Adult Lessons

Please note we currently only offer public adult lessons at our Kew Gardens venue (on demand, dependent on availability).  All other options are for residents/members only at private clubs


SwimWay provides adult courses that are suitable for a wide range of skillsets. Ranging from absolute beginners through to advanced level swimmers, and even triathlon training programmes. Continuing our specialised methodology of private or semi-private lessons, our adult classes provide precise tutoring.  This ensures a more personal lesson, with more attention to the individual students.

The types of skill levels we can cater for are dependant on the pool size at the location.  Obviously the smaller pools offer an environment best suited to beginner and intermediate level swimmers, focussing on technique and stroke development. Whereas the larger pools can offer more space for fitness and endurance for advanced swimmers and triathlon coaching.

We guarantee only the highest standard of lessons, with the lesson types broken down into four separate categories:


Adult Beginner

Adult beginner classes are separated into two sections:

  • Beginner 1 (Not very confident, introducing basic swimming skills and confidence)
  • Beginner 2 (Able to swim 10m, even if it is without any discernible technique, working on confidence and strokes)

The beginner classes will focus on three main important elements:

  • Being Comfortable in the Water: One of the most important first steps in learning to swim is comfortably putting your face in the water. Gradually we will teach you how to hold your breath in order to submerge the whole head in the water.
  • Floating: We will practice floating with your face down in the water and also on your back. At this point we will also practice rotation and submersion in the water.
  • Kicking and sculling: Once you are comfortable with putting your face in the water we will practice how to move forward and backwards through the water using your arms and legs. We will practice these in the shallow and the deep ends of the pool.