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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’.

Summer Intensive Courses 2019

June 7, 2019

Now booking our popular Summer School courses. For this year our fabulous and highly experienced teachers Phil and Richard will be taking lessons.

Five day courses for children age 3 years plus will be offered at our Burgess Hill venue on the following weeks

  • 29th July to 2nd August
  • 5th August to 9th August
  • 12th August to 16th August

Courses will include

  • Learn to Swim & Stroke Technique (5 x 30 minutes) £60
  • Snorkeling (5 x 60 minutes) £80
  • Junior Lifeguard and Diving (5 x 60 minutes) £80

Small group classes with a maximum of 6 children with 2 fully qualified teachers for Learn to Swim & Stroke Technique.

For further details please contact

Extended Half-Term for Monday Swimmers

February 23, 2019

Due to a poolside ‘makeover’ that is over running, St Wilfrid’s pool will be closed on Monday 25th February.

Lessons will re-commence on Tuesday 26th February.

The 1st Swim School team send their apologies to all our Monday swimmers and look forward to seeing you again on 4th March.


January 18, 2019


Due to a chemical imbalance it will not be possible to have lessons at the college this evening.

Hopefully, we have managed to contact all our swimmers via email and/or text.

A credit for the missing lesson will be issued next term.

See you all next week.