Learning to swim as an adult in London
Turner Swim teamed up with Olympian Jazz Carlin by launching a 10 x one hour learn to swim competition for 4 adults courtesy of Yakult funding back in February. Turner Swim instructors coached the 4 winners on a one-to-one basis. The participants also received a short mentoring session with Jazz and nutritional advice from a Yakult nutritionist.
A SW Londoner article, on 22 March, picked up the story:
“Carlin saw them at the start of their journey and then swam a length with them at the end of it, while the training was provided by dedicated coaches from Turner Swim. For Carlin, the courage shown by the four pupils, Ashraf, Lucy, Hanna and MyLinh, was particularly moving.
She said: “I met them all four weeks ago and they were obviously quite scared of the water, not comfortable at all and holding onto the side.
To see them actually swimming a length, I couldn’t believe it! It was just so inspiring to see them take it on.
I felt quite emotional because it’s incredible for them to be able to grab it with both hands and be able swim at the end of the four weeks.”
Source: [http://www.swlondoner.co.uk/carlin-confident-she-can-retain-title-ahead-of-her-fourth-commonwealth-games/]. Accessed 14 April 2018.
Learning to swim with Turner Swim
Learning to swim as an adult can feel a little daunting. However, Yakult chose Turner Swim as all our instructors are adult swimming teaching specialists. Our instructors have received extensive in-house training, teach from a syllabus we designed together and are full-time professionals.
For most adults breathing in water tends to be the biggest concern. Thankfully, breathing is where we get started right from the beginning of lesson one. We want adults learning to swim to feel relaxed and so our lessons take place in five-star London hotels.
Feeling inspired to learn to swim?
Fantastic! Although the Yakult learn to swim competition is now over, Turner Swim are very much still teaching adults to learn to swim. Check out our learn to swim programmes page for further details and then you can book in a lesson to get started.