About your teacher

Edward Rose is a qualified Shaw Method teacher with ASA level 1 and 2 Swim teaching qualifications.

Edward has been a swimmer for most of his life. His mother was determined he would learn to swim because she never had the opportunity herself. From the age of two, Edward began a journey that has led to a lifelong love of all things water-related. Learning to be a strong swimmer has provided Edward with the opportunity to live a healthy life. He was a competitive club swimmer as a child. It has also opened the door to other amazing watersports such as kayaking, scuba diving and kite surfing.  He likes nothing better that spending his spare time swimming alongside some of the most amazing marine life in the world and being outside enjoying the natural world.

Edward is a qualified rescue diver, dive master and has a degree in Biological Sciences and a postgraduate science PGCE (teaching qualification). As a teacher, he is able to bring his vast swimming knowledge and experience to his students and also patience and a desire to encourage others. He feels that building confidence in the water is the key to becoming a successful swimmer.

In 2012, Edward completed his first London Marathon. He used swimming to really push his fitness levels higher, as it is a non-impact activity. It is also perfect for helping to overcome running related injuries. In 2015, he ran the Las Vegas marathon for charity. He turned to the pool once again for that extra fitness level required.

Being a successful swimmer is not only a great life skill that saves lives, but opens the door to a whole new world to be explored.

The Chase Hotel, Brockworth

About our pools

Both of these pools are perfect for adult swimming lessons.  They are not too deep or too shallow and their temperature is comfortable.

The Chase Hotel, Brockworth, GL3 4PB

This hotel is situated on the Shurdington Road, near Brockworth, offering a beautiful pool for learning in.
It is a 15 metre pool in a private health spa. We have a dedicated lane every Tuesday morning. Booking swimming lessons here you will receive:
Complimentary towels available from reception
Free parking
Access to the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi
There is also a lovely bar where you can get a coffee (or something stronger) and lunch after all your hard work.

DW Fitness, The Brewery, Cheltenham, GL50 4FA

This is a recent addition to Swim For Life. I am so pleased to have access to one of the best pools in the heart of Cheltenham to be able to teach swimming in. With a swim booking you will get:
A dedicated lane (during off peak times)
Access to the sauna and steam room
No gym membership required
Free parking for up to 2 hours at the NCP
There is a multitude of bars and eateries in the Brewery to enjoy after your swim.