Hi I’m Liam,
I love passing on my knowledge to learners, be it Children or Adults. I pride myself on having a clear way to communicate with my students. I am firm but fair, however I try and make my lesson’s as fun and satisfying as possible. My experience stems from a love of being in and around competitive swimming from an early age. I have taken the next logical progression from competition and I am now a busy coach, be it through the Elite scheme or through the local clubs.
I take the freestyle coached sessions (weekly) and the Open Water sessions during the season, and have proven results through my 1-2-1 sessions.
I have been a PADI Instructor and taught young children and adults to dive in the world’s oceans. Making people at ease, in the sometimes unfamiliar environment of the pool or sea, is a good skill which I take great pride in.
Being a father of two young girls also means that I can relate to the younger students well. When not teaching/coaching swimming I work with Autistic children in the main stream school arena. I look forward to teaching either you or your children soon.
“Liam seems to have encountered every type of child swimmer and knows how to support them. I’ve seen him get reluctant kids get in the water and I’ve seen some go from total non-swimmers to competent in the water. He treats the kids with patience and respect and asks the same from them. I trust his judgement and think he’s great.”
“I have been extremely pleased with everything to do with your academy, from teaching to admin. I would thoroughly recommend ESA to anyone! I found Liam to be a very experienced and encouraging teacher, and I am very chuffed to have learnt the crawl at my age! Due only to his expertise and patience only.”
“Our daughter has been swimming with Liam for about three years now and we are very content. We have tried different classes and teachers but she likes Liam best! Liam teaches with humour and he knows his students well. Liam has a very good way of engaging with the children and captivating their attention when needed, allowing him to adopt a calm and relaxed way of communication. Our daughter has made a lot of progress during her sessions with Liam and most importantly, she really enjoys her swimming lessons!”
“Liam is a great teacher and really funny! He’s helpful and I’ve learned a lot. He’s inspiring and I enjoy my swimming lessons because of him.”
“I just wanted to send you a note over half term to say how impressed we have been with Liam Alderson when he’s been working with our children at Clare Hall pool. The pool is beautiful and the lessons have been a revelation as neither child had ever been in the water before. Our eldest took to it immediately and has made incredible progress. His brother was very apprehensive at first but Liam’s patience and persistence meant that he spent a whole 20 minutes in the pool in our most recent lesson. Liam balances authority with reassurance so beautifully and it has been amazing to watch the impact it’s having on such young lives. We’re delighted.”