swimming stamina. I cannot thank him enough as he boosted my confidence sky high! Furthermore, Swimming Teacher Mr. Gorka L. has a vast knowledge and experience in his profession as he answered/demonstrated every question I asked about swimming and rescuing. Very highly recommended! Thank you very much.
Ethel (Brentford) (Adult Beginner )
Just finished my 5 lessons with Alison and I cannot thank her enough for all her support to help me get through a difficult and scary time in my swimming lessons. Her patience and brilliant teaching skills put me right at ease and I am now confident to swim without floaters. I highly recommend her and to the rest of SwimExpert staff your service was excellent and the price worth paying for. Thank you all!
Eugene Skinner (United Kingdom) (Adult fitness swimmer )
I would recommend you any time .The instructors are very friendly and helpful and they give you their all, it shows they love their job
Eve Herrington (Dorking) (Adult Improver )
Good teacher, brilliant at relaxing us and making sure she got the best out of us.
Evgenia (Child Beginner )
Patrick is amazing swimming instructor. He is very kind nature person, which played massive part to engage with my daughter. He helped her significantly improve her swimming ability, her technique and managed to keep her focused during lesson with a lot of disruptions in the pool, which says a lot by itself. Thank you Patrick!
Fabio Genua (Adult Beginner )
Service BRILLIANT: Very friendly, they helped me to book even a lesson on the same day I've called them. FLEXIBLE: They let me use my half hour slots even combined and make 1 hour lesson or longer if I wished to. Teacher OUTSTANDING: Gary is a highly skilled, very professional and extremely passionate teacher. He spends the entire lesson in the water with you. He tries different approaches to see what best works for you, considering your age, background, sport experiences, life style, personal experiences and what is holding you back from learning how to swim. I'm 31 and I've never been able to swim in my entire life... until I took 10 lessons with Gary. I had the fear of the water and I'm also claustrophobic. I took swimming lesson in the past but it didn't help at all . With Gary I finally "broke through", learnt how to breathe (calm and confidently) and swim freestyle and backwards. The best money I've ever invested in myself. I STRONGLY recommend!!! Thank you so much Gary!
Fairoz (Brentford) (Adult Beginner )
After four 1 hour sessions with my instructor, Fliss, I look back at all those years of avoiding learning to swim and today I smile as I have finally managed to conquer my fear of entering the water. I am very grateful to Fliss for her invaluable advice and ability to put me at ease in the water. I truly believed no instructor would be able to teach me to swim and Fliss has proved me wrong and has given me the courage to be able to hold my own in the water. I am now able to submerge my head underwater as I swim and learning the techniques to better myself exceeding my expectations with every session so far. There are no words to describe my gratitude towards Fliss and I would strongly recommend her as an instructor as she has the balanced skill set of literally gaining your trust and ensuring the learners goals are achieved.
Farah (Windsor) (Adult Improver )
Really great tuition and care. Nice balance of stretching me and judging where I was fearful and bridging the gap. A variety of subtle techniques showed her knowledge and skill. I wasn't sure at first, but I felt at ease and proud of my achievements. I swam without a float!! Woohoo!
Farah (Windsor) (Adult Lessons )
Really patient and had a lot of belief in me to boost my confidence. I swam without a float in the first lesson! Amazing!! He got me confident in the deep end. We did lots of lengths so I felt like I had a workout and lots of repetition to improve. He kept on encouraging me as he knew I had become reliant on someone or something to grab on to.. and the last lesson I was in the pool on my own. Brilliant.
Flo Bischoff (Windsor) (Child Improver )
I was so impressed with Phil. He was patient and humorous, did not take any back talking or delaying tactics from our son. Flo improved dramatically in the five lessons he had with Phil. We will book another block and definitely NOT change the teacher. Phil is the one for us and we cannot recommend him highly enough! Thank you!
Fran Williams (Adult Beginner )
Excellent! Karen is a brilliant teacher and a lovely person, I really enjoyed the lessons,
Frank Hynes (Basingstoke) (Adult fitness swimmer )
I took up swimming in Nov 2012. I was taking group sessions for six months before I joined Tracy at SwimExpert. After five lessons my technique improved significantly and I now feel that I can actually swim. I took another block of five to try to develop further and I feel that I am getting better every week. Take my advice and avoid group lessons if you want to learn quickly and that is from someone who at 57 couldn't swim but at 58 can!
G. McDonald & C Webber (Adult Beginner )
With much trepidation two sixty plus ladies, over twenty years of not entering water, with limited lady style breast stroke are now ecstatic. Our instructor Courtney helped us achieve our goal and more. From the start he was encouraging, firm, great sense of humour. We were immediately at ease. Courtney was in the water with us all the way and proved we can do it. After 5 1 hour sessions which just flew by we can't believe we can manage a passable crawl, our fitness has improved and most of all we enjoyed and had fun. We want to and will continue to improve and learn more with Courtney.
Gail Buckley (UK) (Adult Beginner )
I started lessons as a complete beginner with a fear of being in a swimming pool. Matt’s excellent teaching methods have greatly improved my confidence and I now look forward to my next swim. Learning the right breathing technique has also assisted with other fitness activities including running and the gym. I would fully recommend SwimExpert
Gareth Harrison (Adult Beginner )
I was a 44 yr old non swimmer who had been terrified of the water for all of my life. I have 2 young children that made me want to try and learn to swim. As I got in to the water for my first lesson, I was fairly certain that I would never be able to swim. I said to Gareth that my aspiration was to be able to swim one length of the pool before my holiday which was planned for 4 1/2 months later. I swam my first length during my 5th lesson and have made brilliant progress since then with most of the time spent on improving my breast stroke, front crawl and back stroke. I am about to go on that holiday and cannot wait to spend the entire time in the pool with my 2 young children. I want to say a huge thank you to Gareth. He has been simply amazing. Not only has he helped me achieve something that I never thought was possible, it has been great fun as well. I couldn't recommend him enough. Thank you so much Gareth.
Gaurav Swarup (Reading) (Child Beginner )
For various reasons, our 4-year old daughter had not been in a pool until her first lesson with SwimExpert. To our great delight, her first lesson was a great success, thanks to the patient and calm approach of the instructor. I have just requested a further block of lessons for my daughter.
Georgina (Child Improver )
Grace really came on with Lyn - especially in her front crawl confidence. Lyn made it fun and varied which Grace responded to really well which made her determined to improve all the time! Grace love of water knows no bounds!
Gerry Kingsley (Windsor) (Child improver )
Excellent coaching from the staff at Windsor, our children enjoyed it, and look forward their lessons where they are showing real improvements swimming.
Gertrude Bollands (Adult Beginner )
I never thought l would ever swim in my life, but with the help of a fantastic and patient teacher Gorka and with so far 5 30 min lessons, l can swim for a short distance with no help. Still having lessons and l know at the end of this block l will be swimming independently for long distances. However, sad to learn that Gorka is leaving wish him all the best in his future, and hope to get just as good instructor as Gorka.
Ghazala (Adult Beginner )
Thank you to SwimExpert for introducing me to an amazing swim instructor Karsten. He helped me overcome my fears and gain confidence in swimming, he has a very positive attitude and is an asset to SwimExpert. Thank you Karsten.
Gina Beck (Old Windsor) (Child Improver )
My son attends lessons with Richard. The improvement we have seen is immense. He has been attending group lessons at the local leisure centre for a while and had been stuck in a rut. With Richard's tuition he has started to feel so much more confident in the water and started developing his technic. Richard is very encouraging, a great motivator and my son loves having his lesson.
Graeme Poland (Adult Beginner )
When I started having lessons with Karsten a year ago I was a 33 year old complete beginner. Petrified and embarrassed its fair to say at the start of my first lesson I was anxious about getting into the water. Right from that first lesson I found Karsten very relaxed in his style of teaching and his attitude to me being a beginner. This was great for me as it made me feel relaxed about being in the water. By the end of that first lesson, I was able to float and glide through the water. Over the last year Karsten has taught me the front crawl and how to swim on my back, these are my preferred choices of stroke. Under his instruction we have experimented with different drills/techniques in order to put the strokes together and swim lengths of the pool. All of which I have found enjoyable. Due to the number of lesson that I have had, I have found it easy to put a huge amount of trust in Karsten, and I feel that has allowed him to get to know the way that I like to be taught, resulting in better outcomes than I actually hoped for. There was no shouting and pushing me too hard too soon. All of the lessons that Karsten has run for me have been done at a good relaxed pace with a clear agreed objective at the start of each, which has made them all enjoyable. If a family member, friend or colleague asks me to recommend a swimming teacher/coach I will be recommending Karsten!
Graham Bower-Wood (Guildford) (Adult Beginner )
As a 61 year old total non-swimmer to the point of never having been out of my depth or even submerging my head, I took the tentative step of booking a block of five lessons with SwimExpert. (to try and alleviate the horrors of my early school lessons!). So back at the end of May, I took my first steps in entering the pool encouraged by Fliss who was to be one of my two teachers to tempt me into the water and the world of swimming. I have just completed my seventh lesson (now with Simon). I can say without a doubt that not only am I thoroughly enjoying the whole experience and cannot wait to get back in the water! The confidence and encouragement both my instructors have given me is just amazing and the thought that for the first time in my life not only can I put my head under water but I can also swim!! From this experience, I cannot recommend highly enough not only SwimExpert as a company, but the high quality, professionalism and friendliness of the instructors and for me personally Fliss & Simon, who have made a mature guy, a very happy one who cannot wait for his Far East holiday later this year and to be able to get into the pool and join those others I have secretly been envious of who can do this without hesitation. I have now booked another 5 lessons (making 15 in all!).
Grant M ( )
After having swimming lessons with John B last week I just wanted to say how knowledgeable & professional John was, he has really helped in my swim technique after only a few lessons and I would happily recommend him to other budding swimmers.
Greg Powers (Reading) (Adult Beginner )
Swimming lessons with Matt have given me so much more confidence in the water. I now really enjoy swimming and am in the pool almost daily. Would definitely recommend to anyone wishing to learn to swim, whatever age or ability.
Gurpreet Dhaliwal (Windsor) (Adult beginner )
I am a beginner adult swimmer, taking lessons in Old Windsor. The instructor really understands the individual, not only their swimming challenges but their personality and works with this to help them achieve their goal. He observes you whilst you are swimming very closely, and adapts the method and technique as needed, to really maximize your swimming experience. The instructor is professional, focused, patient and friendly. Importantly, he is extremely encouraging, helps your confidence and makes swimming fun. I cannot recommend him enough. In a short space of time I have learned to swim (nearly) whilst having fun. I am very happy with what I have accomplished. Big thank you SwimExpert!
Hannah Lee (Bristol) (Child Beginner )
All I can say is wow! I’ve been taking my children that are 4 and 6yrs to a local pool to me in Bristol for lessons over 2 years now and within one month of having lessons with SwimExpert my kids have improved ten times more than with the other swim school. The pool at Mercure Holland House is lovely and so quiet and the teaching is out of this world. I’ve recommended swim expert to all my family and friends, there isn’t a bad word to say about them. Get yourself down there before they get fully booked!!!
Harley B (Child Improver )
I booked 10 lessons as I wanted my son to be more water confident when we go on holiday, Nico is a very supportive and patient teacher with a sense of humour that the kids love and he knows how to make the sessions fun. As a result of this my son is now able to swim with the start of using the correct form and techniques, and looked forward to his swimming lessons every week. He is now following the ASA stages and is at the latter end of Stage 2 and due to move to Stage 3. Nico's sessions has given my son the confidence to attend these sessions and discover a love of swimming. I feel so much happier going on holiday knowing that he'll be fine in the swimming pool and I know we will both enjoy our holidays even more now!. Thanks Nico
Harpreet (Bracknell) (Adult Beginner )
I was a complete beginner, attempting to learn for the third time. I promised myself if I did not get anywhere this time, I would give up wanting to learn. I am so glad I booked with Bob in SwimExpert. In just 12 lessons I am now able to swim on my back unaided and can almost swim on my front. I would highly recommend SwimExpert (particularly Bob) to anyone of any ability.
Harriet (Child Beginner )
So far in the 2 lessons my daughter has had with Katie, she has progressed more with her swimming than she has in a years worth of group lessons. Her confidence has dramatically improved and so has her swimming. I am so impressed with Katies approach and my daughter is finally enjoying her swimming lessons!
Hayley (Ethan) (Child Beginner )
John is absolutely fantastic with children. He quickly established a wonderful rapport with my 3 & 1/2 year old son (Ethan) and ever since the first day Ethan has spoken fondly of John and looks forward to going swimming. As well as having a wonderful way of making Ethan laugh and engage, John is a fantastic teacher. He is extremely patient and knows how to make Ethan listen. Ethan's swimming has come along really well in the 10 weeks we've been swimming with John. Ethan is always sad when it's time to get out of the pool and say goodbye to John. I would highly recommend John.
Hayley (Windsor) (Adult Beginner )
As an adult novice, I was a bit nervous about starting my swimming lessons - a New Year resolution! But right from the very first lesson, the instructor put me at ease and I was able to completely put my trust in her. She was very friendly, helpful and understanding. In just five hours worth of lessons, I learnt how to do front and back stroke and breast stroke a lot better than I thought I ever would!
Heather Cox (Marlowe) (Child Competitive Swimmer )
My daughter Rachel has improved all her strokes thanks to Matt. His focus is on excellence and understanding of stroke technique. Rachel has grown in confidence, is more motivated and has achieved some great results in galas! Thank you SwimExperts :)
Helen Bradbury (Adult Beginner )
I was afraid of the water and basically did not know how to breathe correctly I can now put my face into the water. I found the swimming lessons extremely helpful. I am so grateful to Stuart for his patience and understanding. I will be coming back for a few more lessons in the Winter. Thank you again Stuart.
