British Swim School Seattle

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35 Years of Experience Teaching Children to Swim
Safe, Caring, FUN Environment!

Want your child to learn how to swim in a warm, safe, fun environment – with highly-trained professional instructors?

At British Swim School, we’ve been trusted by families for over 35 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.
  • Small Classes – we keep our classes small, so that your child gets the individual attention that he or she needs and deserves.
  • 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.
  • Welcoming, Family Culture – This isn’t a drop and go service. We welcome parents and siblings who want to support and observe their children as they learn.
  • Year round indoor warm water pools.
  • Ongoing Enrollment – you don’t have to wait for the school term to start before you enroll. We welcome children and families at any time! It’s another benefit of our small class sizes. You don’t have to ‘slot in’ with an existing class. We start new classes with other children at the same level.
  • All Ages – All-Inclusive – we 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.
  • Established, Recognized, Trusted – We operate in 20 states. Visit us today and discover why we’ve been trusted by families for over 35 years!

Call us today or click Find A Class to register online at one of our 4 Seattle Area locations:

The Retreat at Bothell (formerly Avana 522)
LA Fitness Kent
LA Fitness Burien
West Seattle Health Club

Call or email today at 425-318-7390 or [email protected]

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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!

We were planning a trip to Orlando this year, so we signed [our daughters] up with the British Swim School in early June so they would feel more confident in the water. They have progressed so much in less than 6 months. These two were unstoppable and swam 2-3 hours almost every day for 8 days. Thank you for having such a great team of instructors. Last year, they were terrified of the water. This year, they were swimming like pros! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Saved my little guy

We have been attending parent assisted swim lessons since April of this year (2018), my son is almost 2 years old. We took a long summer weekend in July to visit Portland and the Oregon Zoo. While there, one of a parents worst fears were realized when my son fell head first into a water feature near one of the dining areas. The water was about 2 feet deep, but he fell head first with his feet still propped up on the side of the ledge. Needless to say, he was having a really hard time ‘righting’ himself. I reacted, as the bystanders say, Ninja fast and grabbed him out of the water. He wasn’t coughing or sputtering just looking around wide eyed and wet. I attribute this to the practice he has been doing at British Swim School to saving his life and health, by teaching him when his head goes under close your breathing off. So thank you thank you thank you for providing this essential life skill!


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