St. Louis, MO

The J Chesterfield

16801 Baxter Rd
Chesterfield, MO 63005

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Welcome to British Swim School
at The J Chesterfield

We are proud to partner with the J to offer our premier water survival, learn to swim, and stroke development classes year-round program at the J’s beautiful Chesterfield location. Just 2 minutes from I-64, the J is easily accessible from West County and St. Charles. You do not need to be a member of the J to take lessons.

The heated, indoor pool is the perfect destination for infants, children, and adults to learn to swim with us. The 6-lane pool offers balcony and poolside seating, and poolside locker rooms, restrooms, and showers. Plus, you’ll get to work with the area’s best instructors.

With a variety of classes for infants, children, and adults, we’re sure to have a program that is ideal for your family. Our professionally trained and certified instructors are ready to work with you!

If you are looking for private, semi-private, or special abilities lessons, please call our office for details.

To ENROLL, click here or call us at 314-312-1878.


What’s so special about British Swim School? Here’s what sets us apart:

✅  SAFETY is our top priority. We teach our students critical SURVIVAL SKILLS that will help keep them safe in the event of an accident. Drowning is the number one cause of death for children 1-4 years old (above car accidents!), but lessons can reduce that risk by up to 88%.

✅  We are the only school that runs SURVIVAL WEEK several times per year. During survival week, we teach children in their clothes because real-life accidents often happen when children aren’t expected to be in the pool. It’s important that they know what that feels like in case an accident happens. During Survival Week, we also teach practical, age-appropriate lessons about what children can do in a water emergency.

✅  We teach all of our survival levels WITHOUT FLOATIES or GOGGLES. Our goal is to prepare our students for real-life accidents, rather than relying on floaties or goggles.

✅  Our water-survival lessons work for students of ALL AGES. We start as early as 3 months to make sure your little one is ready before they can crawl or walk to the pool. But it is never too late for older children or adults to learn the skills that will give them confidence around the water.

✅  No one has more expertise. British Swim School lessons are based on 40 YEARS OF TEACHING EXPERIENCE. We have taught hundreds of thousands of students and currently teach more than 17,000 lessons per week nationwide – and we have seen it all. Every child is different, and our program is purposely designed to help any student no matter the age or ability.

✅  Our COHESIVE PROGRAM builds on itself at every level. The survival skills we teach our youngest beginners become the foundation for proper swimming form and technique as they advance, with no wasted skills such as doggy paddle or bobbing that must be untaught later.

✅  British Swim School instructors are amazingly FRIENDLY and HIGHLY TRAINED. They know that being a great instructor takes more than just knowing the strokes, it takes building a real connection with every student and adapting to meet their individual needs.

✅  Our students progress AT THEIR OWN PACE. We offer lessons year round on an ongoing basis – not in sessions – because your child’s progress should be based on his or her skills, not our schedule. No student is ever held back or pressured by the progress of the other students.

✅  British Swim School lessons are GOAL-BASED. Master the 5 goals for your level and move up. We will help you and your child understand the goals for your level, so you know why they are important and what is needed do to graduate.

✅ Students learn better in SMALL GROUPS: that’s why British Swim School’s survival classes are limited to 3 students and stroke development classes are limited to 4 students. Students get the benefit of watching each other while giving our instructors the flexibility to focus on each student’s individual needs.

✅  We offer FLEXIBLE MAKEUPS in real classes because we know that life happens. We want to make sure that your child continues to make progress even if you can’t attend your regular class.

To ENROLL, click here or call us at 314-312-1878.


We are also happy to work with LARGE GROUPS such as day cares, after-school programs, and day camps on an ongoing or short-term basis. Please call our office at 314-312-1878 to tell us more about your group so that we can build a custom program to best meet your goals.

Office Hours

  • Monday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday
  • 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday
  • Closed
  • Sunday
  • Closed

Pool Hours

  • Monday
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Tuesday
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Wednesday
  • 10:00am - 2:00pm
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Thursday
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Friday
  • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Saturday
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sunday
  • 9:00am - 1:00pm

Tuition Pricing & Fees

We offer classes and pricing to suit your family’s needs. Please see below for further details on fees, including our annual membership fee.

1 Class Per Week

$134 Per Month
  • Small Group Classes (3 to 4 Students)

2 Classes Per Week*

$228 Per Month
  • Learn 3 Times Faster
  • Save $48 Per Month
  • *OR 2 Students Enrolled in 1 Class Per Week

Fee Details


  • Students who take lessons twice per week learn three times faster! This means they need fewer classes to reach their goals, which saves you money in the long run. Pay less per class AND pay for fewer total classes. Reach your goal quicker and save money!


  • $36 per student / $48 per family
  • Paid annually based on your original registration date.


  • Upon enrollment, you will be charged for the first month* on a pro-rated basis, based on an immediate start date.**
  • Your card will be charged automatically on the 20th of each month for the upcoming month.
  • We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Amex.
    • * Enrollments after the 20th of the month will also be charged for the upcoming month.
    • ** You may delay your start date by up to 1 week. To ensure you are charged correctly, note your delayed start in the Comments field at the end of the registration form.


  • We offer a 10% discount on monthly tuition to families with 3 or more students enrolled.


  • We do not offer trial classes because we know children need more than one class to adjust to a new activity. Instead, if you attend your first two classes* and are not happy, we will refund your full tuition payment (including the two classes you attended).
    • * You must attend your first two classes to be eligible for the refund to ensure your child has an opportunity to adjust to their lessons. Refunds will not be issued after one class.


  • All classes are 30 minutes long
  • Class Sizes
    • Water acclimation and survival classes are limited to 3 students
    • Stroke development classes are limited to 4 students
      • * Infant & toddler acclimation classes may have up to 6 students because students stay with their parents while performing skills.


    • At-Home, Private and Semi-Private lessons are available upon request, subject to availability. We offer Special Ability lessons with certified instructors in reduced-size classes.
    • Please call our office for more information.

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