Helen Core (Bracknell) (Adult Triathlete )
I can't recommend Bob enough, I have made vast improvements in my swimming and have become a more efficient swimmer which was my goal. I really look forward to my lessons and feel that every week is worthwhile as well as fun. I have already recommended Bob to a friend of mine who has booked a lesson with him and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking to either improve their swimming or to start swimming as a beginner.
Henry Day (Adult Improver )
A very good and engaging teacher. Very useful lessons full of encouragement and advice delivered by a knowledgeable and understanding teacher.
Hope Alavarta (United Kingdom) (Child Beginner )
My 5 year old had a bad experience in group lessons and refused to go swimming for a long time. After a break from swimming we enrolled him in private lessons in the Old Windsor location and after 5 lessons his confidence has grown leaps and bounds! I wish we found SwimExpert sooner, Amanda is a great teacher! Thanks for helping our son enjoy swimming again :-)
Ian Straughan (Adult Triathlete )
I booked a package of 5 x 1hr lessons, and Brenda my teacher has actively built up my confidence and skill through out those week. While it seems from the start she is not inputting much, she clearly has a skill in helping create technique, strength and ability in the most unassuming way. The transformation in my swimming has been huge in the 4 lessons I have had so far.
Inde Uppal (Reading) (Adult Beginner )
I never learned to swim at school and avoided the pool even as I got older, I turned 40 and decided that enough was enough (actually I was pushed) as I was missing out on lots of activities and looked to book lessons. I wanted one to one coaching and at a schedule that would fit with me rather than me having to juggle my time to attend lessons that were at inconvenient times. My instructor is a fantastic coach, he is extremely patient (can’t be easy teaching adults to swim!), has a great teaching technique that has helped build my confidence, has pushed me beyond my comfort zone and has built enough trust that I am confident that he will fish me out if need be! In a short space of time I have moved from being very hesitant with blinding moments of panic to being at ease in the water and enjoying learning! I would highly recommend SwimExpert to anyone that is looking to learn.
Jack & Oli Hynes (Mother, Sarah) (Reading) (Child Beginner )
Excellent service. Patient with children. Made learning different strokes fun. My boys are a lot more confident in the water.
Jackie (Reading) (Adult Beginner )
The swimming instructor taught me to swim in just three one- to-one private swimming lessons. I have learnt how to swim under water and the unimaginable, I can swim on my back. I did not think that anyone could have given me that confidence in just three lessons. Thank you SwimExpert
Jackie (Windsor) (Child Beginner )
Our crash course of 10 lessons for our 8 year old twins was brilliant. Within 3 lessons they went from being petrified of going any deeper than waist height to having confidence to jump in and swim by themselves for length of the pool. Richard is an excellent teacher with creative instructions that the children understand, listen to and that makes each lesson fun, yet constructive for them.
Jackie Lockie (Swindon) (Triathlete )
Yes. Clear lessons to fix technique with training sets to improve fitness each week. Friendly teacher. Made me good and confident enough to join the local triathlon club and they are impressed with my technique.
Jagruti Patel (Reading) (Adult Beginner )
As an adult I didn't really think I would be able to learn to swim. I initially booked 5 lessons and to my surprise I had gone from having zero confidence in the pool to actually swimming a length of the pool. I was amazed at myself and the way my instructor Damien had gone about teaching me. He was excellent and dealing with SwimExpert was excellent. I would recommend this to anyone who thinks they can not learn how to swim as an adult!
James Tucker (Camberley) (Adult Beginner )
Where to start... From my first email to SwimExpert to the lessons I've had the service as been amazing. Any time I've called or emailed them they have got back to me within 24hrs and, to be honest, most of the time it's been allot quicker than that! The lessons were in a great location and the pool was lovely. Every session I've had has always been progressive and there hasn't been a time when I've got out of the pool not thinking I've improved. I've gone from a non-swimmer to being able to swim by myself within 10 sessions. I can now have a fun fueled holiday with my 5yr old son swimming and maybe even do a few laps for the old ticker. Thank you to the team of SwimExpert for all your help and I can't wait for my first lesson in the Bristol location when I move there in September..... did someone say triathlon in 201? ;0)
Jan Hobbs (Bracknell) (Adult Beginner )
As a complete "water-phob" from the age of 8 (when I was pushed into a swimming pool), I had avoided pools and only went into the sea to cool down on a beach holiday. After many years of promising myself that I'd learn to swim, I took the plunge (no pun intended) and started taking lessons. Bob was my fourth teacher (purely down to the time/day/venue that I picked) and I now would not entertain a different one. Bob has infinite patience and slowly but surely gave me the skills and confidence to be out of my depth and go underwater. He never once pushed me beyond what I was ready to try and gave me loads of encouragement. From an extremely scared beginner, I can now (almost a year later) swim a kilometre in an hour doing breaststroke. I've yet to master front crawl, but am determined to do so and I know that Bob will be with me all the way, as I've booked lessons for the whole of 2015. Those that know me are amazed at the change and my new ability. Words cannot really express just how pleased I am with Bob's tuition. I would recommend him to everyone.
Jan Ross (Basingstoke) (Adult Beginner )
Having had swimming lessons at school I hated the way the teacher just stood on the side and shouted at us . He was no help at all. I am now 63 and had such a huge fear of the water as well as congestion problems which compounded that fear, Tracy who was very friendly helped me to relax staying with me in the water all the time giving me the time and patience to find a way to take those first strokes unaided on my own. She watched to see where I had issues and gently encouraged me to overcome them, never pushing me too far to fast. My family think it's brilliant. Tracy continues to help me gain confidence in the water and to 'perfect' my stroke, this Will test her ha ha.... I still have much to learn however conquering the fear was the first step. I would not have done it without Tracy. Thank you Tracy. I have been swimming with my husband who bought me the lessons for my birthday a number of times over the last couple of weeks and am looking forward to joining friends in the pool on our Bajan holiday in May. At least I won't have to sit on the side of the pool paddling my feet and not able to join the fun.!!!!
Jane Branscombe (Child Improver )
Although my eight-year old son has only recently started having lessons with John Bird, I'm already very impressed by his progress. John built an instant rapport with my son, and improvement in his swimming was plain to see by the end of the very first lesson. He works him hard, but also makes time for fun, and my son enjoys his lessons. I would wholeheartedly recommend John B for swimming lessons.
Jane Lockwood (William & Joseph) (Reading) (Child Beginner )
Damien is a superb teacher. Both my children have one to one lessons with him & both have very different requirements. He adapts his style accordingly and is engaging, thorough & makes it such fun for the kids whilst achieving excellent results. We just keep on going back to him! William says: Damien is amazing and makes me swim 100% better! Joseph says: I love Damien and think he is the best!
Janet Joyes (Reading) (Adult Beginner )
Stuart has been a fantastic instructor. He has helped me overcome a real fear of water. At first I was very nervous and scared to even get into the pool. His calm, sensitive approach and encouragement has meant that I am now happy in the water, gaining in confidence each week. Stuart structures the lessons very well, taking some time to recap on previous achievements then introducing new skills so that progress is made each session. Thank you Stuart for your patience and understanding.
Janine Lynch (Windsor) (Adult Improver )
I have had four half-hour lessons with Caroline who was an absolutely brilliant teacher. I cannot believe how much my technique has improved in such a short time and how much more of a physical workout it is. I am so glad I have done this.
Jas Sumal (Child Beginner )
Stuart has really helped my son gain confidence in the water. My son looks forward to each lesson with Stuart and is making great progress. I highly recommend Stuart for all child beginner swimmers- he's an excellent teacher.
Jason Stone (Windsor) (Child Beginner )
I couldn't speak highly enough about the programme, and quality of swimming coaches. My son, Jackson (4yrs) has progressed from an absolute beginner to be able to swim unaided across the width of a swimming pool. Our recent holiday was so much more enjoyable without the constant concern of him going near a swimming pool, and his confidence in water has just mushroomed over a number of weeks. Now he's swimming we'll enroll again for another course to refine his swimming technique.
Jayke Zaramba, Burghfield (Child Beginner )
Good pool. Good location. Friendly, very thorough teacher. Flexible and understanding with times!
Jayne (Old Windsor) (Adult Beginner )
Ann (teaches at Old Windsor) couldn't have been kinder, she took my fear of having my face in the water away. I went from being a non swimmer to being able to swim 50 lengths! My favourite stroke is the back crawl.
Jayne (Ad )
Ann (teaches at Old Windsor) couldn't have been kinder, she took my fear of having my face in the water away. I went from being a non swimmer to being able to swim 50 lengths! My favourite stroke is the back crawl.
Jeanette Baldwin (Carshalton) (Adult Beginner )
I want to take this opportunity to thank you very much and to pass on my thanks and appreciation to SwimExpert. My instructor has been excellent and has managed to get me to a very confident stage in a short period of time. The service you offer is great and would highly recommend you to anyone wanting to improve or learn to swim. I never thought I would very be able to overcome my fear and learn to swim especially as I am now 40! I have gone from being nervous and unable to swim to someone who can't wait to get into the water and I am so looking forward to going on holiday this year and being able to get in the pool instead of sitting on the side! On another note about my teacher, I have watched her teaching skills with other pupils prior to my lessons and she is a great all round instructor, whilst I am still a way off from being a perfect swimmer she has taught me great technique and I am sure this will allow me to continue to improve with more practice.
Jen Vaughan (Adult Beginner )
I had no confidence in the water when I first started to learn to swim with Ian and SwimExpert. Ian was so patient and understanding and never took me out of my comfort zone until I felt ready. After a year I am now happy and enjoy swimming backstroke, breaststroke and front crawl in a 25 meter pool. This year I look forward to going on holiday and swimming with my grandchildren in the pool for the very first time. Many thanks Ian you've been amazing and I have reached my goal!
Jenni Montgomery (Reading) (Adult Improver )
My five lessons series with Damien was brilliant. It really helped to calm me down and understand what swimming is all about.
Jenny Janssen (Bristol) (Adult Improver )
I had a great time with Karsten and couldn't have wished for a better teacher. Though a competent breast stroke swimmer, I was a total beginner when it came to the front crawl, barely managing to cover a short length in the teaching pool. Karsten is a great teacher, taking me through all the elements of the front crawl step by step at my own pace. After 10 sessions I am now a confident front crawl swimmer able to cover full lengths at my local 25m pool with ease and with the possibility to continue improving my technique further with the drills Karsten taught me.
Jenny Macdonald (Child Beginner )
Following 3 unsuccessful terms in group swimming lessons where my 4yr old son did not seem to improve at all and spent the whole time just standing in the water, I decided to invest in some 1-2-1 swimming lessons, and this has been a great decision. My son has progressed considerably to the point he swam (with an aid) 10m after 5 lessons. This is amazing as Rory lacks confidence in the water and was very uncomfortable in deep water. Stuart is a great instructor, he recognises exactly what standard your child is at and goes at their pace. He mixes swimming skill development with fun and gently encourages them to do a little more each time. The best thing for me is that there is no competition or comparison with other children and so they really can learn at their own rate.
Jenny Mears (Wiltshire) (Child Beginner )
We had two instructors who were great, very patient and understand the need for fun as well as instruction. My six year old has flourished under their guidance and has gone from strength to strength. The teachers work with you to teach your child what they need to know or in my case work on specific stroke areas that sometimes get lost in a larger group lesson.
Jenny Poulter (Child Improver )
My two girls got along famously with Phil - so they made great progress. He made the lessons fun, but suitably challenging. The most important message I would like to relay is: do not be put off by the price; in terms of the amount of progress made per lesson or per course, you get your money's worth. I would say that they made more progress in the 10 one-to-one sessions than they made in 2 years of group lessons. Thank you Swim Expert - my two girls are now very confident in the water and they are competent swimmers.
Jill Moss (United Kingdom) (Child beginner )
My 5 year old grandson is a cautious little guy - doesn't like being splashed,etc. He's having lessons at Milton Keynes and the instructor is amazing with him. Each week he makes such progress in his confidence. She pushes him just enough without loss of that building self confidence. Thank you, he's almost away!
Jillian Blantford (Child Beginner )
My son Ollie was very scared of the water and was not interested in learning to swim. Since he has started with Johnny his confidence has increased and he is nearly swimming unaided. He was too scared to even put his face in the water and now can't wait to jump in and go underwater. Johnny is a lovely guy and such a great teacher and has fun along the way which is really important when it comes to Ollie. Ollie actually looks forward to his lessons now and is sad if he misses them. My older son Lucas has also started with Johnny and we are seeing a big difference in his technique and again Johnny is great with Lucas. Would definitely recommend.
Jo Brianti (Brentford) (Child Improver )
Kasia is friendly and patient but firm with my twin boys. On the first week the boys were excitable and not focused but Kasia managed them well and kept pulling them back to their lesson. She is friendly and warm in her delivery and my boys enjoy their half hour lesson. In 3 weeks I noticed improvement in their skills and they were confident trying new skills with the introduction of breast stroke. I can't recommend Kasia highly enough!
