As with any learning experience, a strong partnership with parents and carers is key. We value our partnership with parents and carers to ensure we understand and meet each child's individual needs.
Take a look at some of our feedback...
"My daughters have been taught through group lessons for the past 18 months at Swim Quest. They have progressed well, gained strength and skill but most importantly confidence. The teachers are all positive and encouraging and the classes are kept small to make sure that the children are not waiting around but getting the maximum opportunity to practice. I highly recommend this swim school."
Mum to Abigail & Eloise
"I moved my daughters from ‘baby pool’ lessons at a local swimming pool, where there were at least 8 to a group and half the time the children sat shivering on the side before they were able to have their turn swimming. Not a good investment of time or money!
Changing to Swim Quest has been a massive upgrade and the best decision I ever made. The groups are small, the pool is deep enough so they can’t walk or stand – they have to learn to swim and that’s what I want to pay for!
The teachers are professional and friendly and Karyn who runs Swim Quest is flexible to your needs. Children are rewarded with varying swim level certificates and badges.
As a result, my daughters are seriously good swimmers at the age of 5 and 8 – the older one is now learning the Butterfly stroke!
Just amazing – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Swim Quest from the moment your child needs proper lessons, not a muck around in a baby pool."
Mum to Neve & Mae
"Just wanted to say how impressed I am with Swim Quest. All four of my children have loved swimming with you guys, all the teachers are amazing and have so much patience. I can’t believe the difference in my children in such a short space of time after wasting time and money at previous places. My youngest had a huge fear of water and now absolutely loves it. I can’t recommend Swim Quest highly enough. Thank You!!!!"
Mum to Mia, Callum, Daniel & Jack
"My daughter has been swimming with Swim Quest since she was 3 and a half (she’s now 6). She has gone from being totally unable to swim and totally unconfident around water so being able to swim around 10 metres without any aids and absolutely loving swimming! I cannot recommend Swim Quest highly enough – the classes are really small, the teachers are all lovely and the kids always get plenty of attention and individual swimming time. Thank you so much Karyn and Swim Quest!"
Mum to Faith
"My Son started swimming lessons at Swim Quest a few years ago and was a complete beginner. He’s now thriving with confidence with the help and support of his swim teachers. This helps as it’s a friendly environment and we couldn’t be happier. It’s the highlight of his week which is excellent as he’s learning an important skill for life.
Mum to Henry
"My son Alfie was very apprehensive about going in the pool for his first lesson alone, without mum! Karyn personally, made him feel at ease by taking time to explain what would happen and was in the pool with him on a 1:1 lesson (his hands round her neck at the start!) until he gained his confidence. Slowly over a few lessons he really found his swimming legs and I am so happy with the progress he has made. He has worked his way now through to blue hats class and is now working on his technique. He feels so confident which is great.
He has now had a few of the different teachers and they have been all really supportive and competent. Its great they spend the whole time in the pool, practicing by doing not just watching! I have already recommended Swim Quest to lots of other parents. I feel swimming is a valuable life skill requirement."
Mum to Alfie
"I have 3 children in this swimming school and they have progressed so well. I love that there are only 4 children in their classes which means they get so much more attention and time to develop. They have all become confident swimmers and love their teacher. I have recommended Swim Quest to many people who have also been pleased with their child’s development. Karyn and the team are so friendly and she always takes into account that I have 3 children learning, and accommodates me when she can to have them swimming at the same time."
Mum to Cerys, Yvie & Olly
"My Daughter started at Swim Quest in 2014. I can honestly say I have been really happy with my daughters progress , she started at the school not confident and not happy about putting her face in the water, she has steadily progressed and is now like a fish in the water .
I tell anyone that asks or that would like lessons about how wonderful and patient the teachers are and would definitely recommend Swim Quest."
Mum to Isabel
"My son has just started Swim Quest & is loving it. In just a couple of weeks his confidence has grown so much – we took him swimming on Sunday & he was putting his face in the water – I can’t believe it!!"
Mum to Joshua
"When my daughter first started at Swim Quest, I was a little dubious as I couldn’t see what could be taught in just a half hour lesson. My daughter was fairly confident in the water but used armbands, anyway the price was very reasonable, so I decided to try one of the holiday courses, to see how it went. I have to say that I was blown away in the first half hour, her progress was amazing and continued to improve throughout the week. Because of this, I had no hesitation in signing up for the weekly lessons. My reason for signing up originally was just for my daughter to learn to swim, but that happened very quickly, but due to the great atmosphere and patience of the instructors, It is now 4 years later! My daughter is now a very competent swimmer and has worked her way through all of the levels and has learnt many swimming strokes. All of the teachers have incredible patience and have a great way with the children, no matter what their age and ability. I would have no hesitation in recommending Swim Quest to anyone looking for a swimming class for their child."
Mum to Honey
"I truly believe their lessons are helping his breathing and his anxiety. He still does not wish to swim with me but is calmer after a Monday night and it also encourages him to eat!! This is helping him so much in ways we never dreamed of, like his anxiety, the breathing and focusing on something positive."
Mum to Ashton (1:1)
RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ROOKIE LIFEGUARD
"I loved watching the enjoyment my children get from their swimming lessons. The rookie lifeguard course was both fun, with also teaching them important life skills. It was a good alternative to a normal holiday course which primarily focuses on technique and stamina."
Mum to Sarah & Katie
"This has been the best days of my life."
RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ADULT LESSONS
"When I took my first lesson with Swim Quest I wouldn't put my face in the water and I wouldn't get in the water unless I knew I could touch the bottom. Very kind and understanding teachers. 4 months later was swimming with my 7 year old god daughter (also taught by Swim Quest) in the Red Sea. My only regret is that I did not take the plunge 20 years ago!"
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE AWARDS BOOK
"Its fabulous because I can draw myself and make the book my own." Sianne 6yrs
"Its great to see a record of my childs progress and what they need to do to get to the next level."
"I love that all their swimming achievements are all together in one record book."
"I love collecting my stickers."
"My son loves his awards book and loves to show family and friends his achievements."
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SYNCHRO ADULTS
"I’ve absolutely loved going to the synchro class, it’s so nice to get out and do a class for myself, learn something new and have fun! The teacher is amazing and explains everything well and is helping us progress, it’s much harder than it looks and quite exhausting – but in a good way!
I can’t wait to show my kids some of the things I’ve learnt when we’re on holiday in the summer!"
"I really look forward to synchro each week. Not only because it’s me time but also because It’s great fun and I always feel like I have achieved something."
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SYNCHRO CHILDREN
"It is a good skill to have, I get a lot of enjoyment out of it and the teacher is kind and she knows what she is talking about."
Freya aged 10
"Excellent class that combines, fitness, the learning of new skills and fun for all those taking part."
Sarah, Amy’s Mum