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Hurray we are open again!

July 20, 2020


Choose from the following

•Week intensive course (30 minute lesson per day over 5 days) – £52.50

•4 weekly lessons (30 minute lesson per week over a block of 4 weeks) – £42.00

Fully qualified swimming teachers with many years experience.

Trained and compliant in current Covid-19 Health and Safety Regulations

Learn to Swim/Stroke Improvement/Water skills


27th – 31st July (Now full)

3rd – 7th August

10th – 14th August

17th – 21st August

Please contact the Office for further details – info@1stswimschool 07886322707

Closed for Now

March 20, 2020

No lessons for the time being but this will not be forever. Wishing everyone all the best during this difficult time. Keep safe.

Lesson Cancellation

March 17, 2020

It is with regret that we are having to cancel our lessons at St Wilfrid’s school pool for the time being. West Sussex County Council has made this decision and, of course, we must comply if this is deemed the best way to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

We have yet to hear any updates from Hurstpierpoint College but will keep all clients informed if Friday lessons do have to be cancelled.

Keep safe, and fingers crossed that we get back to normality soon.

Easter Swim School 2020

March 7, 2020

Advice on Coronavirus

March 3, 2020

1st Swim School is following advice from Public Health England with regard to Coronavirus.

If in any doubt about sending your child along to swimming lessons please contact the swim school office:- or 07886322707

Half Term Week

February 14, 2020

No lessons 15th February to 23rd February.

We look forward to seeing you again on week beginning 24th February.


Get the New Year off to a great Start

January 3, 2020

Swimming lessons not only provide a child with a lifetime of enjoyment but also an important life skill. Get your child on the path to success with our small group lessons in a warm and excellently maintained pool.

1st Swim School offers lessons 7 days a week and currently have spaces in the following classes.

  • Monday 10.00am – Pre-School age 3 years plus
  • Monday 4.15pm – Beginner
  • Monday 5.45pm – Capable of 10 metres Front and Back and confident in deep water
  • Wednesday 9.30am – Pre-School age 3 years plus
  • Wednesday 3.45pm – Beginner
  • Thursday 4.15pm – Beginner
  • Thursday 4.45pm – Capable of up to 5 metres Front and Back
  • Thursday 5.45pm – Capable of 10 metres Front and Back and confident in deep water
  • Friday 4.45pm – Capable of 5 metres Front and Back
  • Friday 5.15pm – Capable of 10 metres Front and Back
  • Friday 5.45pm – Capable of 10 metres Front and Back and confident in deep water
  • Friday 6.15pm – Capable of 15 metres plus and confident in deep water
  • Saturday 11.00am – Capable of up to 5 metres Front and Back
  • Saturday 11.30am – Beginner
  • Sunday 11.00am – Capable of up to 5 metres Front and Back

Cost of the next block of 10 lessons is £95.

To book a free trial lesson or for further details please contact

Lesson Cancellation – 4th November

November 4, 2019

Due to the over running of essential pool repairs, there will be no lessons at St Wilfrid’s pool on Monday 4th November.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Lessons will resume on Tuesday 5th November.

Half Term Reminder

October 25, 2019

Just a reminder that our half term break will start on Saturday 26th October, through to Sunday 3rd November.

Have a lovely half term and a great Halloween. We look forward to seeing you again on the week commencing 4th November.

Lady Phil is now officially Lady Phil

June 17, 2019

Philomena Geary, Director of 1st Swim School and also known as ‘Lady Phil’ by all the children has now been, officially, bestowed the title by the lovely Halls family.

Kate, Glynne, Cerys and Evan have been a big part of 1st Swim School for some 16 years and will, sadly, be leaving us at the end of the term.

Cerys who started with us as a toddler progressed through the ranks to become a super, qualified swimming teacher on our Saturday sessions. We wish Cerys lots of luck in her university studies and hope we get to call on her excellent teaching skills during uni vacations.

Evan, now having reached the grand age of 14 years has decided to move on having achieved all his STA Snorkelling levels plus Bronze Rookie Lifeguard. Our Hurstpierpoint lifesaving sessions will seem so strange without Evan’s cheery smile and willingness to try out everything.

We will miss seeing you all at 1st Swim School and thank you for all your support over the years and for making our Lady Phil a proper ‘Lady’.