Jo Brunyee (Bristol) (Adult Improver )
I arrived for my first lesson booked with Karsten, and straight away I felt at ease. Karsten was calm and reassuring, I come away from every lesson feeling like I have achieved something more, I can now put my face in the water without panicking, and also my swimming has improved so much already, I have even branched out and been to my local pool, go me! ........all thanks to Karsten. I have missed two weeks of swimming, but I felt like I have really missed it, so back to it next week. THANK YOU karsten for helping me on this adventure xxx
Jo Gannon (Bristol) (Child Beginner )
My 6 year old daughter had 5 one-to-one lessons with SwimExpert at the Mecure Holland Hotel in Bristol and I can’t praise them enough. I fully believe your experience is determined by the skills and personality of the instructor who was absolutely fantastic with my daughter. She constructed the lessons with the perfect balance of fun and instruction and my daughter turned from being a non-swimmer to being able to swim the length of a pool in 5 lessons. I would recommend SwimExpert to anyone seeking one-to-one lessons for their child. Thanks for teaching Lily to swim SwimExpert!
Joanne Pearce (Basingstoke) (Child Beginner )
My son has loved having swimming lessons with James. He felt so comfortable with him that we have not been allowed to watch until his last lesson so he could surprise us. What a difference, We have a little boy that can swim and loves the water. Would totally recommend swim expert well worth the money. From the booking staff to James our instructor everyone has been so friendly and helpful so thank you.
Joanne Stewart (Reading) (Child Competitive Swimmer )
This is the second time we have used SwimExpert again it has been excellent. Damien has been patient, constructive and most importantly his skills with our sometimes over enthusiastic child are second to none, he has a gift for getting the best out of children and giving just enough information to not overwhelm. We came this time with some very specific technique issues that needed correcting and a plateaux caused by our child's' self confidence. Even with just 2 hours in the pool, our son managed to get significant improvements in PB's: 100m IM 1:40:96 to 1:38:97 50m Free 00:40:63 to 00:38:65 50m back 00:47:39 to 00:46:69 50m breast 00:53:36 to 00:52:01 Thanks Damien you have really made such a huge difference!
Joe (Adult Improver )
Mikki is a fantastic teacher. My main aim was to improve my stroke techniques and my breathing to help me build up the distances I could swim. Mikki has a great eye for detail, and is very calm, patient and clear with his instructions. It is thanks to this that I was able to make huge improvements in my swimming in just six lessons - thanks Mikki! And a very nice guy too - I enjoyed every one of the sessions.
John (Reading) (Adult Improver )
I recently had a series of adult one-to-one swimming lessons with SwimExpert. I had a specific goal in mind, and it was clear that the instructor listened to me because she tailored the lessons to teach me what I asked for. At times she pushed me to work hard, but was also very patient and encouraging for the parts which made me nervous. I soon reached the ability I wanted and left feeling pleased with my achievement. I do not hesitate to recommend SwimExpert.
John Barnes (Finchampstead) (Adult fitness swimmer )
I have been swimming for years but never had a lesson. You broke down the basics of each type of stroke, and showed me how to do it properly component by component.
Joseph Aged 7 (Reading) (Child beginner )
I love Damien and think he is the best.
Joshua Lamb (Mother Rebecca), Windsor (Child Beginner )
Our instructor has been able to get the best from Josh even though he has other ideas, showing great patience. Josh has come on considerably, we thought that with Josha's love of water he needed to be able to swim. With the instructor's teaching our question now is how good a swimmer will Josh become? I've also seen good improvements on other kids who have had lessons prior to Josh.”
Joy Maines (Adult Improver )
Great service from start to finish. A no fuss, prompt booking service providing me options that fitted my needs. A great swimming teacher, who understood my requirements and tailored our lessons accordingly. Derek provided great encouragement, made the lessons interesting and has enabled me to surpassed what I thought I would be able to achieve in the time frame I had available. Really pleased with the results, great value for money and something I would not hesitate to recommend. Thank you
Judy Gosmore (Adult Beginner )
I passed my Cabin Crew wet drill today! I took lessons with you in March / April to boost my confidence. For years, the only swimming I have done is on holiday: head out of the water, trying to keep my sunglasses dry! The lessons gave me confidence and some pointers for improving my front crawl and breathing. In addition to helping me in my change of career, I can now include swimming as a leisure activity, not just when I'm on holiday or practise drills! Many thanks! Judy Gosmore
Judy Robertson (Reading) (Adult Improver )
I have swum regularly for many years but only old lady head-out-of the-water breast stroke! I wanted to improve my technique and range of strokes and therefore signed up for a single 1-hour lesson followed by a course of five 1-hour lessons. I have always been very uncoordinated and had difficulty with breathing, so I knew swimming lessons would be challenging not only for me but also for whoever taught me! However, Meredith, my SwimExpert teacher, showed infinite patience and had a good sense of humour, making the lessons fun. She tailored the one-to-one sessions to my specific needs and abilities and helped me to build my technique and confidence with front crawl, back stroke and breast stroke. I will never be an expert but with Meredith's guidance and encouragement I have made very good progress and now have a much firmer knowledge base on which to build.
Julie Critchley (Bristol) (Child Beginner )
My son started swimming with Kate 6 weeks ago. He can be apprehensive in unfamiliar situations and takes a while to build trust with people he doesn't know. I was apprehensive about his first lesson, but I need not have been. Kate is amazing. She is patient and supportive and has a great way of finding what motivates Alex. At the beginning I swam with him to give confidence - which was just what he needed. Now Kate is letting him find his level intuitively, alongside great instruction to move him forward. We are so pleased to have found Kate. Alex is responding so well to the challenges she sets. 6 weeks ago he was very worried about putting his head under the water. Now he is ready to plunge his head under!
Julie Hayward (Adult Beginner )
Karsten is very amiable and puts you at ease. He explains things clearly and goes at your pace, never forcing you to do anything you are uncomfortable with. From a non swimmer for 47 years to swimming a bit in four and a half lessons! My fear of water is gone and am now working on my technique and breathing.
Julie Hayward (Bristol) (Adult Beginner )
I want to thank you for all your efforts in teaching me to swim. As a non swimmer for many decades, at no time was I ever frightened of what I was about to do. You explained everything clearly and positively and were very patient with me, never pushing me beyond my comfort zone. It has given me not only a new hobby and enjoyment, but also really assisted me in my health recovery. Doing something that was seen as a challenge and outside my comfort zone turned out to be very enjoyable thanks to you. I now always look forward to getting in the pool and relax instantly. I spend hours in there now!!!!!
Julie Jones (Basingstoke) (Adult Improver )
I enjoyed my swimming lessons with Gareth . He is a very knowledgeable swimming instructor and a pleasant chap. I have always struggled with doing the front crawl and after completing my lessons I can now at last do this stroke successfully . Gareth also helped me improve my technique on the breast stroke and backstroke. Many thanks Gareth .
Jyothi Bhatia (Swindon) (Adult Improver )
Our swim coach Jo, does understand the problem and always works towards the improvement. She helps my partner to work on his limbs by applying different mechanisms and this is helping him as well. Thanks SwimExpert.
Jyotika (Maidenhead) (Adult Beginner )
Kasia is a wonderful teacher. I suffer from chronic back pains, when I explained her my health concerns. She was making sure she will teach me within my comfort zone. She has got so much knowledge and different teaching styles. I will highly recommend her. She have very good sense of humour and teaches in fun manner. She is an absolute star. I can see so much improvement in myself. I look forward for my lesson with her, which is to me a very good sign. Highly recommend.
Kaldeep (Adult Beginner )
Thank you so much to Kasia for making my experience of learning to swim so much fun! Every lesson I was so nervous but she helped me to overcome that and become so much more confident in the water. I can't believe how much i have managed to learn and feel the lessons were so worth while. Kasia has a great way of breaking down each stroke to make it so easy to learn and is a great motivator...amazing teacher! Thank you!!
Kam (Old Windsor) (Adult Beginner )
An enthusiastic teacher who imparts her knowledge with ease, made me feel relaxed and was able to build my confidence quicker then I thought possible. She encourages you without making you feel pressured. I was a novice who wasn't happy putting my face under water whilst wearing goggles, NOW I am swimming lengths with only half a dozen hour long lessons behind me. Am looking forward to my holiday and playing pool volleyball and some snorkelling.
Karen O'Reilly (Bristol) (Adult Improver )
I needed the individual lessons that I received from SwimExpert in order to conquer my fear of putting my face under the water and learn to do a front crawl instead of a doggy paddle with my head sticking out of the water. Karsten was fine as a teacher and I had him for 9 of the 10 lessons that I had with SwimExpert. I am much more confident in water and my swimming has improved dramatically.
Kate (Child Beginner )
My daughters share one lesson a week with Hiroki. They are aged 3 and 5 years. They love it. He is amazing with them. Both are making great progress. I can not recommend him highly enough. His teaching methods work without them even realising. I have every confidence that Hiroki will ensure they are safe and competent swimmers very soon.
Kate Seabrook (Adult Improver )
This teacher is very kind & patient & clearly an expert. I could hardly swim after a hip operation, but have gained a lot of confidence in the water thanks to Stuart, & can now swim breaststroke and backstroke well enough to not feel like a total duffer in the pool. Front crawl still needs work, but that's not the teacher's fault - I asked for help with the other strokes. I'm very pleased with the lessons which have made a real difference, & am now able to swim for health & enjoyment. Thank you!
Katie (Bracknell) (Child Beginner )
I have been hugely impressed with how well my son has progressed throughout his lessons with Marilyn. Ollie has really enjoyed the lessons and responds really well to Marilyn's teaching style. The lessons have been fun for him and he has really come on in a relatively short period of time. I cannot recommend both Marilyn and SwimExpert highly enough. Thank you.
Katie (Bracknell) (Child Improver )
My son has been having lessons for Swim Expert for a while, he thoroughly enjoys his lessons with Stuart, he makes the lessons fun and my son has made excellent progress. Swim Expert are excellent to deal with, they kept me informed and updated, I cannot recommend enough.
Katie Chowdhary (Milton Keynes) (Child Beginner )
What a fantastic swimming teacher! My son was very nervous about even putting his face in the water. Gorka has transformed him from a very nervous, reluctant individual near water to a confident boy swimming in the water. Highly recommended.
Katy Brown (Child Beginner )
My son Alex is 7.5 and has always been afraid to swim and would only paddle in the water with arm bands on. As he has mild autism, we were not sure if he would like swimming, but knew that he would benefit from private 1:1 lessons. At his first lesson with Kasia, she got him into the water with no armbands and started him kicking around the shallow end. After about 10 lessons, he has started to learn how to do front crawl and is loving swimming. Kasia is absolutely brilliant - she is funny, passionate about swimming which affects all the kids that she teaches. Alex adores her and is always eager to go and see her and to show off his swimming skills to her. She is such a a great asset to SwimExpert that we have already booked a further 10 sessions with her! Thank you Kasia and SwimExpert for giving Alex the confidence to swim and enjoy it!
Keith Banfield (Camberley) (Child Improver )
Scott is a very good teacher and has a very good personality and was extreamly good with Ellie and I think he will be the same with Kieran
Kelly Small (Bristol- Aztec) (Child Beginner )
Really impressed with the lessons we booked! Matt was fantastic with our 5 yr old boys and they learn't loads in such a short time. Value for money and I would highly recommend these lessons. Thank you Matt!
Ken Creighton (Child Improver )
Dave was an outstanding teacher. He really connected with Nicolas; Nicolas loved him. But the connection was all about swimming, the lessons were appropriately intense. Dave got Nicolas to focus on improving and really try hard. Dave did a great job of explaining the technique in ways Nicolas could understand, appreciate and apply. What Dave did particularly well is listen to NIcolas and have him critique his own swimming.
Kerry Hughes (Goring) (Child Beginner )
My (not very confident) son had 1-to-1 lessons with Scott, and was immediately at ease and happy in the water. There was marked progress throughout the lessons. We had extremely professional and helpful service throughout the 10 weeks, and I would happily recommend SwimExpert.
Kevin Pearson (Reading) (Adult Fitness Swimmer )
My instructor has taken me from being a terribly inefficient swimmer, uncomfortable in the water and nervous of getting out of my depth to one with a solid technique, confidently swimming ever-increasing numbers of lengths each morning. I came away from my first lesson thinking that I'd never learned so much about anything in an hour! She manages to combine being super-nice and approachable with challenging and taking me beyond my perceived limitations. I'd gladly recommend her to anyone interested in learning or improving their swimming.
Kim Howell-Lewis (Windsor) (Adult Beginner )
The instructor has been brilliant. He's taken his time to explain things clearly and concisely. He's also been very patient and enthusiastic. Because of his teaching ability, I'm more confident in the pool, improving and actually enjoying swimming for the first time.
Kim Nowak (Reading) (Child improver )
We booked 20 lessons through SwimExpert and found the staff helpful and friendly. Our son was taught by Damian at Wokefield who showed a continuing enthusiasm and commitment to the development of our son. He was friendly and approachable, putting our son completely at ease and getting the best out of him as a result. The improvement in our sons ability has been dramatic. He is now enrolled in Blue Fins and depending on how his development continues we would definitely consider returning to SwimExpert and Damian in particular.
Kirsty Holloway (Adult Improver )
Having not stepped foot in a pool for about three years, I was feeling a mixture of excitement and complete apprehension. However the nerves soon vanished when I met my instructor Lydia and started my lessons. Anyone who is considering booking lessons, don't think about it, just do it! Lydia has massively improved my confidence in the pool. Cannot speak more highly of her or SwimExpert!
Kyla Phillips (Aldershot) (Adult Improver )
I was looking for help with improving my technique so that I could swim more efficiently. Margarita has been a brilliant and encouraging teacher right from the start. I always know the lessons are tailor-made for me, and come away having improved every time. I now actually want to go swimming rather than having to force myself! Highly recommended.
