They were so flexible with my schedule and were able to figure out the needs for both of my children!! SO incredible AND easy to work with!!! Highly recommend! Jenni S. from Wellington.
Staff was so warm and friendly. We went to the school before the renovations and the new owners have completely changed the look and feel of the school. We love it!! Sarah Z. from Wellington.
Would like to give a big thank you to the British Swim School. Our daughter started there about 2 years ago and couldn’t/wouldn’t do anything in the pool without a floatie. She is now VERY comfortable in the water – loves diving for toys and doing flips underwater – and can do 4 different swim strokes across a pool. Would also like to thank some of our favorite instructors over the last couple of years: Luis, Anthony (from OH), Mary (shorter Mary ;), Lauren, Denia and John from the office who is great to work with in schedule changes, make-ups, etc. Thanks again! – Dana Burdenski
I couldn’t be happier with the progress that my son has had with the British Swim School. He has gone from not wanting to put his head under the water to, in a recent trip to Florida, waking up and bugging us to go down to the pool and picking toys off the bottom of the pool in the deep end. He loves it! Thank You.
I can’t say enough good things about British Swim School. My son, Daniel, was only 4 years-old when he started at BSS and was terrified of the water. In fact, we had previously attempted lessons at a local pool, and it did not go well. Since Daniel has been attempting BSS he has risen through the ranks to a shark 2 in only 2 1/2 years! I am very pleased with his performance. The staff at BSS is kind, understanding, very friendly, and most of all taught my son in a way he understands. He now loves the water and enjoys swimming. Thank you British Swim School!
We went on vacation for 5 weeks at a pool and my daughter did fall in and was able to get herself back to the ledge. She just turned 2.
My daughter’s confidence has grown more than I’ve ever heard from anyone else doing other swim lessons through gold fish or the ymca or anywhere. Love these classes!
My daughter looks forward to her swimming lesson with Sarah every Sunday. Because of the care and attention she is given and the sheer joy I know swimming brings my daughter, we keep coming back, rain, shine, or frozen tundra!
Our daughter Mikaela has always loved swimming, but never felt comfortable joining our community swim team. When the BSS swim team formed this past November, Mikaela jumped at the opportunity to join YOUR team! She has enjoyed every single minute of it. 5:30 PM on Saturday afternoons can’t come around quick enough for our daughter! Thanks for creating such a positive experience for our children in the short of amount of time that we have been with you!
When my daughter started swim lessons at BSS in Wellington she was afraid of the water and we practically had to bribe her to go near a pool. Now at age 3 she can swim the length of our pool & absolutely loves the water! She learned everything about swimming from BSS @ Wellington. BSS in Wellington rocks! Thank you thank you thank you! She loves the water and we (her parents) feel much more comfortable having a pool in the yard. WE LOVE YOU HOWIE & SARAH! Rick M. from Wellington
Family owned business! The owners are absolutely wonderful with children & so very dedicated to the safety and drowning prevention from children. So grateful to have you guys here in Wellington! Elissa S. from Wellington
Your team is amazing! I am so glad we found you guys.
The foundation and stroke technique that BSS was able to provide Andrew has been beyond our expectations as parents. At just 5 years old, he was the talk of the summer swim team. We look forward to continued success in your program and are looking forward to the next step of Barracuda!
Great owners! They put their heart into running the school and want ONLY what is best for the kids and their families 🙂 GREAT OWNERS & PLACE!! Samantha M. from Wellington.
We are writing to let you know that our son Micah, a current Shark 2 swimmer at the Germantown Healthtrax location, will be wrapping up his swim lessons with BSS on Thursday, February 28, 2013. When Micah started with BSS in early spring of last year, our only goal was for him to learn how to swim. In less than 12 months, he went from Minnow to Shark 2! You did a fantastic job and got him over ‘the hump’ that no other local program was able to do in our previous attempts at swim lessons for Micah!
