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 (HP5 3BP) on Tuesday and Fridays evenings. Swimmers are grouped according to ability, with a maximum of six swimmers in each class.






Beginners/stage 1/stage 2

Stage 2 and 3

(no class)


(no class)

Beginners/stage 1/stage 2

Stage 2 and 3

Our teachers are in the water with swimmers which we find is the most beneficial way to give swimmers confidence and aid their progress into swimming independently. The pool is a hydrotherapy pool so is warm and ideal for young beginners.

Swimmers are assessed each term and will achieve up to stage 3, 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.

This terms dates are:
Tuesday:                                                             Friday:
January 11th, 18th, 25th.                                    January 14th, 21st, 28th. 
February 1st, 8th, 15th.                                       February 4th, 11th, 18th. 
HALF TERM                                                       HALF TERM
March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.                        March 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th. 
April 5th.                                                             April 1st, 8th.
(1 week break for half term)


Stroke Development

“Stroke Development” lessons are held at Maltmans Green School, Gerrards Cross (SL9 8RR), 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.




Stages 3 & 4

Stage 4 & 5

Stages 5 & 6

This terms dates are:

January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.                February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th. 
March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th.                       April 2nd, 9th. 
(no break for HT)



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.

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]