Kym Doel (Adult Beginner )
I am a complete beginner and did not know anything about swimming techniques. I was very nervous around the water and struggled as an adult to get comfortable in the water. After putting off swimming I eventually booked my block. I had my block in the same week as more of an intensive option. I had three different instructors during that week, Stuart W, Gareth R, and Lisa B. All three of them were really helpful. They each bought something different to my lessons. They all listened to me and let me push myself and get there with their guidance and support. They have taught me many different techniques which I will continue to use. I didn't feel rushed or pushed into something I was not comfortable with doing. Thank you all for your patience. I would highly recommend.
Larry Botchway & Geralyn Samia (Adult Beginner )
Me and my boyfriend bought a 2-2-1 lesson with Mikki and it has been the best investment we have ever done. We are both beginners but we have now gained so much comfort being in the water, learned swimming strokes and now most of all we are now able to enjoy our holidays with this newly-found life skills. Totally worth every penny and we very much recommend our teacher Mikki.
Laura Gibson (Camberley) (Child Beginner )
My 5 year old son has just finished 20 weeks of half hour lessons with Scott having had about 18 months out of swimming. He was pretty much a beginner so my main aim was for him to learn to swim independently and be safe and confident in the water. Scott has been absolutely fantastic and the progress my son made has completely exceeded my expectations. Scott was brilliant with him and made sure he had fun whilst learning and kept me involved with his progress throughout. My son always looked forward to his lessons and can now swim confidently in the water without aids and with a far better technique than I would ever have anticipated at this stage. I can not recommend Scott highly enough. He has been a pleasure to deal with, so friendly, professional and knowledgeable and really tailored my son's lessons to his individual needs and development rate. It has been a wonderful experience all round. Thank you Scott and SwimExpert!
Laura Gibson (Camberley) (Child Beginner )
Would just like to say how happy I am with the quality of teaching my son (5) is receiving in his 1-2-1 lessons with Scott. The improvement in both his confidence and technique over just a few weeks is amazing to see and more importantly he thoroughly enjoys every lesson. My experience with SwimExpert has been fantastic having experienced professional, efficient and friendly service from the very beginning and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Laurie Redman (Spencers Wood) (Child Improver )
Tilly, our 8yr daughter, started swimming individually with SwimExpert after spending the majority of her previous swimming lessons in a group environment. We always knew she had the potential to be a very competent swimmer and after only a couple of sessions it became evident very quickly that she was really going to shine with SwimExpert. And here we are, several months into her lessons and the improvement continues to grow and grow. Tilly’s technique is so much sharper, her stamina has improved ten fold and she is having so much fun at the same time. We literally have to drag her out of the pool! Damien is an excellent teacher, he understands Tilly’s personality completely, he knows what makes her tick and how to get the very best out of her. She trusts him implicitly which is very important for a child. Since she has been swimming with SwimExpert, Tilly has been awarded ‘Most Improved’ swimmer in her school year and has very real aspirations to be a successful competitive swimmer in the years to come.
Leo's Mum (Child Improver )
Aaron is calm and quiet and my son feels relaxed with him in the water. He is shy, nearly 5 year old boy who loves water and he treats Aaron like his 'big brother'. After 7 lessons with Aaron I can highly recommend him and I am giving him 5 stars with pleasure
Leonie McIntosh (Swindon) (Adult fitness swimmer )
Great patient teacher, felt I made progress in the first five minutes. Looking forward to my next lesson.
Lesley (Adult Improver )
Lisa was lovely, very reassuring and easy to get along with. She took time to explain what she wanted me to do and was extremely encouraging. I booked a block of 5 half hour sessions and enjoyed them all. I feel a lot more confident now than I did before these classes.
Liam Jenkins (Bristol) (Adult Improver )
I can not recommend SwimExpert enough, I needed to improve my swimming techniques and I found both Karsten and Ellie absolutely brilliant instructors both showing lots of passion for the job and expert training. I feel I improved from the very first lesson and by the third one I had improved dramatically with much more confidence.
Linda Cosgrove (Adult Improver )
I really enjoyed my lessons, and David was a great teacher.
Lisa Davison (Bracknell) (Child Beginner )
Last night we had our first lesson with SwimExpert and what a difference to the previous swim school we were using. My daughter was taught and shown what to do and when she was not getting it right helped. My partner and I both knew my daughter was capable of achieving more than she was and the old swim school would tell me I was pushing her too much and she was only 4. Last night my daughter swam the length of the pool all because she was doing what she was meant to be doing. I know its only the first lesson but if the rest are like this one I am going to be over the moon.
Liz Brown (Theale) (Child Beginner )
Our instructor has been fantastic in helping both Nina and Alastair. She has been very patient and the children have been having fun whilst they learn. We are just over half way through the lessons booked and their achievements are amazing. I really don't think they would have progressed as well in a larger group. We will be booking another group of lessons in the new year! Thanks a million!
Liz Reynolds (Reading) (Child Beginner )
Brilliant Teaching. Four lessons and James (age 8) swam two lengths unaided where 18 months of group lessons had failed. Confidence through the roof in and out of the pool.
Lorna (Child Beginner )
I just wanted to say how great John M is. He has helped my son Maxwell no end. John has really helped him to swim with confidence and all the while making it fun. He has a great way with him and we are very happy Maxwell has him as his teacher. Can't praise him enough.
Louie Kurton (Caversham) (Child Beginner )
Your coaching is based upon technique and getting the fundamentals right. We have a six year old boy and you have been both patient but assertive when required, which is the right balance in a 30 minute lesson. Our son also trusts Marilyn which is vitally important.
Louise De Haan (Windsor) (Adult Beginner )
I was afraid of the water since childhood and believed I was unable to learn to swim having tried group adult lessons before. Caroline is amazing and I felt she wanted me to learn as much as I did.
Louise Stainer (Child Improver )
Lessons were great and all instructors we had over years have been brilliant. They made the lessons fun and adapt learning for each child. Very happy with how my son has progressed with you.
Luca Campbell (Child Beginner )
My 10 year old son had always been scared of the water even though he had numerous lessons in the past. However after having just a couple of lessons with Matt his confidence and ability have been transformed. Matt is a fantastic teacher and I can honestly say its the best money I have ever spent..Thank you Matt!
Lucy Balmer (Bristol) (Child Beginner )
First session, cant wait to book more. Our target is to have our 4 and half year old swimming for the summer hols this year. Karsten was great with her.
Lucy Sharpe (Bristol) (Child Beginner )
My daughters lessons with Lizzie have exceeded all my hopes and expectations. Lizzie has developed a wonderful rapport with Bella and she is an amazing teacher, I would not hesitate to recommend her and we can't wait each week for our next lesson! My experience with all the swimexpert team has been excellent.
Luke Champion (Bristol) (Adult Improver )
I had several lessons with Karsten and I am very happy with the results. I am now much more confident in the water and will soon be signing up to a local swimming pool in order to get some more practice in. Totally recommended!
Luke Salter (Wootton Bassett) (Adult Intermediate )
I would rate myself as a poor swimmer before attending lessons with Joe at Wootton Bassett, I thought breaststroke was my strongest technique and ever that was quite slow. After 5 x 1 hour lessons with Joe I'm now confident with front crawl, backstroke... he has completely transformed my breast stroke as well. My whole technique has improved, putting the same energy in for a much much greater result. We are now working on my stamina in the pool where he is pushing me much harder than I would do alone. The lessons with Joe have been worth every penny, not only has he pushed me to my limit but he keeps the lessons relaxed and fun. I would really recommend him as a trainer to anyone. My partner has also had a few lessons with us, she has had trainers in the past she was impressed the way he got me to learn and how fast we made progress. Also the support team has been very helpful fitting lessons around my schedule, Emma called me to make sure the lessons are everything I expected and if I was happy. 5* Service! 5* Teacher!
Lyn (Southampton) (Adult Improver )
I am now coming up for my fourth lesson and my instructor Katie is fantastic, she has the patience of a saint. I am an adult improver and Katie has got me to relax in the water, helped me to gain confidence and a better technique to my swimming. I have now booked a further block of lessons with Katie as I am going on holiday and she is going to show me how to snorkel which I am really looking forward to. If you feel as I did that you want to be able to enjoy swimming then what are you waiting for book lessons. I am 61 and I am really enjoying myself, should have done it sooner but this is another thing I can cross off my bucket list. Thank you so very much Katie.
Lyn Harding (Southampton) (Adult Improver )
I am an adult wanting to improve my technique, for years I thought that I was a good swimmer, after having seven lessons so far with Katie I now realise that I should have had swimming lessons a long time ago. Katie has filled me with so much confidence that I am going on holiday in the next week knowing that I won't be the one sat on the side watching everyone else enjoying themselves. Katie is so patient and her relaxation skills are so remarkable that I can now swim without the fear of putting my head under the water, I still have a few lessons to go and I know I will never be an Olympic swimmer, (watch this space who knows) but I would just like to say a massive thank you to Katie and am now looking forward to doing a lot more swimming on holiday.
Lynn Beecroft (Bracknell) (Adult Beginner )
I can't recommend Richard M enough. I was a total beginner and in my 1st two lessons he gave me so much confidence that I was swimming on my back 2/3 of a length. Sadly due to ill health I have had to stop for a while but as soon as I can I will be back to continue my lessons.
Lynn Wise (Burghfield Common) (Adult Beginner )
A very helpful, friendly service from the start. I never thought I would learn to swim at the age of 58. My teacher, Scott has been great, he has given me the confidence in the water to swim, something I never thought I would do. He is very patient and understands your fears/concerns and is very supportive. I have had lessons without my family knowing, so when we go on holiday this year, what a surprise they will get! Thank you SwimExpert!
Lynne Anguisola Kretzschmar (Bristol) (Child Beginner )
Thanks to SwimExpert, my daughter (5 year old) has re-kindled her love of swimming. The lessons have given her renewed confidence in the water and have enabled her to maintain continuous swimming now that she understands the importance of a good breathing technique, in just 5 lessons. She really looked forward to each lesson. Thank you Karsten. I would highly recommend the services of the SwimExpert Team.
Lynne Roberts (Reading) (Child Beginner )
Our daughter Jemma (age 7) has been having swimming lessons with Scott for almost 2 years. In this time Jemma has become a fantastic little swimmer. She and Scott have a very good rapport, and Scott seems to know how to get the best out of her. In terms of technical ability, there is no doubt that Jemma would not be able to swim as she does without Scott.
M Joyce ( )
Under Katy's instruction, my daughter's swimming has improved exponentially and she now has been selected to swim for her school and been invited to join a local swim club, and in both situations is confident enough to hold her own. Katy has provided just the right amount of motivation and encouragement to keep my daughter keen and improving. Katy's eye for detail has helped my daughter improve all her strokes, master her tumble turns and generally become a more confident and proficient swimmer all whilst having fun and enjoying her swimming even more.
M Rothwell (Bristol) (Child Beginner )
My son has been having a series of lessons with SwimExpert, and I must say the teacher was fantastic!! Despite having several lessons in London, my son floundered around in the water, and lacked confidence. Even after only one lesson!
Madeleine and Laetitia J (Child Beginner )
Extremely pleased. The children have improved considerably in just a few weeks. Kate is a great teacher. Obviously loves her job. Exacting and patient, which our child need to learn thoroughly whilst feeling at ease and confident in the water.
Malcolm Harrison (Milton Keynes) (Adult Improver )
Overall the lesson went very well indeed. Natasha made me feel at ease and relaxed in the water throughout. I was able to progress at my own pace without any pressure. Natasha was encouraging and patient and gently moved me on within what was I able to achieve. She summarized the goals from my first lesson which I need further practice to gain more confidence. I can now do that on my own. For continuity I would have Natasha again as my instructor.Thank you very much.
Mandy Macedo-Box (Shepperton) (Child Beginner )
Charlie loves his swimming lessons with Amanda, she is an excellent instructor and I would highly recommend her.
Margaret Drewett & Lyn Brooks (Aldershot) (Adult Improver )
We originally had a course of 10 lessons (with another teacher who has left Swim Expert) and decided to book a further course of 5 with Skev. We found him to be a patient, understanding teacher who has helped build our confidence in the water. Thanks for all your help and advice.
Maria (Child Beginner )
My two children (8 and 10 Years) are improving in both confidence and skill since learning with Scott. He is a fantastic teacher. I can actually see huge improvement after each lesson due to Scott being so thorough and attentive. They look forward to their lesson each week and I would recommend swim expert 100%.
Maria Farrugia (Southampton) (Adult Beginner )
I wanted to be able to have fun swimming with my kids rather than hang onto the side of the pool not going out of my depth or getting water on my face because I was too scared. Four lessons later and my confidence has grown massively, I can now swim with my head underwater, float and turn onto my back to swim when I am struggling. I have learned the front crawl and whilst my technique needs work it is recognisable and effective. Audrey has been brilliant, encouraging, firm and funny and tried a number of different techniques to see which learning styles would work best for me. Fantastic !
Maria Meads (Swindon) (Adult Beginner )
At 56 I thought I'd best get confident in the water to be able to take my new granddaughter swimming. Lizzie very quickly spotted what my concerns were and encouraged me to work around them. She gave me such confidence that I was floating on my back before the end of the second lesson My family have already noticed how different I am in the pool. Thank you Lizzie.
