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We want to share our knowledge, interests, and opinions with others at SafelySwim. We hope you enjoy reading them and learning about what is going on here!


25 April 2022

Is Swimwear Colour Important?


At SafelySwim we see children arriving in all sorts of swimming shorts...

18 March 2022

Dover Schools Swimming Gala - Results


On Thursday 10th of March, India, Lee, Ashleigh, and I were lucky...

22 February 2022

Baby and Toddler Classes? Yes Please!


Our baby and toddler sessions are the perfect introduction to the water...

16 February 2022

What is Learn to Compete?


Our Learn to Compete sessions are for those wanting to progress in...

26 January 2022

48 Month Report

Last year was a tough one, however, I am extremely proud that...

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09 August 2021

Crash Courses? What Are They?

We will be operating Crash Courses throughout selected half-terms and school holidays....

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09 August 2021

Water Safety Week

Learning to swim is a vital life skill. Here at SafelySwim we...

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22 July 2021

Elizabeth's Charity Swim

We are super proud to be helping Elizabeth work towards her goal...

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06 July 2021

We Will Remain Covid Secure

It has been a tough year and we are really grateful for...

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01 July 2021

Pricing Adjustment Starting From August 2021

From the 1st August 2021 our prices will be adjusted to reflect...

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10 June 2021

Private Lesson Cancellation Policy

This is important if you are currently, or want to take part...

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21 May 2021

When Should we Eat After Training?

A lot of people, when thinking about training or working out tend...

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06 May 2021

Covid-19 Killed in 30 Seconds When Exposed to Chlorinated Water

Back in April, our Governing body Swim England reported about the research...

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07 April 2021

We are Reopening!

Thank you for being so patient with us since December, our priority...

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21 March 2021

Privacy Policy Update and how we use Your Data

Transparency is very important to us at SafelySwim. Our customers form a...

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22 February 2021

What a Year it has Been and What to Expect in 2021

On the 13th March 2020, SafelySwim sadly closed for the first time...

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22 February 2021

We Count as Step 2

After today’s announcement made by the Government, we believe we are looking...

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04 February 2021

Those That Have Missed out due to Covid-19

It has now been over a year that Covid-19 has been with...

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08 January 2021

36 Month Report

It’s been 3 years since SafelySwim began and a lot has changed...

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04 January 2021

Tier Four and What it Means for us.

Due to the announcement on the 19/12/2020, we are sadly still in...

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19 December 2020

Closed for Christmas 2020

Due to the announcement made on the 19/12/2020, we sadly will be...

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14 December 2020

Lesson Update for January 2021

Since August we have slowly been reopening our classes and sessions throughout...

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14 December 2020

Lesson Update for January 2021

Since August we have slowly been reopening our classes and sessions throughout...

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26 November 2020

Tier Three and What it Means for us.

We are super excited to be returning on the 2nd December, we...

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25 November 2020

Returning After Lockdown Two

It was great to hear this week that swimming pools will be...

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31 October 2020

Closed from Thursday 5th November

Unfortunately, due to the announcement on the 31st October we will be...

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19 September 2020

STT Pricing Update

We are excited to announce that we are introducing a new pricing...

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10 September 2020

Gatherings of 6 and how it Applies to us

The new guidance is to become law on the 14th September 2020....

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04 September 2020

Baby & Toddler Classes are here!

We have been working hard behind the scenes and are excited to...

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01 September 2020

Our Next Step is for those in Group Lessons

Over the past month we have slowly restarted some of our sessions,...

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20 August 2020

Face Masks - Let's Stay Safe.

Here at SafelySwim, it is our first and foremost priority to keep...

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17 August 2020

Returning to the Pool for Group Lesson Swimmers

That time has finally come, we are looking at introducing Group Lessons...

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06 August 2020

Returning to the Pool for Competitive Swimmers

Here at SafelySwim, we are working hard to set up our swimming...

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31 July 2020

Covid-19 Requirements for Attendees

Many things have changed at SafelySwim to keep you and us safe....

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30 July 2020

Reopening Schedule!

It has been a long few weeks for us at SafelySwim, however,...

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09 July 2020

Returning in August

It has been almost 4 months since we closed our doors due...

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10 June 2020

What to Expect when we Return

We can’t wait for indoor swimming pools to open again, however, there...

