Horizon Swim School

Learn to Swim with Horizon

Dive into excellence with our swimming lessons! Discover the art of swimming with our expert instructors who guide you every stroke of the way. Whether you’re a beginner seeking confidence in the water or an advanced swimmer refining your technique, our tailored lessons cater to all skill levels.

In a safe and supportive environment, learn essential water skills, boost stamina, and improve swimming prowess. With small class sizes and personalised attention, we ensure rapid progress and individualised feedback. Join us and unlock the joy of swimming while gaining a life-saving skill. Embark on this aquatic journey today and make a splash towards success!

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About Horizon Swim School

Our swimming lesson programmes  cater for everyone, from babies to adults, and provide a complete pathway for the non-swimmer all the way through to competitive club swimmers. Whether you’re young or old, our swimming lessons are enjoyable and engaging, and help you develop essential lifelong skills.

About Horizon Swim School

  • Fun swimming lessons that meet the needs of the swimmer
  • Choice of days and times to suit family commitments
  • Professional and qualified teachers
  • Awards scheme with badges, hats and certificates (included in the price)
  • Lessons for babies (3 months upwards), children and adults of all abilities
  • Junior Swim School

    From £29 /month

    • Unlimited Public Swimming
    • All Fun & Float Sessions
    • 1 Swim Lesson per Week
    • 50 Lessons per year
    • Includes Badges & Certifications
  • Adult Swim School

    From £32 /month

    • Unlimited Public Swimming
    • 1 Swim Lesson per Week
    • 50 Lessons per year

Swim School Memberships

Weekly swimming lessons + unlimited public swimming

For more information and to join, contact our friendly Swim School team.

Swimming Lessons We Provide at Horizon:

Adult Swimming Lessons

It’s never too late to learn how to swim, and we believe everyone should have this essential lifesaving skill.

Perhaps you feel uncertain around water or never had the chance to learn before.  There’s no need to be embarrassed about taking swimming lessons. Our experienced teachers will provide you with guidance and support throughout your journey.

Our adult swimming lessons cater for non-swimmers wanting to learn a new skill right through to confident swimmers wishing to fine-tune their technique and swim stroke.

Baby and Toddler Swimming Lessons

Our baby and toddler swimming lessons are a wonderful way to build water confidence. Filled with fun games, singing and toys in the pool, it’s a delightful opportunity to play and bond with your little one.

You can start these lessons when your baby is just three months old and has received their second set of vaccinations.

All baby and toddler swimming lessons require a parent to always be in the swimming pool with their child.

Children's Swimming Lessons

Children’s swimming lessons at Horizon offer a fun and social way for kids to stay fit and learn an important life skill, and we welcome children to embark on a rewarding journey towards becoming confident swimmers.

Our bespoke syllabus, spanning levels 1 to 10, guides our learners through every splash of the way. As they progress, they will earn certificates in recognition of their achievements. As children progress through the higher levels, our expert teachers will also introduce them to the skills of competitive swimming techniques.

Our lessons are available throughout the year, except for a two-week break during Christmas. Children can join our programme at any time during 50 weeks of the year.

If your child already has some swimming ability or has attended lessons elsewhere, you can book an assessment through our Swim School team. Young beginners between four and seven years old will be placed in the appropriate class, while those eight and over will start in a Junior Beginner 8+ shallow class.

Level 7 Plus Kids Swimming Lessons

Our popular Level 7 Plus children’s swimming lessons are for more confident young swimmers and provide a fantastic pathway to gaining professional lifesaving qualifications.

One-to-One Swimming Lessons

Horizon Swim School offers one-to-one and two-to-one private swimming lessons for both children and adults. These personalised swimming lessons are available at Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres.

Junior Swimfit

Fun fitness sessions for young swimmers concentrating on improving stamina, fitness swimming skills and techniques.

Young Lifesavers

Building on fitness and personal survival skills, as well as water safety and casualty recognition skills, swimmers can work their way through the Lifesavers Levels (one to three and then Advanced).

Advanced level is a great platform to the NPLQ course, which gives teenagers and young adults the qualifications to work as a lifeguard.

Synchronised Swimming

Synchronised swimming embodies the art of blending precise aquatic movements with coordinated choreography, all elegantly set to music. Participants in this captivating sport learn a fusion of graceful gestures, gymnastic elements, and fluid dance techniques within the aquatic realm.

To ensure a seamless transition into synchronised swimming, your aspiring swimmer should have completed at least Level 8 within our Swim School programme, or present an equivalent proficiency from an alternate accredited scheme.

For more information and to join please email

Customer Testimonials

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  • The lessons were so good, my husband and I became full members and am actually enjoying it.

    - Swim School – Adult Beginner

  • I just wanted to say how pleased I am with my swimming lessons. I am 69 years old and wanted to be able to swim when I go on holiday, this year I am going to Jamaica.

    I have never been able to swim or float. With Kirsty in charge, I have made some progress and am very happy I am on the right track.

    - Pete – Adult Swimming Lessons

  • I just wanted to say how impressed I was with Alex teaching level one at 6pm this evening, my son had his first lesson with him this evening after passing his young beginners class last week. My Son massively struggles with change and was extremely anxious about going into Alex’s class after realising everything was different and with no familiar faces. Alex worked with myself and him in such a caring way that he came out of his first class with him very happy and calm, I really want you to know how much I appreciate it and what a difference it makes to us, his calm manner made it so much easier for my son.

    - Swim School – Level 1

  • Sharon has just delivered what may have been my son’s favourite lesson to date. The focus, structure & development through the session was outstanding- and his beaming smile between lengths has been my highlight of January. 

    - Swim School – Level 5

  • Can I also take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Jane especially, and the other instructors who have helped my son, and Sharon also. Jane has been brilliant with him and understands him, and she is a fantastic teacher.

    - Swim School – Level 7 – 8

  • I’d just like to say thanks to Alex for Havant swimming school for teaching daughter and giving her confidence in the pool.

    - Swim School – Young Beginner

Waterlooville Swimming Pool

Waterlooville swimming pool will be closed this weekend, 29th June – 30th June, due to a Swimming Gala.

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