When dealing with swimming lessons for all ages and abilities it is extremely important to put safety first, and we do exactly that.  It would be more cost effective for our company to run lessons with larger groups of children.  However, health and safety and lesson quality are so important to us that we keep all our classes as 1:1 or 1:2 lessons.  This allows our instructors to focus fully on each child’s safety and needs within the lessons.

At the beginning of every term, we have our specialised trainer Dave Perry run a first aid refresher course.  This covers CPR and other emergency training as well as operational procedures.  This is far more than is legally required, but you cannot put a price on children's safety.  We also follow strict safeguarding procedures to ensure we maintain the welfare of our students.

With around 20 years experience in the leisure industry, including his previous roles as Leisure Centre Manager and STA Regional Development Officer, Dave Perry now runs his own training company Aquatic Training Courses.  Providing a range of training courses for the leisure industry covering lifesaving, first aid, swimming teaching and pool plant operator courses.  He brings a professional eye and mind to the safety concerns of our swim school.

Another imperative addition to the team is David Ashton, our Health & Safety Consultant.  Along with his duties as instructor and site manager, David has updated SwimWay's entire health & safety operational procedures.  He continues with regular pool visits to ensure our sites are up to spec.  David is the eyes and ears of our safety awareness, keeping us at the forefront of your and your children’s safety during our lessons.

SwimWay Zoom Team Training – Autumn Term 2020

September 21, 2020

More so than ever before, we emphasise the importance of health and safety. This was the focus of the SwimWay Team Training for the Autumn Term 2020.

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Autumn Term Lessons 2020 – SwimWay COVID19 Measures

August 27, 2020

Next term starts on Tuesday the 1st of September and our Autumn Term 2020 COVID19 measures are all in place for each of our venues.

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Summer Holiday Lessons 2020 – SwimWay COVID19 Measures

July 16, 2020

Our Holiday Courses are possible due to the work of our Health & Safety team. SwimWay COVID19 measures are in place to maximise hygiene and safety.

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An Endorsement of SwimWay’s Commitment to Health & Safety

May 27, 2020

I was highly impressed with the commitment to health and safety at SwimWay. It goes over and above standards set by other swim schools I have come across.

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Spring Term 2020 – SwimWay Instructor Training

January 20, 2020

On 11th January, the team had the termly instructor training meeting to touch base, have a rundown of the term ahead and a Health & Safety refresher.

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SwimWay STA Safety Award Training 2019

December 5, 2019

Every term SwimWay instructors have health & safety refresher courses. In addition to these they also undergo Safety Award Training course every two years.

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SwimWay Autumn Term 2019 Team Training

September 19, 2019

On the first Sunday of every term, the SwimWay Team has an afternoon of training. A valued part of the SwimWay ethos, contributing to our drive to improve.

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SwimWay Summer Term 2019 Team Training

May 3, 2019

On 28 April, the team was again together for the termly team training to swap ideas, resolve issues, and undergo the health & safety course.

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SwimWay Spring Term 2019 Team H&S Training

January 28, 2019

At the start of every term, the entire SwimWay team meets for the team meeting and health and safety training for best operational and safety practices.

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SwimWay Autumn Term 2018 Team H&S Training

September 25, 2018

On Sunday 9th September, the team met up for its termly staff meeting. An opportunity to discuss ideas, resolve issues and run the health and safety course.

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