Ms. Rinrada K. (Meaw):
Dear Tony, Thank you very much for every swimming class. You are very nice instructor ever! You always make “Eiffel”, our little girl, smile happily and excite when she hears that she has her swimming class tomorrow. She said that your teaching was very fun and you were very kind to her even she did something wrong. She also said that she would like to be good at swimming as her instructor. These can guarantee that you/Swimming Bangkok is the best choice for anyone who are deciding to choose a swimming school to start to learn how to swim. Thank you very much for your kindness.
Adam and Lin Huffey :
Having known Tony for over ten years, I can wholeheartedly vouch for his credibility as a positive role model for his friends and students to follow. He is hard-working, kind, courteous and a perfectionist in both his public and private life.
My wife (his boss) and I have always considered Tony as a member of the family, who we can call a ‘true’ friend.
Throughout his transition in life from being single to married and most recently becoming a father, Tony has consistently been reliable, responsible and resourceful. He has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge in everything that interests him and a dedication to detail that few posses.
Unlike so many complicated people in life that we meet, Tony is one of the most uncomplicated people you will ever find. What you see is what you get with Tony and what you get will always be a respectful, knowledgeable, trustworthy and diligent friend and teacher.
I have been very impressed with your skills and responsiveness. I would recommend Tony B. with his excellent teaching above and beyond what I could have expected. Great job!
We've seen amazing progress in just four lessons with Tony. A month ago our four year old son was completely fearful of getting his face wet in the pool; he now jumps in, swims under water, floats calmly on his back and does a full lap using the kickboard. Tony has great communication and motivating skills with kids so our son is really excited about his lessons, with ambitions of mastering all swimming styles before his 5th birthday...Thanks Tony!
Tony is very patient and very professional. Even though my swimming lessons were few, I feel like I have accomplished a lot within 6 lessons.
Tony exemplifies what a good swimming instructor should be. I highly and strongly recommend Tony for any and specially adult swimmers interested in learning how to swim.
Tony has been my son's coach for the past 6-7 months. He has valuable knowledge and he is changing the way my son swims. He explained in details on the principles of good swimming techniques. He has created a confidence in my son that is thriving. My son enjoys his session with Tony and he has make great progress.
I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking to learn or simply improve his or her technique.
한국에서 수영을 해 본 적이 없는 성인남자입니다. 수없이 방콕에 놀러왔지만 수영장은 그림의 떡이라고만 여겼다가 이번에 장기체류하게 되면서 토니선생님과 처음 수영을 배웠고 한달동안 한시간 열 번 세션을 마치고 이제 자유형, 평영,배영까지 할 줄 알게 되었습니다.
체력과 운동신경 전혀 좋지 않습니다. 나이도 중년입니다. 그래도 열 번 배우니 혼자서 매일
물에 들어갈 만 합니다. 더 젊은 분들은 훨씬 빨리 배울겁니다.
여자분들도 초반에 물을 두려워하는 단계만 넘어가면 유연하고 물에 잘 떠서 더 빨리 배운답니다. 시간지킴도 철저하고 강습시간 내내 일대일로 쉬는시간 없이 지도하니 체력 약하신 분들은 한시간보다 삼십분 강습을 받는 것이 나을수도 있습니다. 저도 굉장히 힘들었거든요ㅎㅎ
이 더운 나라에서 가장 좋은 운동은 역시 수영이 아닐까 합니다. 한국에 돌아가시면
수영장 찾기 위해 한참 이동해야 하지요. 콘도마다 있는 멋진 수영장 눈요기만 하지 마시고
건강을 위해, 인생의 즐거움을 위해 토니 선생님과 수영 배우시길 바랍니다
Below you can find our testimonial.
