Testimonials

My son and I learnt the real value of learning to swim this morning. He was assaulted and pushed into the canal by some thug while walking to school! Doesn’t bear thinking about what could of happened if he hadnt learnt how to swim as he had to tread water before his friends came to help him. The matter is now with the police. I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the salamander team for making him water confident and teaching him to swim. It could of been a very different story.Lydia Nicholls
Our son (5 yrs old) has been attending swimming lessons run by Salamanda for nearly a year and a half. As we expected, it was a teary start for him but I need not have worried as the instructors were very reassuring. They gave him 1-2-1 support and worked at his pace to build his water confidence.
Our son has additional needs and Salamanda have been very understanding, inclusive and meet his needs to ensure he progresses and is happy. In addition, the classes are small with good staff ratios. Enthusiastic instructors are in the pool throughout the lessons with the children. The instructors are skilled and keep sessions pacey and fun with lots of games to introduce the children to new skills.
More than anything, we are just so pleased the staff are approachable, friendly and professional. We have always felt we can speak to them about our son’s needs and they respond to meet them. Now, he is always happy to go to his lesson and loves it, he’s progressing well too. What more can you ask for.
Thank you, Amy & Oli
Amy & Oli
Dear Salamanda, I am writing to let you know how delighted I am with the excellent service delivered by you regarding my 3 boys swimming lessons. Adam at only 5 has started to develop an outstanding stroke technique thanks to the amazing support from your teachers in and out of the water. Cameron and Dylan who came to you in armbands, are now doing incredible swimming for Wombourne club and making it through to County level competitions. Once again, I would like to thank you most sincerely for the invaluable work you do and can’t wait until my little girl is old enough to start. Yours sincerely Cath Rehman and the boys Cath Rehman and the boys
Well, the end of a little chapter there. Jack has finished his last swimming lesson; huge thanks to all lovely teachers at Salamanda who have taught him to be such a strong swimmer. So grateful. Have recommended many people to your care and will continue to do so. We’ll still see you each week with Amy. Best wishes from the BC family.
the BC Family
From the moment our children started at Salamanda, they flourished. We’d been going to another swim school and were disappointed with the atmosphere and attitude of the staff. Salamanda was like a breath of fresh air and we knew straight away we were in safe hands.
Both Jack and Amy loved their lessons from day 1. I think straight away the first thing I noticed as a parent on poolside, was the happy, thriving atmosphere – the classes are full of smiling staff and children, positive messages, challenge and success and giggles and laughter. Lessons are varied, pacey and the children get a lot of time actually swimming, not just hearing instruction. The great ratio of staff to children pleased us, and we loved the fact that the staff are actually in the water with them, helping, encouraging and keeping them so safe and nurtured. Both our children have amazed us with their confidence in the water; the way they have gained skills and knowledge and their progress through badges and groups. There’s no “wait til next term” – the children are constantly observed and if they need a little boost, they get it. If they’re ready to move on, they do. Perfect, just how it should be.

This is not simply swimming- this is Salamanda swimming, and I recommend them most highly to any parent. Best decision we ever made. Thank you to Sally and Amanda.
Alison Brasier-Creagh, mum to Jack (10) and Amy (7).
Alison Brasier-Creagh, mum to Jack (10) and Amy (7).

Both my boys have been taught how to swim by Salamanda. My eldest initially joined the lessons at the local leisure centre and quickly developed bad habits that were not addressed. Unhappy with his development, I moved him to a Salamanda class and his technique improved instantly. It took a while to lose the bad habits but now he swims beautifully. When my youngest was old enough, I had no hesitation in enrolling him into Salamanda. He is still quite young but has the confidence and the ability of someone much older. He has flown through the levels due to being taught correctly and monitored closely from the start. For committed tuition from actual swimmers, I would highly recommend Salamanda. They care about their students and it shows!
Regards,
Dawn
Dawn
My daughters joined Salamanda in 2011 not long after it had been established. They had tried several swim schools but never progressed or enjoyed their lessons. When we joined Salamanda neither of them could swim a width and my youngest daughter was very nervous of water and always cried with fear during lessons. Within weeks of starting they were swimming unaided, earning badges and more importantly were full of confidence and actually loving their lessons.
We initially joined Salamanda to get the girls swimming to a level that allowed them to be safe in water but the enthusiasm of everyone involved in Salamanda soon rubbed off on them and it became apparent that they were more serious about their swimming than we ever imagined.
The girls are both now at swimming club, loving competitive swimming and going from strength to strength. This is all thanks to the skills, technique and passion for swimming they they have developed at their time with Salamanda.
We have left Salamanda with a heavy heart as they have been so significant in helping the girls achieve what has become their passion.
Thank you Sally and Amanda and all the team at Salamanda. Your dedication, support and enthusiasm is amazing, I can’t recommend Salamanda enough!!
Helen, Maddy & Olivia
Helen, Maddy & Olivia
Dear Salamanda!
Just a quick note to express our thanks at the transformation that has taken place since Imogen started with your swimming academy. Where has the crying, clingy, nervous little girl gone? (any parents of new recruits, don’t be embarrassed at your child’s screaming and shouting, they will soon be put at ease!) Her confidence is sky high, and she proudly shows off all her badges that her grandma has to regularly sew onto her towel. A big thanks to you and all your staff for the personal attention they give to Imogen, and each and every child in their respective group, regardless of talent (Or temperament!) Every child needs to swim, and having a facility like yours makes what could be a chore into a pleasure to watch. Looking forward to take Connie when she is old enough to attend.
Kind Regards,
Simon Lowry
Simon Lowry
Salamanda Swim School are our biggest feeder of good quality young swimmers eager to make the next step to competitive swimming. It makes progression much quicker if good fundamental stroke technique and skill is instilled at a young age. I thoroughly recommend Salamanda to anyone who asks for a great place to learn to swim. I trusted them with my children, one of which has now joined the club.
Regards,
Dave Painter –Head Coach Wombourne SC
Dave Painter –Head Coach Wombourne SC
Our two children started swimming at The Salamanda Swimming Academy at the ages of 5 and 3. They have been taught by several members of staff throughout the past 5 years including Sally and Amanda. All staff are highly skilled teachers who are approachable and professional.. The swimming lessons have been fun, good exercise and have developed all four strokes equally. The children are both now members of Wombourne Swimming club and are about to swim in their first gala. Sally and Amanda are still very much part of our lives and still have a huge impact when it comes to their swimming. As a family, we cannot recommend Salamanda enough and we would like to thank them for their help.
Lynda and Nick Grundy
Lynda and Nick Grundy
Jan 14, 2015 | Posted by | Comments Off on Testimonials
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