Teaching 2 people to learn to swim

Teaching 2 People to Learn to Swim

I receive many enquiries about teaching 2 people to learn to swim both together at the same time. In every aspect I explain to the person who has enquired that one cap does fit all sizes.

About 12 years ago before I had my own private swimming pool, I agreed to teach 2 people at the same time. One person could swim the other was phobic of the water. I taught the phobic person how to manage getting her head in the water, but this obviously took some time. Before doing this I gave the other person techniques to improve her stroke and kept an eye on her to see that she was following the techniques I had taught her.

As far as I was concerned everything was going along nicely. During this time people who wanted to learn how to swim stayed at my house, I now have a separate house next door to the pool. So the next morning, fully expecting to carry on with the teaching, the lady who could more or less swim came down the stairs and informed me that they were going home. I was quite shocked and asked why. She didn’t give any reason and just walked on by but what I did notice was the extreme disappointment I saw on the other lady’s face. In fact I knew she was so excited at what she was able to do and was looking forward to more tuition.

I vowed to myself that day, never would I allow that to happen again. Logically thinking, everyone is different and since then I have taught over a 1,000 people and have had to adapt my way of explaining the technique of the stroke.


The reason is – no person’s body is the same, there may be some techniques that have to be applied and visa versa, this all depends upon the body mass, the heaviness of the bones and muscles. For instance black people are heavier in the water than white people simply because they have inherited the heavy bone and muscle syndrome, as a result they have to work harder to keep afloat and maybe need a buoyancy aid (not a float in front of the person).

As you can see when reading my website that I do focus on teaching people who have a phobia/fear/anxiety of the water. I replace the phobia etc. by teaching the logic of how the water reacts to the human body. This explanation can only be given to one person at a time.

For people who are interested in learning how to swim and want to come together (but taught separately) these are the time tables.

9 hours over 4 days – £395.00 per person – 9 hours each

Day 1. First person – 9.00 – 11.15 – break for 1 1/4 hours

Second person – 12.45 – 15.00 we then finish for the day

Days 2/3/4 is exactly the same format as day 1.

There are a few combinations, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07877605292 for further information


About Irene Bouette

I have my own private swimming pool, teach on a 1-1 basis and also provide residential accommodation for anyone that needs the peace and quiet after their time in the water. I used to be phobic of the water, now I help others to conquer their fear by using step by step logical reasoning to help people to understand the water. I have taught over a 1,000 people by my methods that I have adapted to meet peoples needs. One cap does not fit all people!
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