Pittsburgh, PA

About Us

We are the premier learn-to-swim provider for people of all ages, offering programs for children ages 3-months through adults. 

We use gentle teaching methods and a survival-first approach to help people of all experience levels become safer, stronger swimmers. British Swim School’s safe, fun, and effective instructional program has made it the preferred choice for parents and students for over 40 years.

Programs for All Ages & Experience Levels

Beginning as early as 3-months, our swimmers develop a solid foundation upon which they build their confidence and swimming skills. Our program is designed to improve safety every step of the way.

Water Acclimation

Students are introduced to the pool and become comfortable in the water. In this stage, swimmers develop safe habits in a gentle and supportive aquatic environment.

Water Survival

Students are introduced to foundational safety and swimming skills. In this stage, swimmers become comfortable and confident in the water while learning to stay safe.

Stroke Development

Students are introduced to the four competitive swimming strokes. In this stage, swimmers continue to learn safety skills while working on stroke techniques.

 

Why Choose British Swim School?

Swim schools provide a safe and encouraging space for children to learn how to swim or to improve their swimming ability, but not all swim schools are created equal. Here’s what sets British Swim School apart.

Survival-First Approach

We teach survival skills before stroke techniques, so every swimmer is prepared to survive an accidental fall into the water. Water survival is a unique skill set, and knowing how to survive means less worry for you as a parent.

Goal-Oriented
Program

Students receive five clearly defined goals for each class level, and they advance individually and at their own pace. By monitoring these goals, our instructors know exactly what skill to work on with each swimmer.

Confidence-Building Curriculum

Our curriculum-based program allows swimmers to follow the class structure they’ve become accustomed to as they advance. Constantly achieving new goals keeps students motivated and leads to faster progress.

Fun & Gentle
Teaching Methods

British Swim School instructors are highly trained in how to teach swimmers of all ages. They know how to make learning fun and comfortable, so you or your child will enjoy classes and look forward to the next lesson.

Small
Class Sizes

Personalized learning shows faster results, which is why our classes have a maximum student-to-instructor ratio of 6:1. This allows the instructor to spend one-on-one time to meet the different needs of each student.

Year-Round Enrollment

Our program is available year-round because learning water survival skills and proper swimming techniques takes time. New students can start at any time, and no student needs to stop learning because the session is over.

 

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