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23rd August 2022

Hair balls!

Why do we need to wear swimming hats..... Read more


27th May 2022

Splash & Play!

New availability for Thursdays at Willow Lodge, Bubwith... ...1130-1200 - Splash and Play (0-3years) - 3 spaces left... Read more


10th April 2022

Easter Holidays!

Find out when you can eat your Easter eggs..... Read more


29th October 2021

Phone lines are back open!

Who ya gonna call....? Read more


5th May 2021

Swim Teacher Shortages....

This is sadly something we are all too familiar with at CSSS...... Read more


29th April 2021

Car Parking at The Mount

Please use the pay machines..... Read more


20th April 2021

Chlorine Kills COVID in 30seconds....

Swimming pool water can inactivate the Covid-19 virus in only 30 seconds......... Read more


8th March 2021

Get your Swim Bag Ready!!

Press Play ▶️12th April....? Read more


2nd November 2020

Lockdown Number 2....

It's been a difficult weekend of news.... Read more

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24th September 2020

The Mount School Swimming



11th September 2020

Revised Restart Dates

Please be kind.... Read more


18th August 2020

Start Dates...

Thank you for all your feedback; it has really been appreciated ....... Read more


20th July 2020

Return to lessons....

We have had the news we have been anxiously anticipating...pools have been given the go-ahead to reopen from 25th July! Woohooo!!! Read more


13th April 2020

Surprising kinds of swimming lessons at Carol Saunders Swim School

We’re sure you’re all very familiar with our classic beginner swimming lessons for little ones, but did you know that we run many more exciting types of classes which you might not have heard about? During this period away from the pool, take time to discover what else you and your family could try out when we’re back to business as usual! Read more


26th March 2020

How to keep making a splash while swimming is postponed

We may not be able to see you for lessons at the moment swimmers but fear not! We’ve put together a list of fun ideas to keep the whole family entertained, engaged and active even when you can’t get to the pool. Read more

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17th March 2020

COVID-19 Announcement

**Important Notice** Due to COVID-19 all lessons are postponed from today 11am 17th March 2020 until further notice... Read more


13th March 2020

Meet the Team!

Meet Lisa our newly appointed Safety Officer, York Rescue Boat Crew Member and Safety Education Officer..... Read more


2nd March 2020

Party Time!!

Woohooo! Party Time! There's no better way to spend your special day... Read more


2nd March 2020

Pamper me!

A Mother's Day treat......or maybe just for you! Read more

Meet our adult swimming students

18th February 2020

Meet our adult swimming students: John

In our new series, we’ll be chatting to a few of our adult students to find out what motivated them to start swimming, how they’ve found their lessons and what they’re most looking forward to with their new skill. Read more


10th February 2020

Ella makes the final!!

Find out what CSSS Sports Ambassador has been up to and what events she has coming up in this months Vlog.... Read more


29th January 2020

Swim Star makes the headlines!

What happens when you are persistent and consistent...and LOVE what you do? Read more


21st January 2020

The value of swimming for people, communities and health

Swimming makes people happier, healthier and more in touch with their communities... Read more


20th January 2020

A day in the Life of......A Swim Star's Parents

Hi, we are Julie and Simon Frost – Ella’s parents..... Read more


8th January 2020

Ella's Festive Frolics!

Welcome to CSSS Sports Ambassador Ella Frost's first video log (Vlog!)…. Read more


31st December 2019

Welcome our 2020 Sports Ambassador Ella Frost!

Welcome Ella Frost Carol Saunders Swim School 2020 Sports Ambassador. Ella is 12 years old... Read more

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12th December 2019

Swimming at Barmby Moor, York

As one of our newest venues, we’re excited to feature this lovely little pool on the outskirts of York. It’s proving so popular that we wanted to share more about what you can expect from swimming lessons here… Read more


5th December 2019

Santa’s Swimming Secrets

Ho ho ho! Santa Claus here, it’s the Christmas season at Carol Saunders Swim School and since I have the swimming venues to myself, I thought I’d share a few of my top swimming tips to help little ones have a really cool yule in the pool. Read more

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2nd December 2019

Discounts! Discounts! Discounts!

Did you know we are part of the Aquaplane Affiliate scheme! Order now just in time for Christmas.... Read more


28th October 2019

Pumpkins in the pool- spooky swimming ideas for Halloween!

As the sun sets on October, our little swimmers are heading to the dark side for some Halloween-themed fun! Here’s what we’ll be getting up to over the next fortnight and some spook-tacular ideas to try with your family too. Read more

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27th September 2019

Swimming at Riverside, Goole

If you or your little one is a beginner, improver or looking to learn one to one, there’s no better place that our lovely little pool at Riverside Special School in Goole. Read more

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23rd August 2019

Immerse yourself in our Mermaid Cove!

Has your little one always dreamed of becoming a mermaid or merman? Do they enjoy fantasy stories, fairy tales and dressing up? Our wonderous team of mermaids at Carol Saunders Swim School are here to bring a touch of magic to a swimming pool near you! Read more


28th June 2019

Pawel takes on Iron Man

This month, our very own Pawel is taking on an Iron Man competition to raise money for Martin House Hospice! Will you be supporting him? Read on to find out more… Read more


19th June 2019

Swimming at Willow Lodge, Bubwith

Located in a beautiful village setting just 15 minutes’ drive from Selby, Willow Lodge in Bubwith is home to a lovely warm private pool. If you’re looking for friendly, small-group sessions for beginners through to intermediate, this is the venue! Read more

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24th May 2019

Swimming at The Mount School, York

This month, it’s time to talk about one of our most popular venues, the home of Carol Saunders Training Academy and a hub of exciting swimming opportunities- it’s the Mount School, York. Read more


12th April 2019

Swimming at Sherburn

This month, we’re featuring our very first venue where Carol Saunders Swim School all began. With a fabulous team and fantastic range of lessons, you’ll struggle to find a better place to swim than Sherburn High School! Read more


11th March 2019

How to prepare for your baby’s first swim!