“Our daughter started her swimming lessons at the British Swim School in Germantown, MD when she was only 16 months old. It was amazing how quickly she grasped the lessons at that tender age and we noticed how much she improved every week thereafter. My wife and I will always be grateful to British Swim School for the solid foundation they laid for our daughter.
My daughter has been taking classes On and Off for the past year at their Hollywood location.She recently graduated to Turtle I only due to the huge sincere, patient and loving efforts of Ms. Maybelline and Mr. Brian. Their dedication and commitment to the sport and their students is totally commendable. My daughter was so scared of the water that I had given up on her ever learning to swim. Thanks to Brian and Maybelline she wants to be in the pool all day. She actually looks forward to Mondays and swim class. I want to thank you and especially both of them for being such wonderful teachers. By selecting teachers like them you are giving kids like my daughter a chance to enjoy and not fear water. They are the best!!!Regards, a very happy mom.
My son loved the entire class and always looked forward to it. My daughter did not like getting her face wet, but eventually adapted and she LOVED the playtime at the end of each session. By the end of the 6 week session, both kids could float on their backs and get out of the water by themselves!
Thank you British Swim School, my 2 year old can swim all by herself the length of the pool. It’s simply amazing!
Best Swim School! Patient, inclusive, caring, experienced…what more can we ask for! A++++ and Miss Beth is the icing on the cake!! :))
This is about the first time my son, Josep, age 3,
demonstrated his love for swimming. It’s also a cautionary
tale that shows the benefits for learning safe swim skills. Josep was
at a local pool, enjoying playing with his sister and 3 older cousins.
Well his sister was off with another cousin, and Pep swim too far
away into the deep end. The adults were all distracting, thinking
someone else had an eye on them, when Pep went under. It was a long
10-15 seconds. The inexperienced and immature lifeguard wasn’t
looking and didn’t see him. Luckily my brother and I noticed
and screamed at a cousin to pull him up. My husband grabbed him out
and miraculously he was fine, just had some tears. Turns out, he was
crying because he wanted to go back into the pool! BSS has been such
a foundation for my children and has taught them to be comfortable int
eh water, and safe.
What is most amazing is this is from my autistic child who was able to express himself in his own words this way.
I want you to know I am grateful to Larry for his patience with my son and ability to make him comfortable to learn to float. Thank you! We all love British Swim School! Sincerely, DC
My twins have learned to swim at British Swim School. They are only 5 years old and people are always impressed with their swimming skills. Highly recommend it! We love Mr. Josh and Mr. Steven!
Would like to give a big thank you to the British Swim School. Our daughter started there about 2 years ago and couldn’t/wouldn’t do anything in the pool without a floatie. She is now VERY comfortable in the water – loves diving for toys and doing flips underwater – and can do 4 different swim strokes across a pool.
You guys are the best. We LOVE you guys. YAY!!
The program and teachers are amazing! Thank you for making our children so confident in the water. Zoe S.
Elizabeth stayed in the yellow cap class for a long time. I don’t
remember how many other kids moved up to the next level. She was the
only one left in the yellow cap class. It was such a challenge for me
as a parent to help her go to the next level. As an Asian parent, who
grew up in competitive environment, I tend to push my kids to excel in
everything they do and I want them to influence their future kids with
the same high expectation as I did. Seemingly, Elizabeth didn’t
improve much, so I almost lost my patience. I felt like she would
never float independently. So I want her to learn piano or ballet
instead. Before I tried to stop the swimming lessons, Elizabeth had
several makeup classes with Coach Philip, who is one of the best
instructors in the school. He taught me how important it is to be
consistent and patient. This is the only way Elizabeth can grow in
anything she does. Wow! I was amazed at his wise suggestions. So I
decided to listen to him and let my daughter continue the swimming
Soon Elizabeth seemed to be more relaxed and enjoyed the swimming with
Coach Phillip. However, she still couldn’t completely overcome the
fear and she still didn’t make much progress. I started to lose
hope again. Miraculously when we were about to stop the swimming class
again, Elizabeth was able to float independently. This gave me a
great sense of joy and victory for her.
