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Swimming lessons in Bern?

Hi everybody,

I would like to take some swimming lessons but i still can not find a place in Bern or close by where the classes are given in English. Does someone know a place?

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Re: Swimming lessons in Bern?

Good morning.
Unfortunately your post gives far too little detail for me to help much.
The Swimming Thread gives loads of basic information and I suppose you have studied this already. (Post 3 has relevant addresses etc.)
You don't say what level of swimming you are at and what you want to learn. Most of the Swimming Schools cope principally with children, but some teachers also have adult groups of improvers or 'would like to be able to swim crawl' breaststrokers. There are hardly likely to be many adult beginners groups in English, but at a rough guess, many swimming teachers will be able to muddle through with English if requested. Swimming has its own vocabulary anyway, so the language of the lessons is not of primary importance to the learner. A good teacher will show from the pool-side what he or she means and you will be able to see what 'the others' are doing and follow suit.
Hope you find what you are looking for.
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Re: Swimming lessons in Bern?

Good afternoon.

Thanks for the reply, you are right:

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Swimming has its own vocabulary anyway, so the language of the lessons is not of primary importance to the learner.
I e-mailed the swimming schools in Bern and close by and asked for the possibility of having the lessons in English, i guess on Monday they will get back to me. Anyway i will take the lessons in German in case there is not chance in English.

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A good teacher will show from the pool-side what he or she means and you will be able to see what 'the others' are doing and follow suit.
So i will follow the others and i will do fine !

About my level...I just have a basic knowledge of how to swim but i would love to really learn the technics. I think i will do beginners level.
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So i will follow the others and i will do fine !
Hi - just make sure you follow the ones who are doing it right.
In my groups, if nine children did an exercise correctly and one child did it incorrectly, second time round all ten would do it the wrong way! Perhaps it's different with adults.
Good luck with finding a group. Hope all goes well.
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Thanks for the advice !! I appreciate it.
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Re: Swimming lessons in Bern?

The lady who runs the Schwimmschule Hitz-Lehman in Bern speaks very good English.


http://www.schwimmschule-hitz.ch/

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Re: Swimming lessons in Bern?

Great !

I give her a call tomorrow. I already sent her an e-mail yesterday, i think she will reply tomorrow but anyway i will just call .

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Re: Swimming lessons in Bern?

Just in case someone is interested,

i got replies back form the swimming schools in Bern and here are the places where the lessons can be given in English.

www.schwimmschule-hitz.ch

www.scfr.ch

www.bernerschwimmschule.ch
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