"Hilary has taught my 2 boys swimming for the last 4 years and in that time they have progressed amazingly. She is authoritative in a way that children respond to, whilst also being very fair. Her great strength is in knowing which strategies to employ to achieve the best results from each of her students. My 7 year old has developed from a nervous, shy swimmer, to a very confident and competent one. My 9 year old had a tendency to play around, found it tricky to concentrate and aimed to be the fastest rather than performing correct swimming technique. With him, Hilary took a firmer approach, making him slow down and take his time. Hilary is a true professional and endeavours to get to know each and every one of her students (and their parents) individually. Her communication with parents is excellent and I have always felt fully informed with regards to how the boys are progressing. I feel she goes out of her way to develop each student individually, encouraging them to achieve their maximal potential and moving them up through each stage as and when they are ready. In addition to all this, she manages to ensure that the children are aware of safety issues related to swimming and being in and around water. Above all she ensures that each and every swimming lesson is great fun! A massive thank you Hilary for being a truly fabulous swimming teacher! The entire team of teachers are fab."
The Sussex Swim School