Welcome at Guppies Swim School


Guppies swim school is a small-scale swim school with attention for every student. Who teaches the international ABC swim-diplomas (IFSTA) to children starting at the age of 4½ years old. With experienced and qualified instructors, lessons are taught in lesson groups with a small setting. The program as developed by Guppies swim school uses techniques, which include playful ways to create a level of “trust” with the water. Here, enjoying how to learn to swim is essential. The modern and safe, yet “cozy” environment offers opportunities to children who can’t perform in an either busy or spacious environment. The small setup provides children a sense of safety and security. 

Deep water swimming

The teaching style used by Guppies is based on “Deep water swimming”. After the basic phase, students will learn the techniques and skills whilst not being able to stand. With adjustable pool floors, the depth is set between 1.20 mtr. and 1.40 mtr. This setting allows the instructor to stand where the children cannot. In this environment, children are stimulated to swim. Herewith, our vision is to put as much labour and movements into a lesson as possible. More practice comes with a faster learning curve. Thus, optimising the learning process. 

Optimal situation

Our series of lessons are structured and thought out in such a way that an "optimal" situation is created. As a result, the pupil learns to swim in the right way and in a responsible manner and will ultimately master all the necessary skills. The motto is that the student is central to the lesson and not the instructor. After all, every swimming lesson for every child must be "a party" and both the child and the parent / guardian of the child must leave the pool with a satisfied and good feeling.