Past SwimWay Clients Getting In Touch With Stories To Tell

At SwimWay, we put so much time and effort into helping our students become better. It is an incredibly rewarding experience watching the children grow and flourish into strong and capable swimmers. Some students stay with us for many years. So when the time is right, it is always sad to see them move on. But we know the best thing for their progression is to move to a larger venue and/or a swim club.

So, when a past client gets in touch years after they have left us, it always brings smiles to faces!  From time to time an old client will contact us with photos or videos of their children swimming.  This is always special, especially for the instructor who taught them.

Fun Photos

One of our past clients got in touch with us to share this fantastic image. Her SwimWay graduates, beaming with pride after representing Wandsworth Swimming Club in a recent Gala this year! She also sent pics of the kids looking happy and healthy at a Guildford qualifying gala in Dec 2018. Lovely!

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The instructor Ernie used to swim with was Dan Pastor, and he was so chuffed to receive the news! You can see Dan in the featured image of this post above – obviously very proud of himself!

Both Olivia and Ernie competed at the Surrey Age Group Championships this year. Olivia came 6th in the 400m individual medley in the 13-year-old category (aged 12 years). Ernie competed in all 50m stroke races in the 10 & 11-year-old category. Had there been a 10-year-old category, he would have come 4th in 2 races and 6th in another!

Speedy Videos

Another one of our past clients also got in touch a while back. They shared this fantastic video of her child (lane 3) swimming at a recent Kent Schools Swimming Association Event!

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The instructor was once again Dan, who was beaming ear to ear when he got the email! Her full report follows:

“Both our kids learned to swim with SwimWay until we moved in 2015. I always remember our instructor Dan telling me to put our son in for competitive swimming as soon as he was 7. It took a little bit longer than that (it had to come from him), but he started last year for our local club having swum for his current school. He absolutely loves it!

It has been a great first year competing, being selected to swim for his school and club at all sorts of events, including the National Arena League. He also qualified for the Kent County Championships and made the finals for quite a few races and helped to secure two silver team relay medals.

He has just qualified for the 50m Freestyle event at the South East Regionals in May and has been selected for the 2019 Kent County Development Pathway Programme. Not bad for his first year, and only just 11!

Who knows where it will go and whether the training will become too much (12+ hours a week). But for now, he loves it. I just wanted to say thank you, as I think you gave him such a great start and really helped to promote enthusiasm, confidence and love for swimming.”

Our thanks to the past clients who got in touch and gave us permission to share these images and video! It’s so lovely to hear when we have had such a positive impact on our students. We could not be prouder!

Are you a past client with a story to tell? Get in touch and put a smile on your previous instructor’s face!