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I offer lessons to adults who want to learn to swim, to learn a new stroke or improve an existing stroke.  

I also work with non-swimmers who have less of a desire to swim but would like to improve their water confidence.  

Together, we explore basic movements with an enhanced awareness of our relationship with the water.


I work with you in the water one-to-one.  My teaching practice is based on the EDGE approach:

I Explain      I Demonstrate        I Guide         You Explore 


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Swim Check for all levels, 45 minutes

This is a good opportunity to experience the Shaw Method before committing to a block of lessons

Or as a review session following a block of lessons to fine-tune your technique 


Blocks of lessons over 4 to 8 weeks, either as 6 x 30-minute or 3 x 1-hour sessions

Learn a new stroke or improve an existing stroke

Front Crawl 

Most swimmers find they get breathless after one length. By improving leg and arm action, body rotation and length, breathing flows more naturally.

Backstroke

An excellent stroke for building core strength and burning calories. It is often limited by poor body position, arm and leg action. Learning backstroke can enhance your learning of front crawl.

Breaststroke

Probably the most popular stroke. However, it is often swum with poor head and neck position, or screw kick. Correcting spine position and leg kick avoids neck and back pain and makes this a more enjoyable stroke.

Butterfly

Although butterfly appeals to many, few choose to learn to swim this stroke because it is perceived to be challenging. On the contrary, this is a graceful stroke when swum according to the Shaw Method and no more difficult than any other stroke. If you have always wanted to swim Butterfly then come on in.

 

Build Water Confidence, 45 minutes

We explore movements that enhance your balance and coordination, your body awareness and posture. 

You will be able to place your face in the water

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Your breathing will become more natural

You will learn to return to a standing position safely and with ease

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... and float freely on your back

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Swim in a wave-like movement, and turn from your back to your front

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From walking to gliding, you will have a more comfortable and enjoyable relationship with the water