Find swimming lessons in Essex for babies, toddlers and children – from leisure centre swimming classes to private swimming instructors offering 1-to-1 or small group sessions.

Swimming Lessons in Essex

North Essex

First Strokes Swim School
Colchester and Billericay
From purpose built facilities and expert water-based tuition to our innovative award systems, First Stroke swimming pools provide the perfect conditions to learn to swim in a fun, informative and enjoyable way.
For more information contact head office at info@firststrokes.com
www.firststrokes.com

Mini Swimming Colchester
Lexden Road, Colchester, Essex, CO3 3NH
The Lexden Pool in Colchester is the flagship venue for Mini Swimming. Set to the rear of an Edwardian style town house on Lexden Road, this stunning pool sets the perfect environment for your baby’s or child’s swimming lessons.
Cost: Four week courses – £39.60 (weekday) and £43.60 (weekend)
Contact Kirsty or Sian at colchester@miniswimming.co.uk
miniswimming.co.uk

Junior Swimming Lessons at Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles
Wick Ln, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3TA
Swimming lessons are available for children from the age of 3 and a half upwards, right up to adults. Must be booked in advance. 10 week courses working in conjunction with the ASA national plan.
Cost: £45 per course
Contact on 01255 686176.
www.tendringdc.gov.uk

Junior Swimming Lessons at Clacton Leisure Centre
Vista Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 6DB
Swimming lessons are available for children from the age of 3 and a half upwards, right up to adults. Must be booked in advance. 10 week courses working in conjunction with the ASA national plan.
Cost: £45 per course
Contact on 01255 686688.
www.tendringdc.gov.uk

Junior Swimming Lessons at Walton-on-the-Naze Lifestyles
Princes Esplanade, Walton on the Naze, Essex, CO14 8PZ
Swimming lessons are available for children from the age of 3 and a half upwards, right up to adults. Must be booked in advance. 10 week courses working in conjunction with the ASA national plan.
Cost: £45 per course
Contact on 01255 676608.
www.tendringdc.gov.uk

Mini Swimming Frinton
Link View, Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, CO13 9ER
Frinton pool is a lovely private pool located in Second Avenue and provides the perfect setting for our baby, toddler and young beginners swimming classes.
Cost: Four week courses – £39.60 (weekday) and £43.60 (weekend)
Contact Kirsty or Sian at colchester@miniswimming.co.uk
miniswimming.co.uk

Swim2Swim Swimming Lessons
Colchester, Maldon, and Ramsey, nr Harwich
At swim2swim we provide swimming lessons for babies, children and adults. Our water based swimming instructors can teach beginners, improvers and advanced swimmers, either in a small group or private lessons. We also only have one lesson in the pool at any one time.
Contact 01206 212603 or info@swim2swim.com
www.swim2swim.com

Swimtime at Sports Direct Fitness, Colchester
North Station, Clarendon Way, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1XF
We provide a relaxed learning atmosphere and lessons that are fun, whatever age or stage our pupils are at. We know how important it is to learn to swim, and so we work with only the best swimming teachers. All are highly experienced, trained to internationally-recognised standards, and really love swimming. Children’s classes for ages 0-11 years and one-to-one’s from 0-16 years.
Contact on 01727 881555 to book.
www.swimtime.org

Swim-With-Me Swimming Lessons
Colchester venues
Swim-With-Me teach children and adults to be safe and have fun in water through our magical swimming lessons.
Call on 03455 578803
www.swim-with-me.co.uk

Turtle Tots Clacton
Valley Farm Holiday Park, Valley Road, Clacton, Essex, CO15 6LY
Turtle Tots Clacton and we are introducing our programme to learn how to swim above and below the water with your baby 3 months – 3 years. Turtle Tots is known across the UK for their classes to be relaxing, stimulating and sociable!
Cost: £10 per class
Contact on 07549610225 or clacton@turtletots.com
www.turtletots.com/en/clacton

 

Mid Essex

The Aqua Academy Swim School
Chelmsford venues
Your friendly Chelmsford Swim School where effort is rewarded. All abilities welcome, including non-swimmer Child and Adult lessons. For children aged 3+.
Contact on 07935 319462 or theaquaacademy@virginmedia.com
www.theaquaacademy.org.uk

