ABC Swim School


Founder | Alison Bell

I started ABC Swim School 1985 and it has been running successfully since then.  I still love my job and love seeing all our swimmers learning and achieving their dreams.

I was a National Synchronized Swimmer and the National Coach for Synchronized Swimming from 1989 – 1996 with various teams from the Age Group Squads, to Senior Squad level.

I have really enjoyed my time teaching many children and
adult to learn to swim over the years.

I have written and presented a wide variety of
Continuing Professional Development seminars. 

My skills expand into writing & consultation on a few publications:

  • ‘Make a splash’ (2004 ASA Merchandising),
  • ‘Teach Your Child To Swim’ (2006 Usborne Publishing Ltd) and
  • ‘The Young Swimmer (1997 Dorling Kindersley Ltd London).
  • SwimPix 2019 (2019)
  • 'Break it Down' teaching guide (2019)

I was National Coach at:

  • The European Championships 1993 & 1995,
  • World Championships 1994,
  • Goodwill Games 1994,
  • Commonwealth Games 1994 with two Silver medals in Solo and Duet events,
  • Olympic Trial in 1995,
  • The National Development Officer for Synchronised Swimming 1995-1996.
We are now beginning to develop ABC Training, where we train new swimming teachers and develop knowledge and understanding of learning to swim and coaching. If you are interested in becoming a swimming teacher, please contact us on  for more information. I am committed to the development of our swimmers, teachers and the delivery of FUN and effective swimming lessons for all.