We are delighted to be enrolling students at our new location in Rio. This location is right in the heart of the Washingtonian Rio complex. We invite our families from Germantown, Montgomery Village, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Poolesville, Potomac, Rockville and Boyds to join us. Offering water survival and learn-to-swim programs in an indoor heated pool with on-deck changing rooms, small class sizes, professionally trained instructors and a variety of classes from beginner to adult, this is a perfect location for your child to begin their water safety journey.An independently owned and operated franchise.
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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!
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!
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!
Hello, My 6 year old, Sammy, has weekly classes with Mr. Michael on Saturdays at the LA Fitness on Quince Orchard. I just wanted to take a moment to tell you what a wonderful instructor Michael is. He has an amazing combination of talents that make for a great teacher–he is gentle and kind, yet authoritative enough so that the children listen and pay attention. He is so sweet with the kids, and friendly and polite with the parents. Sammy loves him and has been consistently progressing since we started lessons last year. Michael does such a great job attending to each child’s individual needs and approaching challenges from different angles. I hope you do everything that you can to retain him. He seems to be the gold standard representative for British Swim School! I’m not sure what he does when he’s not an instructor, but he would be an amazing school teacher! Thanks so much, Liza B (also, my British husband concurs. 🙂 )
British Swim School has played a role in giving my two children confidence in and out of the pool. The program that focuses on survival first, has changed our experiences in and around pools, rivers and oceans for the better. We are a very water oriented family (paddle boarding, swimming and boating) and British Swim School has enhanced these activities for us. Great people to work with management to the instructors. We originally tried other local swim schools and they simply do not compare. We recommend British Swim School to anyone who is in need of swimming lessons. -Tom P
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!
My nieces love their school! Awesome instructors
I want to thank the British Swim School for having them do a demonstration for our Cub Scout Pack on water safety. They were wonderful to work with, clear it their knowledge, and patient and fun with the kids. I highly recommend them! Thank you again from Pack 178 Derwood
Instructor Chase is super with kids. He helped my son to love water. Thanks to Chase my son wants to be a swimmer. British Swim School you do great job!!! I recommend BSS to everyone.
Our kid has always been fearless, and now mommy is too because I know she’s in good hands and learning so much so fast. She’ll be an expert in survival skills soon!
I went with intention of just giving grandchild survival techniques. He has not only become a strong swimmer but his accomplishments have been a source of motivation for him in all things.
My daughter is currently in Turtle 2 with Ms. Katrina. She is one of the most amazing swim teachers we saw so far. She is so dedicated to her kids! She is very loving and firm at the same time. Swim classes are expensive, but we don’t feel like we are wasting money when we take swim classes with her! Thank you so much Katrina.
After about three months my nine month old son has almost learned to float on his own with the help of British swim school. I couldn’t ask for anything better!
Excellent teachers and effective methodology help young swimmers of all ages improve, gain confidence, and become safer in and near water.
Love Jake, he’s an awesome teacher. Love the small class size and focus!
We love the whole program! Our son has been through many caps, and he enjoys every time when we go to the swimming lessons.
Our daughter had taken swim classes on and off since she was a toddler. We probably used about 3 different programs/schools, but no one was really able to conquer her fear of putting her face in the water. When our daughter was 6, we decided to commit to British Swim School. Both of the instructors she has had (Ms. Tara and Ms. Courtney) were kind and patient, but also firm. They never forced her, but would ask her to do a bit more each class so that she slowly became more comfortable. Now she jumps into the pool and is making steady progress on her strokes. When we saw how successful the program was for our daughter, we also enrolled our 18 month old son. He had fun and got used to the water in the parent-assisted Tadpole class with Ms. Christina and Ms. Tara. He recently transitioned to the “big boy” Young Minnow class which does not have parents in the pool. Ms. Tara was very thoughtful and clever about his transition, which went VERY smoothly. All of instructors take the time to get know each child and figure out what would motivate him/her. They also check in frequently with parents to make sure they are comfortable with the techniques being used. We have seen a tremendous amount of growth for each of our children and would highly recommend this swimming program.
We started my daughter here a few months ago. The instructors are professional and work well with the kids. The class size is optimal as it gives the instructors time with each student individually without making the other kids in the class wait too long. In addition to teaching kids how to swim and the various strokes, they also teach water safety. They do not allow goggles for the first few levels unless medically necessary due to chlorine sensitivity. This allows the kids to get used to swimming without them – a plus if they were to accidentally fall into a pool, lake, or pond.
Both my boys are in the 1 a week classes and really enjoy them, teachers are good with the kids and approach getting to know each kid in a different way. The teachers can change from time to time, but they are always good about transitioning with the old and new teachers to ease the transition for the little kids/2 and under groups. My 4 yr and 2 yr old have really blossomed in the program and love the teachers and swimming! We plan to move them up to 2x a week because they enjoy it so much.
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 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.
We tried two other swim schools before the British Swim School. My 1 year old didn’t really enjoy the classes and she wasn’t learning anything valuable. We saw a huge difference in her very first class at The British Swim School! We couldn’t believe how comfortable she was, and were shocked at her ability to do things the other schools hadn’t even tried with her. She has no fear of the water, and smiles throughout the entire class. I love the small groups and individualized attention! You can tell the teachers really love what they do, and my child loves them right back!
Last year we enrolled my daughter in a swim school where she nearly drowned. The instructors had turned around and had their backs to her. I was watching through the glass and all of a sudden she was face down floating. She likely wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t watching. My daughter has come a long way and is becoming comfortable and confident during swim lessons at British Swim after a few months. Initially she screamed and cried just sitting near the pool. Now she’s doing so well and really looks forward to improving! I anticipate that we may have a confident swimmer by fall. But we’re not rushing! I wasn’t going to share a photo of her but I snapped it one day at lessons and she this photo of herself and asks to see it regularly. She’s so proud, as are we.