Finally, she got her yellow ribbon for floating on her back by
herself. About another week or two, she got upgraded to the next
level—red cap class. That was July of last year. It took her about
eight to nine months to get upgrade from yellow cap to red cap.
Sadly, we had to take a break after September of last year for some
personal reason. During this period on, Elizabeth kept asking me when
she’s going back to swimming with coach Phillip over and over again.
From that point on, I knew that she really fell in love with swimming.
In April of this year, we decided to continue her swimming class
again. Elizabeth is still not improving aggressively. But I learn to
give her a time instead of comparing her with other kids. I learned
that it is more important to enjoy swimming rather than being stressed
out by comparing her with other kids. Now, I am just happy as long as
Elizabeth enjoys swimming.
In our life times, many things will not show the result right away,
but we tend to give up when it’s almost there. Therefore, we need to
be patient to the end. I know this, but I didn’t really apply it on
to my daughter. I am glad that both of my daughters and I are
learning—not just obtaining swimming skills, but also how to be
patient, how to enjoy, how to be consistent, how to be determined, and
how to be a better parent.
We appreciate coach Phillip and other excellent staffs from British
Swim School. They are very understanding and friendly, even when we
changed our minds many times. We wish the best to coach Phillip, to
the school, to the other little swimmers and their
Great owners! They put their heart AND soul into running the school and want what is best for the kids. Hadar G. from Wellington.
We just got back from our son’s first real vacation, first time
flying, first time in the ocean. And his swimming lessons really paid
off! He was fearless in the pool, and loved playing in the ocean.
However it’s safe to say he preferred the pool 🙂 We even had one of
the BSS life preservers he’s used to during free swim. This trip (to
Hilton Head Island) was the inspiration to start him in swimming in
the first place, to prepare him for the summer and beyond. Thank you,
and special thanks to Anthony.
Every individual who is part of this organization is strictly professional and passionate about what they do. From my first contact over the phone, to the instructors, everyone was professional & patient to answer all my questions. The main office has great communication, as well as, the instructors. They reported my children’s progress after every class & what they needed to work on. My children are 7 & 9 with no previous exposure to swim lessons in the past. The instructors were extremely patient and helped my kids progress rapidly.
Your instructors are so kind and professional and we appreciate them for helping Chloe master survival skills in the water. Chloe is so comfortable in the water and looks forward to swimming so much that she even waves to people when she’s on her back in the water. Too funny. She’s a ham.
We even just went on vacation with a family from Atlanta, and our kids were better swimmers than their kids, even though they live in warm weather and have swimming lessons too!!!!
Thanks to all of his awesome swimming instructors! Special shout out to Mr. Justin and Mr. Limbani, K really enjoys swimming with you guys. Thank you for taking your time with him and treating him like an individual. He recognizes that you respect him and take the time to get to know who he is and for that he has developed the skills you both have set out to teach him, and thank you for always taking the time to listen to the input that I give ( mom knows best). #teamheadback
So today at class my son was holding his head above water and floating all by himself for about 15-20 seconds at a time!!! He is only 7 months old. I’m so very happy and great full for everything the instructors have done to teach him water survival! This is the best thing I could have ever done for him! Thank you so much to his instructors and to the whole school for everything you guys do!
My son Caleb has been attending BSS in Wellington since he was 11/months old. Even tho he & I have been together in the water since he was 3 months old, it was important to me that he learned survival swimming. With the help of Ms Nelly and Ms Kelly, he has graduated young minnow and is moving up to turtle 1 at the age of 22 months. This program is so wonderful and together as a team, these young women give myself and my son the confidence to be the best he can be . Thank you very much! You guys are the best and we don’t plan on stopping our lessons or quitting giving recommendations of your school anytime soon . If I could give 10 stars, I would. Carolyn B. from Wellington.