'Tony has been our 10 year old daughter's swimming instructor for the past three years. She has gone from a very basic level to being member of the swimming team at her school, Bangkok Patana. Although it was a struggle in the first period, as she was not very eager to learn how to improve her swimming techniques, he transferred his enthusiasm and drive to her. Now she enjoys his lessons very much and we can see that her swimming improves after each lesson.Last school year she came in first and second in her level at the inter-school tournaments nearly every time. We can recommend Tony to anyone who is looking for an honest, patient, reliable and enthusiastic swimming instructor. ‘
Lisa - 8 years old:
Sunshine, blue skies and a swimming pool makes my day feels good.
I enjoy splashing and swimming .My teacher Tony is really funny. He has been teaching me for 3 years and I like him very much.
When I swim the butterfly style my legs open wide like a bat's wings.
Tony told me that he would tape my legs .
That's not all,at the end of each classs I go on his shoulders and balance myself for as long as I can. When he gets to 30 second , he start jumping ...my highest score is 121 second. We call it "The Tree".
Swimming is not just not playing in the water,It’s about focus and movement.
After going through various listings about private swim coaches in bangkok, I chose Mr Tony to coach my little girl of 4 yrs old and I must say it was one of my best decisions.
KTeacher Tony' as my daughter him is very professional and easy going at the same time. He takes each lesson as it comes and doesn't force anything on the kids. He is extremely patient and loving- kids become fond of him instantly. After taking lessons from him my daughter loves water and looks forward to her swimming lessons. I cannot recommend him highly enough .Great work Mr Tony !!
Tony is a very enthusiastic trainer. From day one, he checked out my daughter's (Rose, 8) swimming technique. He has been patient and persistent to change her wrong swim technique for the back stroke. She now can do that correctly now, without bending her arms like she used to do. Rose looks forward to every session, she enjoys learning. Now she knows that swimming isn't about competing only. As Tony always says, its about practice and technique. We are so lucky to have a trainer at our door on the weekend. With Tony its about perfecting the technique so she can swim faster.
In Rose words: "I love practising tumble turns and backstroke. I also enjoy the pattern numbers in free style. He has taught me how to dive as well. He is definitely the best teacher for swimming so far."
Thank you Khun Tony.
I've been a colleague of Tony's for 5 years. My students always enjoy Tony's lessons. He conducts himself with the utmost professionalism and always provides safe, fun sessions for all his students. I can whole heartedly recommend him.
Amina Diehl (U.S.A):
Tony ("Teacher Tony" to the kids) is an exceptional swim coach. We started with about 10, 30 minute lessons-- week-by-week, pay-as-you-go-- and by the end of that time my six-year-old daughter's freestyle swimming had improved tremendously, she can now do 25 meters of backstroke and has made real progress with the breast-stroke. My eight year old son, also doing individual lessons, has made similar progress. Tony is patient, has a great sense of humor, and keeps the pace up for the entire 30 minutes. Thanks to Tony, my daughter (in the pink goggles) led the swim portion for her class at NIST's Year 1 Biathalon in May!
My son has been taking lessons with Tony for more than two years and he loves it. Before taking swimming lessons with Tony, my son had a really bad attitude towards swimming. I was quite worried since swimming was an important life skill. He didn't enjoy his previous swimming lessons. But after the first lesson with Tony, it totally changed. He had a lot of fun and was very enthusiastic at learning how to swim. I observed many of the classes and believe that Tony is one of the greatest swimming teachers.
Originally my fiance and I wanted to vacation in Thailand for diving but the diving company did not allow my fiance to join unless she knew swimming proficiently. We needed a swimming instructor for her.
I was extremely impressed by how quickly I received a response from Tony. My fiance and I are not familiar with Thailand and for us to come over here and ask an instructor for swimming lessons seemed like a daunting task. Tony made our lives extremely easier. First of all Tony comes to you for swimming lessons so you don't have to worry about taking a taxi to go anywhere else. All you need is an access to swimming pool and the rest is easy. I highly and strongly recommend Tony as your swim instructor regardless of whether you're an adult or for your child. You will not be disappointed.