Aquagem Swim School
Rough Hill Farm Complex, The Tye, East Hanningfield, Essex, CM3 8BY
We take pride in our modern, purpose built pool, which has been designed around the needs of young children and their parents. Classes are held all year round, at various times throughout the week and start from 10 weeks old.
Contact on 07961823581 or gemsinclair@hotmail.com
www.aquagem-swimming.co.uk

Baby Nurture Swim School
Chelmsford, Great Baddow, and East Hanningfield
Baby Nurture is an independent swim school running small, high quality classes for 0-4 year olds.
Contact on 07835 029182 or liz@babynurture.co.uk
www.babynurture.co.uk

Braintree Swimming Centre Swim School
Charter Way, Braintree, Essex, CM77 8YJ
We offer a comprehensive learn to swim programme for children and adults working in partnership with the Amateur Swimming Association’s (ASA) National Plan for Teaching Swimming which is a recognised and monitored standard for the delivery of swimming.
Contact us directly on Head Swimming Teachers at the centre on 0845 260 1535
www.fusion-lifestyle.com

D&S Swim School             
Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1RW
We have fantastic swim lessons from the age of 4 months upwards. With great facilities, we pride ourselves on making our lessons fun and we give all our children as much individual attention as we can.
07720 613965

Forrester Park Swimming Pool
Beckingham Road, Great Totham, Maldon, Essex, CM9 8EA
Specialises in teaching children of all ages to swim. Also run swimming lessons for adults, crash courses for all ages and a variety of pool based exercise activities. Instructors qualified to ASA or STA standards.
www.forresterparkpool.co.uk
Contact on 01621 893700 or swim@forresterparkpool.co.uk

Get In The Swim
Chelmsford area including Baddow, Danbury, Woodham Water and East Hanningfield
Get In The Swim offer lessons to all ages and abilities from non-swimmers to complete swimmers. We also have experience in teaching children with Special Needs.
Contact on 01245 260899, 0776 5355532, or info@getintheswim.co.uk
www.getintheswim.co.uk

Get In! Swim Schools at Riverside Ice and Leisure Centre
Victoria Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1FG
Get In! Swim Schools use the ASA Learn to Swim Pathway, a nationally recognised scheme, which will help your child to work towards everything they need to be skilled and confident in the water. Monthly lessons membership include free gifts and free public swimming. For ages 4 months and over.
Cost: From £18.00 per month.
www.chelmsford.gov.uk

Get In! Swim Schools at South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre
Trinity Square, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5JU
Get In! Swim Schools use the ASA Learn to Swim Pathway, a nationally recognised scheme, which will help your child to work towards everything they need to be skilled and confident in the water. Monthly lessons membership include free gifts and free public swimming. For ages 4 months and over.
Cost: From £18.00 per month.
www.chelmsford.gov.uk

Great Dunmow Leisure Centre Swim School
Parsonage Downs, Dunmow, Essex, CM6 2AT
Swim school is the 1Life / ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) pathway that teaches all ages from babies and toddlers to children, teenagers and adults how to swim.
Contact on 01371 878690
www.1life.co.uk

LB Swim School
37 Mill Lane, Danbury, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 4LB
LB Swim School is a small and friendly swim school that encourages a real enjoyment for swimming from babies, toddlers and juniors through to nervous or non-swimming adults.   All our lessons have Amateur Swimming Association or STA qualified teachers.
Contact Sharon on 01245 227555, 07769 913084 or LBSwimSchool@gmail.com
www.lbswimschool.co.uk

Little Otters for Little Swimmers
Chelmsford and Wickford
Swimming classes for babies from 10 weeks to pre-school. Jan and Michelle have designed the classes to help both parent and baby feel relaxed in the water together, whilst learning to swim and having a fun time. Our baby classes have been especially designed around 4 main milestones of development, rolling, sitting, standing and walking, based on the teaching of Birthlight – www.Birthlight.com.
Michelle on 07919 414 495, Jan on 07919 414 494, or email Info@Little-otters.com
www.little-otters.com

Marlins Swim School
Chelmsford, Danbury, and South Ockendon
Marlins Swim School are pleased to welcome all swimmers no matter what age or abilities – there are classes for everyone.
Contact on 01245 225029 or info@marlins-swimschool.co.uk
www.marlins-swimschool.co.uk

