We have suspended all our classes until further notice due to CONVID-19.
Please keep in touch so we can let you know when we are able to resume safely.

Join our friendly, award-winning swim school!

Penguins is a friendly, family-run swim school, based at Lancing College in West Sussex. We have spent 25 years nurturing swimmers of all ages and stages to gain a valuable skill for life. We are proud to have been named ASA UK Swim School of the Year in 2016 and Southern Water Swim School of the Year in 2018.

We work with each swimmer as an individual, supporting them to achieve their potential – whether that’s competing for county, training to be a coach, or simply learning a skill they’ll always enjoy. Enjoyment of the water is our number one aim for every swimmer, from babies to masters. Our fully ASA-qualified team has over a century of combined experience, with some teachers in the role for over 30 years.

You can read more about our ethos, activities and stories on our Blog page and in our quarterly swimming newsletter. You may also be interested to read this lovely profile of us in The Swimming Times.


Pre School

Term time (4 years+)


Adults & Masters

Top Squad


School Holiday Taster Weeks

Fancy a Penguins taster?
Join us for one of our popular Intensive Courses, run in the Easter and Summer school holidays.
Swimmers come for a 30-minute session every day for five days. Classes for all ages and stages from age 4+. A wonderful way to get to know Penguins, immerse yourself in your swimming and make quick progress. Find out our next course dates here and email us to book.