About WetWetWet Swim School

Our history

WetWetWet SWIM SCHOOL was formed by Briony Jacobs in 2002 to provide expert swimming tuition for West Hove School during the academic day, forming part of the school curriculum. We were then requested by the head teacher to start an after school club for West Hove pupils, since then we’ve never looked back.

Where we are now

All these years later, we still feel passionate about teaching your children how to swim, and provide you with fun, safe and progressive swimming lessons that your children will be excited to return to week after week! We are flexible in approach and use varied teaching methods to suit different swimmers.

Our Values

We are constantly assessing and looking to improve our lessons so we can offer our swimmers the best service, best safe working practices and the best fun progressive swimming lessons in town!

Our Swimming Lessons

Beginner Swimming Lessons

Our group beginner lessons aim to have an assistant in the water with the children for their safety, fun and speedy progression! Teachers where possible will also be in the water with our beginner groups ensuring understanding, on the spot correction and of course lots of feed-back and enthusiasm!

Improver & Squad Groups

Our improver groups are encouraging and exciting. This level of swimmer finds our lessons very rewarding as they are making big steps each term. We provide our swimmers with small groups ensuring recognition of each swimmers effort and enjoyment out of our swimmers. We notice our swimmers progression and actively encourage our swimmers. Our squad teams are developing and include competitive yearly galas and events.

Adult Swimming Lessons

Our Adult swim groups are really friendly and welcoming, keeping you fit, healthy and happy! We cater for a range of different abilities, including those that have never swum before right up to the practicing triathlete.

Private Swimming Tuition

As well as our popular after school and weekend ‘group’ extra-curricular lessons, we also operate ‘bespoke private tuition’, taylor made to suit our swimmers individual needs. This can include social bubble swim lessons, bespoke to you and your bubble.

School Swimming Lessons

WetWetWet SWIM SCHOOL are available both as school curriculum teaching and as an after school activity, ensuring ALL children can participate in this lifesaving, fun skill. All of our lessons types adhere to government guidelines.

Experienced & Qualified

Fully Qualified Swim Teachers

WetWetWet SWIM SCHOOL teachers and coaches are fully qualified with either Swim England or the Swimming Teachers Association (STA).

Partnered With Industry Leaders

WetWetWet Swim School are OFSTED registered, affiliated to Swim England, the Swimming Teachers Association, the Duke of Edinburgh scheme (DofE) and the Royal Life Saving Society.  We are members of the Institute of Swimming and of NDCS deaf institute. WetWetWet Swim School are Covid 19 trained and aware. We are fully insured and follow all safe practices.

Health & Safety Experts

All full teachers hold the STA ‘Safety Award for Teachers’ qualification or equivalent, making us all lifesavers in and around the water. Our staff are 1st Aid trained, hold the DBS enhanced check meaning we are approved to work with children and vulnerable people.

STA & Duke of Edinburgh

Our managing team are STA Aquatic Tutors enabling us to keep our ‘Learn to Swim’ team up to date and current, prioritising staff training and health and safety. We regularly work with the Duke of Edinburgh scheme with our Squad swimmers doing their work experience with us.

Committed to Child Protection

WetWetWet SWIM SCHOOL is fully compliant with Swim England and the STA’s child protection procedures and totally committed to the principles and practices of equal opportunities.

What our swimmers say


Since joining the club in April this year we have been so impressed with all the progress both our children have made. As a headteacher, I appreciate the kind (but no nonsense approach) of both instructors. They are nurturing, kind, have a good sense o humour and ensure all the children remain focused...

Cath W.


My 3 children have swam with Wet Wet Wet since 2009. They joined at just school age, and now my eldest is 14. They are all so confident in the water safe and really strong swimmers. The teachers go above and beyond and really care about if the children are happy and progress... I’m so glad my children have continued with Wet Wet Wet... 

Lisa R.


Over the years both my kids and myself have had lessons with Wet Wet Wet. Rachel and Matt got me from not being able to swim a length of front crawl to being really competent at it, and Rachel now (patiently!) teaches my daughter each week. The office are friendly, good communications and updates are clear. Classes are fairly priced and are at pools around Brighton on various days so lots of choice - thanks!

Gill S.


My little one can be a hard one to tackle.. but your teachers have done it.. Got some fabulous stamina built and some excellent technique.. as a swimming teacher myself i would LOVE to be a member of your team!! A wholesome and fun place to swim!!


Everyone is so lovely and personable at WetWetWet. My little boy absolutely loves going and has grown in confidence and ability over the last few months. Highly recommend!


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