Marie Bambury (parent of Sophie Maskell) (Swindon) (Child Beginner )
When Sophie first began swimming lessons with SwimExpert, she was very nervous in the pool. She would not put her face in the water and could not cope without a flotation device. Since those early lessons, Sophie has gained an incredible amount of confidence and her ability in the water has improved more than we could have hoped for. Joe has proven himself to not only be an incredibly competent teacher, but also to have a real ability to adapt and develop lessons to suit not only Sophie.
Marion Mack (Reading) (Child Improver )
Laura has been teaching my grandson George at Wokefield park in Mortimer Berkshire. I have been very impressed not only with her teaching method with George having made big improvements but also with Laura being able to deal with difficult situations when George was not on his best behaviour. I would say that she went over and above the call of duty in order to turn certain situations around. I would absolutely recommend swim expert and Laura.
Mark (Windsor) (Adult Beginner )
Caroline has a wonderful understanding way about her, she demonstrates patience and adapts her teaching style accordingly. I've not been swimming for many years and was losing confidence around the water despite being a keen sailor for as long as I care to remember. In relatively short time I've become much more confident and have new found self belief that I can swim and in time will be competent enough to be comfortable in the water. Caroline has been brilliant and I've enjoyed a good all round service from SwinExpert, thank you.
Mark Clare (Camberley) (Adult Intermediate )
Had 5 lessons to improve technique as never had lessons. Excellent teacher who definitely improved my swimming style and technique. Recommended.
Mark Williams (Child Improver )
Lisa has been a fantastic teacher and has really brought the boys on, her friendly attention to detail has really encouraged the boys to become great swimmers. I would highly recommend Lisa B as a swimming teacher. It has been great to get to know Lisa and the boys will miss her.
Marshall Hirst (Bristol) (Child Improver )
We have only had Matt as My daughters swim coach for 3 weeks but already seeing a vast improvement in her swimming. Matt has got my daughter enjoying swimming once again. Very involved and in the water all the time explaining different techniques. Very pleased he is my daughters instructor
Martin (Windsor) (Adult beginner )
As a nervous non-swimmer I can fully recommend SwimExpert. My teacher, Amanda, was excellent. Both friendly and professional, she gave me a lot of confidence. She was able to tailor and adjust her methods to maximise my learning. Though I still have a way to go I am now far more confident in the water and can swim a length freestyle. If I am back in the Windsor area I will certainly book further lessons. Thanks for your help.
Martin Addrison (Milton Keynes) (Adult Triathlete )
Lauren was an efficient teacher - very encoraging and pointed out well how I could improve my swimming technique
Martine Kenningham (Milton Keynes) (Adult Beginner )
I decided to book swimming lessons following years of always been on the pool edge and never having the courage to get into the water. I have always had a fear of swimming and could never seem to get over this. I expected it would take some time but how wrong was I? Last week I had my first lesson, a 30 minute intro, and I enjoyed this so much I booked a further 5 hour long sessions, This week I have had the first 1 hour session and for someone who couldn't swim a stroke, I have been amazed to find with the excellent tuition from Chris, I was able to not only swim a full length of the pool (approximately 10 meters), but with my head face down in the water all the way. Seriously - I was not expecting my SwimExpert to be so good and I am absolutely delighted at the results. I would highly recommend Chris who is patient, encouraging and just the person you need when learning to swim from scratch. He explained everything to me in such a way it was easily understandable and made me confident to try each exercise. Can't wait for the rest of my lessons to see what else I can achieve!
Matt Mutters (Reading) (Adult Beginner )
I wanted to gain more confidence in the pool before my holiday so decided to try SwimExpert. I am now back from my holiday which thanks to SwimExpert was more enjoyable. If, like me, you would like to gain more confidence, or wish to improve technique/fitness I highly recommend the team at SwimExpert. Their easy to follow instructions set at a pace to suit you are brilliant and I can’t thank them enough for helping me.
Melissa Summerfield (High wycombe) (Adult Beginner )
The venue and pool was excellent and the instructor was very good and made you feel at easy straight away so I enjoyed the lesson and I would definitely recommend SwimExpert!
Merlita Rook (Child Competitive Swimmer )
Thank you so much for the lessons. Casey has had 5 lessons with Marylyn through the summer and has thoroughly enjoyed them. There is a definite improvement with Casey's strokes particularly with the backstroke which is the weakest one for him.Having one to one lessons with a coach that both Casey and I are happy and confident with has enabled Casey to move into his new squad with lots of confidence and enthusiasm. We will definitely be booking more lessons in the near future with Marylyn. Her method of teaching is exactly what is needed to get the best out of Casey and we are more than confident that he will succeed in developing to an extremely high standard. Thank you again Merlita and Mick
Michael Chappe (Bracknell) (Adult Beginner )
Before I started with Richard and Stuart I had a real apprehension of the water and of letting myself float.... 10 lessons later and I no longer suffer that feeling, I can't wait to get in the pool! Thank you so much for the best lessons/teachers I could ever ask for.
Michael Scott (Southampton) (Adult Beginner )
I had a childhood accident in a pool that meant I spent most of my adult life scared of being in water. When I started in Dec with SwimExpert I set two firm goals: to gain enough water confidence to go kayaking, and to be able to independently swim in the sea and snorkel in May. Through improving my water confidence and teaching submersion early on and breathing, I was able to meet these goals and absolutely love going snorkelling when I get to the sea and can happily be in different conditions and temperatures of sea now. I much prefer sea to the pool environment.
Michelle Rowan (Reading) (Child Improver )
I can't believe the improvement in our sons swimming in just 10 weeks. I would definitely recommend swimexpert!
Mike Hayward (Reading) (Adult Beginner )
From an adult (62 year old) beginner to a diving course in Sharm in 3 months was absolutely fantastic. I would like to say, thanks a million Matt for the encouragement and support shown during a great 3 months. Thanks Mike
Mike Hindle (Bristol) (Adult Intermediate )
It is never too late to learn or to start.
Miranda Heynes (Child Improver )
We have only had one lesson so far and lucy asked me what we wanted to achieve from our lessons. I told her we were struggling to get Lara to swim without armbands. Wow, after one lesson the next time I took her in the pool she swam 4m without anything! Can't wait for next lessons! Thank you Lucy!
Miv Whitcombe (Camberley) (Adult Beginner )
Scott was very patient with me. He explained a lot about things relating to my body in water.which helped me understand it more.He always listened and was there for me. Getting in the water with me also proved beneficial as it built my confidence. I felt safe and encouraged to pursue continuing practising on my arriving back home. He was always on time too.
Monika (Adult Beginner )
Great teacher, great service !!!! Very satisfied.
Morgan Woosnam (Mother Natahlie) (Reading) (Child Beginner )
My son is 9 years old and has Aspergers syndrome, so he needed someone to teach him swimming, but also someone who was patient and kind. Our instructor seems to get through to Morgan and Morgan has really progressed while being taught by SwimExpert, he is really enjoying his swimming now.
Mr Roy Nicoll (Adult Improver )
I had a free 15+ minute lesson with Bob. As a 67 year old enthusiastic swimmer I was hoping to gain an insight to Bi-lateral breathing for the crawl stoke, which my grand children all do. After Bob's great advise and help I feel confident his tips and my efforts will work. Because of Bob's help I do not require further lessons but for anyone who does I would recommend SwimExpert.
Mrs A (Basingstoke) (Child Beginner )
My daughter is a very difficult child to teach as she suffers from anxiety related disorders like Selective Mutism. Her swimming instructor, Lisa, is very thoughtful and encourages her to try new things. Lisa often goes out of her way to buy new toys to swim with and gets additional rewards for trying, like stickers and Kinder Surprise eggs. Lisa doesn't have to do this, but she does anyway entirely at her own expense, which just shows what a kind and generous person she is, and how seeing a child become more confident in the water is a fundamental principle for Lisa. Despite her anxieties, my daughter has come a long way since starting lessons, and her confidence in the water has really grown. Thank you, Lisa! The Head Office team are also always really helpful and friendly, and contacting them via phone or email is really easy. They always respond to emails in a timely manner; great service in general.
Mrs C. Rodrigues (Windsor) (Child Beginner )
Excellent value for money. My son Dan overcame his fear of swimming all thanks to the patience of his instructors Ollie and Liz! He is now a very confident swimmer!
Dorinda Horwood (Dorking) (Adult Beginner )
I would highly recommend Simon. My seventeen year old son went to him for swimming lessons unable to swim and with a fear of submerging his face under water. This was despite having many one to one private lessons over the years as well as the group lessons provided by his schools. My son arrived at his first lesson shaking with fear and after just one lesson with Simon he was totally immersed in the water. Simon has a way of helping to address any fears so that the pupil can begin to enjoy the experience in the water, then he can teach them the correct way to swim. He has worked wonders with my son and increased his self confidence tremendously. After Eleven lessons he is well on the way to being a strong confident swimmer. After my sons experience with Simon he says he would recommend him to anyone, from someone who just wants to be comfortable in water to someone who wants to be a skilled swimmer.
Mrs. Horton (Child Beginner )
My daughter started swimming lessons with SwimExpert and was swimming within 2 lessons. We were amazed at the interaction she gets and the expertise of the teachers. She normally has Gareth and he is brilliant with her. She has lots of fun and really enjoys it.
Nadine (Child Beginner )
Swim Expert teachers are very good. They tackle each lesson according to the my children's capabilities and enthusiasm. They work with the children's trengths and aim to improve not so strong points. I'm grateful for all the work and patience they put in.
Nalini Sungbahadoor (Adult Beginner )
I decided to take swimming lessons through Swim Expert and the service from start to finish has been great. My swimming teacher has been brilliant, she made me feel at ease and always encouraged me while learning. She was very clear and patient and has been fantastic and made the learning experience easy and enjoyable. I achieved exactly what I set out to do with 5 1hour lessons, which i believe is down to my teacher. I highly recommend taking lessons through Swim expert, I will definitely be recommending them to friends and family.
Nalini Sungbahadoor (Heathrow) (Adult Beginner )
I decided to take swimming lessons through SwimExpert and the service from start to finish has been great. Alison has been brilliant, she made me feel at ease and always encouraged me while learning. She was very clear and patient and has been fantastic and made the learning experience easy and enjoyable. I achieved exactly what I set out to do with 5 1 hour lessons, which I believe is down to my teacher. I highly recommend taking lessons through SwimExpert, I will definitely be recommending them to friends and family.
Natascha (Child Improver )
Melanie is a wonderful teacher. My 7 year old daughter is loving her lessons and can't wait to get there. From a parent's perspective I am pleased as she keeps me updated on the goals for the lessons. She is taking the time to perfect my daughter's strokes before building up her stamina. Melanie is friendly and I am happy to recommend her.
Nathan Davis (Hook) (Adult Intermediate )
I've found SwimExpert to be very good. I started out as a bad swimmer with no technique to someone who can now join the lane swimmers at my local pool without embarrassing myself. The tuition has been excellent and well paced so that each week I have been able to put something new into practice. Can't recommend Tracy and all at Swim Expert enough.
Nathan Hill (Maidenhead) (Adult Beginner )
I decided to enter my first Sprint Triathlon this year, when is suddenly dawned on me, I struggle to swim 40 metres, let alone 400!. Wasn’t sure what to expect when I first booked a lesson, but i can honestly say every lesson has been money well spent, and I would recommend to anybody in the future looking to improve. I like the way my instructor went back to the basics (and still does to this day) of breaking down every individual component, making me appreciate what is fully needed to become a confident swimmer. Next step the full Triathlon!!
Neil Bolton (Woking) (Adult fitness swimmer )
I was a reasonably strong swimmer but lacking in technique and looking for help to improve in this area as I started doing triathlons. I had a block of lessons with Phil at Frimley to help me work on my technique. Phil is a great teacher.....very friendly, knowledgeable and able to push you constructively to improve and learn. My swimming has come on massively.
Nick Haywood (Child Beginner )
Writing on behalf of my son - Max. We are very happy with the tuition Jakub has given Max. Jakub is the third swimming instructor for Max. All have been very good. I think he's got a good manner with the kids he teaches. I would happily continue with Jakub, but I think Max has reached a good standard now and we can afford to take a break for a while. However, it is quite likely that we will return to you at a later data for refresher lessons. Just to add, that there's been good communication from the SwimExpert admin team throughout our time with you. I have no hesitation recommending SwimExpert to other parents. Thanks and best wishes, Nick
Nicky Mitchell (Child Improver )
Both of my children have greatly benefited from their lessons with Courtney. He makes lessons fun and his gentle and encouraging manner have really helped my youngest son who was quite nervous in the water. He is a wonderful teacher and I would happily recommend Courtney!
Nikki (Child Beginner )
John has the absolute patience of a saint and is an outstanding teacher. He listened to our needs and delivered exactly what we wanted, which was a more confident child in the water. He is excellent with the children, it's just a shame my daughter was still a little shy on her last lesson, but I would love him to know she is a completely different child during family 'fun' swims and will now enjoy her upcoming holiday more than ever. We could only afford 5 lessons this time, but we saw a vast improvement. We hope to book more lessons in the future and would certainly recommend SwimExpert to friends and family.
OJ (Bracknell) (Adult Beginner )
I grew up with a real dislike/ almost a phobia of being in the water/ fear of drowning - so I never learnt to swim. I have tried different (group and one-on-one) lessons as an adult but with no real progress in my swimming technique... Until I started taking lessons with SwimExpert a few months back. In 15 lessons, I'm now more confident in the water as a result of being able do a 25m front crawl and backstroke as well as tread water for almost a minute. I look forward to building on this progress. I highly recommend my instructor and SwimExpert as my progress in the pool is a direct result of their support and contribution.
