Wednesday 22 November 2017

Swimming lessons in West Sussex for babies

Swimming Lessons in West Sussex from Baby to Adult

Toddlers and baby. The former partners Mandy and Tracy Lowe swim school
Welcome to Robins Garth. Swimming lessons in Small Dole, Henfield, West Sussex.

Robins Garth has been a wonderful location for swimming lessons in Small Dole, West Sussex since 2009. At the foot of the Southdowns, with views across to Bramber Castle and the river Adur, on the edge of the Southdowns National Park.

The pool was renovated in 2009, with swimming lessons and pool hire in mind. Things such as parking and changing rooms were all carefully planned to ensure the best use of space. Set in the countryside, its a beautiful, relaxed location for parents to bring their baby to learn to swim.

Our pool has proved itself to be the most successful, privately owned in the area. We hire our facilities to only the most prestigious swim schools, pushing the standards of coaching. If you choose one of the companies listed in our Partners page, you can be sure your child will receive an excellent level of tuition.

The first experience in a swimming pool should be a pleasant, positive and relaxed one. We have even had babies drift off to sleep whilst floating through the starry tunnel. Baby swimming has been proven to aid your babies sleeping and feeding patterns. It also, on a really positive note, tires them out!

We have lots of toddlers and preschool children attending lessons. They love the toys, games and the animals that are often seen wandering around. The chickens and ducks are friendly and love to be fed! All children are made to feel welcome, making them comfortable in the environment. Many come with their friends and classmates from our local village schools in Henfield, Steyning, Ashurst, Storrington and Horsham.

As parents, we encourage our children to try many activities. Being so close to the sea and river a lot do watersports, such as sailing and surfing. So we take water safety very seriously. To this end, only the best swimming companies West Sussex has to offer are invited to join us:

Water Babies

The Water Babies team teaches from birth to preschool. They teach over 35,000 babies every week in the UK. This makes them the largest baby swim company in the World. They have a unique instruction program, designed so you and your baby gain as much as possible from every lesson. All Water Babies teachers have completed the same training scheme. This ensures continuity even if you move home.

They have adopted Tommy's as their charity, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds over the years with their fun filled Splashathons.


For adults and toddlers. WetWetWet takes your child on to be a confident young swimmer. Adults are equally welcome, with dedicated lessons.

All teachers are fully ASA qualified. The school is fully compliant with all current child protection procedures. Swimming is a good option for anyone recovering from injury, as it is non weight bearing. WetWetWet therefore also offer adult fitness and Aqua Zumba classes. They run dedicated classes for deaf children, so they too can enjoy this fantastic sport.

Simply Swim

Lucinda Hope started her school to provide a more flexible approach to teaching, accommodating the needs of each child. Her calm, patient and friendly nature has earned her great respect with both parents and toddlers alike.

Lucinda is an ambitious, fully qualified STA instructor. She offers parent and baby classes, pre school and after school lessons with the teaching ethos being a gentle and quiet approach, helping many nervous children gain confidence and enjoy their time in the water. All the instructors who work with her are fully qualified and follow the same approach to their teaching. Simply Swims rapid growth goes to show that she has struck a great balance between fun, enjoyment and structure whist shaping a child's confidence. Coaching for adults to improve their technique and fitness is also available.

Crest Swim School

Crest Swim School understand the importance of your family’s swimming safety and incorporate elements of water confidence, water safety and swimming skills work alongside learning and improving all 4 strokes. As swimmers progress through their classes they introduce elements of diving, water polo and personal survival to bring variety to lessons whilst still improving their strokes.

Lessons for babies and toddlers use a fun approach to swimming to allow children to gain confidence in the water. Using a combination of songs, games and floats they learn to swim whilst having the support of their parents in the water with them. Their preschool lessons allow children aged 3 and 4 who are happy and confident in the water to have a more structured lesson, whilst still having a fun element within the lesson. These classes are without parents in the pool so are aimed at children with some previous experience. They also cater for children who are aged 4+ of all abilities at their afterschool and weekend classes. They have classes for children with little or no experience in the water and have progressive classes up to advanced swimmers.

Adult Courses

It is often harder for an Adult to learn to swim. They can feel embarrassed and nervous. Our pool is ideal for adults, being quiet, uninterrupted with no spectators. The small adult classes allow for a more personal approach, aiding concentration.

Would you like to get away from the hustle, bustle and parking costs of Brighton and Worthing?. Perhaps you're looking for somewhere local to work, home or nursery. Robins Garth at the edge of West Sussex is the perfect setting to embark on your swimming journey.

Old swimming partners Mandy and Tracy Lowe swim school. Swimming in Sussex

The Towers Convent School in Upper Beeding

Partners Mandy and Tracy Lowe swim school for kids

The Towers Convent School in Upper Beeding has a fantastic pool facility. Its located just to the west of us. There are ten changing rooms with a spacious area pool side for parents to watch the lessons.

It is an indoor pool, 17 meters in length with plenty of free car parking. Being a much larger and deeper pool, its ideal for stronger swimmers and those wishing to develop their technique.

The Towers School pool is available during the weekend on Sunday afternoons between 2pm and 6pm. Being at the weekend means the whole family can spend a little time together, whilst enjoying watching the progress of their children.

Pool Environment

Local Environment

Water Temperature and Quality.

Water temperature plays an important part in the enjoyment of swimming. Ours is kept at 33 Deg C, perfect for babies.

To ensure the best quality water is always available, we have invested heavily in industry standard control equipment. This provides us with water quality to match that of a commercial pool. This equipment is checked by a Company who specialise in process and analytical equipment.

Current Small Dole Weather:
Baby swimming Henfield, Steyning and Horsham. Previous partners Mandy, Tracy Lowe swim school Temperature: 14C (57F), Wind Direction: South South Westerly, Wind Speed: 28mph, Humidity: 74%, Pressure: 994mb, Falling, Visibility: N/A

Whatever the weather, come rain or shine, its always a lovely warm 33 Deg C in the Robins Garth pool !