Swimming lessons from a client’s perspective

Swimming Challenges

Charles initially took adult swimming lessons with Turner Swim as the first of his swimming challenges which was to turn his weak head up breaststroke into front crawl. After 5 x one hour lessons, he had achieved just that and was already looking for his next challenge. Charles had watched his wife complete a triathlon the year before and had ambitions to complete a super sprint triathlon himself, involving a 400 metre swim. Charles was then coached by Turner Swim instructor Andrew on our Stroke Improver programme, and by putting in additional swims by himself he duly completed his first triathlon.

Year after year, Charles kept working with his coach Andrew to identify potential triathlon and swimming events as he is a goal orientated fitness seeker. By having events to work towards then the cold winter mornings of going for a swim before work or fitting in a swim… Read More >

Swimming For Good Health In London

Swimming For Good Health In London

Swimming is fantastic for both our physical and our mental health. As someone with chronic kidney disease, my kidney Consultant recommends drinking plenty of water, consuming no more than 6 grams of salt per day, taking blood pressure tablets and exercising regularly. Thankfully, my kidney function has remained stable for nearly 5 years now. My body nearly always feels better after swimming.

Whilst swimming my lungs almost feel like they are being cleaned and my overall body feels stronger and more flexible. After I finish I feel more mentally alert and am often more creative. Equally any worries I had pre-swim feel less significant. For myself, I can definitely feel that swimming and playing water polo are fantastic for my health.

According to the NHS (2018) “Regular swimming can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can… Read More >

Learning-to-swim Front Crawl – Swimming Lessons From a Client’s Perspective

Struggle to swim a length of front crawl? Fear not. One of our clients, Charles offers an insight into his time swimming with Turner Swim. This blog is about his experience of lesson one, as he started his journey to learning front crawl.

Charles – Blog 1:

“A couple of years ago, I watched my wife do a sprint triathlon and thought how much I would like to do that, but the key problem was that I could not imagine how I would ever be able to do the 400 metre swim. Of course, I had learned how to swim at school, and I wasn’t frightened of water, but there was no way I could make it a full length of the local pool in Clapham. I was swimming in classic “Head-Up-Breaststroke” mode, looking like my mother swimming trying to avoid getting her hair wet.

I had tried going to the pool… Read More >

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