SwimWay Health & Safety Training – Summer Term 2017
SwimWay Swimming School runs training for our staff at the start of every term. This level of commitment to health and safety is a key part of our ethos and is just one of the things that help our lessons stand out. The legal minimum for safety training is once every two years, but we know that your children deserve highly trained, experienced instructors. This is why, as a company we decided it is important to provide this training more often than is legally required, despite the financial obligation.
For our Summer Term training, company director Dan Pastor opened by outlining how SwimWay has grown in the last year, noting the fantastic reactions to our classes in Kensington and our new Balham pool. He then proceeded with his presentation by formally introducing the new members to the SwimWay Team: Richardson, Ana, Bradley, Patricia and Claire. SwimWay is rigorous in our selection process for new instructors, and these excellent new teachers have been through a long and arduous shadowing and training programme prior to their first term with SwimWay. Following the introduction, Dan recounted the SwimWay standard practices and procedures with help from our more seasoned team members. We know having the best instructors matter. This is why we look at what makes a great instructor, and use these meetings as an opportunity for our staff to share and learn from each other.
Dan ended his talk by highlighting the importance of our students and clients, and reiterated the value of our wonderful private pool facilities to both the students and the company. He also mentioned our popular intensive holiday crash course swimming lessons. For more information about these, go to your location and download information about our Holiday Courses.
Tamsin Watt, our head of Swimming spoke to our team about SwimWay’s methodology and teaching techniques. We know that as a company we are reflected in the quality of our classes. Each term our head instructors attend classes to review our instructors teaching methods. We take these observations, practical experience, and feedback, and use it to improve our unique methodology to ensure we offer the best possible lessons.
The Health and Safety part of our training is run by our specialist health and safety consultant Dave Perry, whose wealth of knowledge continues to help keep children safe in the water. He not only helps our instructors go through basics of the most common minor injuries, he also puts our team through scenarios based specifically for SwimWay and our unique facilities and private classes.
Our instructors are broken up into three smaller groups and rotated between scenario stations. This allows Dave Perry to focus on the members of each team and aids the learning process. Being swimmers, all our instructors are competitive and work hard to complete each health and safety scenario using their knowledge and experience.
Parents expect the best from our classes. This is why we put so much effort into our training every term. We truly believe SwimWay has the best swimming classes in London, and a large part of that is the quality of the training our team receive. As a company, we are continually dedicated to providing safe, private swimming lessons for your children.