Pamela Wisdom (Basingstoke) (Adult Improver )
I came back to swimming 40+ years after nearly drowning as a child, having been nowhere near the sea or a swimming pool since that incident. Phil has been absolutely brilliant in helping me regain my confidence in the water and re-teaching me to swim. He's been remarkably patient and I would recommend him to anyone - whether beginner or improver. I've seen him teaching very young children too and he's great at adapting his teaching methods to suit the individual. I now have the confidence to go it alone. Thank you so much, Phil.
Patience (Adult Improver )
Mikki is a fantastic instructor! He actually takes the time to explain and talk you through the swimming lessons!
patricia burge (Adult Beginner )
Paul Brent (Caversham) (Child Beginner )
Matt is a very effective and patient teacher. The time my five year old son spends with him is the highlight of his week and there has been a notable improvement in both his swimming skills and also in his treasure hunting.
Paul Cable (London) (Adult Intermediate )
James is a terrific swimming coach. He is very knowledgeable and a great motivator. Both James and SwimExpert in general are highly recommended!
Paul Lyndon (Basingstoke) (Adult Fitness Swimmer )
Having been a regular breaststroke swimmer for some 20 years I was seeking to develop a good front crawl stroke, so I contacted SwimExpert for individual lessons. A professional approach was evident from the outset and time was taken to check my swim history, health and desired outcomes. The facilities are excellent. The technical level of coaching is very good and my coach adopts a flexible approach to match my requirements. I have also appreciated the general advice on fitness and conditioning. I have enjoyed each of my lessons and would be happy to recommend to others.
Paul Nicholas (Adult Beginner )
I was a 52 year old non swimmer absolutely terrified of the water. My aim was to be able to swim just one stroke so I could get into the pool with my grand children. On lesson one I struggled to get into the water. By the end of the lesson with Lauren, I was in the water, had put my head under numerous times & was using flotation aids to move through the water. I was absolutely amazed at what I had achieved in 30 minutes. This achievement was all down to the coaching skills, professionalism & patience of Lauren. I decided to take 15 lessons. By the last lesson I was swimming the front crawl, breast stroke & floating on my back. I wanted a bit of fun on the last lesson so asked Lauren if she would show me how to touch the bottom of the pool. I achieved this in 20 minutes. In Summary, the teaching skills of Lauren are second to none. I had complete confidence with her in the pool from lesson one. My aim has been achieved & passed I have swam with the grand children. THANK YOU Lauren.
Paul Sheen (Reading) (Adult Beginner )
When selecting type of swimmer I was caught between a number of options. When I first started with SwimExpert I was a definite beginner (having swum at school but very little since) my technique was hopeless (non-existent) and could barely swim a length. But with expert guidance and no little patience I now class myself as both Triathlete and Open Water Swimmer. One length in the pool turned into just last night 1500m of Open Water. Progress is there to be made if you commit yourself it. They have helped me to get my skills levels up by providing me with the foundation and motivation to make that change. I’ve gone from rather dreading to thoroughly enjoying my swimming and that’s not something I thought I would say!
Pauline Boltt (Reading) (Adult beginner )
I was a hydrophobic 54 year old when I decided it was high time I had one to one professional swimming lessons and easily found SwimExpert on the internet. Since then I have never looked back and can now swim 17 metres underwater after 20 lessons. SwimExpert offer great locations and I have had lessons in Beaconsfield, Windsor and Reading where the pools are very clean, warm and empty. Perfect for me, the nervous beginner where there are no screaming, excited children or splashy waves to distract me or give me an excuse not to try something new! James is an excellent instructor, a hard taskmaster who knows I have overcome my fear of water and challenges me to progress every lesson. He is always very supportive, shares his knowledge of health and fitness and I trust him completely in the water. Thank you James and SwimExpert. I really enjoy my lessons.
Peng (Adult Beginner )
I have just completed a block of 10 lessons and in that time I have learnt to swim! I am so happy! I want to thank everyone at Swimexpert, from the friendly and helpful ladies that took my initial calls and queries to my most wonderful swim tutor Mikki who teaches from Novotel Blackfriars. He transformed a nervous adult who was a bit fearful of the water to someone who can swim. He was calm, patient and gave clear instructions. He was very encouraging which helped my confidence immensely. So on my next holiday I can join in the swimming and not just sit by the side of the pool! Hooray!
Pete Godfrey (Adult Fitness Swimmer )
I was in need of improving my swimming techniques after developing a shoulder impingement. John was able to pinpoint the errors in my swimming techniques and how they could be eradicated over the weeks. His process for training and tutoring is spot on. He has a great talent in spotting errors and how people can be trained to improve. Well done.
Rachael Oldridge (Wootton Bassett) (Child Beginner )
I have a 6 year old and a 3 year old who were terrified of going into a swimming pool a year ago and wouldn't let go of me or their father! Now my 6 year old is swimming unaided and has no fear and my 3 year old is very close to swimming unaided. Jo their teacher is amazing. Very patient and enthusiastic. I would recommend SwimExpert very highly.
Rachel (Child Beginner )
My son was a slightly nervous swimmer, scared to jump in or go under water. After just seven sessions, Kasia has greatly improved his confidence and skills. Not only is he a much better and stronger swimmer, he\'s clearly enjoying learning. Kasia has a wonderful way of keeping the lesson focused but fun. It's great to see him laughing as he jumps in or dives under - such a transformation.
Rachel (Adult Improver )
I cannot thank Lizzie enough for helping me find my swimming confidence again! From being scared of putting my face in the water to being a competent swimmer in such a short space of time is amazing! She is such a great teacher and we had a good laugh along the way too! I have my sights set on a swimming charity challenge later this year and it is just incredible that I'm even considering it when I think of how I used to be if someone said 'let's go swimming'! If you were like me, don't hesitate! Get your lessons booked today... It will be so worth it! Thank you Swimexpert!
Rachel (Adult Beginner )
I'm 24 and have just finished 10 hours of teaching over the course of 3 weeks. Having never been able to swim, with asthma and a bit of a fear, I can now swim backstroke, front crawl and breaststroke. Could never have done it without my instructors (Monika C, Stewart W and Hannah J) they are all brilliant and I cannot recommend this service enough!! Thank you!!!
Rachel (Crowthorne) (Adult Beginner )
I was thoroughly impressed with my swimming teacher at SwimExpert, she managed to take me from a water-phobic doggy paddler to a front crawl triathlete in 10 swimming lessons! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend anyone using SwimExpert in the future.
Raisie Field (Mortimer) (Child Beginner )
Our instructor has the patience of a saint and really engages with the children. They have gone from having no water confidence to throwing themselves in the pool and swimming unaided within a few sessions. Having watched my children progress so well and enjoy swimming, I decided to book some lessons for myself and have really enjoyed them. He is a brilliant teacher for both adults and children and can not recommend him enough. :)
Ramya (Reading) (Adult Beginner) )
Yes, I would recommend... It's a great experience and I believe I will be a good swimmer before I finish all my classes.
Renuka (Blackfriars) (Adult Beginner )
Being a non swimmer I managed to do very well thanks to my instructor Amy.
Rina (Child Beginner )
My son had a 10 lessons block with Barry at lightwater. Barry is a very patient teacher, as my 6+ year old son can be a bit handful. But Barry never lost patience, always tried to keep him interested by changing games frequently to keep my son interested in learning swimming.
Rizwan Quadri (Old Windsor) (Adult beginner )
I would like to say my thanks to SwimExpert team, especially Becky as I had a block of 10 1-2-1 Swimming lessons from her. When I used to see people swim , I used to feel that I am missing a great experience. I had zero experience in swimming when I enrolled for a block of 10 lessons with SwimExpert. From lesson 1, Becky has been cool and calm in teaching me how to swim. Now, I have only one last lesson to go and I can do front-crawl, backstroke and breaststroke. The last lesson will focus on butterfly stroke. You have taught me a skill for life. I have fallen in love with swimming and I feel so serene when swimming everyday. Thanks a ton :-)
Robert Goater (Adult Improver )
Phil has provided excellent teaching; I had learnt to swim before I was 10 but my ability had not moved on and I was a very nervous swimmer some 50+ years later. Phil looked at me and understood the underlying problem arising from lack of confidence, so he explained and demonstrated the basics step by step (so that I could see that I would naturally float -I might have known that but I didn't really think it worked for me!) thus overcoming my confidence problem and then worked on technique so that I can swim properly i.e. I look like a swimmer and not a beginner! The whole process was specifically designed for my needs and at all stages Phil explained logically what was going on and we exchanged views in a light-hearted way throughout the course. Thank you, Phil.
Roger Gibson (Adult Beginner )
63 years ago I had a bad experience in my first and only swimming lesson. I refused to have another one and didn't, until a friend recommended his teacher Damian Isaacs. I walked along the swimming bath to my first lesson as an adult, remembering my childhood experience, with my hand touching the wall for safety. I was virtually phobic about water, yet an hour later I was floating and making some headway forward, actually enjoying the experience! It wasn't until the lesson was over that I thought about it and had a little panic attack. And then realised I didn't need to anymore, and have not since. Damian gave me confidence to follow his instructions, and it worked! I progressed and in a few weeks could do the breast stroke and full lengths of the pool. Thank you for giving me confidence and teaching me, and thank you SwimExpert for making such a service available.
Rolf (Aldershot) (Adult Improver )
Before the lessons I could swim 50m and would need a break. I had 5 lessons with Ian where he helped with stroke & breathing techniques. I found Ian's way of teaching easy to understand enabling me to take what I learned each week and put it into practice. 6 weeks after my first lesson I swam 1200m at my first open water experience. Would definitely recommend.
Ron Curtis (Earley) (Adult beginner )
I have achieved all (and more) than my original targets.I was a complete 67 year old novice who can now swim. Thank you Scott.
Rose Moore (Blackfriars) (Adult Improver )
Mikki is a truly inspiring teacher who clearly has a real love of swimming which he wants to share. In just six lessons he has taught me how to do both the front crawl and the back stroke. He has also shown me how to improve my breast stroke. With his help I have made huge progress in a short time. He is encouraging whilst also making sound suggestions on how to improve further. I am so delighted with the progress I have made and it is all thanks to Mikki.
Rosie (Swindon) (Adult Beginner )
Following a bad experience in a swimming pool at the age of 6, I never learnt to swim. I tried lessons a couple of times, but never managed to overcome my fear of water. Finally at the age of 47, I decided to try again and booked lessons with SwimExpert. My teachers have been fabulous. They really understand that the fear of the water has to be overcome before teaching someone like me to swim, and they never pushed me any further than I was comfortable to go. Gradually I have become more comfortable in the water and I am now managing to actually swim. And amazingly, I am finding that I really enjoy it! I can recommend SwimExpert wholeheartedly.
Roy Chambers (Adult Improver )
As someone who was fit and could survive in the pool but lacked the breathing technique to complete a single front crawl length I approached swim expert for help. Over a course of 5 lessons, Stuart patiently and positively helped me to identify the precise limits of my technique and suggested a raft of techniques and drills which I practised both in lessons and on my own. My enthusiasm, technique and endurance have improved from this great base of lessons. I am now doing a pool swimming challenge for charity and considering dipping into the world of sprint triathlons. Thank you for the teams patience with arranging lessons and Stuart's flexible, positive and responsive approach.
(Child Competitive Swimmer )
My daughter, Amber is 13 and has been swimming since she was 5. However, she always wanted to compete and has been swimming competitively since she was 9. Michael checked out all 4 strokes informally during her first class, and was able to tweak things on the first meeting. By the second class her father and I were able to see major improvements in her technique. Michael was able to explain things to her so well that she was quickly able to apply those changes and hence improve her timings considerably. I would recommend Swimexpert any day and in fact I already have to a number of friends.
Saiqua (Adult Beginner )
I started as a very nervous adult beginner, never having stepped into a pool until the age of 38! I was slightly Aquaphobic. Ivan put me at ease immediately. He is calm and always moves the lesson at your pace (sometimes adding a bit of challenge if he thinks you can cope). I found the strategies he used easy to cope with and am more confident in the water. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to learn. I wish you had some swimming centres a bit closer to me as Blackfriars is a commute but worth it!
Sally Gray (Adult Beginner )
Skev has been an amazing teacher with endless patience. He has a great sense of humour and will not give up even when I want to. I have learnt a lot and have now actually joined a health club with a pool to practise which three months ago I would never have entertained....I would definitely recommend Skev and I am very grateful for all his confidence building and great teaching methods. I hope he carries on inspiring more non swimmers especially the older generation like myself who have to overcome so many nerves to even attend the lessons...He has changed it all for me!
Sally Gray (Camberely) (Adult Beginner )
I was very nervous when I started the lessons and put a lot of pressure on myself as this was something I had wanted for a long time. Bob taught me to relax and stop giving myself a hard time, he was extremely patient and very keen to ensure I did the strokes correctly. One of the hardest parts for me was swimming on my back and this was a real challenge as I have a tendency to go round in circles given the chance! Still working on that but the fact I can go on my back without hysterics is a major improvement. Thank you Bob.
Samantha (Heathrow) (Adult Improver )
I am a confident swimmer but I needed improvement in my swimming stroke techniques. Correction was needed. Learning at SwimExpert with my instructors I.e. Patrick, Stuart and especially Alison made me very aware of where I was going wrong and what I needed to work on. I'd make note of what I was taught after class and practised swimming out of classes. Also 121 with an instructor is most effective way to learn, you get 100% attention on you only. I found the classes were informative and enjoyable. There were new things I learnt here which I was never taught in school. Thank you SwimExpert!!
