Testimonials2017-02-02T20:01:16+00:00

Testimonials

Ruth takes the Aquafit class at the Santhosh health and fitness retreats in Ibiza. All of our clients, without exception, so enjoyed her class that we look forward to Ruth’s class at our next retreat.

Ruth has all the qualities that make an excellent teacher – enthusiasm, knowledge and patience – you really feel you are in safe hands and you’re encouraged to do your best. My clients are used to top level trainers – many train in some of the best gyms/fitness centres in London and other cities around the world – and Ruth’s fun and energetic class scored very highly amongst them. Suffice to say, we’ll be doing more Aquafit at our retreats this year! We cannot recommend her highly enough. A definite must!

Thank you so much! Great teacher, wonderful service. Could not be better. Next year again!
Florian Langenscheidt, 2015
Our kids swim with Ruth every time we stay in Ibiza. They adore her, ask for her and we all look forward to it. Ruth got our daughter, who was very anxious about water, to ease in gently and now she loves to swim. She has really positive associations thanks to Ruth. From when we send our first booking email to the end of the last lesson each holiday we find Ruth extremely responsive, accommodating, helpful and fun
Clea Relly, 2013, 2014, 2015
Having taken up Triathlon and worked on the basics of my swim technique, I was struggling to improve my speed and always felt exhausted getting out of the pool. Fortunately I found Ruth and really can’t thank her enough for the help she gave me.

Ruth was so friendly and accommodating, fitting training sessions around a family holiday is never easy but Ruth made it a breeze, working to the times that worked best for us. She took the time to get to know what it was that I wanted to achieve and took me through drills to improve my position in the water, stroke efficiency and speed as well as helping me to become comfortable with open water swimming, sighting and ensuring I’m able to deal with the challenges that brings.

Overall, in just a few weeks Ruth helped me take minutes off my 1,500m time, reduced my stroke rate by over 30% and to become confident in swimming in open water. Most importantly though her friendly nature and supportive coaching style made it a real pleasure. I’ll be looking forward to working with Ruth again in 2015

Robert Surridge, 2014
I can’t thank you enough for the help you gave me in my swimming. It is now a pleasure where it used to be difficult and stressful. Hopefully we’ll continue my lessons next summer.
Costas - 2012
Ruth’s swimming lessons are one of the highlight’s of the children’s summer holidays and they talk about her all year long: certainly they learn more in the dozen lessons they do with her in Ibiza than in the rest of the year in London. She provides a good focus on technique and style while making the lessons fun and enjoyable for even the most reticent little swimmer. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.
Vanessa C de Enserro - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for really taking the time (and having the bloody patience) with Louie last week. He really did come on leaps and bounds and I can only thank you.
Claire McDonald - 2008
Just to thank you for all your help and tips. I have been swimming since I got back and I can still see and hear you giving me instructions which is good. Today my strokes got much better… Wishing you all the best!
Uzo - 2008
I recently booked some coaching sessions with Ruth Osborn at Ibiza Swim to help with both my fear of open water swimming and my stroke technique having taken up Triathlon. Booking the sessions was easy to arrange via email and the Ibiza Swim website before leaving and Ruth was happy to travel anywhere convenient for me.

We decided on three sessions with a day or two in between to enable me to practice and allow the sessions to take effect. Because I was nervous of the sea we met at Santa Eulalia’s broad sandy beach with its beautiful calm blue jelly fish-free water. Before our sessions we went through the paperwork and discussed about what I wanted to achieve from the sessions.

Ruth swam with me observing my and making suggestions about how to improve, giving me a few things to concentration on, making sure not to overwhelm me. At all times Ruth was aware of my need to feel more comfortable just being in the water and throughout my sessions Ruth’s calm and sunny demeanour made the experience very enjoyable and I am now more comfortable just being in the water. I look forward to swimming the length of Santa Eulalia bay with her next year and I am well on the way to improving my stroke and ridding myself of my fear of open water thanks to Ibiza Swim

Angelique Fairplay - 2007
This summer my two boys, age four and seven, had twice a week swim lessons in the pool at our villa. The progress they made in seven weeks exceeded the years of lessons they had been having back home in London!

By the end of the summer both boys were swimming confidently with no floating aids. Our seven-year-old learned to perfect his strokes and both boys were taught about pool and boat safety. I cannot recommend their teacher Ruth enough. The boys adored her and looked forward to each lesson with great excitement!

Kelly Petrangeli - 2007