Hello and Welcome to Portsmouth Swim School

Providing swimming lessons for babies, children & adults

We are a family run swimming school offering small group lessons at affordable prices for babies, children and adults in and around Portsmouth, with lessons at Mary Rose School, Easney, and Redwood Park, Cosham.

Check out the other swimming schools in our group for more lessons Drayton, Bedhampton, Havant and Petersfield.

Southern Swim Schools share the same teaching philosophy and high standards which set us apart from the competition. These values were laid down over 40 years ago by the founders of Springfield Swim Club -

  • Family Values - We are family run with a personable and friendly service headed up by cousins Paul Linkins and Lynn Goring-Crook.
  • Small Groups - We believe in small classes with only 4 or 5 children to 1 teacher for beginners and 6 to 1 for advanced swimmers. This means children get more one-to-one attention.
  • Experienced Teachers - Our teachers are ASA/STA trained, fully CRB checked and follow a vigorous in-house continued development program.
  • Value for Money - Running term time only with an optional Easter and Summer Swim School, the price of lessons vary depending on venue but on average are £5 for a 30 minute lesson, paid termly. We never give your place away at the end of term, priority is always given to current swimmers.
  • Legacy – We bore the word legacy long before the Olympics made it 2012’s buzz word. With 40 years experience Springfield Swim Club has taught swimming over three generations of the same family. Many of our young swimmers have parents and grandparents who learnt with us! The Goring name is respected for the effect our founders had on forming many other swim schools and clubs as well as training swimming teachers.
  • Unique – Just one of our unique aspects is our Activity Session, a 30 minute session giving older swimmers the chance to try synchronised swimming, water safety, water polo, and diving after they have learnt to swim!
  • Great Club Links - Our excellent links to other local clubs allows children to continue in competitive swimming, synchronised swimming and water polo when they are ready. Talent will not be held back and we encourage swimmers to take up the expertise of these clubs to further their development.
  • Badges and Certificates - Swimming Teachers Association (STA) Learn to Swim Badges and Certificates are awarded every term to children, all included in the price. The STA criteria combines development in technique and stamina over the four strokes with water safety and basic lifesaving – absolutely essential.
  • Southern Water Sponsored - Meaning we receive the very latest swimming equipment, staff swimwear, and attend seminars on new teaching methods and techniques. Our children receive a swimming bag on starting and course certificates as they progress.