Taking your baby to their first swimming lesson is a very exciting time. It’s a chance to strengthen your bond, accomplish something new together and most importantly, great fun! Read more


28th January 2019

Are you worried about your baby's health in public pools?

We’ve recently found out that health risks are the main concern from parents when considering whether or not to take their little one swimming in public pools, in fact, as many as half of all concerns when taking babies swimming are the health implications. Read more


14th January 2019

Jody's Journey

Jody, a Year 10 student from Huntington School in York has committed to working for a charity for 4 weeks in summer 2019 when he will work alongside other young people under the organisation of Camps International. Read more


7th November 2018

2019 Term Timetable

Full details of our 2019 Swimming Lesson timetable for Carol Saunders Swim School Read more


7th November 2018

At what age can I start taking my baby swimming?

This is a question we are asked quite regularly at the Swim School, and the answer is simple, babies are never too young to start! So what are you waiting for? Read more

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6th November 2018

Halloween Swim

Penny the Pumpkin & Gertrude Gourd had a great Halloween swim with our little swimmers! Read more


24th September 2018

October Training Courses

We have a number of training courses running in October, for lifeguards and teachers. Read more


19th September 2018

Swimming Lessons for Juniors & Adults

Considering signing up to swimming lessons yourself, or for your little one, but unsure what the lessons might entail? We’ve put together an overview of classes for little ones and adults for you to find out a bit more before taking the plunge! Read more

New Bubwith tiddlers

12th September 2018


Carol Saunders Swim School and Tiddler's Academy are pleased to announce that we have added more days to our Splash & Learn classes at Willow Lodge, Bubwith. Read more

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18th July 2018

Carol Saunders Swim School bag NATIONAL Award!

We are proud to announce that we have WON National Family Business of the Year for the North East of England! Read more


4th July 2018

10 Benefits of Swimming

Swimming can improve overall fitness, mental well-being and even make you look younger! With these contributing factors, we believe swimming really is the way forward. We may be biased due to our love of swimming, but with so many benefits we feel it is our duty to share these with you. Read more


4th July 2018

Summer Water Safety - 15 top tips for staying safe in the water this summer

Summer has arrived and with it brings the temptation to jump in the pool, splash in the sea and generally just cool down! However, sometimes these urges lead to a lack of respect for the water which can result in catastrophe. It is important to understand the risks that water can hold and be aware of these so that you can be as prepared as possible to keep yourself and your family safe this summer, and always! Read more


8th June 2018

Drowning Prevention Week 2018

This year to show our support for this extremely important week we are teaming up with the local fire brigade in Selby and York to raise awareness. We will be at Market Cross in Selby on Saturday 23rd June from 10am-2pm to promote water safety, open water swimming, lifesaving and how to swim safely! Read more


9th May 2018

Open Water Safety

With the sunshine making an appearance over the past couple of weeks, it definitely feels like summer’s on its way! With the heat comes the urge to take a dip in open water, whether it be a river, a lake, the sea or even a canal…however, it’s extremely important to remember water safety first before even contemplating taking the plunge (literally!) Read more


18th April 2018

Swimming is a great way of keeping fit, staying healthy and making friends!

Starting regular swimming can help reduce the risk of illnesses whilst also boosting your mood and keeping your weight under control! Not only do the benefits of swimming help towards keeping your body and mind healthy, swimming is also a lifelong skill that could result in saving yours or someone else’s life. Read more


4th April 2018

How to get your children in to, and used to, the water!

While swimming lessons are a great way of getting little ones familiar and confident in the water, there are other fun ways to improve their basic swimming skills, water safety and build a bond with all things aquatic! Read more


26th March 2018

Benefits of Swimming for Mental Health

With a great deal of focus being put on Mental Health Awareness recently we decided it would be the perfect time to concentrate on how swimming can help support with Mental Health and the main benefits that it can have! Most medical experts agree that any type of physical activity can have a positive effect on mental health and wellbeing, by according to recent studies by Swim England, swimming can be particularly effective. Read more

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19th February 2018

Team talks with Carol Saunders Swim School

We’ve recently asked some of our swimming teachers some questions about how they got into this career and what they love most about it…learn more about our teachers here! Read more


12th February 2018

Swimming tips for beginners

Whether you want to learn to swim for fitness, water safety or something else, it doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking or strenuous experience. Swimming is a great workout for your whole body, and you never know when you might need it! We’ve put together some swimming tips for beginners ! Read more

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15th December 2017

It's coming to the end of 2017, and what a year it's been!

We’d like to take this opportunity to share some of our favourite stories from the year and say a great BIG thank you to all our amazing team members, swimmers, friends and family for their never-ending support! Read more

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6th November 2017

Why learn to swim with the Carol Saunders Swim School?

Making the decision to learn to swim can be a scary prospect, at any age, so it’s important for us to let you know who we are, and what you can expect from our classes if you choose to learn with us! Read more


13th October 2017

How to overcome a fear of water

Overcoming a fear of water is a scary and challenging prospect for anyone, at any age, and can often be the biggest barrier for people that want to learn to swim but just can’t face the water. Here are a few of our tips to help overcome a fear of water and encourage you into the wonderful world of swimming. Read more


29th December 2016

New website and Portal Go Live!

There's lots of development happening at The Carol Saunders Swim School family... Read more


29th December 2016

Carol Saunders Swim School Turns 30!

Carol Saunders Swim School turns 30 this year and we have seen swimmers achieve National awards in diving, water polo, swimming, teaching.... Read more