Wessex Swim School in the Media
The Importance of mentoring in the teaching role. - Jan 2013
Chris reflects on his latest tutoring experience and the valuable lessons learned from his mentors.
Wessex Swim School's Chris Rees successfully delivers Pilot National Swim Scheme for Saudi Arabia - Dec 2012
Chris has been to and from Saudi Arabia delivering courses in Dammam, Jeddah and the capital Riyadh. On these trips Chris delivered STA courses and had a number of encouters with Royalty.
STA website article - The Prince and the Tutor
HendyGroup Renew Sponsorship - Sept 9th 2010
Wessex Swim School are once again delighted to be sponsored by one of the South coasts leading businesses the Hendy Group.
Read the article online on Hampshire Chronicle website here
Hendy News and Views Magazine - Sept 2010
Independent Newspaper - Feb 23rd 2010
In the attached article Chris speaks to Kate Hilpern about 'Swimming as the Ultimate exercise'. the article talks about how swimming boosts joint mobility, strengthens muscles and has positive psychological benefits. An excellent read and first of many articles about swimming to go to national press about the many benefits of swimming as a life skill and a sport.
Read the article here pdf
Read the article online Independent Online website
I'd like to teach the World to Swim - Dec 2009
The Wessex Swim School's music video to encourage the World to Swim! A big task but if anyone can do it Wessex Swim School can! Featuring the fantastic voices of The University of Winchester - Sounds of the New Gospel Choir, staff of Wessex Swim School, a dolphin an Ex-international diver and the beautiful pool at St Swithuns.
Link to the video Making of photo gallery
Olympic visit - 28th April 2009
GB's Karen Pickering one of the most decorated female swimmers of all time came to launch her Baby Swim Foundation with Wessex Swim School on Tues 28th April.
Karen Pickering was an outstanding member of the British swimming squad from 1986 to 2005 and has a collection of winning medals that include 8 World Championship medals (4 gold), 14 European Championship medals, 38 National Championship titles, and a Commonwealth Games medal haul of 13 including 4 Gold.
Karen has now founded the Baby Swim Foundation and along with Wessex Swim School is launching this fantastic resource in the South!
The Baby Swim Foundation is a FREE network accessible to everyone wanting information about baby swimming. If you have a baby between 6 months and 3 years and would like to join our Baby Swim Foundation classes then please go to the Pre-School page.
Swimming in the rain in Basingstoke. - April 2009
Easter 2009 saw the opening of the Wessex Swim School in Southampton and Basingstoke. To celebrate our launch of our new pool at Cranbourne College in Basingstoke Chris and some of the team posed in swimming kit as the heavens opened!
Keen to bring the Wessex Swim School philosophy of high quality affordable tuition to Basingstoke, Chris said that Cranbourne College was a perfect venue, a large 20m pool with a deep end offers swimmers of all ages and abilities the perfect learning environment.
For more information on our new venues see the Locations and Bookings
Wessex Swim School and Hendy expand in Southampton -April 2009.
This March saw the expansion of Wessex Swim School into Southampton at the same time as our sponsors Hendy Group opened Hendy Honda on West Quay Road. This was one of three Alan Day Honda sites that Hendy Group took over in April.
To mark the expansion for both Wessex Swim School and Hendy in Southampton, Chris set up a 'Free trial offer' for all Hendy staff to encourage them and their families to get swimming.
In return Hendy have created a fantastic offer exclusive to Wessex Swim School members and staff see our Sponsors page for more info!
Swimming Teachers Association Article on the swimming Entrepreneur 2008This article first produced in 2008 in the STA's Swim and Save magazine was an article about Managing Director, Chris Rees on leaving University and going straight into expanding a swimming empire. Interesting read for those who want to find out more about Wessex Swim School started.
Swim and Save article