Welcome to Water Lilies Swimming School

SPECIAL OFFER: £2 lessons coming up!
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th Oct, 2-4pm

Contact us to book your place

Get active, have fun, learn skills

Thomas underwaterOperating 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 12 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 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. And our new Junior Lifeguard Academy for 8yrs+.

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!


Ubbeston pool with waterWe use 12 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

Aquarobics LadiesCome 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. Classes now running in Shelfanger, Pulham Market, Redlingfield, Harleston, Bungay and Ubbeston pools


Aqua Natal: Aerobics & Yoga for Pregnancy - Suitable for all stages of pregnancy. Stay active, stretch out and relax too! 

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!

***NEXT COURSE: STA Award in Swimming Teaching 15th & 16th Oct and 29th & 30th Oct ***

  • Congratulations to the 11 course participants who PASSED their STA Safety Award 29th March 2016.
  • Well done to the teachers who took part in the STA Award in Swimming Teaching, April 2016. Incredible feedback from swimmers and parents who were involved.

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

Term started Tuesday 30th August 2016

No swimming during October Half Term: Monday 24th - Saturday 29th October 2016 (inclusive)

Last day of term is Saturday 17th December 2016 - swimming on this day!

Latest news 

SPECIAL OFFER £2 lessons! More here

STA Parent & Baby classes in Ubbeston, Redlingfield and Quidenham pools! Contact us to book

Register for YOUR Parent Portal page HERE!

NEW Junior Lifeguard Academy for 8yrs+ now on in Quidenham.

Competitive swimming with the Harleston Stingrays swimming club!

Aqua Natal - Aerobics & Yoga for Pregnancy Call us to book