Judith Ralston, BBC Weather Presenter – delighted with her twins’ swimming classes
Judith Ralston’s delighted with the progress of her twins’ swimming at William Young Swim School.
‘After a lot of searching for the right swim school, we found William Young’s classes at the Arlington Baths, where the twins are now making great strides at their swimming lessons. It’s important for us as parents that they learn the essential life skills and they certainly are.’
Judith Ralston, Weather Presenter, BBC.21 January, 2018
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Medal Success for Aaron after attending William Young Swim School
In June 2017 Aaron began attending classes at the William Young Swim School to work at improving his stroke. He competes as a member of Dunbartonshire Disability Sports Club, where recently he has enjoyed considerable success winning no less thant four gold and one silver medal.
At Kilmarnock Jets Anniversary Gala 2017 he won two gold medals: 50m butterfly and 100m freestyle front.
At West of Scotland Federation Swimming Clubs for people with Disability Jubilee Gala 2017, Aaron won a silver medal 100m freestyle front.
At the National Junior Championships for people with a Learning Disability, he took gold in 25m adapted breast stroke and gold in 50m freeystyle back stroke.
Pretty impressive haul by any standard. Well done, Aaron.
17 January, 2018.
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Contact William Young Swim School
Mob: 07986 884 556
Tel: 01389 873 645
Terms and Conditions
1. Blocks of lessons must be paid for in advance (minimum block of four lessons). This is important for insurance purposes. We reserve the right to cancel a lesson if appropriate payment has not been paid for in advance.
2. A swimmer’s place is booked and committed for the whole four week block.
3. Cancellation within 24 hours, for whatever reason, will require full payment of the lesson. Over 48 hours notice will incur a 50% charge of the normal rate.
4. If the instructor has to cancel a lesson, the swimmer will receive a full refund or credit for another lesson.
5. It is a compulsory condition of lessons for children that a parent, or their nominated representative, is present at poolside during all lessons. This is to comply with child protection recommendations.
6. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to notify us of any medical conditions, illnesses or injuries likely to impede a swimmer’s safety or ability to participate in lessons.
7. We will provide swimming aids and equipment and a fully qualified swimming instructor for each lesson.
8. We reserve the right to terminate lessons if any of the above conditions are not adhered to.
About the William Young Swimming School
William Young is an experienced swimming coach with a full range of qualifications relating to Health and Fitness.
He is a fully qualified teacher, affiliated to the Institute of Swimming, FIOS, MIOS (TD) and also the Scottish Teachers Association (STA) and all tuition is designed and implemented according to the STA guidelines.
William offers swimming lessons in the Glasgow area to all levels – adults and children – at beginner, improver and developer levels. He is also experienced in coaching swim teams. He previously was Assistant Swimming Development Officer with West Dunbartonshire Council and so has extensive experience of designing swimming classes for groups and coaching individuals. He has additional qualifications relating to disabilities and special needs including working with deaf children and adults at all levels – he holds the NDCS Deaf Friendly Swimming Certificate.
William holds the current Disclosure Scotland Certificate and also holds the Child Protection Workshop Certificate
Rehabilitation through swimming
Rehabilitation through Swimming / Aqua Exercise
He delivers rehabilitation classes and this has proven to be beneficial in aiding recovery and easing mobility. It involves developing individual programmes focusing on increasing fitness levels including flexibility, cardiovascular health, strength and stamina. He has additional qualifications relating to disabilities and special needs including sight impairment and deafness.
Some examples would include: Working with clients after hip and knee replacements, with those who have been advised by medical practitioners to build up specific muscle groups to support skeletal system, stroke and by-pass patients, people with cerebal palsy and other health issues or conditions.
Work can be undertaken in conjunction with other health professionals including physiotherapists and occupational therapists, he designs programmes for clients using teaching methods and techniques to ensure minimum shock absorption and maximum flexibility.
Prices for swimming lessons
‘He very much enjoys his time with Liam, who has been a fantastic support to him, both as an instructor and as a role model. ‘Robbie and Anne Hawthorne, Bearsden.
Assessment lesson – £25
Arlington Baths Club – Children and Adults one to one lessons £22 Two to One £14 each
Marriott Hotel – Children and Adults one to one lessons £22 Two to One £14 each
Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel – Children and Adults one to one lessons £22 Two to One £14 each
Arlington Baths Club Wednesday 9.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Friday – 2.00 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Marriott – from 12.30 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel – Saturdays and Sundays 9.00 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Learn to swim blog
Classes cater for individuals of all ages, different abilites and with a range of specific needs.
