"The water is your friend.....you don't have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move." 
Alexandr Popov.

Established over 25 years ago Deane’s Swim School has provided swimming lessons and water skills to thousands of people ranging from 3-year olds to adults. The central ethos of the swim school is that Swimming is a lifetime skill and as such, the learning experience in and with water should be done in a fun, relaxed environment no matter what level or age one is, in order to build a lifetime of love for and affinity with water. 

My vision when starting Deane’s Swim School was to connect people to the water, regardless of age or ability. I look at each individual and teach accordingly. We all have a different way of learning, different bodies and minds. I work in small groups, which enables me to achieve real results. I encourage my students to learn in a different way. To feel the water, to feel every part of the stroke and most importantly to have lots of fun while learning. Swimming lessons should never be stressful.

My ethos is based solely on more than 25 years of swim teaching experience. I believe that I have a system that works well, which allows me to provide quality tuition to all age groups and abilities. By being thorough with technique, by being specific to each individual's needs, and by ensuring attention to detail, I achieve results, fast.

I address each individuals learning as they require. Swimming lessons  are designed not only to be fun but also to advance techniques that are essential in improving efficiency and preserving energy. Over the years I have identified significant areas that need to be addressed when learning and have built my own learning structure.

Swimming lessons are focused on teaching the core aquatic skills initially. These skills comprise of
1. Aquatic breathing
2. Streamlining
3. Balance and Buoyancy
4. Rotation and Orientation
5. Sculling and Treading water
6. Entries, Exits and Diving from side of pool
7. Travelling and Co ordination 

By ensuring that these fundamental core aquatic skills are well mastered, swimming lessons will be fun and the learning of strokes will happen more easily, far quicker and with much more confidence.

Deane’s swim School offers a variety of swimming classes, ranging from water familiarization and safety, through learn-to-swim to advanced stroke correction. Programs are conducted for both children and adults, Monday to Saturday. Lessons are taught in small, manageable groups.


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