Water Nippers

Toddler swimming lessons in Sutton, Surrey

We are very excited to announce that we have launched new swimming lessons for toddlers in Sutton at the Holiday Inn on a Tuesday and Thursday morning. We have a special introductory offer of two lessons free when you book a 6 week term for new customers!

Find out more and book!

Half price baby swimming lessons in Isfield near Uckfield and Lewes

We’re excited to announce that we have three new  beginner classes opening for 0-2 year olds at our wonderful swimming pool in Isfield near Lewes and Uckfield.

New classes: 

  • Thursday 12:00 Beginners, 0-1 year olds with Caroline
  • Friday 14:30 Beginners 1-2 year olds with Cordelia
  • Friday 15:00 Beginners 0-1 year olds with Cordelia

**new reduced price**

Sign up to one of these new baby and toddler swimming classes in the November/December 2017 term for only half price! : £42 instead of £84*.

Term dates are 2/3 November to 14/15 December 2017.

*Offer for new customers only signing up to the specific classes listed above. All other classes are normal price.

Give us a call on 01273 621 333 or email us to book your space today. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Water Nippers Swimming Success Story


At Water Nippers Swimming, we hope to give children the experience and skills they need to be able to enjoy being in the water, whilst always staying safe. We have taught many hundreds of children to swim over the years, and we often wonder what our budding swimmers get up to once they outgrow our pools.

Recently we were lucky enough to hear from one such ex water nipper. Arabella attended swimming lessons at the Trinity Hydro Pool in Wandsworth, with Adrian, one of our highly experienced teachers. Her parents have written to us to let us know how much they appreciated ‘Adrian’s skills and efforts in making the courses such an enjoyable and rewarding experience’.

To top it all off, Arabella’s time at Water Nippers has enabled her to join one of the junior competitive swimming squads at the Chelsea & Westminster Swimming Club. Not only was she selected, but she has gone on to win a bronze medal for crawl and silver medal for backstroke in her first competitive gala for the club. This is an absolutely amazing achievement for a 5-year-old, competing for the first time against club members from across London. As you can see from the picture, she is a very pleased little girl and we couldn’t be prouder of her. We all wish her the best in her future swimming career, watch this space, she could be winning medals for Great Britain at the Olympic games one day.

We cannot promise that your little one will win medals but we will do our best to ensure they enjoy their lessons with Water Nippers and take away with them an essential life skill. Being able to swim will keep them safe in the water and give them the tools to keep themselves fit throughout their life.

Swimming for Summer

We may have had the occasional sunny day, but with the unpredictability of the British weather, many of us have started thinking about booking our summer holidays. We daydream about the warmth of the sun on our backs, and relaxing by the pool with a good book. The reality once you have children may be slightly more chaotic and while you may not be able the curb the excitement your little one may be expressing loudly in very public places, you can do something about making sure your child is safe around water.

You want them to enjoy the pool but you also need them to be safe, safety is paramount. Whether you have a cautious child who hasn’t managed to get past a fear of the water, or a courageous child who thinks they are invisible but just lacks the relevant skills, water nippers swimming can help. Now is exactly the right time to book your child in for swimming lessons in one of our lovely warm pools in or around London. From complete beginners, to toddlers that have already completed a baby swimming course, we have classes to suit all your needs.

We all know that what makes us parents happy, is seeing our children happy and that will make all the difference to your holiday. We want you to enjoy your holiday, safe in the knowledge that your little one will not only enjoy being in the water but will be able to enjoy it safely. Contact us now to book swimming lessons for your toddlers and children in our London pools, the Trinity Hydro Pool in Wandsworth, the Wimbledon Hydro Pool and the Holiday Inn in Sutton. We also teach babies, toddlers and children in our pools outside of London, in Isfield, Loxwood and Seaford.


Swimming with Water Nippers – New and Improved

There are lots of exciting things going on at Water Nippers that we wanted to share with both our existing and future customers. We are sure all our little swimmers who learn under the capable watch of our experienced teacher Adrian, at the Wimbledon Hydro Pool or Trinity Hydro Pool, will want to congratulate him on passing his most recent Level 2 ASA qualification. We love that our teachers are constantly striving to improve and learn more so that they can use their new knowledge to help their classes. Well done Adrian, we are very proud of you!

We also have a new teacher Sarah, on Tuesdays and Fridays at Wimbledon. Sarah has nearly 20 years teaching experience and is looking forward to meeting more of you. We would like to welcome her to the Water Nippers team, we know that she will be a valued member.

