Testimonials for our Swimming Lessons & Staff

Tutors range from those specialising in teaching young children to be safe in the water to those that have competed at the highest level for their country. In a couple of years, our kids have gone from not putting their head in the water to improving their individual technique and speed. Our eldest loves being taught how to beat his own time, tumble turn, dive and pace himself over a longer distance. If your children want to swim competitively, Tanya’s Tadpoles have coaches who can instruct them in this

Tania, Inner West

I wanted to say thank you for organising our private swimming lessons, and pass on some feedback about Emily. She has been absolutely wonderful with Ali, really patient, so friendly, and Ali has come such a long way in the short time she has been working with Emily. She is an incredible asset to your business, and she has done a wonderful job for us. Thanks again.

Vicki, Mosman

I am an Australian living in the UK and was hoping to find some private swimming lessons for my young children during our trip to Sydney in February. Tanya’s Tadpoles worked around my unusual requirements and slotted in a wonderful teacher to visit us each morning. Marie was patient and enthusiastic and the boys had a great time with her, leaving them more confident and eager to swim as a result. I highly recommend Tanya’s Tadpoles and will have no hesitation in using them again on our next trip.

Ainsley, UK

Hi Tanya Today we saw Noah (3 years just) swim the entire width of our the pool, when only six weeks ago we could hardly get him to put his head under water. He still refuses to join in the local swim school group lessons, and for these classes we continue to spend most of the time watching from the sidelines. At home however, your instructor Dave has done an exceptional job engaging with Noah and gaining his trust, and from this Noah has been able to progress at a phenomenal rate, enjoying his swim lessons. Dave makes up stories and games and really focuses on Noah and what he is feeling and doing in the pool. We could not be happier the way these lessons are going. Thanks Again,

James and Susie, Castlecrag

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say how wonderful a teacher Rachael has been to my daughter Aleeya.

Kylie, Kogarah Bay

Thank you so much for providing such great swimming teachers, both kids have come a long way in such a short time. Using TTTT for private swimming lessons was the best decision I ever made. Thanks again.

Karen, Gordon

Last year Claire worked wonders with my Millie and Bas, getting them both into Zone!!!

Giles, Lane Cove

We are really enjoying having Simone teach the boys. She is truly excellent. We have always had wonderful and professional service from you and your team.

Natasha, Longueville

I just wanted to thank you for sending Natalie. She is great. Lots of energy, engages the kids and they both had fun today. So far so very good! Thank you.

Louise, Castlecrag

I just thought I would let you know my girls adore Rachel and so do I. She is just fantastic! My girls have never really enjoyed their swimming lessons before but now they look forward to them.

Wendy, Willoughby

Rachel won her 50m freestyle at the school carnival today!!! Thank you Tadpoles for your years of groundwork.

Robin, North Sydney

Tanya’s Tadpoles private swimming lessons were an immediate success with my child and a group of his friends. Excellent, well-managed, professional tuition in our own pool. My son loves learning with his friends and started to improve immediately. The children look forward to their swimming lesson every week. I thoroughly recommend Tanya’s Travelling Tadpole Tuition!

Penny, Cremorne

Hi Tanya I just wanted to let you know how thrilled myself and Sharon were with instruction given to our children by Henry. They all made huge improvements over the two terms that he gave them lessons, with all four of them successfully coming off bubbles and into independent swimming. Henry was flexible at all times and always amended to the children’s needs, using intuition when necessary with sometimes difficult preschoolers. He maintained an excellent rapport with the kids and all of our children responded well to his instruction. We appreciate Henry travelling to Mt Colah and the advantages it offered us in having private lessons in our local environment. Thank you for an excellent service, your staff made various follow up calls to check our level of satisfaction. I again highly recommend Henry and his skills as a swimming teacher.


I just want to let you know that James and I are very, very happy with the progress the children have made during the past few months. Bev is wonderful and she has a superb manner with the children. Their private swimming lessons are a complete joy as opposed to the opposite at our previous swim school. Thank you again and we look forward to lots more fun and splashing.

