Adult swimming

We offer adult beginner swimming lessons, these will be delivered in the shallow end of a deep pool.
swimming lessons at home

How many lessons?

The number ranges from person to person, the average is 20 hours to be able to swim one length front crawl with breathing.

Get in touch

We deliver adult swimming lessons in the London Bridge area. The pool is 25m with a deep end.

Proswimming UK

We offer a unique and professional approach, here are some of the principles that guide the way we teach.


We are specific and detailed in the instructions we give, you will never hear “kick your legs and move your arms in circles” You will be given specific information based on your response to questions every step of the way, right from submerging your face into the water for the first time. how were you blowing through your nose into the water, was it in bursts or a continuous stream? This is just a brief example of how we like to approach things.

You would also never hear “Your doing it wrong, you are not listening” If we see that an improvement can be made from a practice or an exercise you are doing, we provide solutions, we don’t dwell or what can be improved.

Process Orientated

There is a sequence in which to teach a stroke and an order in which to teach all four strokes. We stick to the process, we don’t try and rush a student before they are ready to take the next steps. Yes, we also like to keep things challenging but our priority is basics done well, all the time.


We are creative in our teaching style, should it be that an exercise needs to be explained in an alternative way for it to be understood then rest assured we have multiple ways of explaining and demonstrating each and every step from being afraid to put your feet in the water to swimming your first few lengths of front-crawl with breathing.

Less is more

You won’t need to take swimming lessons three times a week for years, you also shouldn’t need 50 hours of lessons to be able to learn to swim. Our students learn to swim one length front-crawl with breathing around 20 hours of lessons. This includes students who have been afraid to put their face in the water on lesson 1. We have taken many students through our process to conquering their fear of the water, all inside the range of lessons given above, we would say the average is 20 X 1 hour sessions. This is not to say that after this has been completed you are on your way. Far from it, many have continued on because they began to love swimming, the pendulum has gone in the other direction and now they want more. We have also seen many keep up with the lessons after they have learnt to swim because it has become part of their weekly exercise routine. It’s different for everyone.

No group classes or Kids

We do not offer group lessons and as a consequence you get the full attention of the teacher with the lesson being tailored to your own specific progress. You will not find the lesson moving at a rate far beyond your capabilities and as such the basics will be covered thoroughly leading to consistent progress. We also do not offer kids lessons, we have specialised, we have put all our attention and efforts in to honing our craft which is teaching adult beginners and early improvers. Our clients thank us for it!

Why would you want to learn to swim?

Works your whole body

Swimming is an excellent way to work your entire body, it burns as many calories as running for the equivalent time but without putting all the impact on your bones and joints. It also improves your cardiovascular health as well as lowering blood pressure and controlling blood sugar.


Swimming has been linked to improved sleep and helping adults who suffer with insomnia. It is also accessible to people with physical issues that make other exercises like running less attractive and as such is a good choice for adults looking to improve their sleep.

Boosts Mood

Research has shown that swimming and aquatic workouts have been linked to an improved psychological state as well as an effective way to relieve stress.

What is the best age to start swimming?

Below is a link to the child development institute who very comprehensively answer this question, should you have kids and are considering enrolling them in baby or kids lessons then this article is worth a read.

Lady swimming coach by the pool side

Swimming is my life’s work! I have been involved in swimming for over 20 years. I am STA Level 1 and 2 qualified in swimming teaching and ASA Level 1and 2 qualified in swimming coaching.

Our Lessons

  • Adult Swimming Lessons for Beginners
  • Adult Swimming Lessons for Intermediate Level Swimmers.


  • Monday – Friday (12:30 – 4:30pm).
  • Saturday (10am – 4pm).

Our Philosophy

At Proswimming UK getting you comfortable in the water while using correct technique is at the core of what we do.

Home swimming lessons

If you are an adult and have access to a private pool then you may be interested in receiving a swimming lesson in the comfort of your own home in any of the following locations: Knightsbridge, Mayfair, South Kensington, Notting Hill, Kensington, Hampstead, Islington, Belgravia, Chelsea, Sloane Square, Surrey or Essex.


What do I bring along?

Besides your strong desire to learn, your preferred swim wear including swimming goggles and a swimming cap will do just fine. Ear plugs and nose clip will help however it is best to learn without. The important thing is to get started.


How long does it take to learn front crawl?

The length of time it takes to teach someone how to swim is completely different from one individual to the next. As a general rule of thumb, children learn over a number of years and the industry standard for teaching an adult to swim one length front-crawl with breathing is 20 hours of teaching.


How do I swim faster?

From a technical perspective the real gains are to be made in the stroke. In front-crawl the legs play a part in propulsion but their main purpose is for balance. So the arms play a significant role in answering the question how do I swim faster? The stroke is composed of 5 parts, the entry, catch, pull, push and recovery. The pull and push phases are very important if you want to swim faster. Furthermore the benefit of pushing back against the water with a bent arm is simple. You are stronger!