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New partnership to provide a centre of excellence right on our doorstep

Learning to swim is one of the most daunting, vitally important, difficult yet ultimately rewarding experiences of your life. Overcoming your fears and mastering such a life-saving skill is something no one should be denied. The chance to do it in stunning, tranquil surroundings at a private pool is something of an added bonus!

The Carol Saunders Swim School has teamed up with property management expert Penny Bickerdike, to launch the next phase of a nationwide success story that is not only saving lives, but also ensuring swimmers have a fun, positive and enjoyable experience in the process. The February issue of ‘Our Goole’ featured an article on Penny’s intention to make clever use of the stunning, private swimming pool at her Bubwith home and offer the facility on a private hire basis.

Taking up Penny’s offer for exclusive use of her beautiful facilities set in idyllic country grounds, a wonderful new business partnership has been formed. Family run Carol Saunders Swim School and Teacher Training Centre was established in 1987; next year will be their 30th successful year. Lessons were first held at Sherburn High School, but things have developed to such an incredible extent, that mother and daughter aquatic specialists team Carol and Naiomi now operate a nationwide swim school. Carol is listed as one of the top 50 coaches and aquatics specialists in the UK. Carol has founded a number of local swimming clubs and coached swimmers to win the National Championships.

Naiomi is an Aquatic Tutor Assessor and Tri-coach and one of her athletes has recently qualified for the GB Age Group Team for 2016. The Swim School prides itself on its exemplary, well-earned reputation – the delivery of high standards of swimming tuition and coaching of all ages and abilities, along with a personable service to customers.
All staff are fully qualified, insured and DBS checked swimming teachers, first aiders and lifesavers. As testament to the success of the swim school, most of the staff are previous swimmers taught and coached by Carol and Naiomi. The tranquil new pool at Bubwith provides a perfect, relaxed setting in which to foster the key concepts of each class: motivation; enjoyment; excitement; progress; positivity and success.

The private venue will play host to a variety of classes: Baby and pre-school; beginners and improvers (both adult and children); 1-1 lessons; snorkelling; underwater photography and photoshoots; synchronised swimming; aqua fit; ladies only swimming; men only swimming and lifeguard attended pool parties.
The school also provide aquatics training courses to allow instructors to become baby and pre-school swimming teachers, swimming teachers, lifeguards, pool plant operators, as well as tutors and assessors.

Looking to the future and their ultimate hopes for this exciting new phase on their already well-travelled road to success, Naiomi told Our Goole: ‘Our ultimate aim is to create here at Bubwith a centre of excellence for swimming, teaching and swimming teacher training.’

With such an exquisite venue, a maximum of six in each class, and lessons beginning on March 29, it’s fair to say things are set to go swimmingly!

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