Tony has been teaching our daughters for about two years now with a lot of dedication. He is such a great swim teacher and our girls improved a lot. I can highly recommend him.
My 3.5-year old daughter had learnt the basics of swimming in a group class but stopped progressing there. We hired Mr. Bourgoin to help her and I was amazed by the progress. From just one session I could tell the difference. My daughter needed the focus a one-on-one session allows, and responded very well to it. If your child also needs to go from basics to proficiency I strongly recommend Mr. Bourgoin.
Bikramjeet and Sehaj Attly
Dear Tony, We thank for you teaching swimming me and my son. I was even scared to go to pool and now I feel confident to swim alone, rather to help my son swim along with me. My son who always used to look for excuses to avoid swimming in school due to fear of drowning, now enjoys it, and loves to use every opportunity he gets to jump into pool. More than swimming, I think you helped us conquer our fear. We sincerely appreciate your professionalism and dedication to our family. Keep the good work up.
Tony has been an esteemed colleague at the school where I teach Art & English. He is appreciated by many to be both a family man and professional instructor of trusted integrity.
A true teacher at heart with a long standing reputation for respect, professionalism, strong health and strong values. You will be happy learning from Tony. :-)
My kids (5 and 7) have taken the 7th lesson with Tony today. Both had previously learned swimming for many years but never had a private lesson. They can swim but they still can't do strokes correctly. I'm amazed how much both have improved their swimming in only 2 weeks. Tony is a great teacher. He is patient, kind, understandable and professional. He has a lot of great techniques and can communicate well to children. Both of my kids have enjoyed taking lessons with him and always look forward to the next lesson. We only have a few more lessons with Tony since we are leaving BKK next week but my older one already said that she didn't want the lessons to end. Thank you Tony!
During my holidays in the month of May my parents booked for swimming classes for for 4days .Tony was a great coach and tought me all the different styles in swimming.
I had no professional swimming lessons before I started with Tony. He made sure I understand the basics before getting into more serious lesssons. What I liked about his approach was that he focused on mechanics of swimming which helped me a lot to abosrb why certain practices are required. Overall very satisfied with Tony and 5 stars for his nice cheracter and professionalism. I wish I had the chance to take more lessons with him.
Kiddy Abate & Diana
Tony is simply the best swinging coach in Bangkok! He is diligent, punctual, flexible, and very accommodating to individual needs. Even though I originally discussed hiring him to coach me, he offered a more cost efficient option by coaching me and my friend together. Although our learning capacity differed a bit, he worked based to our individual needs to help us both progress on our own pace. I highly recommend Tony to anyone that wants to learn to swing in a friendly, comfortable, and efficient manner.
Dear Tony, Thank You again for Your excellent swimming lessons. For an older guy like myself it was a great experience to learn swimming all over again. I appreciate the training and will surely remember the correct strokes.
I'll keep my arms close to my ear… ;-)
My 7 years old son, Inigo took 10 lessons with Tony during a summer break. Tony pays attention to details which improve his swimming skill drastically. Inigo now has good swim technic he learnt from Tony. We are surely wish that we could have such an instructor here in the US.
My 5 year old son showed a vast improvement within a few weeks of classes with Tony. I was amazed at the difference in such a short time. Tony focuses on technique and adapts his teaching style to suit his pupil. My son never got bored in his class and, more importantly, had fun while learning.
Dear Tony, many thanks for being a brilliant teacher. I have learnt much more than I expected. The class counts towards one of the most important part of my trip :)
thanks again for being so professional and reliable teacher. Enjoy ur work and life in Bangkok. It's amazing here :)
Thank you very much Tony. You are a great teacher.
I am happy to be your student. Your lessons make my weekend
a great one.
