Meet the SwimNE team, and find out how we became the north-east's leading swimming lesson provider
Meet the team
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SwimNE started back in 2006. At the time, Phil Groom - a former competitive swimmer - was working as a swimming instructor. Phil saw a real opportunity to improve the way that children's swimming lessons were delivered, and it was this idea that led him to start up his own swim school.
Phil started SwimNE, and began running learn to swim lessons from a pool in the north of Newcastle. Word soon spread, and before long, he was able to add more pools to the timetable, and started recruiting new instructors.
This growth continued and, five years after it started, SwimNE was crowned Swim England's Swim School of the Year - an award that we are incredibly proud of, and one that we went on to win again in 2018. That's not all, though... we were also invited by Swim England - the governing body for all things swimming - to help them in the production of video and training materials used to teach instructors all over the UK. They asked us because they know we are great at what we do, and they know how good we are at training our own staff (you can find out more about that here).
So, where are we today? We are the leading swimming lesson provider in the north-east. We've taught tens of thousands of children. We have opened not one but two pools of our own. We are still growing. And we love what we do.