In the office, we are having a bit of a makeover with a fresh paint job, a much needed declutter and new desks, to encourage our staff, and promote a happy and healthy working environment. The number of classes we run has grown over the years and we now have a huge number of children learning to swim with us. We felt it was time we upgraded to a more efficient database to help us manage the increased number of children. The new database is now fully up and running and we are sure this will make life easier for us all. We are very excited about this change, but at present we are all learning how it works and how it can help us, so please bear with us over the next month or so. The new database will make the process of booking, and paying for lessons much quicker. You can pay online and will receive a receipt automatically or you can pay via BACSs or by card (by calling the office). Once your payment has cleared the database will issue you a receipt so there will be no confusion over whether your swimming lessons have been paid for.

We want to thank you for all your support, we feel very privileged that you have chosen Water Nippers to teach your little ones to swim, a life skill that we feel every child needs, to make them safe in and around water.

The Gift of Swimming


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We are nearing the end of November so I feel it is time to mention the C word. Yes Christmas is on its way and with that comes those questions from family members of what to buy the children for Christmas. For most of us, our minds go blank or images pop into our head of our home getting increasingly cluttered with toys.

Water Nippers Swimming have the perfect solution.  A gift that won’t take up any space and is not made of plastic! Think about buying a course of children’s swimming lessons for one of our pools. We have lessons at The Wimbledon Hydro Pool in Morden, The Trinity Hydro Centre in Wandsworth, The Holiday Inn in Sutton as well as pools in Loxwood, Isfield and Seaford.

Giving a child the gift of swimming lessons will help them gain vital life skills.  Learning to swim is so important for the safety of your child, but it also means that the family as a whole get so much more enjoyment out of those summer holidays abroad. A confident swimmer is a confident child and our children’s swimming lessons will help your little ones grow in confidence both in and out of the pool. Our classes are small and take place in warm private pools in and around London, with qualified and experienced swim teachers that will take the time to get to know your child, in order to get the very best out of them in the water.  Contact the office today to book a course of lessons and give the Christmas gift that keeps on giving.


Call us on 01273 621 333 or email water.nippers@yahoo.co.uk


Swimming teacher job in East Sussex and London

Wimbledon Pool


We’re looking for two fabulous and fully qualified swimming teachers to come and join our team at Water Nippers.

One role at our Seaford pool in East Sussex and one at our Wimbledon pool in South Merton, London, SM4.


– baby, toddler and children’s swimming lessons
– warm, luxury, private pool
– weekends
– good rate of pay
– start ASAP

We’d love to hear from you on 01273 621 333 or send us an email

Water Nippers has been teaching children to swim safely for 21 years in Sussex, Surrey and London.


Kids swimming lessons in Wimbledon – special offer!



We have opened up a few new classes at our gorgeous pool in Wimbledon and have a special rate for new clients in January 2016 for a few specific classes. This is a rare chance to get these fabulous lessons at a discounted price.



Classes included in the special rate:

It’s a lovely warm pool with excellent teachers who really know how to build children’s confidence in the water in a safe, fun environment.

January term starts 4th January 2016.

*January term, new clients only, listed classes only

Two free swimming lessons in Isfield!

Swimming pool at Isfield*****THIS OFFER WAS FOR JANUARY 2016 AND HAS NOW EXPIRED****.


We’re pleased to announce a brilliant special offer for the January term 2016 at our Water Nippers pool in Isfield, East Sussex.

Sign up for the January term and receive two lessons free! Six lessons for the price of four to new clients, normally £72, now £48.

We offer lessons from 1-8 years old and have a strong focus on water safety and confidence building. It is a lovely warm pool in a convenient location near Uckfield and Lewes.


Location of the pool

Loving swimming lessons at Lily Meadows

Swimming Pool Loxwood, West SussexIt’s so lovely to hear great feedback from parents about their children’s progress with Water Nippers swimming lessons. We received such a wonderful email from Hayley in West Sussex that we thought we’d share it with you:ir-leasing.ru

“I just wanted to give you all some feedback regarding one of your swimming teachers, Debbie, who teaches my son at Lily Meadows. Debbie has been utterly fantastic and I thought you would appreciate hearing about her.


When my son first joined Water Nippers he hated the idea of getting into the water. To be honest, I think it took three weeks before he would even enter the pool. Debbie was extremely patient and I’m thrilled to say that now, less than three months on, Tom is an entirely different child; it’s now a challenge getting him out of the water! He loves it and is very, very close to actually swimming by himself without a float aid.


We really appreciate all of Debbie’s excellent ideas in the water to get Tom’s confidence as well as swimming ability up to where it is now and can’t thank her enough. She really is an excellent teacher.


Thank you also to you all at Water Nippers as I’ve often found myself ringing up to rearrange swim lessons. Having such flexibility is fantastic – what with school activities and outings. Nothing is ever simple!


We would highly recommend Water Nippers to anyone with young or older children. Our two love it. The length of the lessons is perfect and the venue lovely – especially the warm water, that’s a real bonus as even I find the public pools far too cold for me, let alone young children!”