Category: Teaching methods
Swimming Lessons for Adults in London
Swimming lessons for adults have been provided by Turner Swim in London since April 2013. We operate from luxurious 5-star hotels at Le Méridien Piccadilly and Marriott County Hall between Westminster and Waterloo. Before clients join us we are often asked what is unique about our adult lessons and how we designed our programmes. Equally current clients sometimes ask why we just teach swimming to adults and what it is that we enjoy most. Hopefully this blog helps clients to understand a little more about what we are all about!
Adult swimming lessons differ greatly from those delivered to children. All of our instructors qualified to become Level 2 Swimming Instructors with either swimming governing bodies the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) or Swimming Teachers Association (STA). During our qualification courses however, all of the tuition we received was based on teaching children and there wasn’t an adult to teach in sight! This is unfortunately very much the industry standard.
So the first unique aspect about Turner Swim is that all of our instructors receive extensive in-house training in teaching and coaching adults. We have designed all of our programmes ourselves and our methods are a proven success. If an aspect of our teaching haven’t worked in the past then during our 5 years of operating, we have found better ways of achieving our goals. Turner Swim’s founder Andrew began teaching adults back in 2009 when he was teaching finance to investment banking graduates.
One-to-one adult swimming lessons
One-to-one swimming lessons enable us to teach our clients at their own speeds and styles of learning. Adults learn very differently. Whilst a visual demonstration might be a perfect teaching solution for one client, another may prefer a detailed explanation. Equally some adults prefer to be praised a lot, helping them to gain confidence, whilst other clients expect a very honest and direct approach. Our swimming instructors are very experienced, so can quickly understand the type of learner that they are working with. Our swimming lessons for adults are exactly that; we are teaching you as an adult through conversations, technical analysis and we aim to bring enjoyment to your swimming!
We very much recommend that for all adults who can swim less than 100 meters front crawl, take one-to-one lessons. Having a lesson tailor-made to a client’s specifics help adults to vastly improve. All of our hotel based adult swimming lessons are on a one-to-one basis.
Five star hotel locations at Piccadilly and Westminster in Central London
Delivering one-to-one adult swimming lessons in five star hotels certainly feels a world away from the swimming pool experiences we all grew up in! We often say that we are the calm below the circus, being located just 150 meters away from Piccadilly Circus at Le Méridien hotel.
Our Marriott County Hall venue between Waterloo and Westminster has a stunning 25 meter long swimming pool. Guests and clients alike are usually greeted upon arrival to the hotel’s main entrance by doormen in top hats. The health club is located on the 5th floor and the indoor swimming pool is blessed with natural light.
Swimming instructors for adult lessons
During summer 2019 we are scheduled to be providing up to 170 one-to-one adult lessons each week in London. In addition we are offering a number of group open water swim coaching courses. The huge advantage of delivering as many sessions is that several of our instructors teach adults full-time with us. The specialisation enables our instructors to be specifically trained for teaching adults.
Our in-house instructor training covers topics such as teaching from the same programme content and recording each client’s progress. We also train instructors to have the correct positioning for demonstrations. Our in-house e-learning site for instructors helps immensely with their training. The aim of our extensive training is for clients to be able to receive the best lessons possible with consistency between instructors. Personal interaction, relationship building, technical analysis and the ability to give clear explanations are invaluable attributes that all of our instructors possess. In addition all our instructors are monitored regularly to check the quality of their sessions are meeting the Turner Swim expectations. We have set high standards for ourselves.
Check our swimming lesson programmes
Through Turner Swim’s methods, practices and instructor personalities, we help adults to achieve the results they are after! Why not check out our most popular adult swimming coaching programmes by clicking here.