* Classes to meet the needs of non-swimmers and nervous swimmers.
* Clients seeking to improve swimming technique
* Clients aiming to build stamina and fitness levels
* Clients who have specific needs including the less able bodied adults and children, including individuals with learning difficulties.
*Rehabilitation through swimming and aqua exercise with individual programmes designed to increasing fitness levels, William holds additional qualifications relating to disabilities and special needs including sight impairment and deafness. He has experience working with clients with a variety of needs such as those who have had hip or knee replacements, stroke and by-pass patients and those with cerebral palsy.
*Competitive swimmers are also welcome, for example, for those competing in triathlons for whom swimming may be a weaker discipline. Benefit is gained through learning how to swim without exhausting yourself thereby promoting competitiveness.
* Staying safe: An important element of lessons includes teaching young children to understand dangers associated with lochs, gravel pits, canals and rivers – helping ensure they stay safe when playing outdoors.
William is particularly pleased to be offering classes in Glasgow’s West End at the icononic Arlington Baths – established in 1870.
Classes are available at:
Arlington Bath’s Club, 61 Arlington St, Glasgow G3 6DT
Wednesdays 10.30 a.m. – 12.00 a.m. Fridays 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Many people come along to the school for lessons from all walks of life and all for different reasons. Some lack confidence in the water, some are completely new swimmers, some want to build up their technique. Often parents bring their children to learn to ensure their safety in and around water. Other clients require rehabilitation, perhaps after surgery. Some are disabled and I pride myself on being particularly experienced – and qualified – to work with disabled adults and children.
It’s a pleasure to teach them all and I hope to feature many success stories in my blog.
New qualification swimming for the deaf
I am always working to increase my knowledge and gain qualifications. I recently attended a course designed to teach swimming coaches how they can best support deaf swimmers. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to be able to put what I have learned to good use.
2015 World IPC Swimming Championships
This event will take place at Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow – 13 – 19 July
Rehabilitation through swimming
Rehabilitation through Swimming / Aqua Exercise
Rehabilitation classes at the William Young Swim School have proven to be beneficial in aiding recovery and easing mobility. Individual programmes are developed focusing on increasing fitness levels including flexibility, cardiovascular health, strength and stamina. William is experienced in working with clients with a variety of needs and holds additional qualifications relating to disabilities and special needs including sight impairment and deafness.
Some examples would include: Working with clients after hip and knee replacements, with those who have been advised by medical practitioners to build up specific muscle groups to support skeletal system, stroke and by-pass patients and clients with cerebal palsy and other health issues or conditions.
Work can be undertaken in conjunction with other health professionals including physiotherapists and occupational therapists. William designs programmes for clients using appropriate teaching methods and techniques to ensure minimum shock absorption and maximum flexibility.
Call 07986884556 to arrange classes.
Swimming lessons for disabled and special needs: Glasgow area
“He cannot get enough of going to swimming whereas previously he was rather timid and would prefer not to go. Brian McAuley, Clydebank
One to one classes can be arranged both for children (aged 4 – 15) and adults.
Please telephone to discuss requirements. 01389 873 645, Mobile: 07986 884 556
Or complete contact form
“The swim school not only teaches young children how to swim but also incorporates adult swimming groups, swimming for less able bodied participants snd clients with learning difficulties”.
“I cannot explain the difference the swim school, and William in particular, has made to young and old alike, including the difference he has made in two young swimmers’ abilities and lives, who have learning difficulties”.
“I would encourage anyone to seek out a place with the swim school and I defy anyone not to be impressed.!!!!!!
Beardmore – Health Club Manager
Swimming lessons for children: Glasgow area
“Since the classes, my son has absolutely no fear of the water and can swim on top and under the water.” Brian McAuley, Clydebank
Swimming classes are provided for children aged from 4 to 15 years in classes or one to one. Maximum number in groups is 5 children.
Either way you can be assured of a high class service with an approach that is fun, safe and effective.
You can be assured that teachers are highly qualified and accredited swimming teacher who have been through all appropriate disclosure checks.
Lessons are aimed at all levels including nervous beginners through to more advanced swimmers.
Experienced in working with children who are disabled or have learning difficulties.
Children should be accompanied by a parent or adult representative.
Every care will be taken to ensure that swimming lessons meet your requirements.
Please complete contact form or telephone 07986884556 or 01389 873 645