Swim England
Swimming Teachers Association
The STA's National Rescue Standard

We are currently in our third term with Dotty

12th June 2017

We are currently in our third term with Dotty where she has been teaching swimming to our son who is now 16 months old. He was around 8 months when he started Term 1 with her.
The quality of teaching is excellent, Dotty has the perfect blend of technical knowledge, humour and rapport with the children. She is clearly passionate about teaching swimming and working with children. The classes are highly structured with gradual techniques that allow the children to develop new skills and build confidence. You can see your child becoming better as the class progress which is a joy. Each class has a mix of essential life saving skills which develop the child’s survival instinct e.g. using a float, holding onto the side, underwater confidence, jumping in from the side, turning and swimming back to the poolside etc. Plus play with toys and the other children. It is an excellent combination of fun and key skills development.
Dotty is an excellent communicator both with the parents and children and this shows with the excellent relationships she builds with the children at all ages.
I will use Dotty for all of our future classes so much so that I would happily travel to a different area to participate in her sessions. I would recommend her without hesitation to any prospective parents looking for superior quality swimming tuition.