I took Jack to see Rob after seeing very little progress at the larger group that he attended. He was 5 years old at the time. From the first lesson I could see that Rob was an excellent swimming teacher, giving Jack extremely clear instructions that he could follow and applying focus to just one aspect of the swimming stroke at a time. Jack loved the lesson and continued with Rob for 9 months, obtaining his A, B and C diploma along the way. Taking lessons with Rob had 3 benefits for us. Firstly, it cut down the time to reach his C diploma by around 12 months; secondly it made Jack a much better swimmer - Rob's students have better technique and are more comfortable in the water than other children that I see and thirdly, it gave Jack a mental discipline and an approach to learning that he carries over to other areas of his life.
After such a positive experience with Jack, when I decided to improve my own technique I called Rob to see if he make some time for a one-off lesson. True to form he identified some important factors that have made a big difference and given my swimming a big boost. Rob has a eye for detail, a clear way of communicating and a real passion to see all his students improve - these qualities make him a great teacher of both children and adults.Steven Lister,
Thank you so much Rob, for the pleasant , sweet and child-friendly way you taught our son, Senna to swim. In the beginning, Senna took private lessons and he swam alone. He didn’t always like that and was occasionally a bit tearful. But it is truly admirable the way you made the tears vanish by the way you greeted Senne with a small joke and a big smile. Senna had a very enjoyable swimming experience with you, so also on behalf of Senne, thank you very much!Ingrid Wiese,
Always see an enormous smile on my kid’s face during the swimming lesson!
Rob’s way of giving lessons is magical, he gives the children such a sense of confidence.
We also followed lessons elsewhere; one was bad, the other – terrible, and finally one that was fine, but the children always want to go back to Rob.Tamara van der Eerden,
Rob is an excellent swimming instructor whose passion for the sport and teaching is clearly evident. When my oldest son, Thijs still hadn't gotten his A diploma after 3 years of lessons at the local swimming pool, I contacted Rob. He listened with interest to my story. His first response was to ask whether my son still enjoyed swimming. Indeed, after such a protracted situation, he had grown to hate swimming and had already declared that once he finally achieved his A diploma, he never wanted to swim again. Rob showed his passion by responding with urgency and inviting Thijs to come that same day to see what he needed help with. During that initial lesson Rob was able to assess the minor points that my son needed to improve. With Rob's encouragement and clear, child-friendly instruction, I saw the pleasure return to my son's face during that first lesson and within a couple of weeks he had his A diploma and wanted to go on for his B and C.
Naturally, I went directly to Rob for swimming lessons for my 2 younger children and they loved the lessons too. I highly recommend Rob’s lessons to every parent that wants their child to learn how to swim well and enjoy it too.Amie de Jeu,