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Welcome to British Swim School of Hudson Waterfront

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Survival Swim Lessons in Northeastern New Jersey

We don’t just teach swim lessons. We teach water survival skills. Our curriculum-based program begins with the foundation of water survival first, followed by learn-to-swim programs. And while our students recognize that swimming is a lifelong, lifesaving skill, we also make learning exciting through a structured program of songs, games and fun!

Swim Lessons Improve Water Safety Skills

Here’s the problem. Tragically, an equivalent of 13 school busses full of children die from drowning each year in the U.S. alone, and over half of these incidents occur while a parent is less than 25 yards away. The unfortunate reality is that drowning happens to the best parents and can be fast and silent, occurring without a struggle or splash. Water is everywhere, and it only takes a few moments for a child to drown.

Luckily, there is a solution! British Swim School’s award-winning swim lessons are especially designed to teach any child (or adult!) how to survive an accidental fall into water, regardless of age (starting at 3 months!) or previous ability.

Learn More About Our Swim Schools in Northeastern New Jersey

We offer a variety of swimming classes for families located between Fort Lee and Elizabeth, with multiple pools easily accessible from Jersey City, Hoboken, Bayonne, Secaucus, Weehawken, Edgewater, North Bergen, Harrison, Newark, Kearny, Clifton, Passaic, Fairfield, West Caldwell, Montclair, West Orange, East Orange, Livingston, Short Hills, and the surrounding communities! Continue reading for more information about our program and step-by-step enrollment instructions!


What Makes Our Swim School Unique?

Survival Skills Focus: Every student will learn survival skills, especially how to float, before we start stroke development, so he or she is prepared to survive an accidental fall into water. Water survival is different from swimming, and knowing how to survive means less worry for you as a parent.

Goal-Orientated Curriculum: Students are given 5 clearly defined goals to achieve for each skill level, in order to graduate. By monitoring these goals, the instructors know exactly what skill to work on at any given time. Constantly achieving new goals keeps students motivated and leads to faster progress.

Individualized Learning: Our students graduate and advance individually and at their own pace, so no student will be held back by the rest of the group. Individualized learning shows faster results.

Small Groups: For the same reason, survival classes have a 4:1 ratio at max, so the instructor can spend more one-on-one time with each student and personalize the instructions.

No Floaties: Our Students learn without floaties, because they give a false sense of safety and do not prepare children for real-life emergencies. By doing so, your child will be better prepared for an accidental fall into water and won’t panic because he or she is missing floaties.

Floating in Street Clothes: We even teach our students to float in their street clothes during our signature Survival Week multiple times per year, because real-life accidents happen fully clothed. This mean your child will know how to float or swim with the extra drag of wet clothing. No other swim school prepares your child that thoroughly.

Awesome Instructors: British Swim School instructors are amazingly friendly and highly trained in how to teach children. They know how to gently interact with them and make learning fun, so your loved one will enjoy classes and even look forward to the next lesson.

Ongoing Classes: Our lessons are held year-round ongoing in heated indoor pools – and not in sessions, because consistency is key in learning a new skill. No student ever needs to stop learning because the session or the season is over, thus losing progress. This also means that you can start any time and don’t have to wait for a new session to begin.

Why Choose British Swim School?

We have a wealth of experience, because we have been doing this for a long time. Our unique method was developed almost 40 years ago by a former Olympic swimmer for England (thus the name British Swim School…) and we have taught hundreds of thousands of students nationwide how to be safe in the water.

We have learned a lot along the way and have constantly refined and improved our teaching method, to the point where we can proudly say that we consider ourselves the best in the world at what we do.

Today, our curriculum is taught by hundreds of British Swim Schools across the U.S. and Canada. We teach over 17,000 lessons per week!

Why is it smart to take lessons in our heated indoor pools during the winter?

1️⃣ Be water-safe at the start of next summer – and have one less thing to worry about!
2️⃣ More availability of popular peak time slots like weekend mornings and 5-6pm
3️⃣ Less crowding, as our classes are less full now
4️⃣ Swimming is a highly effective way to strengthen the immune system during fall and winter
5️⃣ Swimming is a perfect full-body exercise to maintain weight

See what other parents have to say!

But don’t take just our word for it. You can find hundreds of 5-star reviews from happy parents online, here are just a few from some local parents in Jersey City, Bayonne and Secaucus:

“Learning how to swim was always a priority to me even before my daughter was born because of a tragic accident that happened to someone I know. Due to COVID-19 we weren’t able to start as soon as we wanted to but once they finally re-opened, I immediately enrolled my daughter. It’s only been 3 classes in, and Riley has moved up to the next level. The instructors are awesome, and the staff is super friendly. Even during a time like this, I feel super comfortable because they follow protocol for the virus. It’s honestly something we look forward to twice a week and I highly recommend everyone to enroll their children so they can learn basic survival skills! We absolutely love it here!”

Jessie C. via Google


“Love it! It was my daughter’s first day yesterday. She has not been in the water, or at least in a pool, and she loved it! She was able to interact with the children and Instructor. I was scared due to COVID-19 but the staff took all the precautions as needed!”

Deisi G. via Google


“British Swim School is excellent; the teachers are absolutely great! They really know how to teach the kids step by step, they are also very patient and fun. You can tell they enjoy what they do and the framework they provide for the goals that need to be achieved at each level just works!! My daughter has loved swimming since she was 4-5 months and it’s because of British Swim School. I would highly recommend them.”

Joanna P. via Google

Local parents also named us “Best Activity for Kids” at the HobokenGirl Awards


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British Swim School in the news!

We are renown for our water safety expertise and our team members are fr

equently consulted by major news stations around the nation. Here are some examples!

How Much Do Swim Lessons Cost?

We charge a monthly flat fee. Each pool location has a different rate, to find out please click on your desired pool below.

When you sign up for our program, you will enroll into a 30-minute class that meets every week at the same time. We recommend 2 classes per week for the fastest results and the best value. We do not have sessions. Once registered, you will stay enrolled until you give us 30-day written notice via our British Swim School app.

Learn About our Risk-Free Guarantee!

We are so convinced you will like our program that we offer a Risk-Free Guarantee. You will receive your money back if you are not happy after 2 classes.

How Are We Preventing the Spread of COVID-19?

With New Jersey beginning to lift restrictions to allow aquatics venues to reopen for swimming lessons, many families are asking an important question: Are swimming lessons safe during COVID-19?

Based on CDC and NJ Department of Health guidelines, we have implemented a list of safety and disinfecting measures to keep you and your student safe. For more details on our BSS Cares campaign and how we conduct classes right now, please click HERE!

READY TO ENROLL? Find Step-By-Step Enrollment Instructions!

1. Find your location on the map below. Click “Choose this Location” to review the pricing and pool details.

2. Click “Take the Quiz” and answer the assessment questions to find your appropriate skill level

3. View available time slots at your desired location, then simply select the desired class and begin the online registration process. Don’t forget that we recommend two classes per week for the best results.

Prefer to talk to someone local instead to guide you through? No problem, our friendly experts are happy help! Call them at (201) 676-3630. Our lines are open Mondays through Fridays 10am to 6pm and on We

ekends from 8am to 12pm.

Make sure to enroll today, because your desired time slot might be gone tomorrow if you don’t. Space is limited due to our small class sizes (only 4 slots per class) and classes fill up quickly. Don’t get waitlisted.

All set? Then join the thousands of happy parents in the region and start your water survival journey with British Swim School!


Did you know that our program is very suited for students with special needs? Call us to learn more.


Award for best kids activity

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