Welcome to Water Lilies Swimming School

Get active, have fun, learn skills

Operating in Norfolk and Suffolk we offer high quality teaching for all ages and abilities, we are dedicated to a personal teaching service in all our sessions and guarantee you will find something to suit your needs. So, whether you are 6 weeks old or 101 Water Lilies will help you learn a life-saving skill. We are part of the national STA Swim Star Swim School intitative for independent swim schools and also STAmark accredited.

Fun & Motivating Classes: Over 1,500 babies, children and adults swim with us every week across Norfolk & Suffolk in 10 lovely privately owned swimming pools.  We welcome babies from 6 weeks old and teach children of all ages and abilities through to our Development Squad and onto our new Swim England (ASA) affiliated swimming club The Harleston Stingrays.

We provide an excellent personal teaching service to small groups of children at each term-time session. No more than 4 children in a group for school age non-swimmers, beginners & advanced beginners! Plus great activities and courses during the holidays too. 

Our swimming lessons are based on the STA's international Learn to Swim programme. Click the Swimming Lessons page for details of all badges, levels and what each class is working towards!


We use 10 lovely heated private pools all set in quiet idylic settings with free parking and comfortable changing faciliies. Click here to view all pools we swim at:

Exercising in the water is beneficial for all ages and abilities

Come to our fun and motivating adult fitness sessions, our qualified instructors support ALL ages, ALL abilities!

SwimActive - Whatever your fitness level, if you can swim just one width or 100 lengths, we can help you reach your goal. Try with our £5 taster session! Find out more here

Water Aerobics - Have fun whilst improving muscle tone and perfecting your posture. Contact us for details of classes in your area. 

Ladies Only - Swimming sessions with instructor support.

Private Tuition - Learn to swim or improve your technique with one-to-one instruction for adults and children. 

...and there's more!

FREE Online Parent Portal - view your child's lesson progress in our NEW Parent's Area. Click here to register

WORK WITH US: Due to exciting expansion locally we have job opportunities at Water Lilies Swimming School!

  • STA / ASA Level 2 Swimming Instructors
  • Poolside Assistants - training will be given.

To apply or find out more, contact us!

COURSES: Interested in becoming a Water Lilies Swimming School instructor? Contact us to find out how we can help you! We host STA teaching courses and CPDs. Contact us!

  • FULL COURSE Congratulations to all the STA Award in Swimming Teaching participants who passed their qualification 1st April 2017  

NEWSLETTER: All our swimmers receive a termly newsletter with news and updates on what we do and the efforts and achievements of our Water Lilies swimmers. If you'd like to get in touch, please click here for all the details...



Term dates

Welcome to the Summer Term!

No swimming on Bank Holiday Mondays: 1st May and 29th May 2017

Half term break, no swimming Monday 29th May - Saturday 3rd June inclusive.

Register for YOUR Parent Portal page HERE! 

Latest news 

Water Lilies Photoshoot Saturday 3rd June 2017. Contact us to book your place!

SwimActive for adults - weekly fitness training in the pool. Contact us to book

NEW Lessons now in Woodrising near Hingham, Norfolk!

NEW Lessons now available in Wortham near Diss!

NEW Parent & Baby classes in Ubbeston, Redlingfield and Wortham pools! Contact us to book

Competitive swimming with the Harleston Stingrays swimming club!