Mini Swimming Chelmsford
Columbus Campus, Oliver Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 4JG
Columbus School & College is the flagship home of Mini Swimming. Comprising two state-of-the-art swimming pools, this is easily one of the best swimming locations in Essex. Caters for tiny babies and upwards.
Cost: Four week courses – £39.60 (weekday) and £43.60 (weekend)
Contact Kirsty or Sian at chelmsford@miniswimming.co.uk
miniswimming.co.uk

Nuffield Health Swimming Lessons
Riverside Retail Park, 6, 38 Victoria Rd, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1AN
Nuffield Health offer swimming lessons at our Chelmsford gym to babies from 12+ weeks, right through to people of retirement age.
Cost: Gym members £6.75 per group lesson; non-members £7.50
Contact on 01245 254400
www.nuffieldhealth.com

Splashtastic Swim School
Swimming lessons for children in Braintree, Halstead, Earls Colne, Stisted, Coggeshall and surrounding areas. We teach in a wonderful warm pool with excellent facilities at The Essex Golf & Country Club. Our instructors all hold approved qualifications and our ratios are second to none. Some of our lessons have 3 fully qualified teachers to each class of 8 children.
Contact us via email to headoffice@kidsswimminglessons.co.uk or call Alexis on 07791039372
www.kidsswimminglessons.co.uk

Water Babies in Essex
Chelmsford, Great Dunmow, Dunmow, Woodham Walter, Billericay, Benfleet ,Dagenham, Hockley, Romford, Southend, South Ockendon, and Upminster.
Babies will have great fun while all the time building their confidence and independence in the water. Classes across Essex are run by best friends Sarah Smith and Jill Rackham. Suitable for babies from birth to 12 months.
Cost: Each term runs for 10 weeks and costs £165.
Contact 01708 444345 or drop an email to splashingfantastic@waterbabies.co.uk.
www.waterbabies.co.uk

 

West and South Essex

3S Swim School
Romford and London venues
Offer swimming lessons for all ages and abilities from babies (4 month), toddlers to kids and children to adults and seniors.
Contact on 07525328582 or slava@3sswim.co.uk
www.3sswim.co.uk

Aquabelle Swim School
Glen Innes, Ramsden Park Road, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1NS
Swimming lessons for babies, children held in a private, warm, clean luxury swimming pool in Billericay, Essex. Parent and baby swimming lessons held every day of the week, including the weekends. For children aged 3 months and over.
Contact on 07742 285869, at learntoswim@aquabelle.co.uk or via Facebook Aquabelle Swim School
www.aquabelleswimschool.co.uk

Aquarium Swim Schools
Laindon and Shenfield
We follow the STA skill set award programme to introduce children to confidence in the water. The range of tuition we offer is wide and adaptable.
Contact on 01708 767203 or info@aquariumswimschool.co.uk
www.aquariumswimschool.co.uk

Belfairs Swim Centre
Fairview Gardens, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 3PE
Swimming lessons for children and adults, group and individual sessions are available.
Call on 01702 712155
www.southend-leisure.com

Brentwood Aqua Centre Swim Scheme
Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9NN
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced swimmer, our highly successful swim scheme has something for everyone. With parent & child classes from just 6 months, to junior and adult lessons of all levels.
Please call 01277 215151 for more information.
www.brentwood-centre.co.uk

Chudleigh Private Swim School
31 Chudleigh Rd, Romford, Essex, RM3 9AU
Chudleigh Private Swim School strives to teach your children to swim in record time, using the most effective methods in 1-2-1 classes to get them confident and capable in the water. Parent and child sessions for children aged 12-30 months.
Contact on 07545 829701.
www.chudleighprivateswim.com

Ducktails Swim School
Basildon, Southend, Rayleigh and Brentwood
Ducktails prides itself on great lessons reasonable prices and friendly service creating a friendly atmosphere. Classes for adults, children and babies aged 8 weeks and up.
Contact on 07591776884 or Ducktails2011@googlemail.com
www.ducktails.net

Elaine’s Swim School
Upminster and Ockendon
A successful registered A.S.A swim school which offers in-the-water tuition to children from 3+ years to pre-competitive swimmers.
Contact on 01708 787280.
www.elainesswimschool.co.uk

First Strokes Swim School
Billericay and Colchester
From purpose built facilities and expert water-based tuition to our innovative award systems, First Stroke swimming pools provide the perfect conditions to learn to swim in a fun, informative and enjoyable way.
For more information contact head office at info@firststrokes.com
www.firststrokes.com

