Portugal – February 2020 with Steven Shaw

This 5 day course will run from Monday 10th February – Friday 14th February
Location:  Holmes Place – Boavista, Porto
Airport: Porto, Portugal

Five Day Swimming experience led by the founder -Steven Shaw assisted by Shaw Method Trainers – a unique and “immersive”  experience.

Price is £950 per person inclusive of all lessons, classes and access to the club, lunch and refreshments, but not including air fare and accommodation. Non swimming partners are welcomed to share hotel accommodation and join swimming partners in free time periods in the pool.

The course consist of 20 hours of tuition, made up of two x 90 minute pool based group lessons,  five x 60 minute dry land lessons and two individual 30 minute 121 sessions.


You can also take part in yoga, pilates and fitness classes at Holmes Place for free. Holmes Place Boavista, Porto one of the most prestigious health clubs in the heart of historic Lisbon

This 5 day experience is ideal for all levels of expertise, but is particularly suitable for any one, regardless of age Minimum 16)  who is comfortable in the water and wants to improve their swimming techniques.

 The Shaw Method incorporates the principles of The Alexander Technique and has been developed and taught by Steven for 30 years. It is a hands on teaching method , that will in one short week transform your relationship with the water.

Daily Schedule & Workshop Information
  • 8.00 – 9.00 Dry land tuition
  • 09.15 – 10.45   Group pool lessons
  • 11.00 – 12.00   Holistic Class, Holmes Place teachers (optional)
  • 12.15 – 13.30   Lunch  
  • 13.45 – 15.15  Group pool lessons
  • 15.30 -16.30   individual lessons.

Each day consists of two 90 minute group classes -one individual lesson 30 minute with Steven or teacher.

60 minutes dry land work

60 minute Holistic classes (Yoga, Float Fit, Anti Gravity and Pilates) with Holmes Place staff. 

Fees and Registration
  • Course registration through Art of Swimming only
  • Fee: £950 for the five-day experience
  • Hotel is additional. See Hotels.
Price also includes
  • Each day you can also take part in yoga, pilates and fitness classes with Holmes Place for free.

The cost of the training is £950 per person on booking with Iinfo@shawmethod.com

Places are limited and a £250 deposit is required to secure your place, with balance payable by 1st February 2020.

The price does not include hotels. (See Hotels)


Hotels & Flights

Many hotels nearby but perhaps most convenient and the best value for money is the Bessa Hotel, R. Dr. Marques de Carvalho 111, 4100-325 Porto, Portugal – around €100 per night per person (single rooms). Please email with reference ‘Art of swimming 2019: reservations.boavista@bessahotel.com

Flights at present are £80-90 approx return

We highly recommend reserving flights at the time of paying a deposit at www.ryanair.com to secure the lowest prices