Hi, my name is Emma Webb, owner and teacher at Swimmingly. I have seen the benefits of learning to swim at a young age in so many children, and would love to help little ones develop a love for water
After living in South Africa for ten years, I recently returned home to Ireland. I'm married with two beautiful young daughters, Jessica & Isabel. I'm dynamic, driven, and love being active - mostly in a pool or in the sea. I'm an internationally qualified swimming instructor and life-guard and am certified by STA. My teaching is based largely on their International Learn To Swim Programme:
International Learn to Swim Programme - ILSP
It's taken years of dedicated research and consultation by STA to develop the ILSP. It's an incentive-based swimming skills scheme that has benefitted millions of children around the world.
Why choose the ILSP?
Well, apart from how comprehensive it is, the programme recognises that not all children are the same - they learn at different ages and varying paces. Also, teachers are different too. The programme provides the space to adapt to each child's needs, taking the instructor's skills into account. At the same time, it doesn't compromise on safety, quality or consistency.
Here's an idea of STA's ILSP progression chart