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.


Fiona, Maidenhead

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!


Dan, Marlow

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

A friend recommended Dizzy's Dolphins and it was love at first drop! Lena was so welcoming, so humorous and charming with Zoe that we both felt very happy and at ease to do all she asked :) the routines are gentle and playful, never forceful, loud or fast. Lovely songs and simple enjoyable actions that involve splashing and joking. Lena judges the pace of the class flexibly and very sensitively approaches each child and their individual abilities on the day. I have never met a teacher who can so precisely and with ease lead each child in a whole group of children! 

Needless to say, in this nurturing environment Zoe has developed hugely in the last three and a half months in her enjoyment of the water, her swimming skills and bravery. Thank you Lena and all at Dizzy's Dolphins!!

Elena, Penn

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!

Jenny, Beaconsfield

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.

Jeunine, Marlow

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.

Charlotte, Watford

We had an amazing Mermaid Experience with Sophie this week! The girls loved it. Highly recommended!

Sindy, Beaconsfield

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.

Jo, Loudwater

My daughters confidence and ability have grown so much thanks to the phenomenal patience and encouragement of Sophie xx

Amanda, Burnham