Online Programme

Overcome your fear of water

From stress and panic to confidence and peace in the water in 5 simple steps

If you would love to finally free yourself from those feelings of fear, dread and panic you get in the water, so you can stop missing out and at last be able to join your friends and family in the pool but can't get to us for a lesson , our online programme will help you crack your fears in no time at all - guaranteed!


The answer to overcoming your fear of water in no time at all so you can finally learn how to be comfortable in the water and swim without panic or stress (even if you’ve already tried everything)

And all without the need for therapy (just life-changing results)!

Our step by step programme has helped HUNDREDS of people overcome their fear of water and we can help you too.

I guess you are here because you’d love to feel calm and relaxed in the water but whatever you have tried, you can’t get past the feelings of stress, panic and fear whenever you get in the pool.

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Does this sound familiar?

Chances are you’ve tried to overcome your fears, you may well have tried over and over again, but nothing seems to work.

The problem is that you can’t just "DO IT"

With the wrong advice or without taking the right steps to learn the essential (easy!) skills you need, your fear can easily be made worse, and you can find yourself further back than when you started.

As you’ve most likely discovered, the things you have tried just don’t work and this is why:

 In fact, so many of my clients have told me how the other things they tried just made them panic and stressed, how every time they tried and failed made them feel worse; their feelings of shame and embarrassment increased, their confidence and feelings of self-belief plummeted, and some of them just couldn’t face trying again. Instead they resigned themselves to missing out forever. 

If this sounds familiar then know that I hear you and I understand how you feel but please, don’t give up, it doesn’t have to be like this! 

You don't have to struggle alone any longer.

There is another way - that works!

Chrissy C

Chrissy’s story

An incident in a pool when I was 6 years old had left me with a fear of water, if I couldn’t touch the bottom of the pool or sea…my body would tense up, my breathing would become shorter, I’d feel out of control and I’d be frantically looking for a way to the shore or the side of the pool, hoping no one would sense my panic – the feeling was awful, frightening. I tried to overcome it but my embarrassment meant I just started to avoid the water unless I could stay in the shallow end – I hadn’t been in water for over 5 years until my session with Sarah.

From the start, Sarah had told me it was understandable, natural and OK for me to have the fear, she explained I was going to learn to trust the water – I did have tears at the start of my session, I’d got very anxious that I wouldn’t be able to do it, but that first time I went underwater and breathed properly was amazing, it felt natural, my body wasn’t tense and I felt no panic.

The opportunity to practise this with Sarah to guide and encourage me was exactly what I needed to overcome my fear. It’s taken me 52 years to do this but now I have, I am now learning to learn to swim properly with Sarah and to make up for lost water time!”

Chrissy can now swim front crawl in comfort and loves open water swimming in lakes and the sea! Brilliant!

This is where I come in

I understand, I really do!

This is where I come in, I understand, I really do

Sarah Hill 2 1

Meet your tutor

Hi! I'm Sarah!

I’m a swimming coach and teacher specialising in working with adults who have a water phobia or fear of the water, helping them to change their lives by learning to be calm and happy in the water instead of stressed and frightened.

Unlike other swimming teachers, I understand exactly why people are afraid, why many have tried and failed to overcome their fears, and exactly how to help anyone quickly and easily find their peace and freedom in the water. 

I am the creator of From Panic to Peace – the 5 step programme that will help anyone easily overcome their fear of water and that has 100% success in helping someone learn to feel comfortable in the water often in just one quick pool session – even those who have tried everything and given up hope!

As well as over 8 years coaching experience, I am a qualified Swimming Teacher, Open Water Coach and specialist Total Immersion Swimming Coach.

I love helping people overcome their fears, there is nothing that is more rewarding or thrilling for me than to see the joy on someone’s face as they achieve peace in the water often when they have spent years and years believing that it was impossible for them.

It’s like a miracle every time and I want you to experience your own miracle too.

So, if you’re ready to finally overcome your fears once and for all, I’m with you every step of the way.

Rebekah's Story

"Truly life-changing stuff and if I can do it, anyone can.

“I was born in the 70s and my parents were non-swimmers. I had the standard swimming lessons at school and learned to swim (badly) and to have a terrible fear of water, by about 11 years old.

