The Abbey Swim School

The Abbey Swim School (TASS)

At The Abbey Swim School our aim is to teach you and/or your child to swim in a safe, friendly and fun environment and to develop a lifelong love of swimming.

We offer small group lessons (maximum of 6 in the lower stages), 1:1 lessons and 1:2 lessons taught by Swim England (formerly ASA) and STA qualified teachers in our outstanding facilities at The Abbey Senior School. We also have water assistants in the water with children in the beginner’s stages.

Classes take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Fridays - between 4.30pm and 7.30pm

Saturdays - between 8.55am and 12.30pm

Sundays - between 12.30pm and 3.15pm

For full details of term dates see below.


We take children aged from 2 in our adult-and-child classes, through to competitive swimmers up to Stage 10.

Adult beginners, improvers and stamina lessons will be available on Sundays.

Alongside swimming lessons, we can offer water skills, personal survival, diving, snorkelling, Rookie Lifeguard and Challenge classes.

The costs are:

£7.20 for a 30 minute group lesson

£10.80 for a 45 minute group lesson

£18.00 for a 30 minute 1:1 lesson

£27.00 for a 45 minute 1:1 lesson

£22 for a 30 minute 1:2 lesson (£11 each)

£33 for a 45 minute 1:2 lesson (£16.50 each)

£15 for a 45 minute adult group lesson

All lessons are payable termly.

The Swim School is open to the public, you don't have to be/have been an Abbey School pupil.

To find out more or to book your place please email: [email protected] and provide your telephone number.


The Abbey Swim School term dates

Fridays 31st January to 27th March (excluding 21st February) - 8 weeks

Saturdays 25th January to 28th March (excluding 22nd February) - 9 weeks

Sundays 26th January to 29th March (excluding 23rd February) - 9 weeks