Our approach

“Using a hands-on approach, we teach water safety and swimming skills from the very first lesson, regardless of the swimmer’s developmental age or ability. We believe that every child is different and they will respond to the water in their own individual way”.


Teaching your child how to float independently and be safe in the water from the very first lesson, without relying on armbands or buoyancy aids – we are right next to them in the pool from the very beginning.​


Building a trusting relationship with your child and supporting them through each level of the programme, ensuring the lessons are both fun and productive – we use lots of songs, games and water toys according to the swimmer’s age, level or development.​


Understanding that children learn water safety and swimming skills best through repetition, reward, praise and encouragement – you will see lots of high-fiving in an ISA lesson!​


Teaching babies, toddlers and non-verbal swimmers using a combination of verbal cues and specialised series of ‘touch cues’: contact points on the peripheral nervous system – training the brain and the body how to move safely and independently in the water.​


Understanding that each child is different, that they will respond to the water in their own individual way and progress at their own pace – lessons are tailor-made and follow clear step-by-step instructions.

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Read what our families think

Silvia & Miguel,

Words cannot express my gratitude to the both of you for the excellent work you have done for Noah.
He changed from a boy who hated water on his face and eyes to one who can swim powerfully across the pool, with different techniques in his repertoire and with confidence too.

Thank you so much for your patience and firmness.

Rose and son Noah



This programme is a very valuable service to have, especially for children of special needs that can not take part in mainstream swimming classes. The level of immersion works really well in combination with the care and sensitivity they have for all the children. This method of teaching shows that anyone can learn to swim, no matter what age or ability!


Tracey and son Isaiah


We are absolutely thrilled with JJ's progress with ISA!

JJ had done a lot of the programme while in Australia but we couldn't find a good swimming school in the UK. So it had been 2 years since his last lesson when he started with ISA. He was very scared of water at the beginning and he used to cling to his instructor... Seeing him, after just one term, floating, swimming and looking forwards to coming to swimming lessons is remarkable! Thank you!

Danielle and son Jeffrey


To the ISA team,

William and Finn were camping with their dad in Cornwall last weekend. Chris just texted to say that William was climbing on some rocks by the water, slipped and accidentally, he fell into the water. Immediately rolled onto his back, starfish! then, onto his front and kicked to the shore. He is ok.


What would we do without ISA?

Caroline and son William


We have been with ISA over a year now and cannot praise the teachers enough! 

Our 2 boys have had lessons with all four different teachers who have all been equally caring and firm when required. The technique itself is also very unique with the emphasis on floating early on which gives parents the peace of mind around pools on holidays. The boys now love coming back for lessons and are very comfortable in the water.


Anis and sons Selim & Sami


We are very happy!

It is always easy to speak to the team with questions, concerns or suggestions and we always get a quick and suitable response...! I was very impressed watching the instructor in-house training to understand more details about your approach.



Linda and daughter Sofia


Benefits of swimming

Water Safety

Water safety is one of the highest recommended barriers against  drowning. 


Reduce anxiety and depression, improve your sleep patterns.


Improving lifestyle with a healthy weight, heart and lungs.


Stronger muscles and joints result in a better coordination & balance.


Low impact exercise for the whole body, better energy levels.


Self-esteem and confidence;  improving social life.

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