S4 Swim School Ltd was established in 2006 with a clear objective to provide an excellent service of swimming lessons and coaching. The S4 team of instructors/coaches are ASA/STA qualified with CRB checks, and attend regular in house training with S4.
Our instructors/coaches are expected to keep up to date with the latest swimming stroke techniques and coaching practises in order to provide swimming lessons of a high standard.
Our ratios are currently set to a maximum of 8 per group and we are currently working to reduce this to 7. On average our group sizes vary between 5- 6 swimmers.
A maximum of only 7 per group enables our highly skilled instructors to pay greater attention to detail to swimmer development. As a result of this, rate of progression tends to be very fast and our swimmers are given the tools to fulfil their potential.
At S4 we are always keen to improve the quality of service, this is why we have begun a process to the achieve Swim 21 status, this is connected to the ASA and is one of the main reasons for transferring to the ASA from the STA. So what is Swim 21? swim21 Accreditation is a 'Quality mark'. It recognises nationally and regionally the swim programmes that are committed to providing safe, effective and quality services for the benefit of their members, Swim 21 is like an ofsted for Swim Schools. The Swim 21 framework will help S4 to improve standards and more importantly to maintain high standards.
Ashley & Ryan have been involved in swimming for the past fifteen years. Both started as competitive swimmers competing at a national level. For the last six to eight years they have gained vast experience in teaching and coaching swimmers of all abilities and to the highest standard.
Ashley is a qualified A.S.A National Swim Coach and currently holds the position of Chief Coach at Boldmere Swimming Club.
Ryan is a qualified A.S.A Instructor who has worked within schools, local baths and health clubs. He also gained experience at Boldmere Swimming Club coaching and teaching swimmers from beginner to competition level.
Having established S4 Swim School in 2006 they continue to use their knowledge and experience to provide a successful swimming environment & for continuing swimmer development.
At S4 Swim School we promote continuous swimmer development and are keen to ensure there is clear effective progression/pathways for our swimmers. We can take children to a high level of swimming, specialising in advance technique and introductory coaching sessions. We believe that by instilling a basic competitive instinct this will help develop an individual for life whether they stay in the water or not!
We have also developed strong links with many aquatic based organisations to encourage our swimmers to stay in the water for longer as we recognise the fantastic physical development that can be gained from being involved in a water-based activity whatever that may be.
These areas are highlighted as they cover everything needed to produce swimmers with a high degree of skill & technical ability. Swimming is 70% Technique and 30% Effort! The key emphasis in S4 teaching is to allow the swimmer to learn to swim rather than be taught. This method of teaching allows the swimmer to develop a natural instinct/feel for the water.
Once we feel a child has achieved a satisfactory level of swimming, demonstrating good technique/skills in all their swimming strokes, they will be invited to the S6 Swim Squad. S6 Coaching is an introduction to coaching for swimmers. It is an extension of S4 swim teaching, incorporating two coaching based disciplines Speed & Stamina.