Halliwick method of teaching swimming was created by James
McMillan MBE, the Halliwick School for Girls, London,
The method, founded upon known scientific principles of
hydrodynamics and body mechanics, is combined with modern
teaching methods which include group work with other swimmers
to build upon a swimmer's natural ability.
The teaching method develops skills in:
· mental adjustment to water
· breath control
· balance control, including the ability to recover to
a safe breathing position
· a practical understanding of the effects of upthrust
and turbulence and how to respond to them
· sculling and the development of basic strokes
Initially, on a one-to-one instructor / swimmerratio, our swimmers are encouraged to find and control their
natural balance and become mentally adjusted to water.