Samantha Visteur (Reading) (Child Beginner )
I found SwimExpert after searching for a private swimming instructor for my 2 children. Totally disillusioned from the local swimming lessons. They have been really good. Both my children needed to have confidence in the water and my ultimate goal was for them to be able to swim if they fell into water. Neither of the children were really interested in swimming, but Matt’s perseverance came through. My daughter has accomplished most of the strokes and can swim with ease. My son now 6 loves his swimming and although has reached my goal still wants to swim with Matt and is now trying to attain his beaver swimming badges. I cannot recommend this team enough they are very friendly, knowledgeable and extremely patient, and will adapt the lesson to make it fun for the kids. Much better than the local kelloggs badges and I’m sure cheaper in the long run. The best money I’ve spent on the kids.
Samir (Adult Improver )
I was impressed with the ease of booking lessons and the friendliness of the team. The lessons I had were very good and my teacher Sohayb helped me improve my technique, stamina and confidence in the water. He was very friendly, paid attention to detail and encouraging. Although the sessions were tiring I thoroughly enjoyed them and am glad I took them.
Sandi Goldman (Southampton) (Adult Beginner )
I booked 1 hour block lessons and was very impressed for some one on early 50's to be floating in the first lesson with Katie. I have had 7 lessons now and an swimming. I just need to build up confidence and get my breathing in sequence. Katie is an extremely good teacher and has made me feel very comfortable during my lessons. For a person who would not get in a pool no matter what depth, this is a great achievement for me. As my mind set was, "I can't swim".
Sandi Goldman (Southampton) (Adult Beginner )
I booked 1 hour block lessons and was very impressed for some one on early 50's to be floating in the first lesson with Katie. I have had 7 lessons now and am swimming. I just need to build up confidence and get my breathing in sequence. Katie is an extremely good teacher and has made me feel very comfortable during my lessons.For a person who would not get in a pool no mater what depth this is a great achievement for me as my mind set was 'I can't swim'.
Sanjeev Aggarwal (Child Beginner )
I cannot thank SwimExpert and Pat enough. When we started with Pat, Krishan was doing doggy paddle and in time he has gone from strength to strength, to the point he is in 2 swimming clubs, has a great breast stroke, strong front crawl and back stroke and learning his butterfly. This is down to Pat and how he connected and worked with Krishan, so thank you.
Sara Crickmar (Child Beginner )
My son Thomas was not confident in the water and could not swim. Michael was so patient and encouraging which gave Thomas so much confidence and he was swimming for the first time. I feel without Michaels professionalism Thomas would not be swimming and loving the water. Cannot thank him enough!
Sarah (Child Beginner )
We can't thank Swim Expert enough, our son had no confidence at all and refused to put his face in the water, after 5 lessons he was able to swim with a float and would happily dive for weights on the pool floor! I have no problem recommending Swim Expert and their wonderful instructors!
Sarah (swindon) (Child Beginner )
We can't thank Swim Expert enough. Our son had no confidence at all and refused to put his face in the water; after 5 lessons he was able to swim with a float and would happily dive for weights on the pool floor! I have no problem recommending Swim Expert and their wonderful instructors!
Sarah (Fleet) (Adult Beginner )
I can’t speak highly enough of my instructor at swim expert. Five weeks ago I could not swim at all and wasn’t very confident in the pool. Now I can swim confidently on my front and back and love getting in the water now! My tutor is very patient and has a great way of making you feel relaxed. I would definitely recommend you go for it, if you are contemplating learning to swim - it’s never too late!
Sarah Anderson (Child Improver )
Teaching has been exceptional. Phil has a wonderful style and really makes the lessons fun for the children. First class teacher I would highly recommend.
Sarah (Old Windsor) (Adult Fitness Swimmer )
I enjoyed my lessons and Phil was a good teacher, I have definitely improved and am putting all that I learnt into practice. I would definitely recommend SwimExpert.
Sarah Cory (Lightwater Surrey) (Adult fitness swimmer )
I really enjoy swimming but can only do breaststroke, so I wanted to learn how to do front crawl properly, I booked myself a block of 5 x 30 minute lessons and have found them so helpful.
Sarah Cullen (Southampton) (Child Beginner )
Absolutely first class! So impressed with the swim teaching. Very professional company - best around in my opinion.
Sarah Derby (Child Beginner )
My son James has been having swimming lessons with Nicu at The Novotel in Milton Keynes. He has learnt a lot, and I am really pleased with James's progress, Nicu has been a great swimming instructor for James as he has more confidence in the water. We had a family gathering at the weekend and James was able to swim in the pool with his cousins, he has never been able to do this before. I would recommend Nicu as James has come along way since his first lesson. Nicu has been great! if my son needs any more lessons I would choose Nicu again.
Sarah Eastwood (Swindon) (Child improver )
I cannot praise Jo enough for her style of teaching and her communication with children.
Sarah Fuller (Child Beginner )
The best investment we have made for our children! Darcy age 8 and Harry age 6 have had swimming lessons before but didn't progress very well and didn't enjoy them, unfortunately we had to stop. I contacted swim expert after researching them and decided to book both Darcy and Harry in for private lessons with Scott, they both started from scratch, both non swimmers. Harry in particular was quite apprehensive about putting his ears or face in the water but by lesson 4 both of my children were confidently going under water collecting dive sticks from the bottom of the pool and floating unaided on their fronts. They have already achieved so much in just 6 lessons with Scott, with Darcy already swimming a short distance unaided and Harry very closely behind her. As a parent and an ex competitive child swimmer, I am so grateful and proud to see them doing so well and can see the difference in the teaching methods Scott delivers compared to other lessons they have had elsewhere. Scott is a fabulous swimming coach, the children love their lessons with him, the information on progress you receive online is also updated very quickly and it's great to read. I am looking forward to seeing them progress into great swimmers and know they will both have a lovely strong swimming technique based on Scott's teaching methods. I have recommended Swim Expert and Scott to friends and will continue to do so, I am very impressed with Darcy and Harry's progress; in this short time they have achieved so much more in the 6 lessons with Scott than they had done in a couple of years of lessons else where. Thank you so much Scott from two very happy little swimmers and their very impressed parents.
Sarah Hardwick (Bristol) (Adult Improver )
A big thanks to the SwimExpert team for an excellent service - I had a great teacher, who really helped me to improve my technique in just a few sessions. Everyone I dealt with in booking lessons was efficient and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
Shari Lines (Reading) (Child Beginner )
The patient and experienced staff dealt with my reluctant child very well. He enjoyed the lessons and conquered his dislike of water. Thanks!
Sharon Longhurst (Marlow) (Child Competitive Swimmer )
The one-to-one coaching has been finely tuning all strokes, and enabled George to take his swimming further than he thought would happen at his age.
Sharon Woolford (Reading) (Child Beginner )
My daughter has so far had two lessons with Stuart and the improvement after just one lesson has been amazing! She was really nervous to begin with and was physically shaking but Stuart spent time building her confidence in the water and gaining her trust and to my surprise she really enjoyed herself. By the second lesson she had improved dramatically and was able to use swimming aids to swim but without any contact with Stuart which she has never done before. I have been really impressed with the lessons so far and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone with a reluctant or nervous swimmer.
Sharon Woolford (Wokefield) (Child Beginner )
My daughter has progressed tremendously since having lessons with SwimExpert. To start with she was terrified of even getting in the water but is now confident to jump in and can swim. Most importantly to me is that she is now capable of looking after herself in the water and enjoys herself - this in itself makes our family holidays a much more pleasant experience. I would like to say that both Stuart and Shannon have been lovely teachers and this has helped to improve her confidence no end.
Sharon Young (Heathrow) (Child Beginner )
We tried out a free trial session a couple of months ago and my twin sons decided they very much liked Sonia, so I decided to book them a course of five lessons. Every week I can see an improvement. One of my boys was very nervous of the water and he is now voluntarily putting his head under the water and trying get to the bottom of the pool. He has also managed to finally let go of Sonia's hand when swimming up the pool and is trusting his float to keep him floating on the surface. My other son was not nervous and he is doing very well and his technique is improving every week too. The pool is in a hotel and I very much enjoy sitting on a sunbed at the side of the pool watching my boys enjoying their lessons.
Shoaib (Child Beginner )
Our Kids Age 5 & 9 entered the pool for the first time ever with Lisa B. From hesitation to enter the pool we have reached a point where its hard to get them out of the pool once the lesson is done. Both kids have learnt to swim really quick purely because learning was presented as sport and fun. we would recommend Lisa B as instructor to anyone who want their kids to be in safe, affectionate and professional hands during their swim lessons
Sian (Reading) (Child Improver )
Damien has a fantastic relationship with my son, who trusts and adores him. As a result he looks forward to lessons in which he both listens & works hard. His swimming has improved astronomically and its a pleasure to watch him progress in technique and confidence. He never stops smiling from the moment we arrive!
Simon Clarke (Child Beginner )
My 7 year old daughter loved the water but was not a good swimmer so we enrolled her on the beginners course with Stuart. He was brilliant. Within a couple of months of regular lessons he had her swimming confidently and loving every lesson. He is a natural with small children and managed to teach great technique whilst making it great fun too. He even managed to teach her the butterfly!
Simon Lynch (Reading) (Child Beginner )
Our 5 year old boy went from being very scared of the water to having an activity he looked forward to every week. James was an excellent teacher and significant progress was made in 10 weeks. I would happily recommend SwimExpert to anyone.
Sophie Maskell (Swindon) (Child Beginner )
When Sophie first began swimming lessons with SwimExpert she was very nervous in the pool. She would not put her face in the water and could not cope without a flotation device. Since those early lessons, Sophie has gained an incredible amount of confidence and her ability in the water has improved more than we could have hoped for. Joe has proven himself to not only be an incredibly competent teacher, but also to have a real ability to adapt and develop lessons to suit not only Sophie's general progression, but her specific requirements on any given day. On a personal level, Joe has formed a good relationship with Sophie who responds very well to his direction. She really looks forward to her weekly lesson and is always keen to get into the water and learn something new as she knows she will have fun and continue improving. As a parent, I know Sophie is in safe hands and feel confident that her progression is a reflection of Joe's ability as a very talented swimming instructor who can demonstrate flexibility and adaptability as and when appropriate.
Stephani (Child Beginner )
My little boy really enjoyed his lessons and has become much more confident. Neil has been nothing but patient and fun and he's really built rapport in a short space of time - thank you!
Stephanie (Windsor) (Chi )
My 3 year old has swam since a very young age in private group classes however his progress was starting to slow. I am so pleased I moved to SwimExpert. He has progressed so much in his strength and understanding. Stuart is a fab teacher. Great balance of fun and committed.
Stephen Venus (Adult Beginner )
Being a complete novis and aged 64 and being scared of water I decided to seek professional swim lessons Cerys was amazing. She has the most amazing technique that helps you relax. In my first hour I was achieving more than I could have dreamed of, she is so much fun to be with and was in the water the entire time. I couldn't praise or recommend her enough and I'm looking forward to my next lesson with her. Thank you Cerys
Stephen Venus (Adult Beginner )
This is now my 5th lesson with Cerys, when I first came to the pool I was extremely nervous having had a bad experience at school over 50 years ago. Cerys was excellent and fully understood my fear. On my first lesson she accompanied me into the water and I felt relaxed. By lesson 5, I could begin without floats to start to launch myself off the side of the pool. Cerys is so understanding and is an excellent instructor. I hope that by my 10th lesson I will be able to swim to Guernsey next year. I cannot rate her highly enough, she is caring, understanding, easy to talk to and is in the pool the entire time.
Steve Parker (Amersham) (Child Competitive Swimmer )
My 11 year old daughter is a competitive swimmer at County Standard and needed real help with her breaststroke and improvements to her other strokes. The instructor really helped re-construct her breaststroke and has improved all her other strokes and starts. He built a great relationship with her and helped her think about all the aspects of her strokes which she now takes into her regular club training sessions. She is now much more confident in every stroke, thanks SwimExpert!!
Stuart Sturges (Bracknell) (Triathlete )
I first went to Matt after trying two previous swimming teachers and countless frustrating sessions in the pool on my own practicing my mistakes. Matt took me completely back to basics, we started again right from the beginning. Sorted out my breathing & stroke technique and then we started moving forward with my lengths whilst teaching me some much needed skills for open water swimming, a very important skill I have learnt from Matt is confidence in the water, if I get into trouble or run out of energy, I now know I will still be in control, get myself together and move forward again, Matt is a very patient, whilst he seems to get more from you than you think your capable of from each session with his motivation, he is a very friendly guy and you can tell he really enjoys helping people moving forward with there swimming, I was slightly embarrassed on how bad my swimming was when I had my first session with Matt, instantly he made me feel very comfortable and I actually for the first time felt that I could see light at the end of the tunnel with my swimming frustrations, Matt's skills in swimming teaching and how he applies these are without question, more importantly is his patience, friendliness and how enjoyable he makes training sessions which I've never been able to say about swimming before, when I started 50m was out of the question, now I am pretty much at my first goal of 750m. I cannot recommend Matt highly enough, this is the most valuable money I have spent in any of my training. The swimming was hindering my triathlon attempts. I actually now enjoy the swimming section of triathlon and look forward to my sessions with Matt.
Su Lister (Bracknell) (Adult Improver )
I had lessons with Kasia, Richard and Stuart. Each brought something different but equally useful tips and advice. They all had patience and, especially Kasia, great enthusiasm. I will definitely book top up lessons in future and would recommend SwimExpert to anyone wishing to learn a new stroke or improve the stroke they have.
