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SWIMEASY GRADUATES AND BURSARY SUPPORTED SWIMMERS QUALIFY FOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN GLASGOW

With many past, and SwimEasy supported swimmers, competing for nomination for Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games at the Tollcross Aquatic Centre from 3-6 April, we can report great success:

Graduates;

Lewis Smith: 400 Individual Medway and 200 butterfly

Craig McNally: 200 backstroke

Craig Hamilton: 1500 freestyle

Bursaries;

Dan Wallace: 200 and 400 Individual Medway and 400 freestyle

Craig Benson, breaststroke bronze medallist, missed out by 1/100 of a second but will try again at the British Championships at Tollcross from 10-15 April, along with Emma Chittleburgh and Megan Briggs (graduates), both of whom won bronze medals in the 200 breaststroke and 200 backstroke respectively.

See what can be achieved by young swimmers, in and around Edinburgh and Forth Valley, who begin swimming lessons with SwimEasy, the best lessons providers in Scotland. Nobody does it better!

Police museum and home of The SwimEasys broken into

Submitted by Admin on Tue 01/04/2014 - 15:33

SwimEasy in the Edinburgh Evening News - April 2014

SwimEasy graduates competing at the Scottish National Open Championships

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 03/27/2014 - 10:25

Past SwimEasy graduates will compete at the Scottish National Open Swimming Championships,Tollcross International Aquatic Centre, Glasgow, from 3-6 April 2014

Background

Scottish swimmers, including many of whom have progressed, or been supported by SwimEasy Ltd, (Scotland’s largest provider of swimming lessons), including; Lewis Smith, Craig McNally, Craig Hamilton, Dan Wallace Craig Benson, Megan Briggs and Emma Chittleburgh will be attempting to meet the qualification standard needed for selection for Team Scotland, at the Tollcross International Aquatic Centre, from  3-6 April  2014.

The Commonwealth Games Swimming Events will be held also at the Tollcross Centre from 24-29 July 2014 and SwimEasy Ltd offers best wishes to all concerned.  

 

Private Lessons - Easter Holiday Rapidtrack Swimming Classes - Book Now

Our specialist Holiday “RapidTrack” Courses offer an ideal opportunity to begin swimming lessons or to improve upon your child's swimming skills and confidence during the Easter break. Call now to book your Holiday RapidTrack Private Lessons - 0131 466 0764.

 

Holiday RapidTrack - Private Lessons

Easter 2014

George Watsons 07-10 April 2014 - 09:00-11:00 (Four time slots) 
  14-17 April 2014 - 09:00-11:00  (Four time slots)
Donaldson's 14-18 April 2014 - 09:00- 11:00 (Four time slots)

Summer 2014

George Watsons College 30 June-04 July 2014 - 09:00-11:00 (Four time slots)
George Watsons College 07 July-11 July 2014 - 09:00-11:00 (Four time slots)
Merchiston Castle School 14 July-18 July 2014 - 09:00-11:00 (Four time slots)
Forrester 21 July - 25 July 2014 - 09:00-11:00 (Four time slots)
Craigroyston 28 July - 1 August 2014 - 09:00-11:00 (Four time slots)
George Watsons College 4 August - 8 August 2014 - 09:00-11:00 (Four time slots)
George Watsons College 11 August - 15 August 2014 - 09:00-11:00 (Four time slots)

Wed, 26 March 2014 - 13:40

 

Refer a Friend and save up to 50% on your Child's next block of lessons

 
Would you like to save up to 50% on your child's next EasyPay payment?
 
Introduce a friend to one of our selected venues and recieve £44 off your next EasyPay payment!
(Excluding new bookings at George Watson's College)

Take advantage of this incentive by asking your friend to call us on 
0131 466 0764
(Friend's name, child's name and pool they are currently attending must be quoted at time of booking)

 
Tue, 25 March 2014 - 09:23
 

Website Update.

We've been busy updating our website with a new design and information. Make sure to check out our calender with our latest class listings for 2014 which you can download as PDF's.

Fri, 21 March 2014 - 15:12

 

Progressions this week around our venues in Edinburgh and Forth Valley

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 11:48

Donaldson’s Wednesday.

Pre School to Non Swimmer

Jessica Edgar-Lane

Beginner to Learner

Zoe Wallace

Learner to Improver

Aoife Glen

Lucy Gray

Braes High School –Saturday.

Non Swimmer – Beginner

Neve Andrews

Sophie Hannah

Beginner-Learner

Boyd Ryan

Hulme John

 

Larbert High School- Sunday

Non Swimmer - Beginner

Cowan Kyle

Harvey Berry

Beginner to Learner

Gilfillan Gregor

Sophie O’Donnell

Learner to Improver

Zakk McKenzie

Royal High School-Tuesday

Pre-school to Non-swimmer

Learner to improver.

