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Learn to swim, stay safe and have fun in the water at Sophie's swim school

At our swim school, we believe that all people from all ages deserve to enjoy swimming as much as we do! 

It's not only an important life skill, it also gives you ease of mind while you're in and around the water. 

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Swimming Pool

Our lesson schedule...













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swimming pool location

Pool location

Ballantyne Pool, Tolleshunt Major, CM9 8LJ

As a new swim school, we are starting small and working our way up! 

So with that, we currently hold our lessons at Ballantyne Pool, a cosy, well-maintained pool on the outskirts or Tiptree and Maldon. It is the perfect pool for beginners!

We hope to see this list expanding very soon to even bigger pools, when you eventually out-swim it's size ;)

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Termly prices...

We understand, that living costs are tighter than usual at the moment, so we have kept our termly rates as low as possible to match pool hire costs. 

For those looking for a more direct session- we also run Private lessons at an additional termly cost. These can either be run as a 1-2-1 or a 1-2-2 for swimmers at similar abilities. 

Standard termly lessons

Standard lesson prices differ for each swimmer, for example: if you enrol siblings- you will be offered a 10% discount. Please contact us to enquire directly about prices...

Private Lessons



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Private Lessons



per term 

A little bit about us...

Hello, my name is Sophie, I'm the owner of Sophie's Swim School (clue is in the name)! I have been swim teaching since I was 16... I decided to gain my teaching qualification after competitively swimming through my early teens. I took my first swimming lesson as late as 13! However, these late-set lessons helped me to understand what method of teaching worked best for me and drove me to encourage people to take lessons at any age, it's never too late!

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Adult lessons 

Learning to swim as an adult can be daunting, but you aren't alone. Did you know 1/5 adults in the UK can't swim!

Let's change this together.


Stage swimming (4 years+)

Stage lessons involve termly badge assessments, to determine how much each swimmer has progressed. Certificates are awarded to swimmers who make termly progress, a good incentive for nervous swimmers who need a little motivation!


Parent & Baby, 
Pre-school lessons

Parenthood is challenging, whether this is your first time or you're an expert! We offer parent & child bonding and confidence classes in the water, as well as pre-school sessions for little ones who are allll..most ready for stage classes!

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Don't take it from us... take it from them...!

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Here are some reviews from past or current swimmers, thank you

"**** & ***** had an absolute ball learning with Sophie last week. They learned so much I couldn’t believe it."

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"Just wanted to thank you again for giving **** her swimming lessons this week. It really has made a difference to her confidence in the water and we really appreciate your time (and patience). Thank you."

"My boys really enjoy their lessons with Sophie, and they feel that both their skills and confidence have improved a lot."

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"******* will be so pleased to hear about your new school, they always ask when they can swim with you again"

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