Swimming Lessons London

Private swimming lessons & swim coaching in London

Meet the Swimming Lessons London team:


Paul Taaffe

Coach manager 

Iv'e always had a passion for sports and health development, having worked in the field for over 20 years. I am currently the manager & head coach at swimming lessons london.

I originally worked as a  multi-sports coach and manager for London boroughs, whilst completing degrees in Sports Science and Health Studies. There is overwhelming evidence proving that Swimming regularly, has terrific benefits to anyone's lifestyle and well being . Not only from a safety point of view, but from the perspective that it enriches training programs and is a great alternative workout especially for people rehabilitating/recovering from injury. It is a joint friendly, full body workout which has little risk of injury. I trained in 2000 to become an A.S.A. level 2 coach and am affiliated with the Institute of Swimming Teachers & Coaches.

Theo Chatziolos


Theo has been involved at elite level swimming for years. Still swimming regularly, he is perfect for triathlon training, and high level competition preparation.

Theo is passionate about Swimming coaching and swimming in and out of work.

He holds a level 2 A.S.A teaching certificate and is an I.o.S.fellow. With a Masters degree in sports science, he is also well versed on anatomy and physiology,  training principles, injuries and rehabilitation techniques. His knowledge of the muscular skeletal system is extensive.

As an ex-olympic level swimmer for Greece, he is perfect for serious swimmers, but has also vast experience teaching people from scratch also.

Paul Drogan

Paul D- has been involved in swimming for years. He is very professional and loves his job.
His communication skills are excellent, meaning his ability to transfer skills is very impressive. His swim lessons are enjoyable and effective. Paul has level 2 ASA qualification and coaching award.
A very patient coach that works well with nervous non swimmers, as well aspiring triathletes.
 Paul is also a qualified personal trainer, spin qualified, aqua fitness instructor, Swimsanity instructor and has a long list of other qualifications.
Paul is a very patient swim coach with amazing communication skills. and for that reason he is a
 specialist in aqua-phobia,  non swimmers, as well as stroke improvement.

Marianne Way
Kids coordinator

Marianne is a level 2 teacher, with excellent  coaching ability. She is excellent with children and adults alike.
She pushes her clients to achieve  as much as possible, without overstepping what the client feels comfortable with.
With a background in Psychology, she is able to draw upon, she is able to vary the rate of delivery and structure of lesson effectively to suit the individual.
She has an excellent record of continuous professional development in swimming, which ensures she is up to date with the latest methodologies.
She is our kids group lessons coordinator and manages a team of childrens teachers.
Marianne also offer 'home visit' swimming lessons across London.