Adult Swim Lessons (16+ years old)

Adult Swimming Lessons

Adults learning to swim backstroke in swimming lessons

Harvard Medical School recommends swimming as one of the top 5 exercises for adults. No wonder, more and more adults looking for swimming lessons.

But, 1 in every 3 adults in England doesn’t know how to swim.

Most adult who consider booking swimming lessons have similar backstories.

A below-standard swim teacher or swimming in cold pools as a child are common off-putting stories we hear from our adult learners.

Forming bad memories from swimming in childhood, would normally result in staying away from swimming for a lifetime.

But, we can help you to change that!

Adult Beginners Swim Lessons

We have taught many adults who wanted to learn to swim from scratch. Check the below list and see if any of that applies to you and if yes, we can help you with our private lessons.

  • Are you a parent who after having kids, would like to be able to enjoy family swims with your children when holidaying?
  • Would you like to go back to swimming after decades of being away following medical advice? Active adults tend to pick up injuries over years of dry-land training. After the age 40 or 50, land-based exercises like running can get too much for the joints. So, water-based activities specially swimming are good substitutes for adults who want to stay fit but want safer activities and do something more gentle for their joints.
  • Would you like to get more water confidence so they can enjoy swimming in the deep end of the pool.
  • Triathlon has grown in popularity and more and more adult want to learn to swim or get better at swimming to participate in triathlon events.

Are You A Nervous Swimmer?

nervous adult swimmer with a teacher in a poolHear first-hand on what one of our adult swimmers says about our private adult swimming lessons.

Backstory: Peter was a very healthy, active, and sporty guy when he joined in 2019.

Peter was a complete beginner and had difficulty to be relaxed specially in the deep-end of the swimming pool, where he couldn’t touch the bottom of the pool.

Peter never learned to swim as a child.

At last, in my mid 40’s I decided to find time to learn how to swim. I could not be more happier with my choice of the school. Absolutely brilliant swimming school for all ages and abilities. Thanks to James, only after few 1-2-1 lessons I could see the progress and started to enjoy swimming. Despite his young age James is a born teacher. I’m loving every minute of the learning experience. ~ Peter Chopyk (January 2020)

If you are O.K with swimming in the shallow end, but, get panic when water goes over your head, we can help you get you water confident.

Don’t let a lack of water confidence stop you from going for a swim.

Just let us help you with swimming outside of your comfort zone.

You Can Swim but, you feel your stroke needs to improve

If you are a good swimmer but can only swim with one stroke, you are not alone. Even good swimmers sometimes need to seek professional advice to polish and perfect their front crawl technique for triathlon.

Many adults in the U.K can only swim breaststroke. Want to learn a new stroke or improve your front crawl technique, hear it first-hand of how we helped Chris, who wanted to improve her front crawl technique and learn to do bilateral breathing correctly and efficiently.

I’m a confident adult swimmer who wanted to improve my stroke efficiency. Marjan has been superb at spotting exactly what needs to be done in order to improve. She’s a pleasure to be with and really knows her stuff. It’s clear that she’s not delivering just a one size fits all programme but really making the effort to respond individually. After only two lessons, i can already see improvement. Highly recommended.



Swimming with the correct stroke technique is what you need to be able to lap swimming. Many adults have had swim lessons with us because they want to learn a specific stroke. For example they want to swim Front Crawl (with proper side breathing) or Breaststroke or Backstroke.

Private Adult Swim Lessons

You can choose between one-to-one and semi-private lessons. The option of semi-private can be only offered if you would like to share your swim lessons with a friend or a family member.

More about Private & Semi-Private Swimming Lessons

Other Ages and Swimming Abilities