Little fish are making waves at new classes

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A student at Lancaster University has set up a sucessful swim school.

Laura Kenny, a 2nd year Psychology and Education student, has been running BigFish LittleFish for just over a month now, and has already gained around 100 customers.

The school provides lessons for any age and ability, with a maximum of five children per class to ensure the children are getting enough out of the lessons.

Laura said: “we make sure that all our lessons are fun and friendly, as children are more likely to want to come and will learn more if they are relaxed and enjoying themselves.

“We try to involve lots of games, team points and prizes in the sessions, as well as having our bonanza pool party at the end of each term.”

Laura used to be a swimming teacher for a company called Swimtime, who helped her gain some of her current customers. She has also had help from Joe Bourne, in charge of the student union’s innovation and development.

Laura added: “I am so passionate about BigFish LittleFish. I used to think I wanted to be a normal teacher but I think I want to expand the business and keep doing this for the rest of my life.”

Laura and two other teachers run half hour classes every Monday and Wednesday at Ripley St Thomas high school between 5 and 7pm, and they are currently looking for another venue to expand the company.

Lessons are £25 for a four week month or £30 for a five week month, which includes entry to a bonanza pool party at the end of each term. BigFish LittleFish also offer private swimming lessons and parent and baby classes.

For more information or to book a place, call Laura on 07769272819 or visit