Forest Park Swimming Club
Harlow, Chigwell, Barkingside & Ilford
Forest Park has grown into a leading swimming school that aims to teach swimming from as young as 2 years up to adults. Take swimmers of all abilities and also teach Personal Survival.
Contact on 01279 629 362.
www.forestparkswimmingclub.co.uk

Impulse Leisure Swimming Classes
Thurrock venues
Our swimming lessons programmes range from water babies to adult swimming lessons. Our friendly team of instructors understand the importance of learning to swim and are there to give the opportunity to learn to swim in a safe, secure and relaxed environment.
impulseleisure.co.uk

JH Swim School
Davenant Foundation School, Chester Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2LD
We provide high quality lessons for children from the age of three. We teach all abilities and needs from non-swimmers through to pre-competition. We provide both group and one-to-one private lessons.
Contact on 01279 433192, 07956 833586, or jhswimschool@gmail.com
www.jhswimschool.co.uk

Marlins Swim School
South Ockendon, Chelmsford, and Danbury
Marlins Swim School are pleased to welcome all swimmers no matter what age or abilities – there are classes for everyone.
Contact on 01245 225029 or info@marlins-swimschool.co.uk
www.marlins-swimschool.co.uk

The Olympus School of Swimming
Davenant Foundation School, Chester Road, Loughton, Essex, IG10 2LD
The Olympus School of Swimming is the premier place in Essex for your child to learn to swim. We pride ourselves on having the highest ratio of teachers to pupils with teachers always in the water with beginners.
Contact on 07947 648 170 or swimolympus@hotmail.com
www.swimolympus.com

Paddlers Swim School
Romford (Coopers Co. & Coborn School and St. Edwards Primary School)
Paddlers Swim School has been established for over 19 years. Teachers are all qualified and teach in the water with the non-swimmer classes which gives the children more confidence and enables the teachers to demonstrate and guide the children more easily.
Contact on 01708 720388 or swim@paddlers.co.uk
www.paddlers.co.uk

PalmerSwim Private Lessons
Romford, Hornchurch, and Harlow
We are a friendly and unique swim school that offer outstanding lessons in very small groups. We pride ourselves on having your child spend the whole lesson swimming rather than waiting for their turn. Lessons are suitable from 3 years old.
Contact on 07932010146 or palmerfit@gmail.com

SAS Swimming
The Friends’ School, Mount Pleasant Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3EB
SAS Swimming has the aim to provide friendly and comprehensive swimming lessons for children aged 4 years and above.
Contact on 01763 878598 or 07947 730287
www.sas-swimming.co.uk

Strokes Swim School
Rayleigh, Rochford, Hockley and Westcliff
Strokes swim school is a family run swim school. It has been established for over 20 years.
The team are highly trained and qualified, CRB checked and enjoy teaching swimmers of all capabilities and ages from newborn to 85 and beyond! Swimming lessons are held at Sweyne School pool in Rayleigh, King Edmund School in Rochford, Greensward Academy in Hockley, and our little swimmers can join us at Poplar Lodge & Earls Hall, Westcliff.
Contact on 01702 200069
www.strokes-swimschool.co.uk

Swimming Lessons at Harlow Leisurezone
Second Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 3DT
LZ Swim School offers a huge range of swimming lessons options for children and babies from 6 months. Choose from the following lessons according to ability level, which will help to develop your child’s swimming ability and move towards achieving this key life skill.
Contact on 01279 621500.
www.harlowleisurezone.co.uk

Swimming Nature at Marriott Waltham Abbey
Marriott, Old Shire Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 3LX
This peaceful private club offers a 15m pool with an average 31.0°C water temperature ideal for the more advanced swimmer. With the addition of a baby pool, for the little ones who are discovering their affinity with the water. Lessons for children and babies from 3 months.
Contact on 03445 040506.
www.swimmingnature.com

Swimming Tales in Rayleigh
Lubards Farm, Hullbridge Road, Rayleigh, Essex, SS6 9QG
Swimming Tales, in Rayleigh, is a purpose built swimming pool for the teaching of swimming and specialise in a wide range of swimming courses and swimming activities. Lessons from birth upwards.
See price list for costs.
www.swimmingtales.co.uk

Swim School at Basildon Sporting Village
Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3GR
50 metre swimming pool (able to split into two 25 metre community pools) with seating for over 400 spectators. For children from 4 months old.
Contact on 01268 722450 or basildonvillageinfo@everyoneactive.com
www.everyoneactive.com

