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Swimming lesson testimonials - Kind words from satisfied customers
I am writing to let you know how delighted I am with the excellent service delivered by you regarding Skye's swimming lessons. As you know the two blocks of eight, one to one lessons were funded by Fostering Achievement. Your style of teaching suited Skye's personality perfectly. You have a quiet confidence which seemed to quieten Skye's naturally over exuberant nature! You were always well prepared for each lesson, informative about progress and professional in your manner.
At the start and end of each lesson I had the opportunity to observe and I am absolutely delighted with the progress Skye has made. She is now much more confident in water and has now learned to behave more responsibly around water. The bonus to this is the fact that I now have more confidence in taking her swimming with me.
I also had brief conversations with one of your adult pupils and the foster parents of two younger pupils. Everyone agreed that you are an outstanding swimming instructor and equally as important, a thoroughly nice person.
Once again, I would like to thank you most sincerely for the invaluable work you do. I am only sorry to hear you will no longer be teaching in Bangor. We were so looking forward to catching up with you again in September. I wish you all the luck in the future.
(Skye's Foster Mum)
Because of a prank at the age of 16 I developed a very real fear of water and never was able to swim.
So at the age of 66 I decided to take the plunge, I was directed to a swimming instructor named Julia Wilson. Julia not only had wonderful patience and understanding for me but gave me more confidence every week and never pressed me too much to put me off.
I began to look forward to my lessons and I can now swim.
I have also observed Julia teaching children and she has a lovely approach to them. I would recommend Julia to anyone adult or child, it has been a wonderful experience.
I booked lessons with Julia 4 weeks before my holidays hoping to learn to swim, from the onset she was extremely professional and put me instantly at ease; she worked with my strengths as well as teaching some basic but essential water safety skills. My lessons were structured but fun and I found Julia both informative and encouraging.
I have just returned from holiday, I swam every morning and night to improve my technique and also played water polo and took part in water aerobics every day, things I couldn't have imagined doing 4 weeks earlier, I cannot recommend Julia highly enough.
Martin Brady, Belfast
I had never taken professional swimming lessons before, but I found Julia to be an excellent teacher. She managed to explain each of the different strokes and techniques in a clear and concise manner. She took her time to make sure that I understood the purpose of each movement and explained were I was going wrong, and doing things right. In a matter of weeks I had gained confidence in the water and was managing to swim at an extremely competent level. I highly recommend Julia for anyone who is considering taking swimming lessons.
Dr. Jonny Byrne
School of Criminology, Politics and Social Policy
University of Ulster
Dear Julia, Just to thank you for such an excellent job you done on restoring Kelvins confidence in the water! He is now very happy in the water and has impressed everyone with his swimming. Your bond and dedication with Kelvin gave him the ability to swim. We wish you all the best in the future and will pass on your details to friends and family!
Kind Regards, Sean and Maria
I approached Julia when I found myself about to turn 40 and still unable to swim. Julia was very flexible in arranging lessons to fit in around my own work schedule. The lessons were a great mixture of covering the basics, ongoing revision, and gradual progress at a pace that I was comfortable with. Julia is a great communicator and very patient! Now, I'm really enjoying swimming.
Adrian C Belfast
Thanks Julia, Emma has really come on well with her swimming and even more with her confidence in the water! Great to see, so glad for your help!
I’m 21 years old, and contacted Julia for some one-to-one lessons as I wanted to relearn how to swim.
From the beginning, Julia helped to build my confidence in the water and with Julia’s teaching techniques I found I was picking up the swimming strokes faster than I expected. Not only were the lessons productive, but they were great fun and I looked forward to every lesson. From my lessons, I learnt how to do three swimming strokes (front crawl, breaststroke and backstroke), and I also learnt how to do butterfly and diving, neither of which I had never attempted before.
She also taught me techniques for treading water which built my confidence because I now know if I ever panicked in the water I could do this to ‘regroup’ myself and I will never be stuck.
Julia was a super teacher and thanks to her I am able to go to a swimming pool with confidence to stay afloat and swim a full length with ease!
Dear Julia, I would like to take this opportunity to thank-you for the progress Nikita has made in her swimming ability.
Nikita will really miss her swimming lesson on a Tuesday and on behalf of myself, my wife Lynn and Nikita we wish you every success in the future and if we hear of anyone who is looking for a swimming instructor we will have no hesitation in recommending youself.
Terry, Lynn & Nikita
Thanks again for you excellent teaching and patience.
Thank you for your lessons to date, and for your tremendous patience with me, it is much appreciated!!
Hi Julia-We would like to thank you for all you've done for Daniel and the confidence you've given him. Without you he wouldn't be where he is today.
Thank you so much.
Hi Julia, just wanted to thank you on teaching me to swim a few months back, I completed the Iron-man Lanzerote yesterday. Thanks a million.
Thanks for all your help, didn't think I'd even be able to float!
Hi Julia, I want to thank you so much for your time and patience.
Thanks so much for all your help, which has made a big difference, now if I could master counting to 3 I'd have the breathing completely sorted.Take care.
You do a great job and are a fantastic teacher.