S4 Swim School. A Commitment to Continuing Swimming Development


Established in 2006 with a clear objective to provide an excellent service of swimming lessons and coaching.

The S4 team of instructors/coaches are Swim England/STA qualified with CRB or DBS checks, and attend regular in-house training with S4.

Our instructors/coaches are expected to keep up to date with the latest swimming stroke techniques and coaching developments in order to provide swimming lessons of a high standard.

Swimmer - Instructor Ratios

Our ratios are currently set to a maximum of 7 per instructor for the learn to swim scheme. On average our group sizes vary between 5 - 6 swimmers.

A maximum of only 7 swimmers per instructor enables our highly skilled team to pay greater attention to detail to swimmer development. As a result of this, the rate of progression tends to be very fast and our swimmers are given the tools to fulfil their potential.

S4 Swim School Ltd. Founders

Ashley & Ryan have been involved in swimming for many years. Both started as competitive swimmers competing at a national level. They have gained vast experience in teaching and coaching swimmers of all abilities and to the highest standard.

Ashley is a qualified A.S.A National Swim Coach and has coached many high profile athletes.

Ryan is a qualified A.S.A Instructor who has worked within schools, local baths and health clubs. Ryan has also competed to national standard as a track runner.

Having established S4 Swim School in 2006 they continue to use their knowledge and experience to provide a successful swimming environment for continuing swimmer development.

A Commitment to Continuing Swimming Development

At S4 Swim School we promote continuous swimmer development and are keen to ensure there is clear effective progression/pathways for our swimmers. We can take children to a high level of swimming, specialising in advance technique and introductory coaching sessions. We believe that by instilling a basic competitive instinct this will help develop an individual for life whether they stay in the water or not!

We have also developed strong links with many aquatic based organisations to encourage our swimmers to stay in the water for longer as we recognise the fantastic physical development that can be gained from being involved in a water-based activity whatever that may be.

Our swimming programme specialises in the aquatic development of children from the age of 4 years (approx) and upwards. Please feel free to get in touch for information on baby swimming lesson providers, recommended by us!

S4 teaches your children a skill for life

So what does S4 stand for?


These areas are highlighted as they cover everything needed to produce swimmers with a high degree of skill & technical ability. Swimming is 70% Technique and 30% Effort!

The key emphasis in S4 teaching is to allow the swimmer to learn to swim rather than be taught. This method of teaching allows the swimmer to develop a natural instinct/feel for the water.

So what does S6 stand for?

Once we feel a child has achieved a satisfactory level of swimming, demonstrating good technique/skills in all their swimming strokes, they will be invited to the S6 Swim Squad.

S6 Coaching is an introduction to coaching for swimmers. It is an extension of S4 swim teaching, incorporating two coaching based disciplines Speed & Stamina.