1 to 1 swimming lessons in Ayrshire / Renfrewshire

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
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HappydazeHappydaze Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
Does anyone know of swimming instuctors in Ayrshire or Renfrewshire that do private lessons for children? I have been trying to get my 4 yearold lessons for a while now with no luck there must be a shortage of swimming instrucors!
I checked a previous thread but the swimming schools mentioned are for Glasgow and its a bit too far to travel. Any advice is welcome. Thanks.


  • I know there is someone who does private swimming lessons in Ayr, they have their own swimming pool but not sure how many in the class, but I'm sorry I dont know the name of the person.

    I will ask around and see if I can find out for you
    Waddle you do eh?
  • The Paisley Lagoon offers one to one lessons I believe?
  • scurrscurr Forumite
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    The private pool in Ayr is Mungo's Well in Shanter Way and the lady's name is Sheila Belcher - well worth going there as it's either 1:1 or a very small group
  • Hey

    I do private swimming lessons and am willing to travel to the pool of your choice if possible. I have swam for many years and swam the English and Irish Channel as well as Loch Lomond, 2-way Windermere and also competed for Scotland at various International long distance swims. I am a fully qualified ASA Swim Teacher. My phone number is 07549119092
  • scotsbobscotsbob Forumite
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    Happydaze wrote: »
    I have been trying to get my 4 yearold lessons for a while now with no luck there must be a shortage of swimming instrucors!

    Not so much a shortage but more the admin nightmare of the Disclosure Scotland regulations for adults working with children.

    Many youth groups, sports groups etc can't get leaders or coaches because of the cost and hassle of going through the whole disclosure procedure.
  • sioban_2sioban_2 Forumite
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    Glynhill Hotel in Renfrew do private lessons - I looked into it before but was quite expensive. My kids go to group lessons is Elderslie Swimming Pool where the instructors are all great and groups reasonably small - there have been times where my 2 have had instructor to themselves. Elderslie also do crash courses during holidays where kids can go Mon -Fri mornings for a week during school hols.
  • yakface77yakface77 Forumite
    107 Posts
    My qualifications and background are within the Leisure and Swimming industry so i hope this helps.
    Please please please ask to see the instructors or teachers qualifications, or indeed ask a manager in front of a witness whether they are qualified. Unfortunately within leisure there is a large turnover of staff and the Swimming qualifications are now quite timely to achieve (which imo is good) Subsequently centres and pools will use unqualified personnel to teach lessons.
    Please remember just because someone may be a good swimmer doesnt make them a good teacher.
    Either STA or ASA or WASA in Wales qualifications are acceptable.

    You would be suprised at the ammount of unqualified 1-1 and Local authority teachers out there. As i say hope it helps :-)
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