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We have a legion of happy swimmers and their parents. Below are some of our most favourite comments. If you have a comment you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you on our Facebook page or via email –

‘I just wanted to say how very pleased we are with the lessons. Josh’s lessons with Richard and Phil are a world away from the lessons we trialled with another swim school  before summer and he’s gone from being petrified to go to really happy which is a real credit to Phil and Richard who are so kind and encouraging-exactly what he needed!
Jake is also coming on very nicely and was filled with pride at his progress.’
Sam B
‘My son’s have had two weeks of lessons with 1st Swim School, one at the beginning of the holidays and one this week. The arrangements 1st Swim School have in place ensures everyone keeps a safe distance, there is antibac on arrival and exit, and chairs, rails, handles, boxes etc are being cleaned after the lessons. There is a real feeling that 1st Swim School are in control of the situation.
I have to say I’ve been impressed with how the lessons have been run and my son’s have thoroughly enjoyed them.’
Tony M

“My twin girls aged 5 have done a term with 1st Swim School in Burgess Hill. Since then they have made incredible progress and now love the water. The lessons are so much fun for them and they all get so much attention from the teachers in the pool that they are genuinely excited about swimming. Phil and her team are so good with all kids, even those nervous of the pool. I’ve no doubt my twins will both be swimming on their own very soon. Not only that but doing the strokes properly too. Highly recommend.” 

Charlotte W

“I cannot recommend Phil and her team enough. Fantastic, quality teaching and wonderful with children.”

Jane B

“Great teaching and its amazing how quickly you can get even the most reluctant children involved.”

Jenny M

“We love the amazing 1st Swim School Limited – they have taught my 3 daughters to swim and continue to improve them weekly.”

Victoria M

I just wanted to say another thank you for a great intensive course last week. The lifeguard at the pool we go to on a Sunday couldn’t believe that Mitch is now swimming the crawl breathing to the side and he isn’t 5 yet – I’m an incredibly proud Mummy and that Connor had really “tidied” up his arms & legs, which is such an effort for him. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Wendy M-A

Kian loved his week swimming and progressed so much! Very proud of him and thank you for your fab teaching as always!

Siobahn N


I just wanted to email and say thank you! Whilst I sit watching the third swimming lesson of the day, I’m overwhelmed by the progress my children have made in just over a year.

I’d like to thank Phil and Lucy for their patience with Ollie, who is not much older than your pre-schoolers and came into his class with little to no swimming ability!

Harry is now doing a few strokes of butterfly which I find amazing since he couldn’t swim in September 2015!

Sophie is thriving in her current class and I’ve noticed her swimming has become much more graceful through the attention to detail in the class. She is challenged in this class and that has moved her on.

I’m very grateful!!
Claire S

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