The Water Whisperer
Gail believes she had developed her own unique method of teaching a pupil to swim. Gail focuses on concise and easy vocabulary for her pupils, who follow it well. This is shown by her constant results with pupils as young as 2 years old swimming distances as far as 200 meters full stroke, (not doggy paddle.)
Some of Gail's highest achievers over the last few years are:
Chloe Roberts, in just four course at 3 years old learned backstroke, breaststroke and front crawl and swum a quarter of a mile. At four years old Chloe completed her one mile non-stop distance swim. Here is Chloe swimming her three styles at only 3 years old.
Patricia started as a non-swimmer, and she had never tried to swim on her back before.
In ELEVEN minutes Gail had taught Patricia all of backstroke and she swum 100 meters non-stop.
After four courses Patricia learned all four strokes, swum one mile, then swum three miles, then swum five miles, non-stop! Here is Patricia with her five mile distance swim trophy.
Patricia was featured on OTS News.
Emily Alty, 10 years old, started as a non-swimmer on a four hour, one hour a day course. After one lesson Emilie had learned a full stroke and swum half a mile.
At the end of the four hours, Emilie had learned breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl and had completed her half a mile, which took up most of one lesson therefore she achieved learning all three styles in around three hours and fifteen minutes.
Frankie also was on the four hour one hour a day course and he was a non-swimmer at the start.
On his first lesson he learned a full stroke and swum 225 meters and after his second lesson he swum 900 meters non-stop which is just over half a mile.
At the end of the four one hour lessons Frankie learned breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl. Like Emilie above he took most of one lesson to swim his half a mile therefore he learned his three strokes in around three hours and fifteen minutes.
are three children I have taught over a four day VIP Course who both
'had been somewhere else' for three years and three and a half years and
still could not swim.' Here are my results.
had been having lessons for three years somewhere else and he could
still not swim he had no technique for any of the four strokes
whatsoever. It was not that James was lacking in his ability, he is a
superb bright child who picked up my instruction fast. His most advanced
skill was kicking with his face in the water. He started at 3 years
old as noted at another swim school, and was now 6 years old when he
came to me on my VIP four day course. I can literally teach James most
advanced skill in about 10 minutes to most children of 4 years and above.
Consider that James was closest to completing front crawl, as kicking with your face in the water is a progression to full front crawl. His Mother asked me to concentrate on developing his front crawl and teach him arm movement and breathing. Therefore I had 2 hours teaching him front crawl and one hour for breaststroke and one hour for backstroke during the four hour course. James had not attempted either backstroke or breaststroke before he began my program.
In that short space of time, James learnt full breaststroke, that's the correct body position, leg movement, arm movement, coordination and he went on to swim 100 meters ( ten lengths of my pool or four lengths of the council big pool.) James also learnt all of backstroke, that's again, body position, leg kick, arm movement and coordination of arms and legs and he went to to swim 100 meters also of back stroke. (All this still during my VIP four hour program)
In addition to his fantastic
progression of back stroke and breast stroke he ALSO learnt front crawl
arms and breathing and swam 30 meters. All of the above in FOUR
Leah & Amber.
Both Leah (6 years old) and Amber (9 years old) went for lessons 'somewhere else, for THREE AND A HALF YEARS', during that time, neither of them could swim, or had learnt any technique. Like James their most advance movement was kicking their legs with their face in the water.
My time was obviously split between the two children on a VIP four day, an hour a day course like James had.
that time on day one, they both learnt all of backstroke and swam 100
meters, both of them, they also learnt coordination of breaststroke. In
the four hours at the end of my program they learnt, backstroke and
swam 100 meters, breaststroke and swam 5 meters, and front crawl with
correct breathing and swam 10 meters.
I think I can almost promise 100% any child that starts with myself at 3 years old, by the time they are 6 years old, then have usually left, and moved on to another sport to learn, as they have learnt, breaststroke, backstroke, front crawl and butterfly. They will have swam distances of up to 400 meters to a mile of one or two stroke (not fly.)
I will name a few children here:
Amy Mills, non swimmer in August 2011.
Mills in July 2012, having swam with me for just under a year, swam ONE
MILE NON STOP of breaststroke! Amy can also swim many lengths of front
crawl and backstroke and Amy can swim 100 meters butterfly.
Jodie Higham 3 years old non swimmer in 2012, by Summer 2013...
Jodie has just completed her 400 meters backstroke unaided and she can swim 20 meters breaststroke.
has since swam one mile at 4 years old and can swim breaststroke,
backstroke and is working on her front crawl and butterfly, plus tumble
Callum 4years old started 5 months of lessons...
Callum has just completed his 1/4 of a mile swim back stoke unaided, and he can swim 10 meters breast stroke. ALL IN 5 MONTHS!
Jemima just 3 years old non swimmer.
she started at just three years old and in one year Jemima swam, 100
meters breaststroke, Jemima swam her first ten meters of breast stroke
when she was still three years old. Jemima has also swam 200 meters back
stroke and can swim 10 meters front crawl with correct breathing. I
have even shown her snippets of butterfly and she puts in a good
effort. All this in about one year coming on my weekly classes.
Leah McCarthy 7 years old very nervous.
Leah started when she was 7 years old, she was really very very nervous and upset when she started. She had no technique and struggled to lift her feet off the pool. In 18 months Leah swam 5 MILES IN ONE GO YES 5 MILES! That's of course after swimming one mile, then on a different session she swam 3 miles and then on a third session she swam 5 miles in one go. Leah learnt breaststroke, backstroke, front crawl, butterfly and diving during her time with me. Leah went on to compete all over the UK.
If you would like more
information or if you have been at another swim school and you feel that
your child has not progressed much do call me now on 07449135450.
I wish all my pupils to become beautiful, confident swimmers, loving the water.
CALL me for a chat if you wish no obligation to book!
Regards, Gail Call 07449135450