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About Swim & Soar

Swim & Soar was founded in 2016 by Tereza Beardsmore following a period of research into the benefits of Swimming, Yoga, Tai Chi and their effects of alleviating stress, depression, and anxiety.

While yoga in its purest form combines mental relaxation, physical stamina, and spiritual enlightenment, most western practitioners focus on either of the first two elements.  Tereza’s research at the University of Nottingham in 2009 concluded that the best results for improving well-being are achieved by combining the two styles.

Tereza is also a certified Shaw Method swimming instructor. The Shaw Method uses the Alexander Technique (posture and mindfulness), which strengthens the body and prevents sports injuries. Using her qualifications and experience, the 4 strokes (front crawl, back stroke, breast stroke, butterfly) are taught with confidence. Click here to see the Shaw Method in action.

The benefits of Tai Chi are well documented and by using the principles of the lightness of movement and touch, they assist the programme towards a comprehensive approach to swimming.

In conclusion, Swim & Soar has been pieced together by using the Shaw Method, Mental Relaxation, Physical Activity and Breathing Exercises. This holistic approach to teaching is tailored to assist the student on their way to ... Swim & Soar!



Tereza Beardsmore 





I am passionate about helping people make a difference in their lives. I thrive on my students achieving confidence in swimming. The skills that I have learned over more than 20 years of experience complement my student's own abilities to achieve balance in their body and mind.


ASA Level 1, Level 2, (2014)

Shaw Method (2014)

Occupational Psychology (MSc) (2009)

Psychology (Pg-Dip) (2007)

Organisational Psychology (BSc) (2004)

Ages 3 to Adult


English, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese.


Swim & Soar to Success


Getting Here:

Private Venue in Countesthorpe. Address provided on booking.


m: 07891 395527

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