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Awards and Child's Progress

We have continuous assessment. Parents are invited to log into an online portal using a secure password where they can monitor their child/children’s progress.

Parents are also able to make payment via the portal for future lessons.

Instructors are provided with an app on their phone where they are able to mark off registers and continuous assessments.

Once children have achieved an award they will receive a certificate and badge and an email offering an alternative higher level class.

All of our classes are based around the National Plan. Also, distance badges and Rookie Lifeguard - bronze, silver and gold.

Click here for Short guide to ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming >> Click here for the National Plan ASA Stage Awards >>


Swim instructors are really friendly and encourage you to face your fears in teh water. Thanks for helping me take that first step.
Thank you
Pauline - 23rd June 2022
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

We are Hiring!

We are now Recruiting Level 2 Swimming Instructors

Location: Millbrook Combined School, High Wycombe, HP12 4BA

Times: 08:30 - 14:30 with a 30 min paid break
Monday - Friday 16:00 - 19:00

Happy to employ several instructors to cover the shifts.

Excellent Rates of pay for the right candidates.
Vacancies commence after Easter

Contact Elaine on 07905831668 or email elaine@hipposwimclub.co.uk


Summer Term Dates 2024 Now Available!

Click here for the Summer Term Dates for 2024 or contact Elaine to book on 01628 476109 or email elaine@hipposwimclub.co.uk.


Now Open - The newly refurbished Global Café Express!

Monday to Friday 9am – 7:30am
Saturday 8:30am – 3pm

Come and visit the newly refurbished Global café Express!

A great place to relax, eat and work.

New designated entrance to the left of Millbrook School

· Large Selection of Hot and Cold Food
· Delicious Daily Specials
· Freshly made sandwiches and all day breakfast from only £4.00
· Delivery Service
· Free Onsite parking
· Free WIFI
· Pizza Friday 3:30pm - 7pm ONLY £4.50 each
· Accounts Available

Come and meet Natasha and the team today!