Testimonials

Dear Phil,


It is with great thanks that I write to provide you with feedback and acknowledgement in relation to our fantastic experience at your swim school.


My daughter Ella is 4 years old.  Ella suffers from developmental coordination disorder and finds motor activities particularly challenging.  Ella had been enrolled at a swim school in Essendon for almost 2 years.  We had a number of issues with Ella’s self confidence in this setting due to her clumsiness and the tendency for teachers to laugh at her.  No matter how innocent this may have been, Ella became extremely self conscious, lacking in self confidence and withdrawn during swimming classes.


We enrolled at Moonee Ponds with your team in Term 1 this year and Isabella is our swimming teacher (Tuesday morning at 9.00am).  Isabella is a fantastic teacher.  She has the ability to keep the lesson on a positive trajectory, challenging the children without overwhelming them, managing challenging behaviours and providing positive reinforcement to promote healthy self esteem and improve participation.  I have been so overwhelmed with joy to see the improvement in Ella over the last 2 terms and just delighted to see her confidence develop along with her willingness to try new activities and learn to swim.  The best part about this experience is that the confidence Ella gains from attending swimming class with Isabella carries over throughout the day at home and at kinder.


I would also like to make mention of the fact that Gwen was fantastic in helping us choose an appropriate swimming class for Ella.  She took our previous experiences seriously, gave me confidence we were making the right decision in moving Ella to Moonee Ponds and has noticed Ella’s progress along the way providing us with further encouragement.  She also gave me the tip about transitioning Ella to a shower (rather than a bath) to assist with her confidence in putting her head under water.  Within one week of making this transition there were huge improvements and we extend our thanks to Gwen also.


Our experience has been outstanding and we hope you can share this feedback with your team.


Many thanks,

 
 

Dear Phil,


It is with great thanks that I write to provide you with feedback and acknowledgement in relation to our fantastic experience at your swim school.


My daughter Ella is 4 years old.  Ella suffers from developmental coordination disorder and finds motor activities particularly challenging.  Ella had been enrolled at a swim school in Essendon for almost 2 years.  We had a number of issues with Ella’s self confidence in this setting due to her clumsiness and the tendency for teachers to laugh at her.  No matter how innocent this may have been, Ella became extremely self conscious, lacking in self confidence and withdrawn during swimming classes.


We enrolled at Moonee Ponds with your team in Term 1 this year and Isabella is our swimming teacher (Tuesday morning at 9.00am).  Isabella is a fantastic teacher.  She has the ability to keep the lesson on a positive trajectory, challenging the children without overwhelming them, managing challenging behaviours and providing positive reinforcement to promote healthy self esteem and improve participation.  I have been so overwhelmed with joy to see the improvement in Ella over the last 2 terms and just delighted to see her confidence develop along with her willingness to try new activities and learn to swim.  The best part about this experience is that the confidence Ella gains from attending swimming class with Isabella carries over throughout the day at home and at kinder.


I would also like to make mention of the fact that Gwen was fantastic in helping us choose an appropriate swimming class for Ella.  She took our previous experiences seriously, gave me confidence we were making the right decision in moving Ella to Moonee Ponds and has noticed Ella’s progress along the way providing us with further encouragement.  She also gave me the tip about transitioning Ella to a shower (rather than a bath) to assist with her confidence in putting her head under water.  Within one week of making this transition there were huge improvements and we extend our thanks to Gwen also.


Our experience has been outstanding and we hope you can share this feedback with your team.


Many thanks,