What others are saying

Abbey Turnbull 12 Boldmere SC

Just a quick note to say thank you for the fantastic technique session you gave Abbey on Thursday. She thoroughly enjoyed herself and returned to club full of ideas. We have shared the video with her coach and friends. Arianda pitched the session perfectly to meet her needs. We will certainly back to work on a couple of her other strokes. Thanks again

Sam and Abbey.

Swimmer 6/1/15

Dear Kate,

Comments as follows:

Had another fatastic session at SwimTherpy. My daughter comes 3 times a year and continually benefits from all the technical advice given. This results in increased performance in training and especially at competitions 🙂

Kate, anonymous please. Thanks

Jamie Lyall – Triathlete

Hi Kate

Absolutely. Really enjoyed the session. Ariadna makes learning easy to understand and fun. I feel like I get so much out of the session itself, being able to see the playback of your swimming, making amendments and the feeling and seeing the difference. Then having the disk to go back and review every now and again. Brilliant.

Many Thanks


Andrew Fawcett – Triathlete

Firstly I must thank you for an extermely enjoyable experience at Swim Therapy,

I was made to feel exremely welcome when I arrived, and it was a pleasure to meet you all. Nigel is very friendly, and is obviously extremely enthusiatic about improving anyones swimming ability.

Ari is very friendly and knowledgable, and does not at any point make you feel uncomfortable, no matter what you level of swimming. I felt all of her advice was very easy to understand and follow, and came away from my session with invaluable advice, and feeling much more confident with my swimming technique. I have found my recording invaluable, and I have advised all the members at Coalville Triathlon Club to consider coming to you, as they would undoubtably improve.

I cannot recommend Swim Therapy highly enough, and I will definately be making a return visit soon.

Again ,many thanks for your hospitaity, and I wish everyone at Swim Therapy a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Andy Fawcett
Coalville Triathlon Club

11yr old – West Midlands area

On the 20th December 2014 our 11 year old son attended a 2 hour session, working on free and backstroke. Ariadna very quickly put my son at his ease and the session absolutely flew by. The speed at which Ariadna identified strengths and weaknesses was impressive and as she was able to point specific
areas out on the screen to the swimmer the effect was immediate. We left with a 10 minute video file with voice over which reinforced the key points to work on. I can totally recommend the facility and the coach.
Since the session the improvement on both strokes has been very noticeable and impressive.
We will definitely return soon.

Paul Butler – Triathlete

Just a quick update to say that I have been continuing to apply the coaching suggestions made on my recent session and I am already starting to see an improvement in my 100m splits. I am swimming with more confidence too and feel I am nhigher in the water which is helping. I still have a way to go but am looking forward to more training and improving going forward.
I was extolling the virtues of Swimtherapy to a running friend during a 6 mile run last night, who had mentioned she had received a voucher from a recent race she had done. I then explained what it was all about and so she will hopefully be in touch.
Anyway I wish you and the team a very Merry Xmas and best Wishes for the New Year!
See you in 2015.

10yr old Nottinghamshire swimmer

Good evening, our visit on Monday 8th was so worthwhile and full of excellent advice, it is hard to put into words the impact it has had, the advice was put over to my daughter in such a fun way it made it so easy for her to understand and impliment, the whole experience was so impressive from minute 1 and Ari has a great manner which put her at ease immediately. It has given my daughter such a shot in the arm and a real sense of wanting to improve and put into practice what see was told.

We will definitely be returning and will also be booking my youngest daughter in for a session early in the New Year as I see it as being a hugley benificial stepping stone in there swimming progression path.

Many many thanks and regards

I have to say that at this stage I would prefer to remain anonymous but by all means publish my views and comments.

Simon Edwards – Carlton Forum Masters Swimmer

After a very long break between finishing my competitive swimming at the age of 18 and starting Masters swimming 29 years later my stroke technique certainly needed improvement ..

I attended a 2 hour session at Swim Therapy with Ariadna specifically to improve my very old freestyle. The improvements and changes Ari has made has completely changed my stroke . The instant video replay and Ari’s excellent coaching made it very easy for me to adjust and improve my technique during the session .
Her enthusiasm throughout made it a very enjoyable and fun experience .

I am now practising my body position , stretch , catch and rotation as much as possible and can feel my stoke becoming much smoother and more powerful .

I will certainly return for a refresh and to start on a new stroke as well ..

I would recommend anyone who wants to improve their stoke and technique to have a session with Ari .

Thanks very much

Paul Butler – Triathlete 4th Dec 2014

Just a quick thank you and to say how much I not only enjoyed the session but also how useful it has been. I cannot wait to get in the pool in the morning to put some of your coaching into practice and I firmly believe that it will make me faster immediately. I was very impressed with the equipment set-up and particularly with Ariadna’s coaching style, she made everything very clear and easy to understand and was always positive in her feedback while still pointing out the room for improvement.
I look forward to another session in the new Year.
I will be feeding back to both my Triathlon Club and the Running club, you will certainly be getting more visits!
Thanks again, hope you all have a great Xmas and best wishes for 2015.

Stig Knudsen – Triathlete NORWAY

Many thanks for your fantastic coaching. I have now trained about 3 weeks since my visit in Leicester and I am making progress, especially with the rotation and the stretching. I am working hard with my sinking legs. Give Ariadna my regards, she is a very competent swimming teacher. I hope to come back some day.


Mike Dawson

Hi Kate,

Many thanks for the session yesterday.

It was a good first time session, after initially getting accustomed to swimming against the flow rather than in a pool it was a real benefit to have the video analysis and expert feedback given by Adriana.

