Learn to swim blog

Photo: Up and coming swimmer of the year – Mathilde William Young Swim School 2015 With her mother Arlington Baths..
Classes cater for individuals of all ages, different abilites and with a range of specific needs - See more at: http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/william-young-swimming-school-glasgow/#sthash.TPhppAvQ.dpuf
Classes cater for individuals of all ages, different abilites and with a range of specific needs - See more at: http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/william-young-swimming-school-glasgow/#sthash.TPhppAvQ.dpuf

 

Classes cater for individuals of all ages, different abilites and with a range of specific needs.

They include:

* 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
http://www.paralympic.org/glasgow-2015


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