Lessons

For all our lessons we use modern teaching practices and stay up to date with developments in swimming, as we are always looking for areas of improvement. We will lay out the entire process, right from recommending which pair of goggles and swim suit to purchase prior to your first lesson to swimming your first full length of front crawl with breathing. We will also detail the sequence of how you will be taught prior to receiving your first instruction in your first lesson. A description of the psychology and physiology involved in swimming will be given to help you better understand why we want you to swim in the specific way in which we are teaching you. We are also happy to provide intensive swimming lessons, these are delivered daily over a week or a number of weeks should you need to speed up the process in order to get ready for an upcoming holiday in which you would like to enter the water for the first or should it be to get comfortable in deep water for snorkelling experience you have planned later in the year. The intensive lessons enable the swimming movements to become autonomous in a much shorter period of time however our recommended duration and frequency would be 60 mins once per week over a period of 3 months. This will provide a stronger foundation and be should allow you to keep the teachings many years after you have finished with us. It might be comforting to know that swimming has a masters category over 100 years of age, what other sports can offer this sort of life long enjoyment.

Lady swimming coach by the pool side

About

Beginner lessons for adults will follow a relaxed, methodical path. Our focus initially is to ensure you are comfortable blowing into the water through your nose and mouth, before moving on to floating in different positions. After this has been accomplished we look at teaching you front-crawl.

Features

  • STA International learn to swim programme
  • A relaxed flow to the lessons.
  • A teacher who was a competitive swimmer for over decade with 7,000 hours teaching experience with adults and 10 qualifications.
adult

About

Improving your swimming as an adult will be a fantastic experience. The changes will immediately improve your efficiency and reduce the risk of injury from being taught correct technique. The recommended duration for private lessons is one hour. The frequency is up to you, I generally recommend no less than one per week.

Features

  • STA international learn-to-swim programme
  • Technical adjustment.
  • Guaranteed improvement in confidence and ability.
  • Underwater and above the water video footage.

Orchard Lisle Swimming Pool Guidance

The pool is divided into 3 lanes. Your booking will be in the fast lane (furthest lane away from you as you enter). Your name and contact details will have to be given to the Thomas Guy Club prior to your lesson. You should not arrive more than 5 mins before your lane booking as you will not be allowed in the water until the previous person has cleared the pool. Everyone must follow social distancing guidance at all times. The club is advising everyone to wear a mask or face covering on the entrance stairs, in the corridors and changing room areas. Please shower prior to the lesson and arrive beach ready with your costume on. When you arrive please use the automatic sanitizer points which are at the bottom of the outer hall stairs, on entrance to pool hall, outside of each changing room and on exit from reception. There is a one way system from the outer hall reception area, through the near side pool hall. Please put on the shoe covers provided before entering the pool hall or take your shoes off. There are changing cubicles at the deep end. If the cubicles are being used you must queue with 2 metre distances. There will be trays and space to store valuables and clothing in the shallow end. Please enter the pool from the fast shallow end steps (far end). Please exit the pool from the shallow end, both the coach and the person being coached should change using the cubicles at the deep end and then exit via the one way system. Please note these restrictions , there is to be no butterfly. There will be no borrowing of pool owned floats or goggles, no use of water fountain or hair dryers. You may bring in your own floats and bottle of water.