Find out more about Swanton Swimmers

About us

Swanton Swimmers was founded in 2015, and aims to provide a relaxed, fun learning environment for adults and children aged 4 and up. Our swimming lessons take place at Swanton Morley Primary School, near to Dereham.  


Our pool

Picture of the clean, safe pool in Dereham where our lessons are held.
Swanton Morely School’s heated indoor pool is a great venue for our swimming lessons


Swanton Morely Primary School’s pool is 15m x 6m, with pool depth from 0.90m to 1.5m, accommodating beginners through to advanced swimmers. There are separate changing rooms and toilets for boys and girls, and ample parking in the school car park.



Our team

Lisa – Lisa is the founder of Swanton Swimmers. She started working in the industry at the age of 14 as a pool assistant, then worked through her teaching qualifications and now has 12 years’ experience as a Level 2 Swimming Teacher. She has taught swimming lessons for other small independent swim schools, Loughborough & Soar Valley leisure centres, Riverside Leisure Centre, and in Greece for Neilson Active Holidays. She is also a secondary Maths teacher, and qualified yoga instructor……… she likes to keep life active and varied!

  • ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher
  • NRASTC – Pool rescue test

Gina – Gina has been with Swanton Swimmers from the beginning, starting as an assistant, then Level 1 Teacher, and she is booked to complete her Level 2 training in November 2018. She has a lovely way with the children and can usually get even the most timid swimmers into the water and confident. Outside of swimming she is also a very keen horserider.

  • ASA Level 1 Teaching Assistant
  • STA Pool Safety Award

Angela – Angela joined Swanton Swimmers in June 2018 as a Level 2 Teacher, and brings experience from her teaching positions at UEA Sportspark and Norwich Penguins.

  • ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher
  • NRASTC – Pool rescue test

Emily – Emily joined Swanton Swimmers in September 2016 as an assistant, and loves her job helping the children build confidence and skills in the water. She plans to do her Level 1 training in the near future. Outside swimming she joins sixth form in September to start her A Levels, and is a keen dancer and hockey player.

Kate – Kate has been with Swanton Swimmers from the beginning, starting as an assistant, then Level 1 Teacher. She has built excellent relationships with the children and been an asset to the team. She is off to University in September 2018 to study medicine, but may still make an appearance with us in the her holidays from uni……….we hope so anyway!

  • ASA Level 1 Teaching Assistant
  • NPLQ – Lifeguard

Tristan – Tristan joined us in June 2018 (Angela is his mum). He will be assisting in beginner swimming lessons, being a keen swimmer himself and wanting to gain some experience in the teaching side of it.


Find out more about opportunities to join our friendly team!

Our affiliations

We are a Swim School Member of Swim England

As a Swim England Swim School member, we deliver safe, fun and inclusive swimming lessons. Your child will be able to earn badges and certificates as they improve their aquatic skills.

We are affiliated with the Children's University, Norfolk

We are a Norfolk Children’s University member, so your child’s lessons can be included in their Passport to Learning.