Jessica Penny

Vibha Raman

Improver to SwimWell

Jack Davenport 

Donaldson’s Tuesday

Pre-school to Non-swimmer

Aimee Stewart

Ashley Griffiths

Non-swimmer to Beginner

Sam McGrow

William Barr

Grace Polwart

Daniel Baird

Beginner to Learner

Isla Storrar

Zara Andrews

Lachlan Montgomery

Learn to Improver

Sophia Barr

 

Past SwimEasy Swimmers

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 15:00

Lewis Smith and Craig McNally, both of whom came through the SwimEasy programme before progressing to Warrender Baths Club, achieved medal success at the East District Open – SASAGrand Prix event, at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, from 31 January to 2 February 2014.

Lewis won gold medals in the 200 and 400 Individual Medley events and a bronze medal in the 200 butterfly. Craig won gold medals in the 50 and 200 backstroke events and a bronze medal in the 100 backstroke.

Craig was presented also with the Sir Peter Heatly award for outstanding performances during 2013 when he finished 6th in the 200 backstroke at the World Swimming Championships in Barcelona and, for breaking the Scottish records in both the 50, and the 200 backstroke events. 

WELL DONE!

 

East of Scotland District Grand Prix Swimming Competition

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:40

Begins this weekend from Friday afternoon through to Sunday Evening. 

If you want to see some of the best, top class swimmers in Britain compete pop along to the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road.  

Many of our ex-SwimEasy pupils will also be there competing.

Go for it! 

 

Private swimming lessons

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:17

Easter Holiday RapidTrack

George Watsons     07-10 April 2014 09:00 -11:00 (Four time slots)

                                14-17 April 2014 09:00-11:00  (Four time slots)

Donaldson's            14-18 April 2014 09:00- 11:00 (Four time slots)

 

 

Like us on Facebook

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 14:33

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Private Lessons-Holiday RapidTrack-February

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 11:48

Book now for our Holiday RapidTrack in February at the Royal Blind School from the 17 until the 21 February 2014.

From 09:30 until 11:30 a.m.

 

Buy your Progress certificates for level 1 & 2 by calling 0131 466 0764

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 11/05/2013 - 15:35

As your child is aware they achieve mini stickers along the way to achieving MAXI stickers. Once you have your level 1 & 2 MAXI stickers, you can further reward your child by purchasing Level 1 & 2 certificates for only £2.00 each.

Level three certificate is FREE OF CHARGE which is your certificate of Stage promotion.

Call 0131 466 0764 

 

Colouring in competition

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 10:40

Your Progress Advisor will give you a leaflet to colour in to win a prize.

 

Checkout our perimeter banners

Submitted by Admin on Fri, 10/11/2013 - 10:28

Where?

Falkirk Football Stadium.

Boroughmuir Rugby Football Club

Heriot's Rugby Club

 

Congratulations to Emma Chittleburgh (14 years)

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 14:22

A former SwimEasy pupil who achieved 1:14.80 Personal Best when finishing 7 th in the final of the 100 breast stroke and 2nd at 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:33.35 at the British National Championships Age Group, in Sheffield on 27 July 2013.  

 

Three new SwimFast Sessions to begin in our Autumn block of lessons

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 11:42

Royal High School, Tuesday 19:00 until 20:00

Braidburn School,    Friday   18:15 until 19:15

Edinburgh University Sunday 09:00 until 10:00

If you would like your SwimFast swimmer to transfer over to one of these new sessions please call on 0131 466 0764 

 

Congratulations Lewis Smith

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 13:44

Lewis Smith, Medallist, World University Games, Kazan, Russia, 2013

British flag for Lewis Smith at World University Games 2013 in Kazan, Russia.

Lewis Smith, World University Games 2013, Kazan, Russia

World University Games 2013 medallist

Lewis Smith with lifetime coach Ian Wright, at World University Games 2013 in Kazan, Russia

 

World University Games in Kazan, Russia

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 10:40

Swimming starts today! Exclusive coverage from Euro Sports http://kazan2013.ru/en/sports/10001  Come on Lewis Smith!  

 

World success comes for former SwimEasy pupils and associated swimmers!

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:07

“At the recent British Championships held in Sheffield, Craig McNally, a former pupil at SwimEasy, qualified comfortably to represent Team GB at the World Championships to be held in Barcelona from 28 July 2013, finishing first in the 200 backstroke, in a massive personal best time.

Lewis Smith, a previous World Championship representative, although meeting the tough qualification time, missed out in the 400 Individual Medley, by 0.3 of a second in a time of 4.15.51, finishing just behind Dan Wallace, who is sponsored by SwimEasy.

As a consolation however, both Lewis and Craig Hamilton, a previous SwimEasy pupil, have beenselected to swim for the British Universities Team in Russia from 5-17 July 2013, coverage of which will be shown on Euro Sport.

