Welcome to Amersham Swimming School

This program runs as a feeder club to Amersham Swimming Club.

The Learn to Swim and Stroke Development classes take place in local school pools during term time. Lessons are 30 minutes each. Course length varies according to the number of weeks in each school term.

The aim is to develop children’s swimming skills from the earliest stages to produce a confident and safe swimmers with a love of the water that can progress into competitive swimming.

Learn to Swim

“Learn to Swim” lessons are held at Heritage House School pool, 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 the Royal Masonic School pool, Rickmansworth and Maltmans Green School Pool, Gerrards Cross. Here children are taught stroke technique, starts and turns etc. and the aim is to get them to club standard if they so wish, hereby enabling a successful transition into Amersham Swimming Club.

Lessons are on Wednesday evenings (RMS) and Saturday mornings (MG). 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 swimschool@amershamswimmingclub.co.uk to organise a trial.

Swimming Teachers

Swim School Manager - Gemma Jones. Please contact on swimschool@amershamswimmingclub.co.uk

Learn To Swim Lead Teacher – Carl Akers. Please contact on carl_coach@amershamswimmingclub.co.uk

Stroke Development Lead - Alberto Marigo. Please contact on alberto_coach@amershamswimmingclub.co.uk


PEASE CONTACT OUR SWIM SCHOOL FOR FURTHER ENQUIRIES ON swimschool@amershamswimmingclub.co.uk