I enjoy the class very much，and I
studied many things today，thank you
You are a great swim coach! You made swimming so much fun for me and you are the best swim coach I have ever had. I have had several swimming teachers usually after a swim lesson I say to mum "I never want to do that again I hate swimming" but after I was with you the first time I said to mum "I love swimming can I do it again later today" and I learnt so much with you. Mum said you have learnt so much more than you have ever in such a short amount of time.Thank you so much Tony. From Sofia
Deva J Ravee
Hi Tony. Thank you very much for ur time to teach me swimming! I definitely learned something which I wanted to for a long time. I need more practises before I master the complete technique of swimming. Thank you very much! 😊
Tony has a unique approach of teaching swimming and he is for sure the best swimming instructor my son ever had. Despite all the other swimming instructors who follow pretty much the same standard way of swimming lessons, Tony starts from the very beginning and he is a real perfectionist. He is fluent in english and french ( his mother language), very professional, and has a unique contact with the kids.
First of all I am gonna say thank you very much for teaching to me how to swim!
Secondly you have such a amazing personality! You are absolutely an amazing swimming instructor!
Before I started swimming lessons with Tony, I couldn't swim at all and I was afraid of water but after 10 lessons i can swim and i'm very comfortable with water! All lessons with You were really helpful and fun!
I have been really impressed with you!
I WOULD RECOMMEND "Tony Bourgoin"
Thank you Tony.
The results working with Tony were simply astounding. I reached out to a few instructors but I found Tony the most professional when communicating with him, so I gave him a try. From the first day I knew I made the right choice: he was all business. I later learned that he knows a lot more than my first impressions could pick up. Being around Tony, I found myself just doing more and not wasting time. I had this urge not to let him down, this was, I am sure, due to my respect for him. For my case, I did 30 minutes of intensive workout and 30 minutes of swimming. After 3 months, even my proud, uncomplimentary wife was so impressed. I came Tony with a beer belly and left with a six pack. Here is what I got out of Tony’s help:
My highest respect and thanks to him.
P.S. You always have a place to stay when you are in Toronto
Tenzing and Pegyal
The best decision I made this summer break was have my son take swim lessons with Teacher Tony just days before his 7th birthday. From the first lesson of 30 minutes, I knew I got very lucky with a super great teacher. Tony has great energy and persona with kids. My son enjoyed his lessons so much and would eagerly await for his next lesson and of course to be with Tony. My son just took only 7 classes of 30 minutes each but thanks to such a wonderful teacher can now not only swim but can do freestyle, backstroke and breaststrokes!!! I cannot be more grateful to Tony for giving my son such a valuable skill with great care, playfulness, and enthusiasm. I would highly highly recommend Tony to anyone who is seriously looking for a professional and experienced swim teacher in Bangkok. Tony is super punctual with time, very courteous, very honorable, superb with young kids, and an excellent swim teacher. I'll be definitely having my son join his new swim school during our next trip to Bangkok. I wish Tony all the best.
토니 선생님과 좋은 인연이 되어 한국 어린이들을 위한 여름 캠프를 함께 진행하였습니다. 한달이라는 시간동안 한국어린이들이 물에 대한 두려움을 극복하고, 기본적인 수영 기술을 익힐 수 있었습니다. 자신의 키보다 높은 수심에서 진행되는 수영수업동안, 토니선생님은 무엇보다 안전을 생각하며 긴장을 놓지 않고 열정적으로 아이들을 지도하셨습니다. 또한 토니선생님은 아이들을 정말 좋아하시며, 아이들을 어떻게 다뤄야하는지도 잘 아십니다. 수영 수업을 지켜보는 학생들의 부모님들도 토니선생님께 많은 감동을 받았습니다. 철저하고 시간을 잘 지키는 분이시며, 우리 어린이들에게 마지막 인사까지 해주기 위해 와주시는 친절함도 보여주셨습니다.