SwimEasy’s partnership club, Warrender Baths Club, had many swimmers at the Trials, all of whom performed to the highest level but, special mention should be made to Craig Benson, 2012 Olympian, and Craig Hamilton, previous World Championship representative, both sponsored by SwimEasy, who reached finals in their respective events.”

 

Like us on Facebook!

Submitted by Admin on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 09:31

Click onto our Facebook for the latest news. Enjoy your summer pupils. We will have many stories to upload during term time. 

 

Meet The SwimEasys

Submitted by Admin on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 09:25

Don't forget to log onto our website tomorrow and click on the link to meet The SwimEasys. 

 

British Gas Swimming Championships 2013 Sheffield

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 10:44

Three, former pupils of SwimEasy, are seeking qualification for The World Championship held in Barcelona in July 2013. Come on Lewis Smith, Craig McNally and Craig Hamilton. Make it a good one!     

 

SwimEasy SwimFast Session at Stirling University 16 June 2013

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 13:34

We would like to say a huge thanks to all the parents and children who took advantage of a freeSwimFast session at The Stirling University Pool on Sunday 16 June 2013.

The session was well attended with 27 SwimFast swimmers enjoying the experience of training at the home of Scottish Swimming.

The session was led by Gail Smith with the help of Jordan Millar and Gay Blott who took great pleasure in seeing so many children enjoy the challenge of a 50 metre pool.

Many of our parents also helped out as assistant coaches and picked up a few teaching tips along the way.

Look out for more information regarding our new SwimFast venues for 2013-14 at the Royal High School and Edinburgh University Pools.

 

Prince William backs calls for better swimming lessons

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 09:15

Click on the link below to hear what Prince William has to say. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22750472

 

SwimEasy – Improving Swimming Statistics!

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 05/23/2013 - 15:53

A news article published today on the BBC News website (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-22615032) outlines the low swimming ability of many swimmers when they leave primary school education.

SwimEasy is committed to ensuring weekly all 2500 of our swimmers acquire the essential aquatic skills that will keep them safe in, and around water. SwimEasy classes not only teaches swimmers efficient stroke technique, but providing swimmers with valuable education on what to do when they find themselves in difficulty in the pool, or in open water.

The skills we teach are not just for during the summer holidays but, for the rest of swimmer’s lives.

 

Congratulation SwimEasy

Submitted by Admin on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 16:06

“I would like to thank everyone at Swimeasy for the time and effort they have given Stephen.  He would not be the strong swimmer that he is today without the input of all his teachers over the years.” Carol, Larbert Sunday parent.

 

Congratulations

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 10:58

Congratulations to the McKenzie family who swim with us on a Saturday, at Braes High School, on the news that there’s going to be a new baby in the family! Hearing that new siblings are on the way is always lovely! All siblings are welcome from 11months old to join our SwimBabiesprogramme at Donaldsons School, in Linlithgow, and also Oaklands School and Braidburn School in Edinburgh. Introduction to swimming at an early age is hugely beneficial and our SwimBabiesand SwimTots programmes encourage learning in a safe and happy environment. 

 

Summer Holiday RapidTrack-Private Lessons

Submitted by Admin on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 13:15

Taking bookings now.

Week 1 - commencing 01 July

George Watson’s College 09:00 – 11:00

Week 2 - commencing 08 July

George Watson’s College 09:00 – 11:00

Donaldson’s School 09:30 – 11:30

Week 3 - commencing 15 July

Craigroyston Community High School 09:30 – 11:30

Donaldson’s School 09:30 – 11:30

Week 4 - commencing 22 July

Craigroyston Community High School 09:30 – 11:30

Royal Blind School 09:30 – 11:30

Donaldson’s 09:30 – 11:30

Week 5 - commencing 29 July

Craigroyston Community High School 09:30 – 11:30

Royal Blind School 09:30 – 11:30

Week 6 - commencing 5 August

Royal Blind School 09:30 – 11:30

 

Megan Briggs Congratulations

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 03/25/2013 - 15:22

Past SwimEasy pupil makes European Junior Championships to be held at Poznan, Poland.

 

Congratulations Olivia

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 03/25/2013 - 11:48

Olivia Bunworth was promoted from Beginner to Learner. Well done! 

 

Well done Kate and Callum

Submitted by Admin on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 15:29

“Since leaving local council lessons and starting SwimEasy last Spring both Kate & Callum have made fabulous progress and they both love it!”

Nicola Stanners

 

Another success story

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:52

“We've been really delighted with the quality of the lessons. Dan has really enjoyed the lessons and takes part enthusiastically every week. While his confidence in water is fantastic he has good awareness of safety too. It's be a joy to see his coordination and skills progress. Thanks in particular to Moira who has been excellent.” Braidburn Sunday parent, February 2013. 

 

Another Successful RapidTrack!

