Yes. All children should be accompanied by a parent/carer, who must stay at the venue for the duration of the lesson.
All our swim lessons are 45 minutes long.
Generally we have up to 8 or 9 swimmers per class. In the 'Beginner with Parent' classes in London there are up to 4 swimmers in a class.
No. If assistance is required for a young child we would ask their parent/carer to join them in the water.
Bookings are taken as a block booking for the course (usually 12-16 weeks long). Payments are made directly to the office and are taken via debit/credit card over the telephone. We do not charge a booking fee for card payments.
Goggles are worn from Improver level upwards.
The reason we discourage the wearing of goggles with less-experienced swimmers is to do with saving one’s own life; swimmers who get into difficulties in rivers, lakes, canals and the sea always suffer water in their eyes. If your child doesn’t know what this feels like and how to deal with it then they are less-likely to be able to successfully expedite a self-rescue.
Therefore, right from the start we do lots of work on submersion and dipping the face into water without goggles – though it’s all done in a fun manner, is completely painless, and nobody is made to do anything! Swimmers who have completed 50 metres or further should bring goggles.
Yes, all swimmers are required to wear a swimming hat. All swimmers are given a free swim hat when they join the swim school.
Any missed lessons due to illness or otherwise are 'lost' lessons.
The swim school does not offer replacement lessons for non-attendance.
Mastering swimming, like any skill, depends greatly on a number of different factors which include, age, natural ability, willingness to learn and the style of teaching. This means that each student progresses at their own rate.
Our youngest performers are 3 years old, who are joined in the pool by their parent/carer.
Joseph has thoroughly enjoyed the fast track week. He says that everything has been explained very clearly and he feels he has made a lot of progress. He finds the fast track weeks very helpful and is always keen to swim every day. Thank you!…
My daughter has improved a lot since swimming here. She could jump into the water on the second day, and swim without muscles after 3 days. The swim teacher is very experienced with training kids. My daughter loves it. Thank you very much.…
Such a fun class, I love how the staff makes learning swimming so much fun. Rishit said yesterday at 4pm I can’t wait for tomorrow, so I can go back to my swimming lesson. Thanks a lot!
The swim teacher has been absolutely amazing!! So professional, caring, motivating. My daughter has improved a lot this week and I have no doubt that this support and guidance have been fundamental to her success!
AMAZING! After having lessons elsewhere that he didn’t enjoy, he came for an intensive week here and loved every minute of it. The swim teacher’s enthusiasm and brilliant teaching have helped Liam to improve so much in only a week. Thank you…
Cameron really enjoyed the fast track week. The swim teacher offered the perfect amount of encouragement. Thank you!
Excellent sessions all week. You can really see the progress made from the whole class! Lessons have been really encouraging and The swim teacher has been fab! Thank you!
The Sarah Harris School of Swimming stands out for its unique approach and teaching. Whether in term time or during fast tracks, this has had wonderful results with my kids. They have grown confident capable swimmers.
Lily has never enjoyed swimming so much; she has improved a lot over just a few days. The classes were fantastic, would highly recommend The Swim School to anyone, The swim teacher’s approach is fun and engaging – thank you!…
Just wanted to say how fantastic The Swim School is and how pleased we are with how well our boys are progressing! The swim teacher is just brilliant with all of the children and makes learning to swim so much fun! We are amazed at how well they have both done! We…
I'm so grateful to the swimming teachers for teaching both my children to swim. They are brilliant at their jobs! Ben and Isabelle are both very confident and competent swimmers now. It has given me a huge peace of mind that they have learnt this vital life skill. I…
Just wanted to say a huge thank you, in a few short lessons you have transformed the way Ludo feels about swimming and today he jumped into the big pool and he wouldn't have ever dreamed about doing that before. Your lessons are fun, engaging and caring. We are so…