Alfredo Aguirre's remarkable swimming journey at London Aquatics Centre

Alfredo Aguirre is an avid swimmer who discovered Swim Doctor through his regular swimming lessons coach at London Aquatics Centre. Alfredo has been swimming with us since 2013, starting from scratch without any prior swimming experience and what a journey he’s been on!

Alfredo saw and was inspired to try our ‘Swim Doctor’ sessions which provide coaching swimming sessions to adults learning to swim, motivating him to embark on this exciting new venture. And what better place to learn than in the world-class facilities of London Aquatics Centre?

“It's part of my daily routine now. If I don't do it I feel that something is missing. There is something special about getting in the water and forgetting about everything and focusing on what your body is doing.”

Swim Doctor sessions are open to any adult to try who wants to learn to swim or perfect their technique, get fit or train for an event, our Swim Doctors will help you make the most of your time in the pool in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Alfredo explained: “Everytime I recommend the sessions there are a lot of unknowns about how the sessions… people are very welcoming and supportive in the sessions, which I think makes a big difference and makes you want to keep coming besides improving the swimming of course. I do especially see a benefit with my mental health, not sure if it is the breathing patterns or focusing on the body movements like guided meditation, but I couldn't live without those benefits.”

From dipping your toes in the water for the first time to elevating your strokes and technique, if you’re inspired by Alfredo’s story, sign up for Swim Doctor sessions at London Aquatics Centre: