The Water Whisperer Gail Rickett trains James 4 yrs to swim 1/2 a mile!

James a  lovely little 4-year-old boy swam 1/2  a mile recently when still only 4 years old!

He swam non stop without any support or armbands on.  James started lessons last February 2016.

Just before his 4th birthday. Very quickly James learnt his first stroke and swam 100  meters.

He really loved swimming lots of lengths so he begun training for longer distances as he also worked on his second stroke unaided.

It took some training and within 9 months of lessons James passed this amazing distance award as you can see here he is with his trophies for his 400 meters and 800 meters distance swim.

There is an intense course in Liverpool City Center next week with The Water Whisperer and lessons in Southport after school and at weekends.  Please join or see more information about Gail’s work at  or you can call her on 0744 913 5450.


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