About Us 


Watford Swim School - Our Approach

We provide one to one, two to one swimming lessons for children and adults. We also offer small groups and parent and baby swimming lessons in a safe, quiet and clean environment.

As a family-run business, we’re passionate about teaching adults and children to swim and to feel more confident in the water, whatever their ability.

We focus on the individual and teach them to their ability within the Swim England Frame Work.

People learn to swim in different ways, so our teachers will take the time to get to know swimmers and teach them in a way that gets the best results. This means that people that swim with us see progress much quicker than in a typical 'leisure centre group environment'.

Watford Swim School - Our Story.....

Watford Swim School was set up and is run by Hayley Munday (& family), Hayley has been teaching, coaching swimming and managing swim programmes for over 20 years. Being an ex-competitive swimmer herself, she understands the importance of stroke development and stroke technique as well as the importance of early stages of learning to build confidence.

Hayley is a fellow member of The Institute of Swimming, The industry body for swimming and coaching.

Due to the massive success of the first few years, Hayley’s Husband left his full-time job and brought his 25 years of leisure management experience to the swim school team. Before joining the team he worked his way through the ranks, Mark has done a bit of everything in his time from lifeguarding to swimming teaching. Most recently being a regional manager for a national leisure operator overseeing sport centres and swimming pools.

Hayley and Mark are supported by a team of very passionate swimming teachers. For info about the rest of the team click HERE.

Our first pool is a purpose-built pool for teaching swimming. The programme focuses on one to one, two to one lesson and daytime parent and baby group lessons.

Our second pool is at Abbots Hill School in Hemel Hempstead and focuses mainly on small groups (maxim of four in a group). For more info click HERE.