Splish n Splash Swim school run lessons for children, adults and babies locally.
Established in 2007, Splish n Splash has grown to provide swimming lessons across 5 venues we hire, for over 500 swimmers. These range from parent and baby classes, through beginners to stage 8 and pre-squad training sessions.
The principle teacher Andy has been qualified for over 30 years. His belief and teaching style form the principle and basis for the swim school.
“Prior to establishing the Company, I worked for Commercial Leisure centres. During this time, I supported swimming lesson provision, a passion that I had from an early age due to my dad, a swimming teacher himself. I became aware that for many swimming teachers it was a job rather than a vocation and saw plenty of uninspiring lessons. I wanted to try and create a service that promoted fun, professional lessons and gave people a lifelong skill that they could enjoy and be safe with.”
The initial goal was to run lessons only for beginners (Stage 1 to 3), but the success of the style of our lessons meant families wanted to continue with us, and the Company grew. As well as supporting schools with competitions we now run our own competitive gala.
We remain small enough to be able to maintain our standards and provide small group lessons, enabling each swimmer to flourish, enabling our pupils to maximise their potential in a caring, safe environment.
Feedback is given to help parents understand their child’s progress. For adult lessons, time is spent to understand everyone’s needs and explain what the instructor is trying to achieve. With an enthusiasm and passion for teaching swimming the teaching style is a combination of fun and education.
Group size depends on ability and age. For the children’s groups the younger and non-swimmers (stage 1 and 2) are up to 4 children. This increases as children start to swim and technique becomes the focus. For adults the group size is 3 per instructor. For all these lessons the instructor is in the water. Only when children progress to stage 4 plus do the instructors spend some time on the poolside looking at technique. Parent and baby classes are normally up to 8 babies with their parent/ grandparent/ carer or mum’s friend… This is ideal for group interaction.