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 09:44

"I would just like to let you know that I am a mum of three that has been using swim easy for nearly ten years now, my daughter Carla Malcolm attended your fast track this week at The Royal Blind school, I am always very impressed with your swimming teachers, I feel compelled to write this email as Jordan, Carla's teacher this week was fantastic, I have and will carry on recommending Swim Easy.
 
Thank you Jordan for making this week exceptionally enjoyable for Carla.
 
Niccola x"

Book now for Easter RapidTrack.

 

Book now for Easter RapidTrack!

Submitted by Admin on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 11:31

Craigroyston (N.B 4 days)

Week 1: 25/03/13 – 28/03/13

Week 2: 02/04/13 – 05/04/13

Timeslots: 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00

Watsons

Week 1: 01/04/13 – 05/04/13

Week 2: 08/04/13 – 12/04/13

Timeslots: 09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:30

Donaldsons

Week 1: 08/04/13 – 12/04/13

Timeslots: 09:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00

Call our Customer Care Advisors. 

 

Congratulations Moira on the publication of your first book.

Submitted by swimeasy on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 14:34

SwimEasy's SwimTots teacher at Braidburn on Sundays has had her first book published in her maiden name.

Look out for, "The Witch of land and sea" by Moira Cormack.

Biography:

I belong to a local Storytelling and Writers group. Everything around me creeps into my writing. I walk my dog beside the river, unraveling plots with each step. I teach tots to swim and sing and I have four daughters. As a child I spent long days playing on the white sandy beaches of East Lothian and still love them, even on the windiest winter day. I have never outgrown my love of fairy tales and have special fondness for witches. After traveling for years I pulled back to make a home where I started and am now settled and finding  my own voice.  

 

New One to Two Classes at Braidburn Friday

Submitted by swimeasy on Fri, 01/11/2013 - 14:24

These lessons are specifically designed for children ranging from the ages of three years six months to beginner level. If you feel your child is confident enough to go into the water without a parent or you feel your child would benefit from a quieter, smaller class to increase their confidence before moving into the main lesson programme, then these lessons are for you.

Commencing 25 January 2013 from 16:45. Classes are run by Teachers in the water in 30 minute time slots. 

To book or find out more call our Customer Care Advisors on 0131 466 0764.   

 

Gift Vouchers for swimming lessons - the best present ever!

Submitted by swimeasy on Thu, 11/29/2012 - 17:10

Swimming lesson gift vouchers enables you to give a gift that lasts a lifetime! Call our Customer Advisors to find out more 0131 466 0764 

 

Warrender Development Meet

Submitted by swimeasy on Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:11

On Sunday 4 November 10 SwimEasy SwimFast pupils were invited to attend the WarrenderDevelopment Meet as part of an introduction to club swimming.

SwimEasy pupils competed in four swims. 50 Butterfly, 50 Backstroke, 50 Breaststroke and 50 Front Crawl.

SwimEasy swimmers excelled at the meet and the best times as are follows:

Butterfly 56:14 seconds, Backstroke 55:08 seconds, Breaststroke 56:85 seconds and Front Crawl 43:48 seconds.

Well done!

 

Refer a friend and we will reward you!

Submitted by swimeasy on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 08:32

Up to 50% off your next EasyPay payment when your friend books SwimEasy lessons at selected venues.

Take advantage of this incentive now by asking your friend to call us on 0131 466 0764.

We will ask your friend to give your name, your child's name and the pool venue attended.

Prize Draw.

Every parent who refers a friend that books into one of the above venues will automatically be placed into our Prize Draw to receive a free round of gold at Swanston Golf Course for four people, courtesy of SwimEasy!

Please read our full Terms and Conditions.

 

New opening hours

Submitted by swimeasy on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 14:33

Due to demand we are extending our office opening hours to offer an improved customer service. Our Customer Care Advisors are here to help you from 9:30 until 20:00, Monday to Friday. 

 

Keep your swimmer safe in the open water.

Submitted by swimeasy on Fri, 08/31/2012 - 08:53

SwimEasy not only teaches swimmers efficient stroke technique but we also teach how to be safe in the pool, and in open water.

We run specialised water safety lessons during term time and RapidTrack lessons, providing your swimmer with valuable education on what to do when they find themselves in difficulty in the pool, or in open water.

SwimEasy is committed to ensuring that all children acquire the essential aquatic skills that will keep them safe in and around water, not just during the summer holidays but, for the rest of their lives.

 

You won't just be a teacher of swimming. You will be a SwimEasy Teacher!

Submitted by swimeasy on Thu, 08/30/2012 - 08:39

We are not looking for ordinary teachers but extraordinary teachers!

You will be given a full induction to ensure you know all the aspects of the SwimEasy way.

If you have qualifications for teaching swimming and indeed, if you don't and would like to become a teacher then we are interested in hearing from you.

All non-qualified applicants must be able to swim.

Email us now at teachingstaff@swimeasy.co.uk

Checkout our promotional video on our home page.

