Welcome to Swim with P.A.S.S! We are a small, personalized swim school run by our owner Claire, who has over 20 years of experience teaching of all ages & abilities. She specializes in teaching children who find they need additional help & smaller class sizes. This includes children with Autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorders, hearing impairments & many others, which is hard to find.
Learners are treated as individuals, as we recognize that each learner has a specific way that they benefit from teaching. We aim to meet these needs so the time spent in the water is as fulfilling as possible!
We are passionate about teaching & believe that for the learning process to be beneficial, a child should be happy, confident & safe around water. We work on child-led progression, coupled with support & encouragement, which will lead to a child who is open to trying new experiences & have the ability and self-belief to learn to swim competently, always excited to reach their next goal.
We understand that learning to swim is a life skill and an activity that the whole family can enjoy together. For this reason we ask parents to support the learning process by being excited about progress made in lessons, & allowing their child time to practice newly learned skills by making time between lessons to be in the water.
Claire has been teaching children for 22 years after being a competitive swimmer in the UK. She shares her love of the sport with each student, no matter their age or ability. "When you love your job its like you’ve never worked a day in your life!"
Claire is a seasoned swim instructor who ran her own swim school in the South East of England since 2001, operating over 5 hired locations, later building a teaching pool for children for one-on-one lessons.
Claire specializes in swimmers with special needs, including physical disabilities & learners that may require a bit more patience. Her passion, commitment & love for teaching shines through with every student & parent she encounters!