West Country

Would you like to swim with more ease, grace and mindfulness?

Starting Thursday, November 1st 2018, Steven Shaw, Richard Lobb and Frank Schmidt will be teaching 1-1 and 2-1 Shaw Method lessons at The Parlour Pool, Chipping Sodbury. 

Together this trio of teachers, embody a deep love of swimming and a great awareness and sensitivity in their work.

Frank Schmidt is an experienced Watsu practitioner – a form of aquatic bodywork used for deep relaxation and passive aquatic therapy. In addition, he is also an animal trainer. Richard Lobb is a shiatsu practitioner and also a singer-songwriter.

The sessions are perfect for total beginners, triathletes and everyone in between.

  • Thursday evenings 7pm-9pm
  • 30 minute or 1-hour slots.
  • One-to-One or Two-to-One

Bookings: richardlobb@gmail.com or call 07960 460158


The pool provides a clean and quiet swimming experience for your group, with the pool water maintained at an average of 31C. The pool is 12.5m long 5m wide, and 1.2m – 1.5m deep. There are easy access steps with a handrail and two open plan changing rooms each with shower facilities.

During your session, there will be a maximum of two lessons in the pool at a time.