More so than any other swim school, at SwimWay we make health and safety a major priority in the way we run the company and our lessons. When dealing with swimming lessons for all ages and abilities it is extremely important to put safety first, and we do exactly that.
Although it would be more cost effective for our company to run lessons with larger groups of children, health and safety and lesson quality is so important to us, that we keep all our classes as private or semi-private. This allows our instructors to focus fully on each child’s safety and needs within the lessons.
Legal requirements dictate that instructors undergo CPR and other emergency training only once every two years. We recognised that this is incredibly insufficient. Thus we run a first aid course at the beginning of every term. Three times a year instead of once every two years.
We have also brought a specialised health and safety consultant into the SwimWay team – David Perry. With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, working with leisure centres and private swimming schools, as well as the STA (one of the UK governing swimming teaching bodies), David Perry brings a professional eye and mind to the health and safety concerns of our swim school.
David routinely runs the termly first aid courses. He makes regular monthly pool visits to ensure our sites are up to spec. He also meets with the site owners and SwimWay management to discuss and resolve potential issues. He is our eyes and ears for the health and safety awareness of the company, keeping us on the forefront of your children’s, and your own safety during our lessons.