Swimming teacher works wonders

Gail Rickett, a swimming instructor from Southport, seems to have the magic touch for getting children to overcome their fear of the water.

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The swim instructor they call "The Water Whisperer"

Gail Rickett seems to have the magic touch when it comes to teaching children how to swim.

Her website makes a bold claim - that she can teach 99 % of all children aged 5 and above to be able to swim between 10 and 200m in just four hours.

Some of the Southport swim instructor's biggest success stories include Jodie swam a mile aged just four, and five-year-old Leah who swam five miles after just 18 months of lessons.

Parents of her pupils have nicknamed her "The Water Whisperer".

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