Welcome to Amersham Swimming School

This section runs as a feeder programme to Amersham Swimming Club with the aim of providing all children with the opportunity to learn to swim and develop skills towards competitive swimming.

We have two prorgammes, both of which take place in local school pools during term time. Lessons are 30 minutes each and the course length varies according to the number of weeks in each school term.


Learn to Swim

“Learn to Swim” lessons are held at Heritage House School, Cameron Road, Chesham on Tuesday (5.30pm onwards) and Fridays (6pm onwards). Swimmers are grouped according to ability, with a maximum of six swimmers in each class. The teachers are in the water with the swimmers which we find is the quickest way to give the swimmer confidence and aid their progress into swimming independently. This pool is a hydrotherapy pool so is very warm and ideal for young beginners.

Swimmers are assessed each term and will achieve up to their stage 3 ASA certificate, confidently swimming 10m on their front and back. Hereafter they are invited to continue lessons at our stroke development classes (as detailed below) if they so wish.


Stroke Development

“Stroke Development” lessons are held at Maltmans Green School, Gerrards Cross, on Saturday mornings. Here children are taught stroke technique, competitve swimming elements such as starts and turns, and the aim is to reach the standard necessary to join the main club, if they so wish, hereby enabling a successful transition into Amersham Swimming Club.

Swimmers need to be able to swim approximately 20m comfortably on their front and back and be safe in deep water to join these lessons. There are up to 8 swimmers in each group. Classes are grouped according to ability.



All fees are payable BEFORE the commencement of each course. This covers the swimmers for insurance purposes. Refunds will only be issued if the class is cancelled due to pool closure.

Registration Fee: £14.35 payable on joining and annually in January.

Course Fees: Termly charge varies according to the number of lessons but it is £10.00 per class  (Private lessons differ)

All payments will be collected via GoCardless Direct Debits


Please email [email protected] to organise a trial.

Swimming Teachers

Swim School Manager - Gemma Jones. Please contact on [email protected]

Learn To Swim Lead Teacher – Carl Akers. Please contact on [email protected]

Stroke Development Lead - Alberto Marigo. Please contact on [email protected]