Seriously FUN Swimming Schools are the UK's leading provider of swimming lessons and coaching for babies, children and teenagers.
Initially formed as Janet Madden Swimming Schools in 1990 by Janet Madden, Seriously FUN's mission is to provide a friendly, uncompetitive, fun and above all SAFE environment to learn essential swimming skills.
Seriously FUN provide continuous development from baby swimming classes for babies aged 4 months to 3 years, Junior swim classes for kids aged 3 to 12 years and an Academy for older children over 12 years.
The combined management team have more than 30 years experience of working with children and related industries.
Janet's entrepreneurial endeavour was inspired when her eldest son Jonathon volunteered her teaching services at his school swimming lessons. Janet immediately recognised that children required much smaller classes and more personal attention than could be provided for during school lessons and J. M. Swimming Schools, later to become Seriously FUN was born.
The small pupil to teacher ratio, simple booking system and excellent customer care was revolutionary in the early 1990's and the school quickly developed a large and loyal base of customers.
Initially providing lessons for Juniors aged 4 to 12 years, in 2000 Seriously Fun launched their Swim Babies program developed specifically for little ones aged 4 months to 3 years. The Seriously Fun Academy which provides squad training for children over 12 years, now boasts many members who are focusing their efforts towards London 2012.
As part of Seriously FUN's water safety awareness programme, your child will receive these unique benefits:
- A specific, age appropriate water safety lesson which takes place on the penultimate week of term. Usually a time when holidays may be taken and water awareness can be vital if not lifesaving.
- Water safety packs that include fun yet important messages for children and parents alike.
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Recent customer reviewsView all 40 Reviews
|Huge praise for the SFS intensive holiday course in Maidenhead with Nicki at St Pirans. My daughter Lucy is 3 and loves to go swimming but hates water being splashed in her face and is quite timid unless she's in my arms. She had a wobbly first day but by the end of day 2 she was much happier and more confident in the pool. Lucy was treated with great gentleness and patience by all the staff. She and I enjoyed the experience so much we're signing up for a weekly course.|
|My two children 8 and 3 have just finished a crash course at River Bourne over half term and I was really pleased with their progress. Joe was water phobic before this but the instructor was so patient that by the end of the week he was jumping in without armbands!|
|Our girls (aged 3&6) thoroughly enjoyed their week-long intensive course in Chertsey over Spring Half Term. The great teachers, small class sizes and the daily class meant the girls made amazing progress. They can't wait to do another course this Easter!|
|Very pleased. Small groups, good teaching. Child enjoys it very much and can swim already!|
It's a bit more expensive then other providers but definitely worth it!
|I have taken my little boy since he was five months old and he is now two years old. I can fully recommend Seriously Fun Swimming classes.|
We go to the Thames Club in Staines and a lady called Karen takes the class. Karen is fantastic and makes the class what it is. The classes are very well structured so the kids learn very quickly.
|My granddaughter was seven when she started lessons with Seriously Fun at the Maidenhead venue. She was very nervous, but her teacher gave her lots of encouragement, and she gained in confidence each week. After one term she moved to the next class and has continued to make really good progress.|
Her brother, who is four, is now starting his second term in the beginners group and it's a pleasure to see how happy he is laughing and chatting with his teacher.
Each group never has more than six children so they get plenty of attention and help. They are learning to swim while having lots of fun.
|Lessons are enjoyable but feel that this term there are too many per class|
|My daughter recently started swimming classes with Seriously Fun Swimming at the age of 4 having gone to baby swimming since about 6 months. These classes are amazing in comparison. It is lovely to see her motivated and actually looking forward to going. It's fun and they seem to learn so quickly. The awards system if a fabulous idea giving the children something to aim for.|
|The swimming tutor during last term was brilliant my little girls was excited about going every week even on the run up to Christmas when she was very tired|
|Teresa Evans - Gerrards Cross|
|Our son has been doing lessons with our local Seriously Fun Swimming school since he was 5 months old (now 15 months). The lessons are well planned, easy to follow and have given him great confidence in the water. I would recommend them to any parent.|