Aquarius Swimming

Caterham • Warlingham • Oxted

Producing all-round swimmers

40 + years of experience

Years of experience

Founded in 1978, Aquarius is well regarded within the local community, and has received national awards for teaching from both Swim England and the Royal Life Saving Society.

Swimming teacher opportunities!

We are looking for adults who are interested in learning to teach at Aquarius. We are also looking for experienced swimming teachers: Parent and Baby, Level 1 and Level 2.

About us

Aquarius Swimming operates in the Tandridge area of Surrey, at venues in Caterham, Warlingham and Oxted.

Aquarius focuses on the development of the individual as an all-round swimmer. We encourage participation in nationally recognised programmes of awards and badges, enabling swimmers and their parents to track their progress.

Once basic swimming skills have been developed, we keep swimmers interested by introducing activities like water polo, early diving skills and life-saving, as well as swimming for fitness.

In addition, we are very pleased to be able to support the Tandridge Aquarius Swimming Squad (TASS).

We’re pleased to say that swimmers stay with Aquarius for many years. Most of our teachers learned to swim with us as children, and many former pupils bring their own children to us for lessons.

From January 2009 we adopted the Swim England National Plan for Teaching Swimming. Read our NPTS parental guide. In 2012 we adopted the RLSS Survive and Save Programme.

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Beach and open water examsclick here

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Parents — for latest news

When you register your child with Aquarius Swimming, you are given a Username and Password to log into your own page on our Club Organiser. Please use this to keep up with term dates and fees and to get the latest news.

Notices and news

A training session for our young trainee helpers

This was a Training evening we set up for all our 'helpers' mostly all under 16 yr olds.  We go through their duties and share experiences, they have an opportunity to ask questions, we do group work dry side and in the pool. Lucy, one of our Lead Teachers, working...

Towards our ‘new normal’ — a great teacher training session

As we work towards our 'new normal', we had a really great teacher training session on 29 July — thanks to wonderful support from our RLSS trainer assessors and teachers. We learned how to take lifesaving skills to a new level, how to approach the risks, and how to...

New babies and toddlers swimming classes

Currently we have two opportunities during the week during term time for adults to come along with their babies and toddlers for swimming lessons. Starting from November 2018, we're adding Saturday mornings. Saturday Oakhyrst Grange School, Stanstead Road Caterham....

Still Water exams

Teachers Charlotte, Cathy and Kate took 22 swimmers to Southwater, West Sussex to join the Surrey RLSS in a day of swimming in the cold murky waters of the boating lakes. We very much admired the hard work and stoicism of our swimmers who despite the cold environment...

BEACH WEEKEND, Eastbourne, Summer 2018

We all really enjoyed our beach weekend at Eastbourne. Families stayed down booking into a local hotel so a genuinely social and hard working weekend was enjoyed by all who attended. Our swimmers Maria Alongi, Caris Carpenter, Alex Jones and Erin Mullins were Aquarius...

I wanted to say thank you so much for seeing Molly and Evie through their swimming lessons over the past few years — it has been invaluable for them. Unfortunately, the hospital has now advised both girls to stop the lessons to avoid pushing them too much physically. They can now just swim and play in the water for pleasure. I feel so blessed that they have been able to get to this point where they can both swim enough to be confident in the water. Thank you so, so much to you and all the wonderful, understanding teachers they have had in their time at Aquarius. I honestly can’t thank you enough.

Jo, Mum of Molly and Evie

I’ve just come back from our first swim and I am absolutely blown away!

Dhilan, who has been so anxious about swimming he has been waking up in the middle of the night in tears begging not to have to go and having nightmares about drowning, has come home happy and asking when his next lesson will be. I am still completely shocked at his confidence and progress in just one lesson.  I honestly cannot put into the words how grateful I am to the amazing team at today’s lesson, particularly the young lady who looked after him today.

