About Us

Welcome to First Strokes Swim Schools

First Strokes Swim Schools are the UK leaders in providing the total swimming experience.

From our purpose built facilities and expert water-based tuition to our innovative award systems, our swimming pools provide the perfect conditions to learn to swim in a fun, informative and enjoyable way.

From starting on June 27th 2000 with just 70 students we now have 7 sites and teach over 6000 students every week!

And we are still growing…. we are currently looking for another site in Colchester and we also have two bespoke built centres in Ipswich and Stanway.

First Strokes is unique in its offering of custom-built of facilities fit for purpose, with lessons ranging from babies to adults and beginners through to club swimmers catering for all ages and abilities. We create swimmers who swim with style, technique and above all confidence.

Watch this space as we continue to build perfect settings and provide expert water-based tuition ensuring we create confident swimmers of the future.

For further information please contact your local pool.

Pics below of our Ipswich pool under construction…