Learn to SWIM
Learn to swim
Children's swimming lessons Berkshire: Thatcham, Compton, Pangbourne

GR Swimming Schools

We are a family run business for over 30 years. Providing a high standard of swimming tuition in a safe environment for children of all abilities from 6 weeks old. We hold children's swimming lessons at 4 separate locations in Berkshire: Compton, Thatcham and Pangbourne, Reading, all with excellent facilities. We place great emphasis on giving our children confidence in the water and having fun as well as learning to swim. We reward children termly with certificates and badges. We also offer intensive courses for non-swimmers, stroke improvers snorkelling and diving for the more confident swimmers. 

                *Every child is different - every child is equal*

Why choose us?

  • Teachers friendly, qualified, insured, DBS checked
  • Six children (or less) per class
  • Babies from 6 weeks, toddlers, children and beyond!
  • Intensive holiday courses
  • Lessons for all abilities - beginners to Academy level
  • Continual assessment and lane progression

Customer Reviews

  • I cannot recommend this swim school highly enough, my children love their lessons here. The staff are always patient, engaging and friendly, this creates a really nice environment for them to feel confident and learn to swim. Jo the manager clearly has a lot of experience teaching swimming lessons and is so attuned to each child’s ability, consistently challenging them to ensure they are making progress without pushing the children or making them anxious. This really is a skill that I haven’t witnessed anywhere else in the 22 years I have been caring for children. If you are looking for swimming lessons for your child I wouldn’t go anywhere else, confidence in water is so important for the safety of our children, and I believe Jo’s skills are second to none.

    Mrs T Newbury (March 2020)
  • "We not only had one but two quandaries - our 3 year old daughter really didn't like the water, and refused to get her hair wet and would only enter the pool fully armed with rubber ring armbands and any other flotation device readily available. We were recommended to GR by a work colleague, and were instantly attracted by the good qualified instructor to child ratio (max 6:1), and that all instructors met the ASA qualification high standards."

    Mr MearsHarmanswater
  • "Both our daughters have gone through the swimming school, from toddlers with arm bands to technique and race training. The quality of teaching and friendly encouragement has help them gain many badges and skill levels. The swimming school provides first class teaching with small classes which leads to continual progress. I regularly recommend it to friends."

    Mr MBracknell
  • "Our 10 year old twins, were at the age of 7 non-swimmers with a fear of water despite our attempts to take them swimming. It all changed with a holiday swimming course run by GR Swimming Schools, just before their Summer holidays. From that point on they were on their way to become good swimmers through the school. Their progression was quite remarkable and well beyond what we expected."

    Mr and Mrs FReading
  • "I wanted to say a HUGE thank you. Before joining the swimming club, my girls were frightened of the water and now they’re getting more and more confident by the week. What you guys have achieve in just a couple of terms, we couldn’t achieve in 7 years of trying. Thank you."JennyNewbury