Equally, Nikhil came out of the pool out of breath having swam for the duration of the lesson (a new but positive experience for him and for me!). He too is excited for his next lesson.

Once again, thank you so so much – I only wish I had contacted you sooner!!


I just wanted to write to let you know that the boys have been doing really well at their Limpsfield class on a Saturday morning and the teacher Selina has been fantastic. In a few short weeks of swimming with her they have both really improved, the classes give them lots of opportunity to practice which is great. They are both starting to have a go at swimming without floats, the classes are managed really well which has helped to give them the opportunity to progress and gain confidence to do so. 

Thank you so much for keeping us updated as much as you can. I’m so disappointed that you are having to close again. It really has been such a rough ride for businesses like yourselves and my heart goes out to you. It must be awful having to stop lessons again after you’ve worked so hard to get the new routines up and running.
As a family, we really appreciate everything you’ve done to get going again and look forward to a time when you can restart safely. Thank you all for all of your efforts. 

Just wanted to say thank you for all of the measures you are putting into place at Warlingham for swimming. It is really clearly set out and we feel very safe attending lessons. My two kids were a bit nervous about coming back to swimming. We are hoping that Moorhouse opens soon but until that point, Warlingham has been fab. Thanks as well for finding space for them so they could continue.


Aquarius has been a fantastic club for our two children and I cannot thank you and the team enough for creating a safe and fun environment for Max and Phoebe to learn. 

Freddie and Jack have truly loved their lessons and we feel they both have come on so well since the lockdown restrictions finally lifted.

My boys love swimming with Aquarius! My oldest started as an absolute beginner, petrified of swimming, he’s doing lifesaving now. I highly recommend them. They’re brilliant.


Just to say a big thank you for the last few weeks. Clara has settled into swim lessons with no problem and your team is very professional with their setup and engagement. So thank you!


Brilliant swimming club! Lisa is fantastic with my children, I highly recommend.


Thank you to you all, the standard of teaching is second to none and each and every individual involved in this club needs to be very proud of themselves.


We just returned from our first class and it was absolutely fantastic! The children really enjoyed it, despite being very nervous to try somewhere new. I’d love to sign them up for the term.


So pleased with the persistence and patience of the teachers at Warlingham pool. My 6 year old has confidence in the water and enjoys going to class each week!


My two have been swimming with Lucy for almost two years now on a Saturday at Moorhouse. They’ve learnt so much and swim fantastically . They’ve really enjoyed the life saving skills that they’ve done as well.

As I have said, James’ swimming has improved so much in the last year, but more so his enjoyment which as much as anything has made it worth the while taking him. Thank you for this.


I would really like to say a huge thank all the team at Aquarius for teaching Kirsty over the last several years. She’s gone from being very scared and refusing to get into the pool to a strong, confident swimmer who loves being the water. Please pass on my thanks to the team. 

I just wanted to say how impressed I was with the teachers, they were so good with the children. In particular, Lisa was lovely with Robin while she was assessing if the classes would be suitable for him‎. Both boys would like to continue with the swimming lessons.


Just wanted to say thank you for all your help getting my girls on to the right lessons. They absolutely LOVE coming to Warlingham for their lessons so was exactly the right decision.

We love the pool and your young swim coaches are a credit to you. I was impressed with how well they worked with the children.

Jacob loved the lesson on Saturday so we’d love to come for the rest of the term.

Can I just say, we have been to a few different swim schools with varying standards however I found Aquarius to be really well run and it was so refreshing to have a higher ratio of staff to kids who were all attentive and engaged with the kids!


Sebastian has thoroughly enjoyed his swimming lessons with your team and he has progressed well despite the disruption of the Pandemic so I would like to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for the hard work, patience and expertise your team display at each lesson! 

Just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for the holiday club that Liam and Josh have been attending at Oakhurst. They have thoroughly enjoyed every session, the coaches and your social distancing measures are outstanding! I would be very interested to continue their lessons in September.

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