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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 Lara ..

Lara likes nothing more than being in the pool.  Lara teaches at Britannia Pool and in Tolleshunt Major.   In fact, she spends so much time in the water she’s turned into a mermaid.  Lara is expecting another baby in June.. that has nothing to do with the water!

She loves going to Centre parcs and swimming all day with her family.

Lara has a dog called Panzer and 3 fish called Freckles, Flash and Fred.

When she’s not in the pool Lara’s hobbies include World War 2 re-enactments where she becomes a medic or a land army girl.  

Have any of you seen her at any local events?

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Poppy is really missing her lessons with the Pink Goggle Gang. Stay safe and well. 💕

Charlee is missing you and your lessons Lara, stay safe x x

Looks amazing, thanks for the intro Lara!

Introducing Emma...

Emma works at Britannia Pool and in Tolleshunt Major.

As well as loving her swimming and teaching Emma also has a passion for clothing and fashion, she co-owns a Ladies Boutique in Hadleigh with one of her dearest friends. 

Emma is looking forward to returning to netball and loves to walk her Labrador Percy (just once a day for now). Her favourite colour is green.  

Emma absolutely loves pizza, so much so she could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Emma loves rubbish Christmas cracker jokes … anyone got 
any to share?

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Very apt joke given the head gear!

Ooooh, I don’t have a joke, but I do have a little fact. Emma’s dog Percy got his name because when he was born, he and his siblings wore colour coded collars. Percy’s collar was green, so he was named Percy after the green train in Thomas the tank engine.

What do Santa's little helpers learn at school? The elf-abet!

Where does Santa go when he is ill? National Elf Service.

See you and Percy soon

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Hi everyone,

I thought I would use this time to introduce you to the swim2swim team over the next couple of weeks.  As you will see we have a fabulous team with a huge amount of experience :)  its our intention to share info you may not already know x

I will start with me, I am Karen.

You will usually find me in the office at Britannia Pool, I am the only member of the team who doesn’t often get in the pool!  I love seeing the children and families and I love overhearing their little conversations in the corridor… more about that next week… no need to be nervous parents!

If I had a superpower I would like to remember everyone’s name 1st time.

One of my favourite films is Mary Poppins. I love how quickly she can tidy up and how much she can store in her bag.

My favourite silly joke … Where do pirates do their shopping? Arrrgos

Any funny jokes to share?  Suitable for children please :)

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Love this Karen 😊 fab idea!! Great picture of you too 💜 xxx

Brilliant Karen and fabulous picture of you xx

Knock knock Who’s there Police Police who Police can I come in

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