"Jo has always been supportive and positive during my swimming adventures.... she has been there keeping me calm as I progressed from a weak pool swimmer to Ironman sea swimmer, supporting my first lap at tri-farm , first half Ironman distance sea swim and countless other adventures."
"The one to one is brilliant. Jo is so lovely and makes you feel relaxed and at ease with the water. I've just done 6 lessons and am booking another 6. I'm 48 yrs young and have wanted to learn frontcrawl for a long time. So happy I met her."
"Jo is a fantastic swimming instructor . I have been having 1-1 lessons with Jo as I'm learning to swim again. I had lost all confidence in the water and Jo always puts me at ease and I'm getting better every swim lesson.
can't recommend Jo enough. xx "
"I have had a block of 6 lessons to improve my swim technique for taking part in my first triathlon this year. I can’t recommend Jo enough from gone for a swim, she is very patient, explains and demonstrates things brilliantly and is very motivating.
I have just signed up for another block of 6 lessons as I am thoroughly enjoying the experience."
Review after 12 x 30 min lessons completely changing stroke technique to be more streamlined and efficient:
"Time trial 400m in pool this morning ready for the big beginners triathlon graduation event next Sunday !!! Eeeek so nervous.
My new swim technique is definitely coming together now thanks to this lovely lady Jo Good who has been the most amazing swim teacher. So patient and supportive. I would recommend her swim lessons to everyone. Thank you so much Jo I actually really enjoyed today’s swim "
"I have just completed a block of six very enjoyable 1:1 lessons with Jo. Jo is an excellent swimming coach, she explains everything clearly with plenty of encouragement. Before starting my lessons, I was not a confident swimmer and unable to breath properly making swimming hard work. Already I am breathing much better and more confident in the water. I am looking forward to continuing my lessons to complete my aim of swimming for longer."
"Absolutely love 1:1 swimming lessons with Jo, she made me instantly feel at ease and is great at demystifying the art of swimming in a way that makes sense! I would definitely recommend Gone for a Swim whatever your level or ability"
"I have just completed a course of 6 lessons with the aim of gaining confidence in water, which I have been lacking due to a childhood incident.
I can honestly say that my attitude has changed since the first lesson with Jo.
I have looked forward to the lessons and actually feel relaxed in water, which is a first for me.
I cannot recommend Jo enough, she is extremely calm, patient and explains everything in a friendly way. A great teacher for all abilities and ages.
In fact, I’m now looking forward to my next block of 6 lessons to improve my swimming technique."
"I’ve just finished my first block of lessons with Jo. I could swim, just not very well, and was looking to improve. She’s so lovely and patient that she made me feel a lot more confident in the water from the start. Her teaching is thorough and she was always happy to explain things again, if I didn’t get it, without me losing confidence. After just 6 lessons I can do strokes now that I could never do before. I’d be happy to recommend her and always look forward to my next lesson."
"I have had 6 lessons with Jo and will be booking 6 more. I can swim but am nervous of being under the water and want to be able to take up open water swimming. This meant learning to front crawl properly and breathing techniques. I started lessons with Jo and am so impressed with her. She’s calm and patient and a brilliant teacher. I was even able to get into the sea over Easter with her. I would urge anyone who wants to build water confidence or even learn to swim from scratch to contact Jo. You will learn in a safe environment too. Thank you Jo for helping me reach my goal."
"My sister and I had our first open water swimming lesson with Jo this morning and it was great! Jo was extremely knowledgeable and gave some really good advice before we entered the water and during the session. I always thought I was a strong swimmer but with some tips and suggestions from Jo, I’ve come away with some things to practice for future outdoor swims. Jo is encouraging and patient and we both said that we felt completely safe with her while out in the water. I’m looking forward to booking another session with Jo in the future and have already recommended her to others!"
Completing longest sea swim in prep for Southend Triathlon (750m):
"Braved the sea today for a lesson with Jo, prep for Southend triathlon swimming the route and distance. felt a long way and went on forever!!!!!!! Very windy and wavy it was so exhausting and a real struggle...what was I thinking !!!!! Jo was amazing would have stopped and got out without her by my side keeping me calm, supporting me all the way. Thk u so much Jo"
"Jo has been giving me lessons and top tips. I can not recommend her enough. she's given me confidence in open water which I was really scared of and better techniques all round. she's very calming and confidence boosting. you can't go wrong ! "
After completing first ever 1.6k open water swim:
"I actually did it!! Think it was actually longer than this but still so happy I finally got there. It's all down to Jo Good and gone for a swim #jo_goneforaswim. When she took me under her wing my technique was shyte and swimming in open water scared the life out of me. With her training and guidance I smashed it today and so much more confident. Thank you so much jo!! Xx"
"Jo was great and really gave me the confidence to complete my first open water swim, in pretty choppy conditions! Swam along side me the whole way and gave some great tips and advice. Couldn’t recommend more!"
"I have just finished a block of 6 lessons with Jo , which have been so helpful. I learnt to swim as a young adult with 10 group lessons at a local pool, but was never really happy in the water ! Over the last few years inspired by my youngest daughter who is a great swimmer I have wanted to improve and even got into the sea and a few local lakes last year. However, my swimming felt very hard work even though it acted as a good cross training activity from my running.
Jo had been very encouraging , taking me back to basics that I had completely missed . Gliding, rotating , catching the water for propulsion .and calmly breathing have all been carefully explained and worked on. I feel a lot more relaxed and efficient in the water and fitter too.
Today I swam my longest ever pool session and I am looking forward to doing the 800m event at the Great East Swim. Thank you Jo."
"Thanks to Jo, I have just completed a 250m open water swim at Alton Water. Previous attempts at open water had been riddled with anxiety. Jo is helping me to control that and given me the desire to do more. Great instructor. "
"Excellent session in the sea with Jo this evening. Attentive, patient, knowledgable and reassuring- now I need to find the time to put the effort in! Very grateful for all the top tips shared. I’ll be back."