 

Our Quality Lessons Speak For Themselves. We'll never be found on any discount websites!

Submitted by swimeasy on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 08:15

We'll never be found on any discount sites because our quality lessons speak for themselves. New venues now open, progress certificates and improved lesson programmes. Need we say more? 

 

New Improved SwimTot Programme Available for 3 to 4 Year Olds!

Submitted by swimeasy on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 15:38

SwimEasy Introduces a New Improved SwimTots Programme for 3 to 4 Year Olds!

Classes Now Available

James Gillespie's High School - Saturday from 09:30 

Oaklands - Saturday from 12:30 (Fully Booked)

Braidburn - Fridays from 17:30 and Sunday from 09:30

Call Now to Discuss Your Little One's Needs

0131 466 0764

 

Forrester High School - New Swimming Lesson Programme

Submitted by swimeasy on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 15:29

Forrester High School - New Swimming Lesson Programme

Bookings now being taken for Autumn Term beginning 01 September, 2012

Saturday Mornings from 09:15 - 10:45 (40 minute lessons)

Book Now 0131 466 0764

 

Take a Look - SwimEasy Launch New Video on Website!

Submitted by swimeasy on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 10:47

SwimEasy is delighted to launch its new Information Video, available to view by pressing the "Video" icon on our home page.

 

SwimEasy Graduates, Lewis Smith and Craig McNally, Challenge for Places on GB Swim Team for London 2012 Olympics

Submitted by swimeasy on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 12:45

OLYMPIC SWIMMING SELECTION

British Trials 3 -10 March 2012

Two of our SwimEasy graduates, Lewis Smith and Craig McNally, are challenging for places on the GB Swim Team at the British Trials which began on 3 March 2012 at the new Olympic Swimming Aquatics Centre in Stratford, London. Both swimmers are ranked in the top 3 in Great Britain in their individual events but, selection will be dependent on them finishing in one of the top 2 positions.

British Championships so far........

Day 1 - Lewis Smith comes 5th in the Men's 400 IM Final.

Day 2 - Craig McNally successfully qualifies for Final of Men's 100 Backstroke.

Day 3 - Lewis Smith proceeds to Semi Finals of the Men's 200 Butterfly.

You will be able to follow all the swimming action by use of the BBC red button or by tuning into BBC 5 Live.

SwimEasy offers our best wishes to both boys.

 

Former SwimEasy Progress Advisor, Laurel Bailey, Coaches Craig Benson to qualify for the GB Olympic Team!

Submitted by swimeasy on Thu, 03/08/2012 - 12:16

Laurel Bailey, Head Coach of Warrender Baths Club and former Progress Advisor, Teacher and Office Manager at SwimEasy, has good cause to celebrate as she has successfully coached Craig Benson to qualify to represent Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics; Craig is also no stranger toSwimEasy which has supported him over several years with a SwimEasy Bursary . 

17 year old Craig Benson qualified for the GB Olympic Team when he came second in the Men's100m Breaststroke at the GB Championships in London. Benson, who had set a new personal best time in the semi finals the night before, raced from lane 6 after qualifying 4th. 

The Performance Squad swimmer went on to set a new Senior Scottish Record and 17 year old British Age Group Record in the final, finishing second behind Daniel Sliwinksi in a lifetime best of 1:00.47. Sliwinksi and Benson both finished faster than the automatic qualifying time for the London 2012 Olympics.

Speaking after the swim Benson said "I have been working so hard for this over the past year, I cannot believe I have done it! It is an amazing feeling knowing you are going to be representing your country in a home Olympics! I have had so much support from the Club, Scottish Swimming and the Sports Scotland Institute of Sport over the past couple of years - thank you all so much!"

 

Fantastic Teaching Opportunities with SwimEasy - Apply Now

Submitted by swimeasy on Mon, 02/27/2012 - 11:04

Would you like to TEACH swimming to Babies and Toddlers; have FUN; and EARN good money?

We are looking for a returning to work parent; a retired grandparent; or a student, happy to work with children.

You will enjoy;

  • Flexible working hours during the school term time.
  • Competitive self employment pay rate.
  • Induction and on-going training leading to Level 1 and Level 2 qualification.
  • Working within Scotland’s market leader in the teaching of swimming.
  • Working at a variety of venues in Edinburgh, West Lothian, Central and the West of Scotland.  

We are looking for;

  • An enthusiastic person with an outgoing and confident personality who is able to swim.
  • A positive attitude while teaching to develop a sense of FUN.
  • A well organised and efficient individual, willing to prepare lessons and write up a weekly lesson report.   

The successful candidate will work in the water with the Babies and Tots, along with a parent, educating the parent on how to teach their baby to swim.

If you are interested please contact Jenni Holt on 0131 445 9972 or emailteachingstaff@swimeasy.co.ukproviding background about yourself and stating why you wish to be part of our team.

SwimEasy Main Programme Teaching Vacancies.

