Gilbert, AZ

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40 Years Dedicated to Swim Safety

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Fun & Gentle Teaching Methods for All Ages

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Welcome to British Swim School of East Valley

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We’re Open, Including Private Lessons at Your Home!

We are now accepting registrations for all ages and abilities at our Esporta Fitness – Gilbert location while continuing Swim Lessons at Your Home. If you are interested in lessons at your home, private community, or apartment complex, we can now come to you! Additionally, we are resuming lessons at Liv Avenida in Chandler, AZ  and Liv Ahwatukee in Phoenix, AZ for residents and Liv Northgate in Gilbert, AZ for residents and non-resident adults. Enroll online today to reserve your spot or contact us today for more detailed information!

Everyone is welcome at the British Swim School!

We are the premier provider of water survival and stroke development lessons since 1981. ​Safety​ is our number one goal!

Our mission is to ensure that every person, regardless of age or ability, has the opportunity to become a safe and happy swimmer.

We teach students from three months old to adult. We also specialize in teaching special needs students of all ages. Learning water survival skills at a young age makes you safer in the water, and our goal is to make the process fun.

Why is British Swim School Different?

  • We have ​40 years of experience​ and are the pioneers of the two-step curriculum that teaches water safety survival skills first, and swimming skill development second because that is the safest, most effective way. ​No doggy paddle​, ever! There is no need to learn something you need to undo later!
  • Highly-Trained, Child-Friendly Instructors​ – Our instructors have the highest number of training hours in the industry. They start with a minimum of 40 hours of training, with additional modules in Adult swimming and Special Abilities. They also have weekly coaching sessions with our Aquatics Director, who has over 40 years of aquatics experience and a degree in Adapted Aquatics. Our instructors have Red Cross National Lifeguard and CPR certification. By the end of each instructor’s first year, they will have completed over ​100 hours of specialized training.
  • We don’t just select our instructors based on their skills and professional experience, we also look for character and a caring, fun personality, so that learning is focused on safety, fun, and developing skills. And we want parents involved because their children will be encouraged and learn faster.
  • Our ​gentle, safe, child-friendly​ curriculum has successfully taught water safety, survival, and swimming to thousands of families nationwide.

We also offer outdoor lessons in the communities of Gilbert and Chandler or can come to your location.


Pool Locations:

Esporta Fitness (formerly LA Fitness) on South Gilbert Road in Gilbert, AZ

(Gym Membership is not required)

Liv Northgate in Gilbert, AZ

(Residents & Non-Resident Adults)

Liv Avenida in Chandler, AZ

(Residents only)

Liv Ahwatukee in Phoenix, AZ

(Residents only)


Call or text us today at (480) 725-9292 for more information or to register for lessons.

Our key staff is certified through ​SafeSport.

The British Swim School aligns itself with Stop Drowning Now and Pool Safely.

We partner with the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona and Hope Floats Foundation.

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