I now look forward to putting the pointers into practice and no doubt will be back soon and would recommend a session to all those that want to see where there stroke isn’t quite working as it should.



Jen Rolfe – Triathlete

Hi Nigel,

I attended a Swim Therapy coaching session back in July this year. Apologies for the delay but I wanted to email you with some feedback.

I had an absolute blast at Swim Therapy, my coach (who’s name I cannot remember but she had a lovely Spanish accent!) was bubbly, enthusiastic and instantly made me feel at ease. We got straight into the nitty gritty and within just an hour I had learnt so much about how to improve my stroke.

The instant video feedback is such a useful coaching tool as it enables the coach to show you exactly what you need to work on. The video with voiceover was great to take home with me for further reflection after my session. The before and after videos of my stroke after just a one hour session were shocking. My stroke changed so much in such a short space of time.

I am not the strongest swimmer so have a lot to work on still and would definitely come back for another session, probably more! I compete in triathlons and have already managed to take 2mins off my personal best swim time and feel that Swim Therapy is to thank for that!

I would heartily recommend Swim Therapy to anyone who thinks they have any room for improvement. It is an excellent experience.

Kindest Regards,

Jen Rolfe.

Robin Guy – Triathlete

Hi Kate,

Thank you for your e-mail, the swim session was excellent, as a long distance triathlete I’ve always wanted to gain some proper guidance from a qualified instructor and Ariadna did a brilliant job and gave good clear instruction on the many points where I was going wrong. By the end of the one hour session I was already feeling stronger in the water just down to tweaking my technique.

I was given the video footage to take away, to remind me of the areas I need to work on, with 5 different camera angles and Ariada’s voice over you can really see the mistakes you’re making.

If looking to improve your swim times I would definitely recommend a session with Swimtherapy.

Kind Regards

Robin Guy – Newport & District Running Club

Camille & Georgia Duff – Witney & District SC

We always have an outstanding experience when we visit and both our girls hugely enjoyed the sessions yesterday. Ari is an excellent teacher catering for a range of learning styles. She brings the techniques to life using innovative teaching strategies enabling the swimmers to put everything into practise with a thorough understanding. It was Camille’s first visit as a young competitor just starting out and Georgia’s third as a age group competitor working towards national qualifying times, both gained greatly at their own levels and have got in the pool today and started work on all the points carried forward from yesterday. We’ll be back for sure and would always recommend Swim Therapy.

Sam Oliver – City of Leicester

Hi All.
Many thanks for your superb coaching once again. This was the third visit to swim therapy and the improvements just get better and better every time.
Your coach Arry picks up on the smallest details and improves them. She is able to implement changes to the swimmer’s technique that they understand and are able to take onboard. The difference during the session is remarkable. Even if you think your technique is good theres always room for improvement and at this level its the small improvements that matter. All we need to do now is implement the changes during regular training sessions and who knows what will happen.
Many thanks for you help and im sure we will see you soon.
On behalf of Sam.
Regards Jason Oliver.

Ellie Read 12 Sutton in Ashfield SC


Thankyou for your email, sorry it’s taken me a few days to reply, and yes of course you can post the following with my name no problem!

My daughter Ellie was lucky enough to have won first prize in the Swimtherapy competition for a 2 hour session! Obviously we were over the moon and arrived with excitement if not a little apprehensive. We were made to feel very welcome straight away from point of reception and the introduction to the coach, Ari. Ari was a wonderful lady, she was fun and explained everything really easily to Ellie, and certainly had a lot of knowledge to give. Ellie found the session really useful, loved every minute of it, and has watched the video of it frequently since. She now needs to follow Ari’s advice in training to see the results. I would highly recommend booking a visit and would definitely go again in the future!

Jenni Read

Sam Oliver – City of Leicester 18th Sept 2014

Hi All.
I would just like to say a massive thank you for not only last nights session but for the previous one as well. The professional way in which there were conducted was second to none. The information my son received was inspirational. If you are doing another special offer again as the one at the moment please contact me and we will book another session straight away.
On behalf of my son Sam and myself I would like to say thank you once again.
Yours sincerely
Jason Oliver.

Sarah Howes 30th Aug 2014

After hearing about SwimTherapy from friends I received a voucher as a 58th birthday present. As I am only a self taught ‘swim to keep fit’ swimmer I was a little worried about the session but it was brilliant. I came away with lots to practice and I am now getting so much more out of my swimming sessions’

Many thanks


Matthew Hadden 15 (Luton) Putteridge SC

Hi Kate,

please pass on our thanks to Ari for Matthew’s first session with her on Monday. He enjoyed it and Ari picked up on loads of points re his technique where there is plenty of scope for improvement. We have already recommended it to some other parents at Putteridge Swimming Club.

You have my permission to place these comments on your website.

Thank you once again.

Louise Haden

Hayley Milne – Swimmer Aug 2014

Hi Kate

Please thank Ari very much for Hayley’s session the other evening. She really enjoyed it and she has gained a lot from it. As this is the club’s summer break we’ve only had one water session since but once the sessions start back she will try and implement all Ari’s advice. In the meantime she is practicing as best as she can on dry land! We’ve watched the DVD several times already and it is really helpful. For the first time ever Hayley has been able to see herself swimming and she has been able assess her strokes and see for herself where her technique needs improving. She is also doing core exercises daily and hopefully we’ll see improvement there soon.

We hope to return to you in a couple of months’ time. I’ll be in touch.

Sharon Milne

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