Get Swimming with British Swim School of Central Maryland

We're Open!

We are so excited to announce that we are open at the following locations:

Courtyard Marriott Gaithersburg

While the date is still unknown, we plan to re-open in our other locations soon! Please contact us for location-specific information or visit one of our pool pages to learn about the protocols being implemented to reduce the spread of COVID-19!

Voted Best for Families - Best Swim School by the readers of Washington Family Magazine for 6 Years in a Row!

Washington Family - Best for Families Award 2020

British Swim School Central Maryland is now offering our parent trusted, kid loved and time-tested water safety & swim lessons to our Montgomery County & Washington, DC families. With convenient locations we can find a schedule that works for you.


Drowning is the leading cause of death among children ages 1 – 10. British Swim School’s mission is to help prevent these tragic deaths with a two-step curriculum that teaches children and adults water safety survival skills first and swimming skill development second.


Research shows that participation in formal swim programs such as British Swim School can reduce the risk of drowning by 88 percent among children who are most at risk for deaths caused by drowning.


At British Swim School, we’ve been trusted by families for over 38 years, thanks to our…

  • Individualistic approach– We get to know our students and families on a personal level, enjoying relationships that can last for years.
  • Highly-Trained, Child-Friendly Instructors– 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 not just safe, but fun, for your child.
  • Warm Water!– Our pools are warm. So, you won’t hear complaints of ‘I’m cold’. Kids love our pools, we hold classes year-round.
  • Year Round, Ongoing EnrollmentYou don’t have to wait for the school term to start before you enroll. We welcome children and families at any time! No need to wait for the next session to start or lose progress by starting over!
  • Small ClassesWe keep our classes small, so that your child gets the individual attention that he or she needs and deserves.
  • All Ages – All-InclusiveWe teach babies from as young as 3 months old, right up to adults. We’re also trained to teach children and adults with special needs.

Everyone deserves to have fun in the water, learn how to swim, and learn survival techniques that will serve them their entire life.

Ready to register online? Online enrollment is easy: First, click on the map below and choose your location and then click the red "Book a Class" button to find the class that is right for your skill level. View available time slots at your desired location, then simply select the desired class and begin the online registration process.

Can’t find the right class? Not sure which program is best for you? Still have questions? Call our friendly, locally based customer service team at 833-486-3250 or send an email to and we will be happy to assist you.

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