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I just wanted to tell you that we’ve just had a very excitable hour long explanation of how your session went today with Flynn. He couldn’t wait to show us all his new technique for standing up, climbing stairs and was convinced that he had a new definition in his arm muscle. He is full of hope and excitement and it’s so lovely to see that in him already. In his own words.. “Well mum, I can work on all of this from now on because I don’t want to be a disabled person by the time I’m 21 do I!!”.. It’s not often he uses this reference to himself, but it tells me that in his mind he sees new hope thanks to you. He says you are his favourite coach so far already and he cant wait to continue with you. So I just wanted to say a huge congratulations for reaching our son and giving him brand new goals. Thank you for your time.
Paul assisted with several of my SFT/speedo open water camps and proved to be a great asset to the team working well with novice and advanced swimmers with their fitness and technique. I would be pleased to welcome Paul back as coach on any of our camps.
Dan Bullock Speedo advisory coach, head coach @swimfortri
We always enjoy our training camps on Lanzarote with some of the best German National Team and Junior Team Para-Swimmers during the last years. We have spent lots of time practicing with head coach Paul Webb in preparation for Paralympics Games and European and World Championships. It was always great to know that all problems can be solved, even If you needed some company from lots of other swimmers around the island to do a successful 100x100m swim on New Year’s Day.
Maik Zeh German Swim Coach
We visited Paul with our 5 year old son (our son has cerebral diplegia (palsy). As with our previous visits I had arranged for him to have 1-2-1 swimming lessons with Paul. In July, 2014 our son was discharged from Great Ormond Street Hospital after undergoing a life changing operation called Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR). Our primary aim to come to Lanzarote was to provide our son with a week of rehab with Paul.
Our son had sessions every day with Paul; sometimes 2 sessions a day. By the end of the week the difference was amazing. He was able to walk for a longer distance with his feet flat on the floor (before his operation he walked on his tiptoes), swim on his back, put his head in the water comfortably, move his legs independently of each other, swim 25 metres on his front and back and cover the length of the Olympic pool with support. These were things that were just not possible before his operation, and things that would not have been possible so soon after his operation if we hadn’t had the help of Paul.
Paul is a very knowledgeable, professional, patient and experienced swimming coach who instantly commands the respect of the pupil, which with children is a fantastic skill to have. Paul is also a very personable person who instantly puts you at ease. Our son became so much more confident and relaxed in the pool, which as parents was so wonderful to see.
The difference Paul has made to our son’s swimming is priceless. I have no hesitation in recommending Paul; I just wish he lived and worked in the UK.
As promised, we wanted to let you know that Harriet won her age category today at the national biathle champs in Salford quays! She lead from the start and her turn around the buoy was fab! So, once again, thanks for the coaching while we were over. Next stop is Georgia in September for the World Champs!
Hope all is good with you and hopefully we can catch up again when we’re next out. Harriet really loved the sessions…..
Nicola, Ian and Harriet