My name is June Backmeier. I created Dolphin Swim School about 10 years ago and since then we have gone from strength to strength. My daughter Kim joined me in 2011, and subsequently became both a teacher and the manager of the swim school.
I love to teach swimming and my teaching team and I are committed to teaching children in a happy and relaxed atmosphere.
Classes are taught in ability groups, not in age groups.
- Reception/beginner classes for non swimmers which are taught through play as well as some structured lesson, building confidence. Play is also encouraged at the end of the lesson. These classes have no more than seven pupils and are taught with a teacher in the water.
- Improver classes are for those able to swim but who need help with their strokes. There is some play but mostly structured lessons. Play is also encouraged at the end of the lesson.
- Stroke technique sessions are for those who have mastered the strokes but need more technical information. These are structured lessons with the opportunity to play at the end of the session.
- Lane teaching and coaching involves moving into deep water safely, developing strokes, building stamina, diving, turns and other skills. Lane teaching and coaching is only offered to those children previously having lessons with Dolphin Swim School.
All classes are taught various water skills and Progression Certificates are awarded throughout all the classes. Parents are welcome on the pool side to watch their children’s progress. Our teaching terms correspond with school terms and fees are payable each half term.
We aim to teach children to swim – building confidence through enjoying the water safely. This is achieved by teaching:-
- water appreciation
- stroke improvement
- water skills
- water proficiency
- stroke technique
Children may enrol at any age and will be invited to swim as soon as they are confident and do not need to be held – or at the age of three – whichever is sooner.
All reception, improver and stroke technique classes are held at Greyfriars School Pool, off London Road, King’s Lynn, PE30 5PY.
Myself and all teachers are ASA qualified and are CRB checked.