I would recommend Phil as a swimming coach due to his professionalism, knowledge and experience. As a mature student, he addressed issues that I had and took me back to basics with work on my breathing, my stroke and building my confidence up in the water. He was both understanding and patient.
I first learnt to swim at school but now that I am approaching retirement, I recently really learnt to swim! Thanks to Phil a patient and dedicated coach who wouldn't let me off the hook when I wanted to return to my old ways. I have made progress in terms of speed, efficiency and most importantly, pleasure. My husband calls it a truly quantum leap. Phil strikes the right balance between input and practice time. He clearly loves both swimming and coaching and just delivers great results.