Neil Bailey Swimming Blog

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Challenge Swimming Summer 2019 – Newsletter

Challenge Swimming Summer 2019 – Newsletter

To celebrate the release of our Challenge Swimming Summer Timetable 2019 we have a brand new newsletter with loads of information about Neil Bailey Swimming and the lessons we offer. This is the biggest newsletter we have put together. We hope that it...

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A day in the life of a Neil Bailey Swimming teacher

A day in the life of a Neil Bailey Swimming teacher

Here at Neil Bailey Swimming, we pride ourselves on recruiting excellent teaching staff who share our passion for swimming. To get a feel for the role, we have asked Claire, an ASA Level 2 qualified Swimming Teacher, to answer some questions about working...

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Adults – It’s never too late to learn!

Adults – It’s never too late to learn!

Until recently Neil Bailey Swimming has only really taught children to swim - however frequent requests led to us launching an Adult Swimming Programme. Whilst we are still looking for the perfect venue to house these lessons on a regular basis we decided...

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Plateau – ‘My child is no longer progressing!’

Plateau – ‘My child is no longer progressing!’

Learning to swim is a challenging process, whilst the majority of the time your child will progress steadily with obvious improvements to their swimming skills each lesson, occasionally they may experience learning plateaus. It’s frustrating, especially if...

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Swim Equipment – Our recommendations

Swim Equipment – Our recommendations

When your child starts swimming lessons for the first time, it is often tricky to know exactly what equipment they need, and with thousands of brands offering similar products, choosing items can be a challenge. To help out, we have put together a list of...

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