Ardingly Active Swim School

Ardingly Active Swim School aims to give children & adults a foundation for learning to swim and to develop skills that enable confidence & safety in the water, in a fun-friendly & safe environment.

Adults & Kids • All ages & abilities • ASA Level 2 teachers • Small Groups


The Ardingly Active Swim School is run by 4x Swimming World Champion Karen Pickering MBE. Karen made her international debut in 1986 and went on to win an incredible 35 Major Championship medals & 38 National Titles as well as competing in 4 consecutive Olympic Games. The 2002 Commonwealth Games saw Karen gain two gold and a silver medal in front of her home crowd, a career highlight that was crowned when she was given the honour of carrying the English flag at the Closing Ceremony. To read more, Click Here.


Classes available:

  • Antenatal, Parent & Baby
  • Learn to Swim
  • Improvers
  • Fitness Swimming
  • NEW AquaFit
  • NEW One-to-Ones

Swim for life Inspiring a love of the sport

Water safety – Teaching skills that can save lives for life – Inspiring a love of the sport

Individuals  – Adapting lessons to suit each swimmer

Motivating – to be the best you can be