We are looking to increase our teaching staff with Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications or equivalent. Our swimming lessons operate to the highest standards within a flexible programme and provide a wide choice of venue and pool time options.

SwimEasy is Scotland’s largest independent Swim School and is the market leader operating in Edinburgh, West Lothian, Central and the West of Scotland.  We not only teach children to swim, but we specialise in progressing young athletes, in time, into the sport of competitive swimming.

If you are the teacher who wishes to join our Team, please call Jenni Holt on 0131 445 9972 or emailteachingstaff@swimeasy.co.uk

 

SwimEasy Lessons Return to Brand New Facility at George Watson's College

Submitted by swimeasy on Mon, 02/20/2012 - 16:12

SwimEasy Returns to George Watson's College Brand New Facility - 14 May 2012 

SwimEasy return to George Watson’s College from 14 May 2012 allowing our swimmers to experience a new state of the art facility with a new refurbished pool, ultra-modern changing rooms and superb lounge / cafeteria area for parents to view poolside. This great facility will rival any pool available in Edinburgh with free parking and plenty of spaces to make life much easier for parents.   

Initially we will invite our current swimmers who enjoyed lessons with us previously at Watson's, to return to this venue as a priority. Thereafter we will consolidate our current lessons in preference for Watson’s. There will still be ample choice to allow children to attend lessons at preferred venues on the East, West and North sides of the city, 7 days a week 

 

SwimEasy Graduates Lewis Smith & Craig McNally in Olympic Trials

Submitted by swimeasy on Mon, 02/20/2012 - 14:50

OLYMPIC SWIMMING SELECTION

British Trials 3 -10 March 2012

Two of our SwimEasy graduates, Lewis Smith and Craig McNally will be challenging for places on the GB Swim Team at the British Trials beginning 3 March 2012 at the new Olympic Swimming Aquatics Centre in Stratford, London. Both swimmers are ranked in the top 3 in Great Britain in their individual events but, selection will be dependent on them finishing in one of the top 2 positions.

Clare Balding will present a preview of the British Swimming Championships on Saturday 3 March 2012 on BBC 1 at 13:30. The British Trials serve as selection for this summer's Olympic Games. Household names such as Rebecca Adlington and Liam Tancock will be looking to secure their place on the Great Britain Team.

You will be able to follow all the swimming action by use of the BBC red button or by tuning into BBC 5 Live.

SwimEasy offers our best wishes to both boys.

 

20 SwimEasy Graduates attend 2012 Olympic Trials

Submitted by swimeasy on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 17:22

As 2012 is the year of the Olympic Games we wish our squad of 20 graduate SwimEasy swimmers who will attend the Olympic trials all the very best in their endeavours. In particular, two of our International swimmers, Lewis Smith and Craig McNally are both hoping to make the selection time and to gain places on the GB Olympic Swim Team.   

 

The Easy Way to Enjoy Swimming

Submitted by swimeasy on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 12:44

Swimeasy has been featured in this week's Journal and Gazette! Download the PDF edition of the Journal and Gazette to read more.

 

Successful European campaign for Warrender

Submitted by swimeasy on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 16:22

Warrender Baths ClubPerformance Squad swimmers, Dan Wallace and Craig Benson are celebrating this week after returning home from a very successful European Junior Championships campaign. The European Junior Championships took place in Belgrade, Serbia from the 6-10th July, with Wallace and Benson two of the five Scottish swimmers making up the 28 strong British team. The competition is for 17-18 year old boys (born in 1993 and 1994) and 15-16 year old girls (born 1995 and 1996) from all across Europe. The Great Britain team finished with the highest number of medals, including the most gold’s, to finish at the top of the medal table for the first time in three years.

Dan Wallace(Scottish Institute of Sport Member) got off to a great start on Day 1 of the competition with a personal best time in the 200m Breaststroke of 2:18.37. This was good enough to get him through to the semi finals where he finished 14th in 2:19.59. On Day 2,Wallace was back in action for the heats (2:03.48) and semi finals (2:01.61) of his favoured event, the 200 Individual Medley. After a stunning semi final performance (18 year old Scottish Age Group Record), where Wallacedropped his best time by a staggering two seconds; Wallace went on to claim silver in the final (2:02.41) behind British team mate Ieuan Lloyd.

On the final day of action, Wallace was back in the pool to compete in the longer medley event (400 IM), continuing his fine form with a 4:24.05 heat swim which was both a two second drop on his previous best time and good enough to put him in lane 4 for the evening final. Wallace bagged his second medal in the final, dropping his time again to post a world class 4:20.60 to take the bronze medal, setting another 18 year old Scottish Age Group Record in the process.

