Best Swim School


At Swim2Swim we provide swimming lessons for babies, toddlers, older children and adults. Our water-based swimming teachers and assistants teach beginners, improvers and advanced swimmers, either in a small group or private lessons.

We only have one lesson in the pool at any time, this creates a safe environment where the swimmers can focus on their own lesson in a calm surrounding.

All the pools have on-site parking, separate changing rooms, and viewing rooms so you can watch the lessons in comfort.

We run lessons in the Colchester area: Great Tey, near Marks Tey and Eight Ash Green, Tolleshunt Major, near Tiptree and Maldon plus Primrose Pool in Ramsey, near Harwich, Manningtree, Lawford and Tendring. In addition to providing private swimming tuition we also teach at several infant and primary schools in North Essex.

In addition to group lessons we can provide private tuition on a 1to1, 2to1 or 3to1 basis depending on your requirements. These swimming lessons can be very useful for the nervous/ less confident swimmer and equally beneficial to the advanced/club standard swimmer or triathlete who may need to work on a specific technique or skill. Our swimming teachers can also work on general fitness or rehabilitation. Britannia pool is also available for private hire and we run also run Aqua Aerobics classes.

Our Adult/Parent and child classes have one water-based teacher, the focus at this stage is building water confidence in babies and toddlers plus developing water safety skills but most of all enjoyment for both the adult and child. We will pass on swimming teaching skills to the adult/parent to practice with your baby/infant/toddler swimmer. There are many benefits of learning to swim as a baby/young toddler and you can read about some of them here

Highly Recommended: Swim Mania Swim School

Offering fun and educational swimming lessons in Laindon Essex. Lessons are suitable from just 2 weeks old and are tailored to each groups individual needs. Our pool is extra warm so just perfect for any age or ability. We group our classes on the swimmers age and also their swim ability/experience with small class ratios.


Highly Recommended: Aquabelle
Aquabelle Swim School is Dedicated to Teaching Individuals to Swim Confidently and Safely.

We hold ‘Parent and Baby’ swimming lessons everyday of the week including weekends! The age range we teach is from 3 months (12 weeks) up to 4 years of age. We teach ‘Water Confidence’ through fun as thats the quickest way for a child to learn .


Highly Recommended: Water Babies
Water Babies has an outstanding reputation as the world’s biggest, most professional baby and toddler swimming programme, welcoming over 41,000 children (and their Water Babiesparents/carers) into warm water at around 560 local pools every week.


2019 Winner: Swim 2 Swim

2018 Winner: Water Babies

2017 Winner: Water Babies

2016 Winner: Water Babies
2015 Winner: Water Babies
2014 Winner: Baby Nurture

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  1. Most teachers at Palmer Swim are lovely but sadly the owner is rude and unapproachable. Her response to a complaint was “I’m the only one who’s going to see it”. Our daughter flourished with another teacher at Palmer swim but Carryn’ s rough and physical approach in the lesson she led left our daughter in tears. One parent said their child refused to go in Carryn’s group because he is terrified of her. They may have won an award but there are plenty of example of families who did not stay with Palmer Swim because of the owner. Pay up front and then she has your money and doesn’t care.

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