From September 2018 Helen’s Swimming School will transfer all its lessons to H2O Swim School.
Summer crash courses will still be arranged by Helen’s Swimming School.
After 29 years of running the Swim School, Helen has decided that it’s time to relax and spend more time with her family. She will still be teaching at St Mary’s School and will also teach some lessons for H2O Swim School but all the administration will be handed over.
H2O Swim School will continue to provide a full range of lessons for all the family from Adult & Child classes and Non-Swimmers right through to Bronze, Silver & Gold Challenge, Rookie Lifeguard, Survive & Save and Adults.
Helen’s Swimming School was launched in 1989 and has built a reputation based on technical emphasis and good teaching practice. Starting with just a few swimmers in one small pool, the School has taught thousands of children and adults from across Sussex and Kent. It now runs lessons six days a week at three different swimming pools.
Helen and her Swim School have won several accolades over the years. In 2002 it was the first swim school in the country to be awarded the Premier Status ‘Aquamark’ Certificate by the Amateur Swimming Association. Later adding STA Mark from the Amateur Swimming Association, it was the only Swim School to have accreditation from both the official swimming teaching bodies. In 2005 the School became an ASA official partner and in 2010 it was awarded the ASA’s Swim 21 quality mark in recognition of the high standard of teaching. Helen personally won a local Sports & Culture Award for her commitment to swimming in the community and was recognized nationally when the Swim School won the ASA’s Swim School Of The Year Gold Award in 2014.
Helen Blake said: “I am very proud of the Swim School but it would never be what it is without the dedication and hard work from all my swimming teachers, assistants and water helpers both past and present, who all share my passion for swimming.”
On handing over the Swim School Helen commented: “I would like to thank all the customers for their support, lovely comments and recommendations. I’m pleased that the Swim School is being run by one of Helen’s Swimming School’s staff. Venetia has been part of the Team for many years and I hope she enjoys running her School as much as I have. I wish her every success in the future.”