Warrender team mate and fellow Scottish Institute of Sport Member Craig Benson, also had a superb week of swimming in Belgrade, setting lifetime best times in all eight of the races he took part in. On Day 1, Benson swam the heats of the 200m Breaststroke, setting a personal best time of 2:19.03, and although he finished 14th, he was unable to progress through to the semi finals as he finished third out of the British swimmers taking part in the event (and only two swimmers per nation are allowed to proceed through to the semi finals).

Bensonhad to wait until Day 3 to get his next swim, where he contested the 50m Breaststroke.Benson smashed the 17 year old British Age Group Record in the heat (28.88) and lowered it again in the semi final (28.80) and final (28.57) where he finished 4th, with only .05 of a second separating him from second place!

Determined not to finish out of the medals again, Benson cruised through the heats of the 100mBreaststroke, setting a new personal best time of 1:02.98. In the semi final, Benson dropped this time to an incredible 1:02.18 – another 17 year old British Age Group Record. As the youngest swimmer (only swimmer born in 1994) in the final, Benson managed to hold his nerve, finishing in second place with a slightly faster time of 1:02.17. To finish off a fantastic week of swimming,Benson swam the Breaststroke leg of the medley relay, setting an outstanding split time of 1:01.69 to help the team to 4th place.

Both boys have now returned home to Edinburgh, where they turn their focus to repeating their fine form at the British Gas ASA Youth Championships (taking place in Sheffield from 27-31st July) and the World Junior Championships in August.

Warrender Baths Club is extremely proud of the performances of these two boys, and it is great reward for the hours and hours of dedication and commitment they have shown throughout the year. The Club would also like to thank all of the support staff that have helped throughout the year to ensure the boys were performing at their very best in Belgrade.

 

Lewis Smith takes Gold, Silver and Bronze

Submitted by swimeasy on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 07:55

16 June 2011

The final event of the evening at the British Gas ASA National Championships was the men’s 400m Individual Medley. Closely fought from the gun, Lewis Smith of British Gas ITC Stirling / Warrender  took the touch in a time of 4.16.26 ahead of  Tom Haffield of City of Cardiff in 4.16.53. Matthew Allison of City of Leeds was third in a personal best 4.22.07. 

Lewis also won a Silver medal in the 200m Individual Medley.

Lewis also won a bronze medal for the 400m Freestyle at the British Gas ASA National Championships.  

 

Former SwimEasy Swimmer Craig McNally Wins Bronze at British Swimmming Championships

Submitted by swimeasy on Fri, 06/17/2011 - 07:53

Craig McNally, a former SwimEasy pupil, won a Bronze Medal in the 50 metres Back Stroke British Gas ASA National Championships held in Sheffield this week

 

Second Weekly Lessons for Learners & Improvers

Submitted by swimeasy on Fri, 04/01/2011 - 08:06

Would you like a second lesson every week for your Learner or Improver? We have availability at selected venues. Call Carolyn or Gina on 0131 466 0764 for details.

 

Can Swim School make your kids smarter?

Submitted by swimeasy on Fri, 11/26/2010 - 21:54

Can learning to swim make your kids smarter? That's the question being posed by Queensland researchers at Griffith University in Australia. Click here to read the full article!

 

Lewis brings home team silver

Submitted by swimeasy on Wed, 10/13/2010 - 10:45

Lewis Smith, son of SwimEasy Managing Director Gail Smith, formed part of a successful Team Scotland in Delhi, and won a team silver medal in the 4 X 200 freestyle relay event. Although delighted to receive a medal from his first Commonwealth Games, Lewis was massively disappointed that he did not collect an individual medal in his favoured 400 metre Individual Medley event having entered the final in the second fastest heat time. Lewis also competed creditably in the 200 Butterfly and Medley Relay events for Team Scotland.

Craig McNally who graduated through SwimEasy and now swimming with Warrender Baths Club, represented Team Scotland as the youngest member with great distinction in the 100 and 200 metre backstroke and relay events.

Gail Smith said "Both boys did themselves, and SwimEasy proud and it is my hope that come Glasgow 2014, they will be seen on the podium receiving individual medals. It is my sincere hope and belief that other SwimEasy graduates will join them in 4 years time."

 

SwimEasy teacher on BBC!

Submitted by swimeasy on Tue, 09/28/2010 - 21:30

C Beebies – “Mighty Mites” – Features SwimEasy Teacher – Kalie Lygo

Sometime ago, SwimEasy gave “Wish Films” permission to film our lessons programme as part of a pilot for a new C Beebies programme called “Mighty Mites”. The show stars Sarah-Jane Honeywell and her puppet side-kick 'Go-Joe'. In each episode two young friends are given the opportunity to become a 'Mighty-Mite' by trying a new activity; from kite-flying to go-karting, drumming to circus skills, skiing to ballroom dancing and of course swimming!

During the pilot, Wish Films were so impressed by the way SwimEasy’s lesson programme was set up that, when the programme was commissioned by the BBC, they re-approached us to assist them by providing our teacher, Kalie Lygo, and to help them find a suitable pool venue for filming within Edinburgh - Edinburgh University’s pool.  The episode focusing on swimming, featuring Kalie, was televised on the 23rd September 2010 on C Beebies.