한국어린이들에게는 한달동안 토니선생님과 함께한 시간이 소중하고 특별한 경험으로 남았습니다. 방콕에 계시는 분이라면 토니선생님과의 수영수업은 좋은 경험이 될 것이고, 시간과 비용을 투자할만한 가치가 있다고 생각합니다. 저도 시간이 된다면 토니선생님께 꼭 수영을 배워보고 싶습니다:)
For years I had been wishing that I could swim smoothly, free-style, as opposed to simply moving around the swimming pool without technique, without style ;)
Even if it is never too late (note: I am 45 years old), not in my most optimistic dreams could have I expected that merely 5 weeks after I first met Tony, and only after 10 lessons (2 per week) I would be swimming free-style, breathing properly, seemingly almost effortlessly, and even doing the underwater twist...
Tony was a great trainer, and compeltely professional (always arrived on time at out condo, easy to schedule sessions with, and making sure lessons were confirmed).
Tony was able to understand my needs, to follow my pace, and yet still push a little bit forward when needed. He was pacient, his instructions were clear, and he was willing to repeat them if I needed him to. While being reasonably demanding, he was always supportive and giving credit to any progress I made (which helped me a lot to keep progressing and feeling confident).
All this said, I can only recommend Tony. I am definitely going to ask him to train me when I decide to learn other swimming styles. Meanwhile, I am enjoying my free-style swimming, happily being able to properly swim instead of just floating along the water...
I have been a very poor swimmer as an adult even though I took lessons as a young child. Tony immediately diagnosed my technique problems and very quickly identified ways for me to “unlearn” bad habits and learn better technique. Tony was also very direct but patient, continuing to find ways of adapting his instruction to my needs, which was very important because I am a horribly uncoordinated person.
In two private sessions, I made a great deal of progress, surprising even myself—and am looking forward to continuing to strengthen my swimming skills. Even though I was in town for only a few days, Tony was very dedicated and passionate at helping me improve. He was also early to our appointments, which I appreciated. I highly recommend him for anyone interested in improving their swimming skills!
I have always been able to swim, but after a long number of years I have forgotten how to do freestyle properly. Within a few lessons Tony had taught me the correct techniques for freestyle, breast stroke and back stroke and clearly explained the reasons for all the moves. I would highly recommend Tony to anyone who wants to learn to swim, or improve their technique, he is courteous, flexible and professional in every way.
Very practical that everyone can succeed with.
Tony is a true inspiration !!! He does his work very well! So lucky to have him coaching our children😊 thank you t. tony
Had a short time with Tony. However, it was great. Highly recommended coach for Both children and adults. Children love him .
Xiu Huan Mah
learnt with Tony for a few lessons within 2 months, and it's been great. Tony is patient enough to help and guide me from being nervous under the water with no swimming knowledge at all, to be able to overcoming the fear, and teaching me different swimming techniques. Thank you for teaching!
Dear Tony, I want to thank for your lessons of swimming techniques which helped me a lot.You have done it in a very friendly and professional way.
It was a pleasure to learned all those swimming tools and techniques from a person like you, also I'm glade to know you.
Wish you always the best.Best regards.
I am an adult male who had no chance to learn swimming in my country.
Now i just finished 10 sessions for a month with Tony, I can do a lot more than I expected; Freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and flip turn.
After some exercise for myself i would go further with Tony again.
Now swimming has become one new big joy of my life and way of maintaing health.Tony is extremely punctual and wouldn't waste any minute during instruction.Hope i build some more stamina and learn further with Tony soon again and recommend Tony to every adult who want to learn swimming. :)
We are Cheyrouse-Truong family from France and we have taken lessons for our children on November 2015: Arthur, 6 years old and Marylou of 5. They were afraid to put their head into the water but after few lessons, it seems so easy and fun !!Thank you for your kindness Tony, our kids love You...You did a great job !!!Wish you the best.Thank You.
Thank you to you for the great lessons. You're a great teacher and I hope I will get more lessons when I come to Bangkok next time. Have a great day.
