Neil Bailey Swimming Blog

‘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....

read more
Private Lessons – Case Studies

Private Lessons – Case Studies

Here at Neil Bailey Swimming we are big believers in the more swimming the better - whether that be swimming with the family, school swimming lessons, group lessons or even private lessons. Group lessons are great for general swimming improvements, getting...

read more
What is really like to learn to swim as an adult?

What is really like to learn to swim as an adult?

Neil Bailey Swimming is about to launch a new adult swimming group called 'Ladies That Swim.' These are 45 minute group lessons held in a Private Pool in Great Kingshill. Working on improving technique, aquatic skills and fitness these classes are perfect for ladies...

read more
Nutrition – What to eat before and after swimming

Nutrition – What to eat before and after swimming

A quick bite to eat before swimming can be a risky move – everyone knows the advice about not eating 1 hour before a swim. It is not a myth (I can assure you!) that eating too close to an energic swim doesn’t produce the best results.On the other hand, a...

read more
We don’t claim to be the best..

We don’t claim to be the best..

We don’t claim to be the best swim school in Beaconsfield, High Wycombe or Buckinghamshire - what we do claim however is that we always try harder. We try harder to:Be inclusiveBe caringBe accommodating and flexibleTo resolve problemsTo challengeTo gain...

read more
The importance of Water Safety Skills at a young age

The importance of Water Safety Skills at a young age

As many of our customers may know from last year, Neil Bailey Swimming is an active supporter of the RLSS Drowning Prevention Week Campaign, created by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), in partnership with the RNLI and Swim England. The aim is to...

read more
Simple swim skills to keep up over the summer holidays

Simple swim skills to keep up over the summer holidays

One question we get asked a lot is “Is there anything we can practise during our holiday?” There answer is yes, there are a number of simple swim skills that can be turned into fun and games that everyone can enjoy. While some children may ‘crack’ swimming...

read more
Health benefits of swimming in adulthood

Health benefits of swimming in adulthood

Pool slides and rapids may no longer appeal… water jets, lazy rivers or wave machines might not either. However, just because adulthood has removed the fun associated with a visit to the swimming pool there are a number of other reasons to get back into...

read more
What to practice when you take your child swimming

What to practice when you take your child swimming

When your child first starts swimming it can be nerve wracking and a stressful situation for parents, especially if they are nervous around the water. To help your child in this process to help them grow in confidence, we recommend taking your child...

read more