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Welcome to Swim2Swim, a family-run business offering swimming lessons to students of all ages in Colchester.

Headed up by two accomplished swimming teachers, Richard and Karen, Swim2Swim provides swimming lessons for children and adults from three well-equipped pools in the Colchester area.

Our approach

Richard, Karen and our dedicated team of swimming teachers are all water-based in order to provide unrivalled support to our beginners, improvers and advanced swimmers alike.

All our sessions are carried out in small groups, so everyone gets the attention and tailored guidance they need from us. We also make sure that only one lesson takes place in our pools at any given time. This creates a safe environment where our swimmers can focus on their own learning in calm surroundings.

We’re specialists in teaching your little ones to swim

You can start to nurture your children’s water confidence from any age – and at Swim2Swim, we think the earlier, the better!

Swimming with your baby or child is a rewarding and bonding activity to enjoy together. As well as providing many physical and social benefits, the skin-to-skin contact and uninterrupted time together is precious and something to look forward to and nurture each week. Learn more about our swimming lessons for younger children.

Check out our latest blog

Swimming makes you “Happy.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do your swimming lessons take place?

We run our small group swimming lessons at the Britannia Pool in Great Tey; the Primrose Pool in Ramsey; and the YouFit Health Club Pool in Eight Ash Green. These facilities are easily accessible for swimmers based in Colchester, Braintree, Halstead, Tiptree, Harwich, Manningtree, Lawford, and Tendring. Two of our pools are also available for private hire.

Do you offer one to one tuition?

We do not currently offer one-on-one lessons for children, although we do run 121 lessons for adults on a Wednesday afternoon. All our children’s sessions take place in small groups.

How long are your swimming programmes?

Most of our swim terms are between 12 and 13 weeks long. View our Term Dates for more information. Lessons also take place through school and bank holidays, as the continuity is great for progress, but we do take a two-week break over the Christmas period.

What are your facilities like?

All our pools have on-site parking, separate changing rooms, and viewing rooms so you can watch our lessons in comfort. View further information on the Britannia Pool, Primrose Pool, and YouFit Health Club Pool by visiting each venue’s respective page.

How much do your swimming lessons cost?

Our lessons are  £10.84 + vat per 30min class. Please contact us for full pricing and availability.

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Much like crawling, walking, talking, reading, and writing, everyone is different and learns in different ways and at a different pace. The key is not to compare your child’s progress to other children’s; they all shine in their own time.

𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 classes 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬.

Water discovery and exploration
For babies and toddlers with their parents

Acclimatisation, movement and confidence
For pre-schoolers 

Introduce, develop and master the four strokes and skills to become a confident swimmer

What stage is your child at?

Here is a link to our blog on HOW LONG IT TAKES TO LEARN TO SWIM:

World 🐷 Day!  
Today our little swimmers have been to market, rolled in mud, pigged and glided, chased the noses and twirled like tails!  

Well done little piggies 🐽💕

#swimminglessons #swim2swim #worldpigday2024
We are so fortunate to live near open water and the coast which means learning to swim is SO MUCH MORE! It opens up a whole new world of fun and of course helps to keep us safe. 😃

When you learn to swim you open up a fascinating and beautiful new world to explore and play in.


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