Sue Glover (Reading) (Adult fitness swimmer )
Excellent. Before - a competent swimmer. Now - a polished and enthusiastic one; at a recent training camp I was complemented on my style - thank you.
Sue Jones (Blackfriars) (Child Beginner )
Mikki has been wonderful with my son (age 6) - he is incredibly calm and seems to pass on his own confidence to my son who is almost at the end of 10 lessons - we will be booking some more only so that my son can gain in confidence and skill but overall Gethin is swimming! He has loved every lesson and each time has learnt more about his own ability! I am so so pleased I found your website!! Massive thanks Mikki! I would recommend you to anyone who asked!!!!!!!! Also great venue - the staff great Gethin as part of the family which makes it even more special for him!
Sue Thompson (Adult Beginner )
During the course of 2 sets of 10 hour long lessons I have had three instructors I started off with Jo and she helped me build up enough confidence to relax, Then came Stuart where I progressed further becoming confident with Breast Stroke, kicking drills and starting Front Crawl (but I always had a problem with my face in the water (I was not comfortable with the goggles just round the eyes) Then came Lizzie who had a pair of goggles that were more comfortable so while I waited for mine to arrive I borrowed hers, then we saw someone in the pool with a different shape goggles so I brought these. In the mean time I progressed to be comfortable; with my face in the water which made a tremendous difference. Although I had started working on my back with Stuart I had an week when my ears hurt so stopped this. On my last lesson with Lizzie I did the usual (kicking drill, Breast Stroke & Front Crawl) we finished up with me doing 2 Lengths of the Pool on my back with a woggle then the start of the third length Lizzie supported my for a couple of feet then I did the rest and another length totally on my own, and finishing up by swimming under the lane rope and returning by swimming under both lane ropes with out surfacing. For someone who was not comfortable with the water higher than my waist when I started this felt amazing. Thank you Lizzie.
Susan (Reading) (Child Improver )
My daughter (8 years old) was a reluctant swimmer in her younger years but over the last 4 years has enjoyed swimming. However, her technique was not ideal and she became disengaged with the sport. I had my doubts about booking with SwimExpert despite the great testimonials online so decided to book just one lesson. The lesson was with Damien at Wokefield Park and was the best decision I have made in a while. My daughter absolutely loved it! Within minutes Damien had the complete trust of my daughter. He was patient and humorous and engaged with my daughter on “her level” making her feel comfortable immediately. I work with children too and one of the stand out points for me was that he communicated with her (not via me) from the outset, gaining her trust and ultimately her approval. Within the half an hour lesson I could already see a vast improvement with her technique and she hasn't stopped asking when her next lesson will be! It’s no surprise that I have just booked her a block of lesson with Damien – including one for me! Thanks Damien!
Syed Mehdi (Child Improver )
We did not know what to expect but SwimExpert were first to respond to our enquiries and made it very easy for use to register, The teacher was always punctual and spent all her time and effort on one to one sessions. My son was surprised how quickly he was able to learn new skills and how it had improved his techniques. Wonderful people and would recommend any one to try them out.
T Collins (Brentford) (Child Improver )
My son started with a rehabilitation-oriented lessons and then moved on to improving his swimming technique to prepare him for competitive swimming. He loves coming to lessons with a teacher who has a fun and effective approach to teaching young boys.
Tahira (Adult Improver )
I have been swimming with Swim Expert on and off for a year now. Have to say all the teachers I have had have been good and have their own qualities and strengths. More recently, I have taken lessons with Kasia after a long gap and she has given me a new confidence! From the very first lesson I swam with her, we got on so well. She's friendly and has a real passion for swimming and the water. She makes my lessons extremely enjoyable and takes the strokes seem easy. Even when she has to point out a mistake she does it in such a way so that it registers and makes me burst out laughing at the same time! She's taught me some good techniques. So much so that I'm signing up for another 10 sessions ....keep up the good work Kasia!
Thomas (Child Improver )
My son and I have been going along to weekly group and latterly, 1:1, swimming lessons with various providers for probably 4 years now....and it's fair to say that my nine year old son had become 'jaded' by the experience. However, since starting lessons with 'Jungle John' a few months ago, Thomas has been reinvigorated and his love of swimming has returned. John is a real-life action man, with tales to tell and superb instructions always delivered in a very caring manner. Lessons are fun-filled but focused and the results speak for themselves. We are both very happy to have been allocated John and very much look forward to each Thursday's lesson.
Thomas Harvey (Brentford) (Child Beginner )
Kasia is an outstanding swimming teacher. She made Thomas feel confident and happy in the pool. He enjoyed getting into the water and her engagement with him was truly outstanding. He has only had four lessons with Kasia and she has made such a difference to his confidence.
Thomas Hellmann (Child Improver )
Scott was super, Sophie really liked him, and he taught her a lot. She moved up from bottom to middle group in her school just after 3 lessons. Thanks so much!
Tim Betts (Old Windsor) (Adult Beginner )
I would definitely recommend SwimExpert as your swimming coach. They are all very patient, methodical and make you feel at ease, explaining all exercises fully. High recommended.
Tim Fryer (Child Beginner )
Starting lessons through SwimExpert has been a real revelation for our young son. Having struggled to progress in a more general swimming class due to the number of swimmers, the progress that he has made in just five weeks has been amazing. Kasia, his teacher, is just wonderful and he has formed a strong connection with her in a short space of time. She pitches her lessons perfectly and has made him feel relaxed and at ease from the start. This has allowed him to learn in an environment which he is comfortable in making learning both easy and fun. Kasia is a really professional swimming teacher, ensuring that the process and techniques required are all covered; combining games and swimming exercises to keep him engaged throughout. Would highly recommend both SwimExpert and Kasia!
Tom O (Adult Beginner )
Skev has been simply brilliant. Very patient and he provides a wealth of understanding in the various techniques to help the swimmer get going
Tomas Radford (Child Beginner )
Karsten is a brilliant and kind teacher and even though Tomas was rather terrified of swimming to start with he always wanted to go and see Karsten. We did 6 lessons with Karsten but now Tomas is more confident he has been happy to move to a 2:1 lesson so we have stopped...for now! Overall I rate mine and Tomas's experience very high.
Tony Lucey (Windsor) (Adult beginner )
Excellent teacher allowing me to go at my pace.
Tracie Hawke (Southampton) (Adult Beginner )
Audrey has been fantastic, I had an horrific fear of the water and although I am not 100% confident she has made it so much easier and I am now much more confident than I was and can enjoy taking my daughter rather than sitting on the side watching. She is patient (and believe me she needed it), understanding, encouraging and funny - I would not hesitate in recommending her.
Tracy bailey (Child Beginner )
Lydia teaches my 2 boys aged 8 and 6. Both had taken some swimming lessons prior to starting but were at beginner stage. I am amazed at both boys progress in just 4 lessons. My eldest son who has asthma started lessons later than his peers; he would not put his face in the water and was quite panicky - he now swims under the water with ease, can sit on the bottom of the pool and retrieve items from the bottom. He has also begun to develop front crawl technique. My younger son is swimming on his back and both boys have grown in confidence and are completely different in the water now. They both also look forward to lessons each week. Lydia is fantastic - she very quickly identified both boys needs and worked with them to achieve progress each week. She involves them in the lesson plan and gives them feedback on their progress each week. Lydia is really encouraging and gives lots of praise, the boys quickly built trust in her, lessons are fun whilst keeping a focus on learning correct technique and safety in the water. Our initial plan was to have a few lessons to get them both more water confident - we are so impressed by their progress we've decided to keep them with Lydia at swim expert for the foreseeable future.
Val Marsh (Adult Beginner )
I was almost 70 when I started having swimming lessons. I would never have even got in the water had it not been for Kate. She has so much patience and lessons have been fun. I have achieved such a lot, from being very nervous and almost afraid of the water to now being able to swim on my front and back and tread water. There is so much more to learn and I am just very disappointed that we are no longer able to continue with lessons at Aztec West and Swim Expert have no other venue nearby lined up. Thank you Kate for giving me the confidence to learn a new skill at my age. I have enjoyed every minute of the lessons and overcome most of my nerves thanks to you. I would love to continue learning from you in the future if it becomes possible. Bless you.
Vanita Ashley (Reading - Wokefield) (Child Beginner )
My 6 year old son has had 2 blocks of 10 sessions (1hr) with Stuart and has progressed with confidence and speed. He is no longer frightened of the water, jumping in and diving as well as comfortably being able to swim a width. The 1-1 investment has produced the results I wanted and is well worth the money. I would recommend SwimExpert to anyone.
Veronika Capova (UK) (Adult Fitness Swimmer )
I've been swimming for years but used to find it somewhat boring; it was just another fitness routine, which I was putting myself through. However, thanks to my lessons with Matt, my attitude has changed completely and swimming has become my favourite hobby! Matt's approach is very individual: he concentrated on what I wanted to achieve and on what I wanted to improve. Matt has always been patient and supportive and made me see my progress. I enjoyed every single session and will definitely use SwimExpert in future again!
Vicky Jenkins (Bracknell) (Child Beginner )
My 10-year-old daughter had been taking weekly 30-minute swimming lessons in a class environment at the local pool. After 5 or 6 years of very slow progress I decided that one-to-one lessons might be the answer. After 10 one-hour sessions with SwimExpert, she developed in confidence and stamina, and her stokes were vastly improved. I wish I'd thought of it years ago!
Vikki Harper (Swindon) (Child Competitive swimmer )
Very pleased with the service from SwimExpert and the style of the coaching. Joe understood Peter's needs and tailored his coaching around him. Peter has only been a member of a local club for 6 months. He has since gone on to compete in a series of mainstream and disability galas. We are looking forward to booking our next set of sessions to improve even further. This has really boosted his self esteem and motivated others he knows to do well. Thank you Joe!
W Liew (Windsor/Reading) (Adult Intermediate )
Have tried all the instructors in Windsor and Reading, they are all very good with kids and am able to teach all levels of swimmers from beginners to stroke improvements with great results.
Wayne East (Adult Beginner )
Before I started I was not comfortable in swimming at all - I had no experience and was scared of going underwater. After completing my 10 sessions I have learnt so much and I actually enjoy swimming as a hobby now! As an adult beginner I have learnt so much from my teacher and they allow you to go on your own pace! The teacher was also friendly and encouraging! I would go to my local gym to practice swimming as it is fun! I still have lots to learn which what motivates me to continue to swim! I would highly recommend anyone this service if they want to learn to swim or improve! The price can be steep but it is definitely worth it!
Wayne Matthews (Adult Beginner )
Being a beginner swimmer, John has been an excellent tutor. Although I still have a long way to go, I have made significant progress so far and he has helped me to build up my confidence in the water.
Wendy Heathfield (Adult Beginner )
I would just like to let you know how patient and understanding Emma, my instructor, has been during the lessons I have had with her. I've gone from being unable to get my face wet, to swimming with my face in the water. That's a big deal for me! She understood all the things that scared me about swimming and has slowly given me the confidence to know I can do it. I can highly recommend her lessons even for a complete (former) aqua phobic like me!
William Aged10 (Reading) (Child beginner )
Damien is amazing and makes me swim 100 % better!
Yesim Erbay (Ascot) (Adult Beginner )
I don't know where to start. I have always been very scared of water (especially deep water). I could not even go close to water. When my friends and family were swimming in this beautiful blue water of the Mediterranean Sea I had to watch them. I then decided (at 35) to have some one2one sessions just to see whether I can go into the water at all. After 2 months and continuous hard work from my swimming teacher I can even SWIM!! Something I would have never thought to be able to again. SwimExpert is very professional, reliable, very keen to help and flexible so that they can adjust themselves to the levels of the individual learners. I am so happy I chose SwimExpert and I will continue later this year to enhance my swimming skills. Thank you SwimExpert!
Yvonne (Adult Beginner )
I was so pleased with my lessons with Kasia. I was very anxious taking lessons and she immediately put me at ease and gave me the confidence to start swimming unaided within 10 hours of lessons. I'm definitely looking forward to my next set of lessons with her, she's great!
Zara Hiney (UK) (Child Beginner )
SwimExpert is absolutely amazing and we cannot recommend them highly enough. We booked a run of lessons in the half term for all three of our non-swimming children. By day three our eldest child learnt to swim backstroke unaided and by day five he had mastered front crawl, our middle child can now swim backstroke and is learning front crawl and our youngest who didn’t want to get in at all is confident with floats and happy to race and play games with her brothers and have fun in the water. This is way beyond our expectations bearing in mind they were truly all non-swimmers - two of whom didn’t like putting their faces in the water or being splashed. They were so happy and keen to get to the pool each day, so now the half term holiday is over we have booked weekly lessons for a little while longer and will be topping these up with family trips to the pool that we know we will all enjoy now that the fear factor is well and truly gone. They feel safe, happy and two of them can now swim - all in six half-hour lessons. It sounds crazy really but it's happened and we cannot thank SwimExpert enough. Their confidence has soared and they (and we) are so proud of what they have achieved. It's absolutely fantastic.
Zoe Mackay (Bracknell) (Adult Beginner )
This year I did my first triathlon, something I never thought I would have the confidence to do. Before I started lessons I couldn't even put my face in the water! Many thanks!
Zoe Roberts (West Berkshire) (Child Beginner )
Scott really helped improve my son’s confidence in the water and although my son had had swimming lessons in groups previously - the one to one was a tremendous help and in 5 lessons, he was a lot stronger with his leg kicks.