Welcome to Art of Swimming

Hi, I'm Steven Shaw, welcome to the Art of Swimming website where you'll find all about how you can learn to swim using Shaw Method.

Whether you're a beginner, or a swimmer wishing to learn front crawl, backstroke,
breaststroke or butterfly, or improve your existing strokes, we have tuition to suit you.
We offer Shaw Method private lessons, group classes and swimming holidays
all tailored to your requirements. We offer adult swim lessons for everyone
from non-swimmers to triathletes, and children's classes and baby swimming too.

You'll also find lots of information about us, our team, where we teach
in the UK, and Shaw Method tuition around the world. Find tuition
near you by using blue box above, or see our Coming up section.
If you need any help call us on +44 (0)20 8446 9442

Shaw Method has given me the chance to become someone I thought I'd never be: a good swimmer who enjoys the thrill of getting even better with every

Tehmina Boman
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Three and six-week courses: We have a whole range of weekly courses beginning in April and May, at venues across London. These short courses cater to all levels of proficiency. Options include the L...
This holiday is an old favourite and always a pleasure! Once a Cistercian monastery, today Henlow Grange in Bedfordshire is a tranquil country escape and pampering health retreat. Very accessible, ye...
12-17 June: five-day wellbeing break at the [Hotel Cascais Miragem], Cascais, Portugal, with Steven Shaw. This trip is a double first for Art of Swimming: our first wellbeing break in partnership with...
New for April: baby swimming with Hollie Dodd If you live in London, you can now start your baby swimming the Shaw Method way. Art of Swimming's Hollie Dodd(pictured) is also Birthlight trained and ...
Front crawl with Joe in London For all of you graceful front crawlers or those who aspire to a graceful front crawl we've got a few good workshops coming your way. Joe will be leading a front crawl w...
We've just added our March and April course listings to the website. All your favourites are there: courses in front crawl, butterfly and breaststroke. You'll also find 6-week classes for non-swimmers,...