I have spent all my adult life avoiding the water and/or being terrified when I was in it. I have two teenage boys and a husband who are all competent swimmers and comfortable with all water-based activities that I could never participate fully in. The prospect of a family kayaking holiday finally prompted me to see if there were any adult swimming lessons available and fortunately, I found Sarah and Swimmingly!

Arriving for my first lesson was hard and even talking about my fear of the water made me cry. I started my lessons not really believing that I would be able to conquer my fears. Sarah was so patient, kind and understanding from the outset and I always felt supported and not pressured. The techniques that she uses and the skills that she has are remarkable.

The progress I have made, from not being able to put my face in the water and fearing getting splashed or ducked under, to being able to swim underwater confidently, is a startling change. My goal, when I started my lessons, was to be able to jump into the water…and here we are – I did it!

This is truly life-changing stuff and if I can do it, anyone can.”

Amazing achievement! 👏🏻👏🏻

Swimming progress

I want you to know - it’s not just you!

At the moment you’re probably blaming yourself for your fear, beating yourself up and wondering why you can’t do something everyone else seems to be able to find so easy.

Please know that you’re not alone – it’s not just you! A fear of water is experienced by one in four of us – millions of people of all ages and backgrounds, and despite what you might believe, there’s no shame in being wary of the water, in fact it is a natural, normal response designed to keep us safe in what can be a hostile environment – it’s not weak or silly and is never your fault!

The truth is that with the right teaching and understanding, it is absolutely possible for ANYONE to overcome their fears (yes even you!) and it’s easier than you think.

You just need to go about it in the right way

“It’s taken me 52 years to do this but now I have!”
Chrissy C
– Chris C.

Overcome your fear of water

From stress and panic to confidence and peace in 5 simple steps

A unique, gentle step-by-step self-paced online programme that is totally different from anything you have tried before – and it works!

Developed using the knowledge gained from eight years spent helping many hundreds of happy clients overcome their fears, our step-by-step programme offers the missing parts of the jigsaw, the crucial steps that other approaches miss, it’s a quick and easy solution and it works – 100% of the time.

I get it, you’re wondering how an online programme can possibly help you overcome your fears...

Well, From Panic to Peace is just like having one-to-one lessons with Sarah, it’s video-based and takes you gently, step by step through everything you need to overcome your fear quickly and easily.

Follow the steps and it cannot fail.

In fact, we are so confident that this works that we offer a money-back guarantee!

Step 1

Understand your fear

Your mindset is keeping you stuck in your fear but once you take a closer look and you understand why you have a fear you will start to see things very differently and you’ll see that there is a way forwards.

Everything else you have tried will have missed this step – and it’s crucial!

Step 2

Change your story

Your new understanding will enable you to see how your thinking affects you in the water; take a few minutes to make the easy changes to your thought-processes that will help transform your experience of the water and make anything possible.

Everything else you have tried will have missed this step – and it’s crucial too!

Step 3

Keep your brain happy

Now you have started to think about your fears in a new way, you’re ready to learn the essential easy little-known skill that will stop the panic in its tracks so you can stay in control, panic-free, safe and calm in the water. 

Everything else you have tried will have missed this step – and guess what – it’s crucial as well!

Step 4

Skills for water comfort

Use your new-found understanding to learn the simple practical water-based skills you need to stay safe and in control and stop the panic for good. 

Other solutions start here but they’ve missed the crucial skills you need to learn before you even think about getting in the water – so they just don’t work!

Step 5


Now you know exactly how to stop the panic; learn how the water wants to help you and how it works to support you as you start to discover the true joy and peace it brings.

Other solutions just don’t do this!

Work through the 5 easy steps and you will ....

Don't just take my word for it!

“I live a long way from Sarah and couldn’t get to her for a lesson. I saw she had an online video course option so decided it was worth a go. To be honest, I wasn’t sure that an online course would work but it did! I worked through it step by step and practised in a local hotel pool and found that if I followed the steps just as Sarah explained, it just worked – like magic! I can now relax in the water, put my face in happily and am looking forwards to learning to float and swim. Brilliant!”
– Jonathan P.
“I didn’t believe it when I read that people had overcome their phobias in an hour. How is that possible!? I’ve been trying and trying for years I’m 63 now I didn’t think I would ever be able to do it. Maybe other people could but not me. But I was totally wrong! After just an hour I felt so much better, I understood why I had a phobia, that it was okay to have it and I knew exactly what to do to continue to help myself become more comfortable in the water. If I could go from terrified to going under the water happily with no worries at all in less than an hour in the pool then so can you."
– Sue F.

