The Sussex Swim School

THE SUSSEX SWIM SCHOOL was formed by Hilary Silverman in 2004 to provide exciting, fun, structured, progressive swimming lessons in clean, warm, safe, pool environments.

If a pupil is placed in a cold pool, feeling out of their comfort zone, they will find it difficult to be open to learning anything, let alone relaxed, which is what a pupil needs to be if they are going to learn to swim. We understand children so well, and make sure our lessons are fun, progressive, and exciting, taking each pupils individual needs into consideration. All of our pools are warm, clean and welcoming. All of our teachers are mothers, so not only do we understand children but we also have many years of teaching children to swim. Our combined swimming history is more than 100+ years.

In October 2014 The ASA awarded The Sussex Swim School with "The Best Swim School in The United Kingdom" Silver Award. We are so very proud to have achieved this award and my heartfelt thanks goes to my fantastic team of swimming teachers.

With only 6 pupils in each class, we ensure we provide each and every pupil with personal tuition they require to progress in their swimming lessons. Each of our pupils are continually assessed. When they have achieved all of the criteria set out by the ASA National Teaching Plan, they are awarded with a certificate and cloth badge and moved to the next staged class, where appropriate.

We believe we have found three perfect swimming venues at Beedinglee in Lower Beeding, Robin's Garth in Small Dole, and Handcross Park School Pool in Handcross.


Our three beautiful, warm, clean, indoor, private pools are located in Sussex:

Beedinglee, Brighton Road, Lower Beeding, West Sussex, RH13 6NQ.
The pool is beautiful, warm and peaceful. The water is kept at a warm 31.9 degrees and is ozone chlorinated, which means it is crystal clear and does not affect the eyes like pure chlorine, and is safe for pupils with skin conditions like eczema. The pool is 12 metres long by 5 metres wide. Graduating from 0.8 metres to 2.5 metres, so perfect for teaching diving. We teach babies from 6 months up to stage 5 of the ASA's National Teaching Plan at Beedinglee Pool.

The changing area is communal (with a screened area for Dads on poolside), toilet and shower facilities. There are two play pens on poolside, and comfy Lloyd Loom settees and chairs for spectators. Toys & books are supplied for siblings. With only one class running at a time, and a maximum of six pupils in a class, our pupils receive the individual attention they require.

Our lessons run Monday to Saturday between 09.00 and 1pm for pre-school pupils, and 3.45 to 6.45 for school aged pupils. A half term of six weeks is £66.00.

Robin's Garth, Horton's Corner, Small Dole, West Sussex, BN5 9XJ.
The pool has state of the art pool technology which means the pool is constantly checked for the correct temperature and chemical ratio and dosed accordingly. This means the pool is gently chlorinated and is safe for pupils with skin conditions such as eczema. The pool is 8 metres by 4 metres and is a constant depth of 1.3m. With only one class running at a time, and a maximum of six pupils in a class, our pupils receive the individual attention they require.

Our lessons run Tuesdays from 1 to 3.30 for pre-school pupils, and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3.45 to 5.45 for school aged pupils. A half term of six weeks is £66.00.

Handcross Park School Pool, High Beeches Lane, Handcross, West Sussex, RH17 6HF
The pool at Handcross is much larger at 17 metres by 8 metres. We accept children from 4 year old beginners up to competition level, and beyond. As the pool is much larger, we have three lessons running simultaneously. We still keep to our maximum of six pupils in each class.

Our lessons at Handcross run on Saturday afternoons from 12.30 to 5pm for school aged pupils. A twelve week full term is £108.00.

If you have a lovely warm, indoor, private pool or know of someone who does and would be interested in hiring the pool to us then please do contact us.




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THE SUSSEX SWIM SCHOOL HAS WON THE ASA NATIONAL SWIMMING "SILVER AWARD" FOR THE BEST SWIM SCHOOL IN THE UK. I am so very proud of my team and would like to thank them for their enthusiasm, passion and dedication to swimming, and to The Sussex Swim School.

We are currently booking new classes for Winter 2014 & Spring 2015 at our pools in Lower Beeding Monday to Saturday 08.15 to 3.45pm for pre-school, 3.45 to 6.45 for school aged children, and Handcross Park on Saturday afternoons from 12.30 until 5pm for school age children and Robin's Garth in Small Dole on Tuesday's 1pm to 3pm and Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays at 3.45 to 5.45pm. 01444-474573.

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