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 students.  However, health and safety and lesson quality are so important to us that we keep all our classes as 1:1, 1:2 or small group classes.  This allows our instructors to focus fully on each student'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 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.

Emergency First Aid Training for SwimWay Instructors

May 13, 2024

SwimWay ensures safety beyond the poolside with emergency first aid training three times per year at the beginning of every term.

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Mastering Breaststroke: The SwimWay Methodology

May 13, 2024

Mastering Breaststroke: The SwimWay Methodology. Intricacies of this stroke help instructors empower their students with grace & precision!

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Summer Term Operational Meeting

May 13, 2024

In the Summer Term Operational Meeting, we celebrated milestones, discussed operational efficiency & reaffirmed our commitment to excellence!

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SwimWay Summer Term 2024 Instructor Training

May 13, 2024

At SwimWay, we prioritise excellence and safety in every aspect of our operations. Our recent Summer Term 2024 Instructor Training day dedicated itself to equipping our instructors with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their roles and ensure the safety of our students. Let’s take a closer look at the key highlights from…

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SwimWay’s Inaugural STA Accredited Award Course

February 21, 2024

Our first-ever collaborative STA Accredited Award Course, helping create a safer and more skilled community of teachers AND swimmers.

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First Aid Training for Swimming Teachers: Ensuring Safety in Every Stroke

January 25, 2024

Our experienced trainer, David Ashton, continues to equip the team with essential skills to respond effectively in emergency situations.

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Creative Teaching Workshop with Alberto Baggio

January 25, 2024

In a recent highlight of the Instructor Training Meeting, Alberto Baggio took centre stage in a vibrant Creative Teaching Workshop.

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Team Meeting Insights from Dan Pastor, Tamsin Watt & Ana Mauricio

January 25, 2024

Explore the Spring 2024 team meeting insights from Dan (SwimWay MD), Tamsin (Head of Swimming), and Ana (Parent & Baby Supervisor).

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Highlights from SwimWay’s Spring 2024 Instructor Training Meeting

January 25, 2024

The Spring Term 2024 instructor training meeting refreshed Health & Safety & delved into teacher development & creative teaching strategies.

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Autumn Training 2023 With The SwimWay Team

September 19, 2023

The termly SwimWay training contributes to our drive to improve our services in health & safety, operations, methodology & customer services.

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