Category Archives: News

New Swimmers In Just 5 Days

Our Easter crash course was fantastic this year. All the children joined in and swam their best, impressing our teachers with their determination.  Out of 20 children booked in to the non-swimmers’ class, 16 were able to swim unaided by the end of the week and our beginners made great progress too. Well done to all… Read More »

2018 Update

Firstly we would like to thank all our customers for their patience with the problems we have experienced at Ashdown pool.  Apologies for the inconvenience. It has been a busy start to the year and we have welcomed lots of new customers.  The children have settled in well at St Mary’s and are making great progress. There… Read More »

H2O Swim School To Take Over Mayfield Lessons

Helen’s Swimming School teacher Venetia Self, is to take over the running of all the Mayfield lessons from September 2017 under the name of H2O Swim School. Venetia has been working with Helen’s Swimming School for over 12 years and has a great deal of experience teaching at all levels.  She has recently been teaching children… Read More »

Summer 2017 Crash Courses

We are running our very popular crash courses over the first three weeks of the summer holidays: w/c 24th July, 31st July and 7th August.  All lessons are half an hour and will take place at St Mary’s School pool in Crowborough during the mornings and early afternoons.  Lesson times depend on uptake and will… Read More »

Swim England Launched

From 3rd April this year, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) is using a new name, Swim England. Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England.  It helps people learn to swim, enjoy the water safely and compete in all aquatic sports, such as diving, water polo and synchronised swimming.  Swim England’s vision… Read More »

Easter Course A Huge Success

This year we ran an intensive swimming course over the Easter holidays.  Lots of children improved their swimming and gained valuable confidence. We are now looking forward to the summer term and organising more intensive sessions during the summer holidays.

The Benefits of Baby Swimming Lessons

The health benefits of swimming for adults are widely known, from toning and losing weight to improving mental health and relaxation. But did you know how swimming with your baby can positively affect their development? An introduction to swimming at an early age in a fun, relaxed and supportive way will instil a love of… Read More »

Staff Continue Training

Some of our Teachers have been taking part in additional training over the last few weeks. Trish Hemsley and Lisa Cooper attended the STA Baby and Pre-school course during the half term holiday.  This three day course covered a range of topics including baby and child development as well as specific teaching methods for very young babies and… Read More »


We now have a separate entrance at St Mary’s School for our swim school. This enables our customers to enter the pool building without having to cross the playground during the school day.  We would like to thank St Mary’s for their co-operation in getting the fence and gate in place.