This is unlike anything you will have tried before, and it works!

From Panic to Peace...

Let's be honest, this is life-changing!

So, how would it feel if...

..... and what if you could achieve this far more quickly than you imagine and for less than the price of a therapy session or a couple of swimming lessons
(that won't help you overcome your fear!)


As you have probably discovered, overcoming your fear will not happen by getting out of your comfort zone and just ‘doing it’ or by taking endless swimming lessons or by listening to the well-meaning but misguided advice of others!

But, with the right teaching and understanding, overcoming your fears once and for all is far easier than you can imagine!

From Panic to Peace gives you exactly what you need to transform your experience in the water.

From Panic to Peace in the water in 5 simple steps

A unique SELF-PACED ONLINE PROGRAMME - you won't find this anywhere else

6 months access to everything you need to overcome your fears:

  • An online self-study course you can take at your own pace
  • Worksheets and downloadable resources to help you break through your blocks
  • Practical guides and cheat sheets you can take to the pool that make learning the essential skills quick, easy and enjoyable
  • Powerful bite-size videos where I walk you through each step making it easy to follow along whilst you learn exactly what you need to do to overcome your fear with me by your side
Follow the steps and it cannot fail!
In fact, I am so confident that this works, I offer a money-back guarantee!

All for less than the price or a course of swimming lessons – that I’m afraid just won’t work unless you overcome your fears first. 

VIP Programme - fast-track your progress!
Coming soon!

Our new VIP option includes the self-paced programme plus access to an exclusive Facebook support group and weekly group support calls with Sarah to help skyrocket your progress.
You won't find support like this anywhere else!
Limited places - use the button to contact Sarah to register your interest today!

“Sarah is the 1st swimming instructor I have found who truly "gets it" when it comes to water fears and phobias.”
– Richard T.
“This has to be one of the best things I have ever done! Before I found Sarah I would panic in water as soon as it splashed my face, so to go from being so afraid to swimming with my face underwater, and actually really enjoying it, all in less than an hour in the pool, is truly amazing! Thank you so much!“
– Jane L.
“If you're dithering and debating about signing up to one of Sarah's courses then just do it! I already feel so much better and I know exactly what I need to do to overcome my fears."
– John B.
Sarah Hill 2 1

Get in Touch

It often helps to talk through water phobia and confidence issues, so please get in touch with your details and I’ll call you back for a confidential chat about how we can help you conquer your fear of water, there’s no obligation.

We’d be very happy to help.


The programme is for you if you panic in the water, need to hold on to the side to feel safe, hate getting water on your face, feel unsafe in the deep end, worry you’ll sink, worry about getting water up your nose or have tried and failed to learn to swim or enjoy swimming.

The programme is aimed at those who can get in the water, even with significant discomfort. If you are unable to do this please contact me and I’ll help sarah@swimmingly.co.uk

Once you have enrolled in the programme you will have instant access to all the content via an online portal.

Don’t worry , this isn’t one of those long boring courses. Everyone is different but the first 3 steps will probably take you an hour or less, the pool-based sections can take as little as an hour too but this is impossible to predict. Some people achieve comfort in a shorter or longer time. Whatever happens and however long it takes to become 100% comfortable in the water  I know you will feel better almost straight away.

The programme starts whenever you are ready! It is a completely self-paced online programme – you decide when you start and when you finish.

After enrolling, you have access to the programme for 6 months – across any and all devices you own.

My goal with the Panic to Peace programme is to keep it as affordable as possible which means individual support isn’t included. 

If you are looking for some additional help I have a new group support option starting soon . It will provide you with everything the course offers plus ongoing support to help you reach your goal as quickly and easily as possible.

This is backed with a money back guarantee. If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days and I’ll give you a full refund, no questions asked.

Yes, you will need access to a pool for steps 4 and 5 – the programme contains all the guidance you need to help you choose the right pool.

You will need a pair of goggles and maybe a swimming cap – the programme contains all the guidance you need to help you choose the right equipment.

Chrissy C