Rio Olympics underway

August 8th 2016
By: Melanie Hollidge
With the Olympics starting in Rio and the swimming programme underway many of us will be inspired to get our swimming kit out and head for the pool.  The St Albans and Harpenden areas are lucky to have a couple of good pools and a swimming trip is a great summer holiday activity for the whole family.  One of the most important things a parent can do is teach their kids to swim well but if your children are not confident it might worth looking up The Dolphin at St Albans High School for Girls.
 
The Dolphin Swimming School is a family run business that was set up by Marianne Davies, an ex-competitive swimmer who used to be a P.E teacher. The school offers a high standard of swimming tuition in a safe, friendly environment for children of all abilities.  The classes are small at all levels and there is also a swimming co-ordinator present at the sessions to help with any queries leaving the swimming teacher free to teach. The school likes to make sure the students stay with the same teachers throughout the course so they are able to gain in confidence and to go onto the next level.
 
Regular swimming assessments in the St Albans school mean that swimmers can develop at their own pace and they help ensure they are swimming with others of a similar ability. Lessons can be booked by the term and the school offers a wide variety of lessons including, groups, one 2 one, 2 to 1 and Rookie lifesaving as well as single sexed classes. The school works within the A.S.A National plan for teachers and all the children aim towards achieving an A.S.A award at the end of each term.
 
Source : All about St Albans