West Grinstead Swimming Academy is a purpose built, state of the art, swimming pool in the heart of Mid Sussex, designed purely with teaching and training in mind.

We were awarded Silver as ‘runner up’ in Swim England’s Swim School of the Year 2023 award.


West Grinstead Swimming Academy opened in 2020. We provide a unique environment for children of all ages to gain water confidence and essential swimming skills, guided by our team of experienced teachers. From newborns to advanced swimmers, we offer comprehensive lessons tailored to individual needs and abilities.


WGSA boasts the latest in water and air management systems. The water quality is managed by the latest in filter media and a fully automated Seko dosing system, with complete water turnover every 60 minutes. The air temperature and humidity is monitored, and kept constant, by the latest WarmAir system.

WGSA Spectator

Plenty of Spectating Space

For those not wishing to get wet, we have plenty of seats in our viewing area.

WGSA Locker

Ample Space to Change

Large dedicated male and female changing rooms, with WC and shower facilities, and of course spacious baby changing facilities!

WGSA Parking

Exclusive Parking

Parking is available on site, off road, and exclusively for those visiting WGSA, adjacent to the pool enclosure.

WGSA Easy Access

Easy Access

We are located in West Grinstead, easily accessible on the A272, in between Haywards Heath and Horsham, and close to local amenities in Cowfold and Henfield.

WGSA Accreditation


We are fully insured with public liability cover with a £10 million level of indemnity.


At WGSA, we believe all children should learn to love the water as much as we do!

We provide:

Small class sizes(max 6 per. class for group lessons & 8 for preschool parent and child classes)

44 week program to ensure faster progression and more pool time

Teacher in the water for Stage 1-3 lessons

Catchup lessons if you can't make your lesson (subject to availability)

Loads of badges available to every swimmer

Online portal to track progression and badges earnt

Experienced, enthusiastic, Knowledgeable teachers who love swimming

Learn more about our lessons.


Our program runs for 44 weeks of the year with a 2 week break for Easter and Christmas and a 4 week break during the Summer.

Upcoming term dates:

Spring term 24

Tuesday 2nd January to Thursday 28th March

Summer term 24

Saturday 13th April to Sunday 28th July

Autumn term 24

Saturday 31st August to Wednesday 18th December


Join our themed intensive courses for a week of fun, progressive swim lessons with bespoke badges and certificates. Our highly qualified, enthusiastic teachers use these courses to develop water confidence and stroke technique.

Private lesson days are also available during holidays.

Our intensive courses run for a week, offering 5 x 30-minute lessons in the mornings for just £75.


We want the best possible experience for our swimmers and customers and would love to hear any feedback you may have about our program. Please get in touch via email at wgswimmingacademy@gmail.com

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