What they have to say...
Both my children adore swimming lessons with Sophie, and I love the results! Sophie makes the lessons fun, interesting and exciting and as a result both kids are like little fishes and, most importantly, are no longer frightened of the water.
Sophie teaches in a friendly, nurturing and structured manner that gets results. I would highly recommend Sophie. You won't be disappointed.
Lucy, Seer Green
Sophie was one of my daughter's favourite swimming teachers. She is very caring with her pupils and has such a natural way with children, combined with a great teaching style and an infectious enthusiasm for swimming. I hired her to do some extra private lessons with my daughter during the holidays, focussing on speed and technique. My daughter (7) adores swimming, and has recently been selected for the junior squad at Maidenhead Marlins. We are very grateful to Sophie for her significant contribution to this success.
When my son was 2 years old, he became very frightened of the water. He cried loudly every lesson and clinged onto me throughout. This persisted for a whole term and I thought that he would never be able to go in a swimming lesson without me or my wife. We asked Sophie to take him one-to-one and her gentle calming manner was perfect. She gained his trust, kept the lessons fun and managed to get him comfortable on his back, as well as his front, and taught him the basics. After a few weeks, he successfully transitioned to a mainstream group swimming lesson with an unknown instructor and he hasn't looked back since. He is now 6 and loves swimming. Thank you Sophie!
My two children both started swimming with Sophie as complete beginners. They are now confident swimmers. Sophie is absolutely fantastic with the children. She has amazing patience and makes swimming so fun. Both of my children built a lovely bond with Sophie and would love going swimming, but would love seeing Sophie more.
Sophie has a warm, friendly approach and always goes the extra mile to make the children feel welcome and confident in and out of the water. My youngest son has now started swimming with Sophie. He loves her too.
Tina, Chalfont St. Peter
We had a fabulous party with Sophie. She kept the boys very entertained, and managed to completely wear them out! Sophie is an amazing teacher. Can’t wait for our next party!
Both of my children have used Dizzy’s Dolphins and have gained so much from the excellent teachers. Sophie and Lena know how hard to challenge each child so that they get better and more confident without forcing them to do anything they’re not ready for. I definitely recommend sending any child to Dizzy’s Dolphins.
Sophie is a fantastic friendly teacher who is dedicated to helping children in doing their best and becoming great swimmers. Derek enjoys his lessons every week. He is progressing so well under Sophie’s guidance and I am so pleased to have chosen Dizzy's Dolphins.
We had an amazing Mermaid Experience with Sophie this week! The girls loved it. Highly recommended!
I am really happy with the way things are going with the lessons - our children are all enjoying them and look forward to learning each week. Sophie and Ed have a wonderful way of teaching and making the children feel comfortable in the water and teach them in a fun way.
My daughters confidence and ability have grown so much thanks to the phenomenal patience and encouragement of Sophie xx
A huge thank you for all of the wonderful teaching and fun the kids enjoyed with you all. It was so great to be able to watch them all engaged in activity where their mixed abilities didn’t matter, and to watch how they were matched with and interacted with their individual teachers was wonderful too. They all got the perfect teacher for them I felt, with their instructors all so tuned in to their individual needs, they were all really great at what they do. All my kids felt safe and had so much fun.
Having all three of them in the pool at the same time with private tuition was the best decision, previously I have struggled with the idea of how all three would access swimming lessons, either formally or just with me and my husband as there are never enough hands!
My nearly seven year old is now so close to swimming on his own after a week of intensive lessons, after not accessing a pool since before lockdown last Easter. He has come along so much. My three year old twins had a great time, my daughter has cerebral palsy and benefited from a week of water therapy dressed as play, she had a wonderful time, and her twin brother has grown in confidence in the water, he had only been in a pool a handful of times before and again, not since before the lockdown.