It’s great to let your child know that SwimEasy, their swimming lessons provider, was involved in helping the BBC with this programme.

Thank you for choosing the SwimEasy Way!

Best Wishes the SwimEasy Team

 

SwimEasy Graduates compete at Games

Submitted by swimeasy on Tue, 09/28/2010 - 10:04

After much adverse publicity and frantic last minute activity, especially surrounding the state of the Athletes’ Village, the XIX Commonwealth Games will officially open on Sunday 3 – 14 October 2010 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. Extensive blanket coverage of the Games will be available on BBC television and radio, BBC red button, BBC i Player, online and via mobile telephones.

Watch out especially for the 2 Team Scotland swimmers with a strong SwimEasy connection, Lewis Smith and Craig McNally. They will be participating in the swimming competition at the Dr S.P. Mukherjee Swimming Complex between 4-9 October. Lewis, the son of the SwimEasy Managing Director Gail Smith, who will be in Delhi, and Craig, who progressed through SwimFast to Warrender Baths Club, are both now representing Team Scotland in India.

Lewis trains currently at the Stirling ITC and is coached by Doug Frost but continues to compete under the Warrender banner. He will swim in the 200 Butterfly, the 200 Individual Medley and his favoured 400 Individual Medley events. Lewis is an established GB internationalist and has swum previously at World and European Championships.  Craig joined SwimEasy as a 12 year old and was coached previously by Hammy Smith. He is coached now by Laurel Bailey at Warrender and is making his full international debut as the youngest Team Scotland participant. He will form part of the Medley relay squad and will swim in individual backstroke events.

Gail said:

 “I am very proud that SwimEasy has spawned 2 such talented swimmers and look forward to watching them competing at this highly prestigious international event in Delhi. In years to come I expect to see many more of our young swimmers, currently moving through the SwimEasy squads, to become equally successful. ”

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Delhi Delight for Lewis

Submitted by swimeasy on Tue, 06/29/2010 - 14:25

Lewis Smith, Warrender baths Club and a member of the Stirling ITC, confirmed his place on the Scotland Swim Team for the upcoming commonwealth Games to be held in Delhi, India in October 2010.

Lewis picked up a silver medal in the 400 IM at the Scottish Commonwealth Trials held at Tollcross in Glasgow, finishing just behind the British record holder in a time comfortably within the qualifying standard required to guarantee him a place on the Team.

Lewis did not cut back on his hard training for the meet and will continue to train full out for the remainder of the summer before tapering off in readiness for the Games, where he hopes to make the final and indeed gain a podium place.

 

 

SwimBabies Classes - Edinburgh and Linlithgow

Submitted by swimeasy on Tue, 06/01/2010 - 16:34

SwimEasy run specialist Baby Classes in Edinburgh at Oakland’s School Pool on Saturdays and Sundays, and at Braidburn School Pool on Sunday. Also at Donaldson's School in Linlithgow on Sundays.

Classes run at half hour intervals and will suit babies from three months old.

For further information please call 0131 466 0764.

 

Lewis Smith makes World Championships

Submitted by swimeasy on Mon, 06/29/2009 - 23:00

WARRENDER'S Lewis Smith was a very happy man after the final session of the British Gas Scottish Open Championships at Tollcross Leisure Centre in Glasgow as he clinched his ticket to the World Championships in Rome. The 21-year-old, who now trains mostly at the new British Intensive Training Centre at Stirling University, has swum at the European Championships, but a win in the 400m Individual Medley allowed him to step up to an even higher level.

Having just missed out in the 400m Freestyle and the 200m Medley (by a cruel one hundredth of a second), it was no more than Smith deserved. Minutes after he touched in 4:15.92, just ahead of Joe Roebuck's 4:19.18, the Edinburgh man admitted: "This is a massive relief. Two chances had passed me by and, although I was still confident, there was still a lot of pressure. A couple of weeks ago, I was really ill when we went to a meet in Barcelona and so that put me back a bit.

This is a major step up for me and the first stepping-stone to the Olympics in London 2012; that's always been the main aim."

Lewis Smith is the son of SwimEasy’s Managing Director Gail Smith. Lewis is not the only success to come out of SwimEasy, Craig Hamilton also made the World Swimming Championships in the Open Water Events which were held in Rome and Ailsa Small won Gold in the 200 metresBreaststroke event , at this year’s Scottish Age Group Championships. Craig Hamilton also competed in the European Championships in August before leaving to take up his swimming training career in the USA.

Numerous other swimmers are enjoying success at the Development levels of swimming as they progress from SwimEasy into Club Swimming with Warrender Swimming Club (not to be mistaken with Warrender Baths Centre in Thirlestane Road, Edinburgh).