Stepping Stones are teaching the Lothians to swim

Wednesday January 25th 2017

Stepping Stones

Midlothian View spoke with successful Midlothian business Stepping Stones, currently the only Midlothian based private swim provider.

Established in 2013, by Ewan and Michelle Kennedy, both long standing swimming teachers with a passion for swimming, with a combined experience of over 20 years teaching experience.

Since making the jump in 2013 Stepping Stones has grown from a single swimmer attending at Newbattle High school on a cold Friday evening to over 120 swimmers across Midlothian. They are now an established learn to swim provider across East Central Scotland with venues in Midlothian, Edinburgh and West Lothian.

Stepping Stones is leading the way in high quality low ratio swimming lessons. They have developed their learn to swim programme around the framework set out by Scottish Swimming and have invested heavily in their awards scheme which allows children to progress through the programme hitting achievement goals twice a year as well as recognising exceptional effort and progression through the Star Swimmer award.

Ewan Kennedy said:

“The business has grown and developed into something much more than we could have ever imagined.

“The biggest barrier that we have faced in our expansion is delivering the Stepping Stones experience in each of our venues. Stepping Stones handpick all of our teachers, teachers who care, teachers with experience, teachers with the right level of qualification and commitment.

“Our formula is simple we want to provide the same level of service for every single child. From our first swimmer to our newest enquiry everyone is given the attention they deserve and the confidence they need to become confident young swimmers.

“We thank all the local Midlothian families that have supported Stepping Stones from our first lesson until now and also all those families who are yet to start on their Stepping Stones Journey!”

Stepping Stones continues to develop and expand with their focus on customer experience. They hope to create a completely interactive experience, developing each child and involving the whole family.

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