Neil Bailey Swimming Blog

What makes a great Swimming Teacher?

What makes a great Swimming Teacher?

  Neil Bailey Swimming is very proud of our team of teachers, we have a strong idea of what makes a great teacher and someone who we would welcome to our team would have the following attributes. Passionate All teachers must have a passion for their subject, to...

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Neil Bailey Swimming Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Neil Bailey Swimming Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Its that time of year again, Christmas shopping has been slightly different this year so we have put together a gift guide to inspire your gifting this Christmas!      Swim Bag, Poncho, Print, Private Lesson Voucher, Topsy and Tim Learn To Swim, Klean...

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Lockdown 2.0 Swimming Exercises

Lockdown 2.0 Swimming Exercises

Sadly unlike most clubs we cannot transfer our lessons online through this second lockdown however there are some exercises you can follow with your children to help them as they return to lessons in December! Bath Time - we suggest no bubble bath for these...

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Updated Safety Measures in response to Covid 19

Updated Safety Measures in response to Covid 19

Since we began teaching we have prioritised using venues with high standards of water treatment. This is key to providing a clean and safe environment that we would be happy for our families to swim in. This has taken on an even greater importance during this...

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Strength Training for Swimming Power and Speed Gains

Strength Training for Swimming Power and Speed Gains

If your arms and shoulders are getting tired early in your swim, or you’re not seeing the pace improvements you’d like, then addressing your strength training regime is an excellent idea. The main upper body muscles which will boost your swim are the lats, pecs,...

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Stroke focus – Breaststroke

Stroke focus – Breaststroke

In this post written by one of our Lead Teachers Becca we break down the movements that make up the stroke, the steps we take when teaching it and the benefits it has on the body. Breaststroke is my favourite stroke, it is said that it is the hardest to understand...

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The joys and benefits of swimming!

The joys and benefits of swimming!

Swimming can be experienced at any age and the joy of developing the technique and stroke proficiency can be achieved at each swimmers’ own pace and ability. Swimming has the power to give your muscles a makeover, transform you into a cardio king, turn back the body...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 19th March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 19th March 2020

Regrettably, (whilst this may be no surprise) we have to announce that we are cancelling all lessons we are running at High March School, Beaconsfield and Cedar Park School, Hazlemere from Friday until the start of the Summer term. The last lessons to be running will...

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‘I can swim, I’m just not very good at breathing’

‘I can swim, I’m just not very good at breathing’

This is something we hear all the time, mostly from adults or from parents commenting on their child’s ability. We breath all day every day without thinking about it - naturally supplying our body with life force whilst we carry on our day to day lives....

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