Hippo Swim Club logo

About us

We are a small, friendly, highly qualified, learn to swim club, who have been in operation since the mid 90's.

During that period we have had considerable success providing various ability swimming classes from toddlers right through to adults.

Our success can be measured by the many referrals we continually receive from our satisfied customers. This is as a result of the rapid progress our swimmers achieve and many of the swimmers who have developed within our club have made excellent progress, with some having advanced sufficiently to reach competitive level.

We operate learn to swim classes throughout the school calendar year (with some crash courses during school holidays) over weekends and some weekdays at venues in High Wycombe.

Whilst there is achievement expectation from all our swimmers, we also ensure that each swimmer finds the experience both enjoyable and challenging.

At the end of each term all class members are assessed for how well they have progressed during the term and are given the opportunity of achieving National Plan stage awards levels 1-7 and distance badges and certificates. At this point they will be ready to up to the next level class.

For further details please use the tabs above or contact us by clicking here or via email elaine@hipposwimclub.co.uk with your enquiry.


My kids have enjoyed the lessons so far and seem to have made good progress already, thank you.
I caught the end of Elijah and Noah’s lesson -beginners on Thursday 4.30.
My boys tell me the instructor was called James. He seemed incredibly "on it" calling out to the kids individually and also sounded motivational. I was so impressed.

Thank you
Rebecca - 17th May 2021
Avi is doing some other lessons in the meantime and the instructor standard is nowhere near as high as Hippo Swim Club so we’re looking forward to coming back!!
Louise - 3rd Feb 2020
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for providing such a fantastic swimming school which we always recommend whenever people ask. I really like the supportive and positive attitude of all of the teachers we've encountered (Luke, James, Josh and Dani spring to mind) - they strike the right balance with the children, meaning that they always enjoy swimming and try their hardest during lessons. The small classes have also been appreciated, as the children have had lots of attention and opportunities to swim (which was the reason we moved from lessons at Court Garden years ago!)
17th November 2019
Can I just make it clear to you how good we thought James was as a teacher; Nico loved going to swimming and thought the world of him - he was very friendly and likeable but strict when he needed to be. Just what the kids needed. You've got a gem there.
Thanks again for everything, we now have a pool where we live so I'll try and make sure he practices what your lessons preached!
Gareth, 4th August 2018

Notice Board

New Ladies Classes, 1-2-1, Pre-School and Stage 1-2 Classes Available!

We are now adding Beginner Ladies Only classes on a Monday 7pm to 7.30pm and a Wednesday 6pm to 6.30pm and Improver Ladies Only classes on a Tuesday 6.30pm to 7.15pm (45 mins).

We are also running additional 1-2-1, pre-school and Stage 1-2 classes starting on the 26th February at 8.30am.

For more information and to book call Elaine on 01628 476109 or email elaine@hipposwimclub.co.uk.


Summer Term Dates 2022 Now Available!

Click here for the summer term dates or contact Elaine to book on 01628 476109 or email elaine@hipposwimclub.co.uk.


New Friday Classes!

We are now running classes on a Friday.

Click here for more info or contact Elaine to book on 01628 476109 or email elaine@hipposwimclub.co.uk.