Inspire the Children with our FREE School Assemblies

Here at Elite Swimming Academy, we don’t just teach children how to swim, we also go into schools free of charge to inspire them to achieve their dreams in life and work hard. ESA founder Ed Williams does this freely for all ESA customers as an added extra to complement your experience with us.

Ed tours schools across the region every week to speak with the children about the importance of having a dream and doing everything it takes to achieve it. The big theme he bases these assemblies around is his solo English Channel Swim and recent completion of the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland. There is a heavy focus on the importance of trying hard and having the determination to succeed which leaves the children inspired and captivated.

Ed’s presentations are very interactive and always start with a short film of his English Channel Swim. The floor is then opened up for questions from the students to learn about the challenges and variables which make swimming the English Channel one of the ultimate personal challenges and how the children can take those teachings into their school work.

Talks to schools are FREE of charge and we only ask that in return schools send a leaflet home with each child about Elite Swimming Academy swimming lessons or alternatively an email to parents with a link to the ESA website.

Book Ed for your School Assembly

Irish Channel

In August 2016 Ed successfully swam the North Channel between Ireland and Scotland. Watch the video and read about his 35km crossing

English Channel

On 22nd August 2006 at midnight, Ed arrived on the beaches of Calais after swimming 26 miles across the English Channel. Watch the video and read about his epic crossing

Gibraltar Strait

On April 24th 2015 Ed swam across the Gibraltar Strait between Europe and Africa. Watch the video and read about his magical swim.