About Us

About Us

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Alison Bell

I started ABC Swim School 1985 and it has been running successfully since then.

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

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 was National Coach at the European Championships 1993 & 1995, World Championships 1994, Goodwill Games 1994, and Commonwealth Games 1994 with two Silver medals in Solo and Duet events and Olympic Trial in 1995 and was the National Development Officer for Synchronised Swimming 1995 – 1996.

I have written and presented a wide variety of Continuing Professional Development seminars. My skills expand into writing and consultation on a few publications such as ‘Make a splash’ (2004 ASA Merchandising), ‘Teach Your Child To Swim’ (2006 Usborne Publishing Ltd) and ‘The Young Swimmer (1997 Dorling Kindersley Ltd London).

I am also the co-founder of Aquability Teachers Training Centre, 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 Click here (www.aquabilityttc.co.uk) for more information and how to enrol. Alison has numerous ASA, YMCA and other qualifications and is committed to the development of teachers and the delivery of FUN and effective swimming lessons for all.

Our Trainers

  • Katie

    I hold a national pool lifeguarding qualification as well as a first aid at work qualification. I have been lifeguarding…

  • Georgia

    I am a Level 2 teacher at ABC and thoroughly enjoy every day working with all of the friendly teachers…

  • Eleanor

    Having been involved in swimming since I was four, competing at both club and county levels, working at a place…

  • Henry

    I have achieving my ASA level 1. I am in sixth form and I currently swim for Bexley Swimming Club…

  • Kate

    I'm Kate, I'm 24 and I've been a qualified ASA Level 2 swim teacher since October 2016. I have a…

  • Luca

    I have my level 1 and 2 Swimming Teacher qualification and I teach from aged 3 to above 80 years…

  • Bethan

    I started club swimming at the age of 7, and started competing for Bexley Swimming Club at the age of…

  • Catherine

    I have been a qualified Level 2 swimming teacher since 2016. Being a swimmer my whole life, it was only…

  • Caroline

    I swam synchro competitively when I was younger and have always loved swimming, when my eldest son joined Bexley Swimming…

  • Fay

    I have worked for ABC for 11 years, have level 1, love, love, love seeing kids and adults progress and…

  • Josh

    I hold a national pool lifeguarding qualification as well as a first aid at work qualification. I have been lifeguarding…

  • Anne

    I have been a poolside assistant for nearly four years. I love the variety of the job and watching the…

  • Paul

    I hold the ASA Level 2 swimming Teacher and qualified in April 2017. I have been swimming at various local…

  • Lucie

    Being an ex-Club swimmer and having swam at both county and regional level it was natural for me to want…

  • Myles

    I am 16 years old and I currently swim at regional level for Erith and district swimming club. I have…

  • Zoe

    I have my ASA level 2 Swimming Teacher qualification. I learnt to swim at ABC Swim School. I started lessons…

  • Magda

    My name is Magda Waldron and I am married with a four year old daughter. (who loves swimming and swims…

  • Nicci

    I have worked for ABC since I was 16 (so only a couple of years!!) –  I am a Level…

  • Tim

    I hold the ASA Level two Award in Teaching Aquatics. I qualified in July 2013 as a level 1 and…

  • Julie

    I was an active member of Eltham Training and Swimming club throughout my teenage years and rejoined again in 2000…

  • Rachael

    I have been teaching swimming, high board diving and trampolining for the last 16 years , as I am qualified…

  • Beth

    I am an ASA Level 2 Teaching Since 2002. Taught by Lovely Alison Bell. I love working for ABC because…

Why Choose Us

Our goal is to create a place that engages each pupil

  • Activity levels engaging in the class
  • Creative use of equipment and activities
  • Individual attention in a small-class setting
  • Learning program set with the national governing body for swimming (ASA)
  • Opportunities to complete distance awards
  • Positive learning environment for you or your child
  • Enthusiastic teachers who care about the pupils they teach


  • What age can my baby start swimming lessons?In the baby and toddler sessions we take children from 6 month’s old. When you book we send you and information sheet about the lessons.
  • How many are there in a class for the baby and toddler swimming lessons?There are 10 in a class with one teacher in the water and support teacher from the side of the pool

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Our Programs

  • Baby and Toddler lessons
  • Children’s lessons
  • Advanced children’s lessons
  • Adult lessons
  • Synchronised swimming
  • One to one lessons

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