If you’re thinking about booking a course with us, you may not be sure whether to go for the Intensive or Relaxed version.
The Intensive course includes 2, 1 hour lessons Tuesday to Thursday with the 7th lesson on Friday before you check out, so requires 4 nights’ accommodation arriving on Monday. Lesson times are normally 7.30 am and 12.30 pm, 8 am on Friday.
Some people feel that 2 hours of one to one tuition for 3 consecutive days sounds a bit too intensive. And with 2 hours in the water with us, you may feel less inclined to get in the pool again on your own to practise.
The Relaxed course starts with 2, 1 hour lessons on Monday to kickstart the process, 8.30 am and 12.30 pm then there is just one, 1 hour lesson a day, Tuesday to Thursday at 8.30 am and Friday at 7 am. Arrive on Sunday at your leisure, check out on Friday morning.
If you’re happy to stay for the extra night, this gives you more time to absorb and practise. It also means, Tuesday to Thursday, you’re free for the rest of the day after your lesson, to go walking, for example.
The overall cost of the Relaxed course usually works out about the same as the Intensive, a lesson fewer with an extra night.
We offer one Intensive and one Relaxed course every week, term time only. Our intensive courses tend to get booked first so you may have to wait a bit longer for a free week.
It comes down to which course structure appeals more to you. You can expect to go home with a different relationship with the water, whichever version you choose.