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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.

Now booking places for Spring Term 2019

November 19, 2018

We currently have spaces available in the following classes:-

  • Monday 4.45pm – Ability to swim up to 5 metres on front & back
  • Tuesday 4.15pm  – Ability to swim up to 5 metres on front & back
  • Wednesday 9.30am – Pre-school age 3 to 4 years
  • Wednesday 3.45pm – Non Swimmer/ Swimming a few strokes
  • Wednesday 4.15pm –  Ability to swim up to 5 metres front & back
  • Friday 9.30am – Pre-school age 3 to 4 years
  • Friday 10.00am – Pre-school age 3 to 4 years
  • Friday 3.45pm – Non Swimmer/Swimming a few strokes
  • Friday 4.45pm – Ability to swim up to 10 metres front & back
  • Friday 5.15pm – Swimming 10 metres plus/confident in deep water
  • Friday 6.15pm – Swimming 15 metres plus/confident in deep water
  • Saturday 11.00am – Ability to swim up to 5 metres front & back
  • Saturday 11.30am – Pre-school plus Reception age Non Swimmer
  • Sunday 11.30am – Pre-school age 3 to 4 years
To reserve a space or further enquiries, please email

Hurstpierpoint Pool Closure

June 28, 2018

Due to technical issues with Hurstpierpoint College swimming pool, the summer term will end on Friday 22nd June.

Wishing all our Hurst swimmers a happy and water safe summer.  We look forward to seeing you again in September.