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Ian Rampton

Specialising in overcoming fear or phobia of water.

Ian works with a range of adults from those with a fear or phobia of water, to those that cannot put their head under the water comfortably or with breathing issues whilst swimming. He uses a unique approach which is simple, progressive and effective and has over 25 years working in this specialised area.

Ian works 1:1 or in small groups (max 6) each session lasting 1 hour. He works from a table and each student will have their own table/chair and bowl filled with water. Using an easy-to-follow step-by-step method students will learn and practice Aquatic Breathing Control (ABC). ABC is broken down into three areas: 1. holding the breath, 2. breathing out through the mouth, 3. breathing out through the nose. Every step is explained and then shown by the tutor and then practiced by the student. Students move on to the next step when they feel happy and comfortable with what they have practiced (at their own pace). From Ian's experience, learners master ABC in one lesson. Learners gain confidence in organising their own ABC and then you can take your newfound understanding/skill to the pool (just a larger bowl of water) and learn new skills knowing you don’t have to worry about your breathing anymore.

At the pool, it’s about understanding your body in water (how it behaves), taking control of it, enjoying the water, and having fun. Every skill Ian teaches is done in a step-by-step way. It’s up to you how far you go!  Free yourself and enjoy the water for the first time come and take that first building block with Ian the bowl man.

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