We ran across BSS and decided to take a chance on a smaller school. We have been thrilled with our experience. In a couple of months our daughters have soared through the program exceeding our expectations. We feel so much safer with them in the water. More importantly, they are no longer afraid of the water and are actually excited to come to class each week.
So excited to start my son (16 months). The facility was beautiful and SO clean! They were incredibly friendly and professional. I felt super comfortable!! So excited because Wellington really needed something like this. Alyse B. from Wellington.
Sophie has Williams Syndrome, a lesser-known genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities. These often occur side by side with striking verbal abilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music.
Sophie started out at British Swim School back at the end of January afraid to enter a pool without having a flotation device. Since she started a short 7 months ago her confidence and skills have surpassed our expectations in so many ways. Sophie will now walk in the pool without support and water up to her shoulders, she’s going under the water (and it is now one of her favorite things to do), has participated in the kickboard event at 2 mini swim meets and placed in the middle of the pack and most recently can now officially float on her own.
We are simply amazed by her progress. Her wonderful swim instructor, Miss Beth should not go unnoticed for all of Sophie’s accomplishments in the pool. We are forever grateful to Beth for her hard work, patience, and dedication to Sophie’s progress, as it is clearly a TEAM effort!!
My son started in water survival at British Swim School and learned to float and is now 5 years old learning different strokes. I tried private lessons at home however they did not work or take. BUT after going weekly to the Wellington, FL location my son soon loved his lessons & instructors. PLUS THEIR LESSON PLAN REALLY WORKED!! Love this place & I recommend EVERYBODY enroll their child today. Sarah H. from Wellington.
Our son Morgan has really enjoyed attending classes at the L.A. Fitness. British Swim School is a god-send!! The instructors are phenomenal and have connected with Morgan in such a way that he has progressed very well. Initially, Morgan was not happy about having to take lessons but after the first lesson, he couldn’t wait to go back! He has set a goal to be a shark! He wants it so bad – he looks at that black cap every time we go to his lesson! Having a goal really helps him focus and learn the concepts from the instructors. Thank you for this amazing opportunity to teach our son swimming techniques that may one day save his life. Furthermore, the positive learning experiences Morgan has had in his lessons may set the stage for his future in wanting to join swim teams! Maybe the next Michael Phelps…?? 😉
Our family has been so impressed by the fairfax teaching team of British Swim School. We struggled for several months paying outrageous fees to have our two daughters (ages 4 & 7) learn survival swimming with SwimKids. We ended the program frustrated and with their swimming skills no better than when they started. We ran across BSS and decided to take a chance on a smaller school. We have been thrilled with our experience. In a couple of months our daughters have soared through the program exceeding our expectations. We feel so much safer with them in the water. More importantly, they are no longer afraid of the water and are actually excited to come to class each week. The small classes and friendly teaching style has made it easy for the girls to feel at home in the water and have fun!
Thanks again for such a positive experience.
Best swim company I’ve ever worked with. My timid unconfident swimmers blossomed into confident and brave fish under the instruction of kind, patient and attentive staff. Can’t speak highly enough!
I’ve had the privilege of being Sarah’s friend for over 25 years. I remember her telling me the story of her son, Jack (who was 17-months-old at the time) and how he nearly drowned in a bathtub during a family gathering. This was very scary to hear and I was SO grateful that he was okay. Not long after Sarah told me that she and her husband were planning to be the owners of the British swim school in Wellington. I knew right away that this was their calling. From the moment they opened the doors, they and their staff have been teaching children aged 3 months and up survival swimming skills. Every child they teach is a potential child saved from accidental drowning. They understand first hand how dangerous it can be for a child who hasn’t yet learned how to swim to be near the water. I highly recommend all parents, grandparents and guardians to bring their child to the British swim school. It’s a fun, safe place to learn and splash around. Shannon T. from Wellington!