We’re firm believers that not all swimming lessons are the same. As a parent, you can be forgiven for thinking they are. After all, it is often simply viewed as a survival skill. At SwimEasy, you are not just buying high quality swimming lessons, you’re buying the best teachers.
To us, it is important that our teachers have a deep understanding of the sport, beyond a basic ‘learn to swim’ level. This way, they truly stand out with their knowledge of swimming and can teach children, not only to be safe in the water, but to be strong, competent and efficient.
The enthusiasm from our teaching staff means that many children progress beyond our learn to swim programme and fall in love with the sport, taking it up competitively. It’s also common for some of these children to return to us in their young adulthood as swimming teachers themselves.
As well as our teachers, we’d like to introduce you to the SwimEasy team.
Proving ourselves as the market leaders in the teaching of swimming, SwimEasy is Scotland’s largest independent swim school. Better than anyone, we really understand the sport to an elite standard.
SwimEasy founder and Managing Director, Gail Smith, has taken a passion and turned it into a company which now gives well over 2000 children every single week the opportunity to learn how to swim properly. It is Gail’s vision that every child should be able to swim with good, efficient swimming technique.
The passion for the sport runs in the family, with Gail’s two sons both heavily involved in the sport. Taylor, Gail’s elder son, was a Scottish Junior breaststroke champion and narrowly missed the qualification standard for the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Taylor now lives in Singapore and leads the swim team of a large, international school.
Lewis, Gail’s younger son, has represented Scotland and Great Britain over his 20 year career in the sport. Among his many achievements, Lewis has managed to represent Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in 2010 in Delhi and more recently in 2014 in Glasgow.
Lewis has also represented Team GB at the European Junior Championships in 2005 and was a British record holder in 2006.