Tony is a fantastic, experienced, punctual instructor. We travelled to Bangkok from San Francisco for 3 weeks and my children (10 and 8) took daily lessons with him. Previously, my children had 1 year of semi private lessons at a swim school near by but it was obvious from the start that Tony was a better calibre instructor then we have had in the past. Within three weeks with Tony, both were swimming free style and back stroke, started breast stroke and the butterfly.. He was so good that my husband took a lesson with him to correct some of his swimming issues. He is a very dedicated and punctual instructor ( always there 10 minutes or more before our appointments) and can tailor his approach to the child. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for a tailored and highly experienced swim lesson instructor.
한국에서 발차기만 항상 배우다가 토니분을 알게되고 수영을 제대로 그리고 재밌게 배울수 있게 됬습니다. 시간약속도 항상 잘지키시고 책임감이 강하신분입니다. 추천!
Thank you very much for your swimming lessons! You taught with extreme patience and with all the details. I kept doing it till I perfected them.
I did not know swimming and had phobia for waters and it was also overcamed!
It was a pleasure and an enjoyable experience to have the lessons with you. Thank you once again!
I was already a strong runner, but I wanted to begin racing in triathlons and needed a lot of help with my swim, so I started training with Tony in mid-2016. At that time, I could barely make it across the pool without having to stop to catch my breath, and my form was terrible. After only a few sessions with Tony, my technique and comfort in the water improved dramatically, and I have gotten faster and faster thanks to his tips. I placed 79th in the swim in my first sprint triathlon, just before I met Tony, and now, only six months later, I'm finishing in the top 10, and occasionally taking a podium. When I started swimming with Tony, 50m was a huge effort, and now I do 2000m training swims for fun! Tony's training made a dramatic difference in my training and in my racing. Thanks, Tony!
Muhammed Ashiquzzaman (Ashiq)
I'm a 32 years old male from Bangladesh. I went to Thailand in late June'17 for couple of weeks and stayed in Bangkok for 5 days. Embarrassingly enough, I couldn't really swim. Fortunately, I found Tony's website and came to learn that he offers customized swimming lessons and actually comes to your hotel to teach you how to swim. I contacted him and he was very prompt to reply. I had time for only 4 short lessons (30 mins each). Given my age, I seriously had no clue whether couple of hours of swimming can actually help me in any way. But Tony was confident and told me that if I can give the effort that's required, he would teach me the basics.
Long story short, he did teach me the basics and I'm not scared of water anymore. I can float a bit, swim a little and most importantly, now know how not to get drowned. Given the very short period that I managed to squeeze out of my schedule, I consider this nothing less than an achievement (because I know I will be able to swim nicely if I practice a few more days) and I greatly owe this to Tony.
It's hard to tell whether he is a better swimming instructor or a better friend. He's a pro as a instructor and an amazing person who will always ready to go that extra mile for you. He never made me feel that I was his client, but rather a friend who's willing to bring out the best out of me in swimming. It's a shame I couldn't get more lessons from him due to time constraint. He's very punctual and will know exactly what you need and customize his lessons to meet them. I also find his lesson fees to be very reasonable.
I strongly recommend Tony to each and everyone who wants to learn how to swim in Bangkok. Don't take my words for it, just try him out for one lesson and you'll know he's the perfect teacher for you. He just made things so much easier.
I wish him all the luck for the great work that he is doing and thank him for being a wonderful person who gave me my very first lessons in swimming.
With the very best of regards.
I would like to thanks you for the effort you did. Your Technics was quite simple yet effective.I am now able to swim with confidence
Thanks again Tony
My name is Suit Narathipakorn, I am 58 years old and have health issue with my breathing. Doctor recommends swimming so I am looking for swimming tutor. I found Tony Bourgoin and a blessing. He is very punctual and has a very good technique teaching cater for individual student. He always emphasize on correct swimming technique. I am highly recommended to everyone that you will not disappoint.