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Welcome to Swim2Swim. We are a family swimming business, which is run by Richard and Karen, along with a dedicated team of swimming instructors.

At Swim2Swim we provide swimming lessons for babies, toddlers, older children and adults. Our water-based swimming teachers and assistants teach beginners, improvers and advanced swimmers, either in a small group or private lessons.

We only have one lesson in the pool at any time, this creates a safe environment where the swimmers can focus on their own lesson in a calm surrounding.

All the pools have on-site parking, separate changing rooms, and viewing rooms so you can watch the lessons in comfort.

We run lessons in the Colchester area: Great Tey, near Marks Tey and Eight Ash Green, Tolleshunt Major, near Tiptree and Maldon plus Primrose Pool in Ramsey, near Harwich, Manningtree, Lawford and Tendring. In addition to providing private swimming tuition we also teach at several infant and primary schools in North Essex.

In addition to group lessons we can provide private tuition on a 1to1, 2to1 or 3to1 basis depending on your requirements. These swimming lessons can be very useful for the nervous/ less confident swimmer and equally beneficial to the advanced/club standard swimmer or triathlete who may need to work on a specific technique or skill. Our swimming teachers can also work on general fitness or rehabilitation. Britannia pool is also available for private hire and we run also run Aqua Aerobics classes.

Our Adult/Parent and child classes have one water-based teacher, the focus at this stage is building water confidence in babies and toddlers plus developing water safety skills but most of all enjoyment for both the adult and child. We will pass on swimming teaching skills to the adult/parent to practice with your baby/infant/toddler swimmer. There are many benefits of learning to swim as a baby/young toddler and you can read about some of them here

We only have one class in the pool at anytime and have a ratio of one waterbased instructor to four swimmers

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Introducing Richard .. 

Richard doesn’t have his own classes anymore however you will often see him around and you will see him in the pools covering teachers or assisting; he loves doing this, it reminds him what Swim2Swim is all about and he gets to see how brilliantly all the children are getting on…. plus its great fun and he is a big kid!  

Richard grew up in Cyprus and has loved the water and swimming from a young age and like several other team members he also competed in competitions.  

Richard’s joke for you:

Why wouldn’t the pirate play cards?
Because the Captain was stood on the deck 😊

Who is with Richard in this photo?

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Love the underwater look!! 🙂

Good joke Richard.

Introducing Rachel ...

As well as teaching at You fit and Britannia Pool, Rachel is our resident mermaid and is also a qualified mermaid instructor – we will be sharing more about this when we can get back in the pool :)

Rachel is also a mermum to 2 lively boys who love playing and watching sport together. 

If you ever wondered what a mermaid’s favourite dinner is, Rachel’s is Lasagne.

Rachel’s joke for you:
What word is the same backwards and upside down? SWIMS 😊

Who would like to know more about being a mermaid or merman?

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Lily really misses Rachel and her 🏊🏻‍♀️ lessons xx

Rachel is the best swimming teacher ever!! Our eldest (now 12) cried every lesson (for months!), I never thought he would enjoy a lesson, but as a non swimmer myself I knew how important learning to swim was. Then we found Rachel!! Such an amazing teacher, we are truly lucky that Rachel has taught both of our boys. Harrison can’t wait to get back to swimming!! x

Ed and Hats are really kissing swimming. Hope you’re well. X

We miss you!!! X

Freya is missing swimming and Rachel a lot 🥰

Lily loved having Rachel as a teacher! x

Best swimming teacher ever!! Xx

Oscar loves Rachel 😍

Emily Box - mermaids! Mermaids!

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Introducing Pauline...

Pauline teaches at Britannia Pool, You Fit and in Tolleshunt Major.  

As well as teaching, Pauline loves to meditate (don’t we all right now!) and is a reiki healer. In her more adrenaline fuelled moments she loves rollercoaster rides and used to ski.

She loves cooking and her favourite food is chocolate and cake. She shares her household with lots of animals, she has 2 dogs Lucky and Kylo and 3 cats Angel, Tammy and Oscar.

Keeping with the animal theme Pauline’s dream holiday would be to go to South Africa on Safari.

What holiday destination are you dreaming of?  Show us a photo if you have one x

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So lovely to read all these comments, feeling the love for Pauline and swimming ❤️ Thank you x

Sam and Joe are missing swimming with Pauline so much! Sam had just got his confidence up and was showing what he is capable of!! Joe is sad this might be the end of Friday morning swimming for him if lessons aren’t allowed to start before September!

THE BEST!!! Thank you for giving my kiddies the confidence to swim sooooo well!!! You really are THE BEST XXX

Pauline is the best swimming teacher! She’s so caring and patient with the children. My son LOVED his swimming lessons with Pauline and he now swims like a fish xx

We would like to book in for swimming lessons for my 5year old when this is all over! I have been recommended Pauline by a few people! 👍🏼😊

Ooo how interesting, a reiki healer 🙂 Alfie misses you lots! X

Alfie is missing swimming lesson so much! Can’t wait to be back x

We are all really missing pauline and the lessons!! X

Can’t wait to get Thomas back in the pool he knows that we don’t go anymore so we try and recreate what we can in the bath 🛀 he’ll be 1 by the end of this we hope anyway!! Xxx

Pauline Jenkinson-Davies is the best! 🤩

missing swimming lessons x

Pauline you are the most wonderful swimming teacher...caring, encouraging, kind and Zachary says you are funny 😁 every week. You are adored by Zachary and Isabella and they are missing their lessons with you ❤️❤️.

Pauline is brilliant with my youngest Ethan, he’s a bit moody at the best of times, lol but she seems to be able to extract that cheeky grin from him! If you want to teach your toddler to swim then call Pauline!! 👌

Pauline is awesome! 💕

We LOVE Pauline. She was fab with Lauren and now doing her thing with Caleb. Can’t wait to be back. xx

Ah Pauline, Ruben misses you! Take care xx

Pauline is amazing! ❤️

Pauline ❤️ we miss you hope you are keeping well xx

Pauline is awesome.

Lucas misses swimming, he asks every day when he can come back. His confidence is all down to Pauline, thank you xx

Ohhh Pauline!! Ole misses you so much! He just made you a video but I can’t attach it! Swimming has not been the same since we left 💔 Take care xx

Pauline Jenkinson-Davies D is missing his Tuesday swim with you. Hope your keeping well.

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