Do you feel like you can’t enjoy your holidays to the fullest? When going to the beach, do you find yourself spending most of your time sitting on the sand? Do you look out into the swimmers having a blast in the sea and wished you could do the same?

Or maybe you are not bothered by it but still wished you could walk by the sea or a lake or a pool without worrying what would happen if you accidentally fell into the water?

You’re not alone.

Did you know that 1 in 5 adults in the UK can’t swim?


Chris Cooney

“At first I was unsure about swimming lessons but now I feel confident to swim in deep water.

I’m really looking forward to going on holiday and swimming in the sea!

I highly recommend private lessons for anyone who struggles with swimming”  

— Chris Cooney (30) from Manchester


For many people, learning to swim can be one of life’s big challenges.

But here’s the deal:


All you need is:

  • The right coach – Patient and calm
  • A quiet pool –  Where you can fully relax
  • 1-1 Lessons – Away from the crowds


“Am I too old for swimming lessons?”

As you get older it’s important to look after your body, swimming is a great low impact exercise. It’s never too late to learn to swim, we currently have clients who are in there 50’s and 60’s.

The majority of people who take up 1-1 private swimming lessons build up their water confidence very quickly. Most are floating after the first couple of lessons and wondering what all that fuss was about.

But don’t take our word for it, here’s a guy who has learnt to swim at age 53:

“How many lessons will it take me to learn how to swim?”

According to the ASA, 15 hours of group lessons will be enough to feel confident in the water and swim with basic technique.


1-1 lessons are far more effective. It takes around 6 hours of private coaching to achieve a similar result. Crash course lessons are becoming increasingly more popular, spreading 12 lessons over a 3-4 week period is a great way to learn.


“Are you saying that you can guarantee I’m going to learn to swim in 4 weeks?”

It’s been done time and time again, the hardest part is convincing yourself to get started.


“So….. Where should I start?”

Start with some beginner lessons to build your water confidence.

Here’s the seven steps to learning to swim:

  1. Walking in the water — Bend knees to submerge shoulders
  2. Body position — Floating holding the side
  3. Head position — Putting your face in the water (wear goggles and open eyes to help you relax)
  4. Kicking with a float boardFlutter and breaststroke kick
  5. Pulling with a floatation aid — Face in the water practicing breathing technique
  6. Timing — Swimming with a floatation aid (timing the arms and legs together)
  7. Swimming the full stroke


“What happens after I’ve got the basics?”

Stroke Improvement Lessons focusing on stroke technique and learning new skills:

  • Treading water — Stationary paddling and staying afloat
  • Swimming underwater — Practice for snorkelling and scuba diving
  • Combining different strokes — Butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, front crawl
  • Triathlon training — Long distance swimming
  • Fitness intervals — A low impact alternative to gym training
  • Learning different breathing techniques — Designed for open water swimming


Start your journey today!

Gisele has progressed through the swimming program. Starting out her private swimming classes as a beginner, she has developed her skills as an intermediate and progressed into an advanced swimmer. She is at the point now where she can swim up and down the pool comfortably, showing excellent technique on multiple strokes.


Ready to take up the challenge?

Important factors to consider:

  • Research carefully swimming providers in your area, choose a company that puts you, the client first. Don’t get stuck on a dead end waiting list!
  • Look specifically for 1-1 private tuition.                                                                                        
  • Choose suitable facilities, relaxing before and after your lesson is very important.                                                                   
  • Check that your swimming coach has had success with other beginner swimmers.
  • Book as many lessons as you can in a short period of time, crash course lessons provide better consistency and get far better results.


“So, you’re interested in swimming lessons, but can’t find a place in Manchester that isn’t fully booked?”


Here’s Manchester’s best kept secret…

 The Hilton Manchester Deansgate is the perfect for learning to swim:

  • The 20m pool is ideal depth for adult beginners.
  • The luxurious facilities include jacuzzi, sauna, steam room – perfect for winding down after your lesson.
  • Some great little ‘extras’ such as complimentary towel service and toiletries, cool bottled water and secure changing facilities are all part of the five-star service.



“How much is this going to cost?”

£40 for an initial assessment lesson. £240 for a 6 lesson programme or £480 for a full programme of 12 lessons.

You may be reading this thinking “Swimming sounds great, but I’ll never be able to do that…” 

With our guarantee, we promise you can and we won’t stop working with you until you’re swimming comfortably on your front and back.

We offer lessons 7 days a week and can schedule lessons that fit comfortably around you.


Any questions about swimming lessons IN MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE? Would you like to chat?

Drop us an email:

Call us direct: 0161 468 2656

We look forward to hearing from you!