Jill, Wahroonga

A big thank you to Tanya’s Travelling Tadpole, due to your instructor Tom’s influence on my son James not only won at his own swimming carnival, he got into The Zone (under 8 year old boys, 50m swim), he came 2nd in his heat. This is amazing considering he doesn’t take swim lesson nor does he do swim squad. It only took 8 lessons with Tom to achieve great results.

Lisa, Mosman

Hi Tanya I have been extremely with happy our swim teacher, Shannon. She is professional, approachable and has a wonderful rapport with the kids. She is clear about her expectations and gives the kids a clear focus on the goals of the lesson/term. From my perspective she is certainly an asset to your swim school.

Tanya, Paddington

Cameron has been great and the kids have loved him. He’s been a pleasure to have as our teacher.

Ali, Manly

I completed the 24 km swim (6km a day) in the fjords of Oman (United Arab Emirates) in February with 14 other swimmers.

We had the most amazing time….and the swim each morning and afternoon was very relaxed with frequent stops. I decided to wear a tri-suit which helped me a lot with buoyancy and the possibility of getting cold. While I have not really mastered freestyle I was able to keep up with them with my breast stroke.

Big thanks to Dayna for getting me started again, I hope to keep swimming now as long as I can

Margot, Allambie Heights

We love fri mornings with Grace!!!!

Annie, Rose Bay

It’s been such a fantastic experience! Thank you very much.
We look forward to hearing from you in September to repeat it!

Ashley, Lindfield

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank both Annabelle and Kate for everything this summer. We’re so pleased with Sophia’s progress over the course of the summer in her swimming, she’s outdone our expectations of her progress by perhaps 3 times what we thought she’s accomplish through private lessons in such a short space of time. It’s been well worth the investment from our perspective.

Linda, East Lindfield

Could you pass this results to Emma… and say thank you.
Toby swam 1.02 in his school carnival 2 weeks ago and shaved off 6.5sec off that time for his Zone result today, so we are off to Area on Monday.

Wojciech, Frenchs Forest

Dear Tanya, can you please pass onto Cameron and Chris a massive thank you – Timothy is a far more confident swimmer and achieved third in his freestyle heat today whereas before he lagged behind. This is a direct result of Chris and Cameron’s tuition. Tim is as proud as having won an Olympic gold

Maria, Clontarf

Tiffany was fantastic, so great with both of the kids. Jude ended up having a fun time and even gave her a cuddle at the end

Stacey, Bellevue Hill

Just wanted to say how amazing Ellie is as our new swimming teacher!! She has a wonderful sense of humour and uniqueness that our children look forward to seeing every Saturday morning at swimming.

Leeann, Waterloo

I just wanted to send a quick note to say how amazed we were at the progress that Tiffany made with our boys in one session. Our youngest son has been reluctant to get off our pool steps all summer after having previous loved the water but Tiffany got him in no problem and he has been begging to get back in all weekend and is swimming with a noodle all over the pool with confidence and loving every minute if it again. Our older son also loved Tiffany and has progressed away from his attachment to his swim wings and is swimming with a back float and I am sure it won’t take many more sessions to get him swimming without needing it either.

My husband and I were so impressed with Tiffany’s kind, calm and encouraging manner and just wanted to let you know how amazed we were at the incredible results she got in one session and how much we look forward to having her back next week.

This is the best money we have ever spent, thanks so much

Jen, Bondi

Please pass on our thanks to John – the boys have come on wonderfully under his tuition.

Duncan, Haberfield

We have loved having Gemma as the instructor. I noticed a dramatic improvement in my daughter’s swimming technique with Gemma’s coaching. I was impressed with Gemma’s teaching style and her dedication.

Katrina, Rosebery

I have absolutely adored the families I was with over Summer so it’s really nice to hear they enjoyed it.

It was so good to see individual progress and how effective private lessons are. You have such a fantastic business and help so many children with their skills in the water. We will be in touch when summer hits again.

Edwina, Northern Beaches and CBD

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