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11 May 2020

Our Advice on Open Water Swimming

As of this week, the government’s advice has now changed regarding Covid-19....

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08 January 2020

24 Month Report

It’s been a whole 2 years since SafelySwim first opened its doors...

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30 October 2019

Water Safety Week

During our group lessons, on the week commencing Monday 4th of November,...

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09 October 2019

Our Plan to Help Those in our School Sessions

Since February 2019 we have been supporting the local primary schools and...

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25 September 2019

Keleeces' Experience at SafelySwim

I started working at SafelySwim in October 2018 and have enjoyed every...

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24 July 2019

The Big Butterfly Count

The summer holidays can be a stressful time for most parents trying...

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13 June 2019

18 month report

SafelySwim has now been at The Duke of Yorks Royal Military School...

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30 March 2019

A goodbye note from our Receptionist Robert

As some of you may know, my time at SafelySwim is coming...

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07 March 2019

Why we’re always investing in new equipment and our pool!

At SafelySwim we want every single one of our customers to have...

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27 February 2019

Our next big jump.

Over the past year we have continued to grow and develop our...

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08 January 2019

12 Month Report

SafelySwim at The Duke of Yorks Royal Military School in Dover has...

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19 December 2018

Creating our own Learn to Swim Criteria.

SafelySwim has come so far in one year, we have increased in...

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28 November 2018

Monthly assessments, why we don’t do them on Poolside?

At Safely Swim we have opted to do class assessments during the...

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20 November 2018

Professionals in Teaching, Professionals Online.

As some have noticed, our site has changed dramatically over the past...

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13 November 2018

The Challenges of Stage 1.

Stage 1 is where all non-swimmers start out, this stage introduces the...

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30 October 2018

Jumping In.

Jumping in plays a very important part in our lessons at Safely...

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17 October 2018

My First Mustache Ever.

As my friends and family will know I have never been one...

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05 October 2018

Open Water vs Pool?

For me open water swimming was something that kept me interested in...

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18 September 2018

What does the Government require from School Swimming Lessons?

I have recently noticed some confusion between our group lessons and swimming...

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11 September 2018

SafelySwim is going Green!

As our population grows so does the amount of plastic waste which...

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04 September 2018

Problems with Social Media and Career Progression

For the past two months SafelySwim has been flat out dedicated to...

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29 August 2018

What do you actually gain from swimming regularly?

Everyone has a different reason to participate in physical activity whether it...

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07 August 2018

Noticing a larger interest in Adult Beginner Classes

We already know swimming is one of the most effective ways to...

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05 July 2018

The beginning of appDot

This week we are getting everyone in our ‘Learn to Swim’ programme...

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26 June 2018

My first six months at SafelySwim

In December 2017 Evan came to me with an exciting idea. The...

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05 June 2018

We are not just a SwimSchool

Yes we are a Swim School, and we are all qualified swimming...

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30 May 2018

6 Month Report

I started SafelySwim at The Duke of Yorks in January 2018, after...

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23 April 2018

Why do SafelySwim need a Privacy Policy?

SafelySwim, like most companies operate online and collect enquiry information to contact...

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09 April 2018

Our approach to Video Analysis

SafelySwim works with a lot of competitive swimmers wanting to improve their...

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16 February 2018

Why we are expanding stage 1 into two different classes

Having joined Swim England, we follow their ‘Learn to Swim’ programme. By...

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03 February 2018

Now a Member of Swim England

We are proud to announce that SafelySwim has become a member of...

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12 January 2018

Working with Disabilities

Being Dyslexic and Colour Blind myself I understand how difficult things can...

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03 December 2017

Different Teachers Different Techniques

Not every teacher believes in the same technique, we all have different...

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01 December 2017

Benefits of Swimming

Swimming is an activity that is often overlooked when wanting to lose...

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Video Blogs

We want to share our knowledge, interests, and opinions with others at SafelySwim and through the means of video. Learn more below!


Lee Shepherd

Speed Through Technique


Learn about our Speed Through Technique (STT) sessions that are built for...

Evan Waters

School Swimming Sessions


Discover more about our School Swimming Sessions with Evan. A brief overview...

Evan Waters

The 3 Top Tips to Improve your Butterfly


Discover more about Evans top three tips to improve your butterfly. Evan...

India Ribbans

Top 5 Tips when Learning to Swim


Want to know how to get started with us? What to bring...