We’re running a water skills course for displaced young people in Surrey this summer. The aim of the course is to build confidence in the water, improve swimming skills and, where relevant to personal experiences, to help overcome water trauma associated with their journey to reach the UK.
The venue Nuffield Health Guildford has kindly offered us use of their swimming pool to run this course. The pool is heated and there are changing facilities with hot showers available for participants to use.
Our instructor Our fabulous and experienced instructor, Salim Ahmed (from SwimLab), will focus on helping the young people to connect with the water – building on the idea that if a person can feel safe, protected and part of the element, they will move more naturally through it.
Salim has been a swimming coach for almost 20 years. He was captain of his school and university swim teams, and then swam at Master’s level for a club in Edinburgh before moving back to London. He started coaching at the Mall School in Twickenham and then set up SwimLab in 2012.
He believes it’s never too late to learn and has clients that range from 3 to 93 and from complete beginner to Ironman competitor.
Course dates To get the most out of this course, participants will need to attend all 4 afternoon sessions on the following dates:
Tuesday 30 July 2019
Thursday 1 August 2019
Tuesday 6 August 2019
Thursday 8 August 2019
How to sign up Places are limited and we’re expecting this course to be popular. If you know of a displaced young person living in Surrey who would like to attend, please get in touch as soon as possible.