Swim School at Central Park Leisure Centre
Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill, Romford, Essex, RM3 9LB
With a main pool and a teaching pool there is always something happening in the water. Whether it’s our award winning ASA accredited Swim School swimming lessons or Aqua Aerobics our wet activities offer something for everyone. For children from 4 months old.
Contact on 01708 382820 or centralparkinfo@everyoneactive.com
www.everyoneactive.com

Swim School at Chafford Sports Complex
Lambs Lane South, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9DX
With a main pool and a teaching pool there is always something happening in the water. Whether its our ASA accredited Swim School swimming lessons or Aqua Aerobics our wet activities offer something for everyone. For children from 4 months old.
Contact on 01708 558275 or chaffordinfo@everyoneactive.com
www.everyoneactive.com

Swim School at Hornchurch Sports Centre
Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1JU
Whether it be our ASA accredited swimming lessons or Aqua Aerobics sessions. Separate 12m baby and toddler pool. For children from 4 months old.
Contact on 01708 454135 or hornchurchinfo@everyoneactive.com
www.everyoneactive.com

Swim School at Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre
Peaslands Rd, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3EG
All 1Life Swim School lessons are instructed by Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) qualified teachers and are available for children aged 5 months upwards.
Contact on 01799 522777.
www.1life.co.uk

Swim School at Loughton Leisure Centre
Traps Hill, Loughton, Essex, IG10 1SZ
With a main pool and a teaching pool there is always something happening in the water. Whether its our ASA accredited Swim School swimming lessons or Aqua Aerobics our wet activities offer something for everyone. For children from 4 months old.
Contact on 01992 564574 or loughtoninfo@everyoneactive.com
www.everyoneactive.com

Swim School at Ongar Leisure Centre
The Gables, Ongar, Essex, CM5 0GA
There is always something happening in the water at Ongar. Whether it’s our ASA accredited Swim School swimming lessons or Aqua Aerobics our wet activities offer something for everyone. For children from 4 months old.
Contact on 01277 363969 or ongarinfo@everyoneactive.com
www.everyoneactive.com

Swim School at Waltham Abbey Swimming Pool
Roundhills, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1UP
With a main pool and a teaching pool there is always something happening in the water. Whether it’s our ASA accredited Swim School swimming lessons or Aqua Aerobics our wet activities offer something for everyone. For children from 4 months old.
Contact on 01992 716733 or walthaminfo@everyoneactive.com
www.everyoneactive.com

Swim School at Wickford Swim and Fitness Centre
Market Avenue, Wickford, Essex, SS12 0AG
There is always something happening in the water at Ongar. Whether it’s our ASA accredited Swim School swimming lessons or Aqua Aerobics our wet activities offer something for everyone. For children from 4 months old.
Contact on 01268 765460 or wickfordinfo@everyoneactive.com
www.everyoneactive.com

SwimTime Swimming Lessons
Brentwood
We provide a relaxed learning atmosphere and lessons that are fun, whatever age or stage our pupils are at. We know how important it is to learn to swim, and so we work with only the best swimming teachers. All are highly experienced, trained to internationally-recognised standards, and really love swimming. Children’s classes for ages 0-11 years and one-to-one’s from 0-16 years.
Contact on 01727 881555 to book.
www.swimtime.org

Tritons Swim School
Ilford venues
Tritons Swim School is a not-for-profit social enterprise. We provide high-quality affordable swimming lessons, aquatic sports, coaching and vocational training. For children aged 3+.
Contact on 020 8501 8172.
tritons.org.uk

Water Babies in Essex
Billericay, Benfleet, Dagenham, Hockley, Romford, Southend, South Ockendon, Upminster, Chelmsford, Great Dunmow, Dunmow, and Woodham Walter.
Babies will have great fun while all the time building their confidence and independence in the water. Classes across Essex are run by best friends Sarah Smith and Jill Rackham. Suitable for babies from birth to 12 months.
Cost: Each term runs for 10 weeks and costs £165.
Contact 01708 444345 or drop an email to splashingfantastic@waterbabies.co.uk.
www.waterbabies.co.uk

West Leigh Swim School
Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 2JB
We offer a wide range of classes suitable for all ages and abilities. We welcome babies as young as three months and go right through to adult swimming lessons as well as offering aqua aerobics classes and birthday parties.
Contact on 01702 471037
www.westleighswimschool.co.uk

 

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