A Little Bit
About Us

Keith Arnold Swim Schools Ltd is a business built on the personal recommendations of parents since 2002. “Wirral’s best kept secret”, because we have rarely needed to advertise. Our reputation for service and delivering a swimming program second to none is supported by parents...

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Teaching Children

To SWIM

Efficiently, Effectively +
Confidently

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Teaching Children

To SWIM

Efficiently, Effectively +
Confidently

Our LocationsWatch Our Video
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No gimmicks. Just a logical, simple and progressive program. Teaching fundamental, essential and basic skills, in a way we all learn. Delivering what you expect, and your childeren deserve.

Choosing the right swimming school

Choosing the right swimming school for your child is the most important decision parents can make

Teaching a child to swim well is not difficult. While we acknowledge every child is different, and require teaching as an "Individual". Support in the water gives confidence, and allows a balance between verbal and physical instruction.

We listen to our customers, and have built our business on the experiences parents have endured elsewhere. The results speak for themselves.

For more information call us today 07807 838 160 or 07395 131 414

We Deliver Results

Wondering when your children are actually going to be taught to swim? Are you frustrated with lack of progress?

Extract Ref: Swimming Group Review of Curriculum Swimming and Water Safety Lessons 2017.

“However annual research by the national governing body for swimming, Swim England shows that since 2012 only half of children between seven and eleven – years – old have met required swimming standard”.

Over many years in business, we have listened TO YOU – THE PARENTS. We have heard your frustrations. Your stories are always sadly very similar.

We have always challenged ourselves to deliver what you, the customers want. Children who can swim, efficiently, effectively and confidently.

No Gimmicks

No gimmicks. Just a logical, simple and progressive program. Teaching fundamental, essential and basic skills, in a way we all learn. Delivering what you expect, and your children deserve.

There really is another option to mediocrity and poor service! If you would like further information regarding our swimming program, please call either Keith or Candice on the numbers shown on the website.

There is no commitment, and we will be happy to offer you the opportunity to visit one of our sessions prior to booking if you wish.

Remember, great teachers, transparency and customer service you and your family deserve.


A Little Bit
About Us

Keith Arnold Swim Schools Ltd is a business built on the personal recommendations of parents since 2002. “Wirral’s best kept secret”, because we have rarely needed to advertise. Our reputation for service and delivering a swimming program second to none is supported by parents...

Beginner Classes

We provide a structured development program “Learning to Learn”. With high teacher to pupil ratios the focus is on teaching very young children to take part, follow instruction and learn skills that contribute to swimming well. Making the experience fun and developing positive relationships is essential. Beginners of all ages follow the same program. Children are taught key skills that are essential and the building blocks to developing a good efficient technique. This foundation allows the body to function comfortably and effectively ensuring injuries are not trained in. Bad technique can cause long term problems on shoulder joints and other parts of the body. Teaching a child to swim is about trust. It is the only popular sport where a teacher often has to deal with genuine fear of the water (How many potential footballers have a fear of treading on the grass?). When a child gets into the water, they have to learn to balance and to control themselves, in a medium that does not offer any solid support. Then we have to teach; legs, arms, rotation, coordination and breathing, in four different strokes. Our aim is to ensure your child’s transition into an excellent swimmer is fun, easy and as rapid as possible.


Intermediate Classes

Our development program is simple. Intermediate classes are really to fine tune basic skills that are not quite there yet. For example body position, effective leg kick, rotation and breathing. The children will take part in “Drill” based technical development throughout their time with us. The drills will be completed properly and be a fundamental key to success. Olympians still do drill, it ensures that even through ongoing physical development, your child will always come back to technique work on a regular basis.


Advanced 60 Minute Classes

One of the most common problems communicated to me by parents has been where does my child go from here? The child can swim well, enjoys their swimming lessons but wants’ more. There is always a route through local swimming club. This entails commitment, as the nature of competitive swimming is the more you train the better you get. Weekends are often given up to competitions, and this is not for everybody. Many parents for one reason or another cannot afford or have other commitments that make the move to club extremely difficult or in some cases impossible.
The swimming school offers two, one hour sessions that teach children all the skills they would learn at club level. Training sessions focus on speed, stamina, multiple stroke development, dives, transitions, starts and turns. We have mixed age and ability relay races and always come back to technique development on a regular basis. Swimmers stay with the swimming school for many years because the one hour per week session gives them a regular fitness regime that is complimentary to so many other sports and activities they participate in.


Adult Lessons

As they say, “It’s never too late! Most adults have a basic fear of swimming because of old fashioned and antiquated teaching they may have received in the past. We use the same principles as with the children. Teach control in the water, and then teach them to swim. Most individuals, with a few basic changes, can make excellent swimmers.


Curriculum Lessons

We are pleased to be a part of the curriculum swimming lessons at both Willaston Primary School, and Pensby Primary school. We are working with both schools to improve general swimming ability in the short term while meeting the requirements of the national curriculum. This is a wonderful opportunity. My staff and I are very excited about the initiative.



Choosing the right swimming school for your child is the most important decision parents can make.

Who is teaching your child? Are they qualified? Are the teachers individually insured, or does the swimming school hold Employee Liability Insurance (They should hold a certificate confirming this)? Do they hold a current DBS (Data and Barring Scheme) criminal record check? What is their experience? It is a worrying fact, you are not required to be a "swimmer" to teach swimming! These are important questions to ask before you commit to a course of lessons!

Be aware and understand the program the swimming school is providing. Do the awards reflect real progress or are they simply rewarding "mediocrity" for school assemblies? How long do you expect your child to be in lessons before swimming confidently? Do the lessons your child is enrolled into actually achieve the standard you expect?


There really is another option to mediocrity and poor service

Teaching a child to swim well is not difficult. While we acknowledge every child is different, and require teaching as an "Individual". The basic principles required are based on physics. No gimmicks. Just a logical, simple and progressive program.


Children's early experiences in the water influence their future participation and the successes they achieve

Support in the water gives confidence, and allows a balance between verbal and physical instruction. We have a very low turnover of staff, and your child will normally receive instruction from the same teacher (excluding illness and holiday entitlement) every week. Continuity, and the relationship between teacher, pupil and parent is important. We work on a 4:1 pupil teacher ratio.


We have always challenged ourselves to deliver what you, the customers want. Children who can swim, efficiently, effectively and confidently

We listen to our customers, and have built our business on the experiences parents have endured elsewhere. The results speak for themselves.


Great teachers, transparency and customer service you and your family deserve

We want your feedback! Positive or negative? We can only improve our business, if we know what you are unhappy about. We are available most days to discuss your child, their swimming lesson or progress over the phone or by email. We will do whatever we can to solve any problem and put it right.

Our Venues

There are a number of venues around Wirral and Chester. Each venue has specific benefits to suit a variety of different abilities. Please click on view all to identify the nearest venue to you and class times.

 

Working with Disabilities

As a teaching group our experience has developed beyond mainstream to include provision for children with a disability or special needs. Feel free to click the learn more button to learn about what we do and what we are able to offer.

 

Swimming Lessons

Swimming is an important skill. Children's early experiences in the water influence their future participation and the successes they achieve. Choosing the right swimming school for your child is the most important decision parents can make...