Carol Saunders Swim School

Carol Saunders Swim School is a family run swim school founded in the early 1980’s and established in 1987. More than 30 years ago our first lessons were held at Sherburn High School, Leeds, and are now at locations Nationwide. The Swim School prides itself on its exemplary, and well-earned reputation of the delivery of high standards of swimming tuition and coaching to all ages, and also our personable service to our customers.

Carol Saunders Swim School began in 1987 with a class of six swimmers at Sherburn High School. This year we celebrate our 30th year of teaching thousands to swim throughout the UK! Born out of a love of swimming and teaching swimming to children, Carol set about bringing the highest quality swimming lessons to North and West Yorkshire using her professional knowledge and experiences making learning to swim fun, progressive and safe! Carol Saunders Swim School, 30 years on, continues to pride itself on its reputation of the delivery of high standards of swimming tuition and coaching and also our personable service to our customers.

We are an affiliated ASA Swim School with an STAMark Bronze Accreditation.

Our lead Teaching Staff are fully qualified Swimming Teachers with the Amateur Swimming Association and / or  Swimming Teachers Association. They are also trained First Aiders and Lifesavers. The safety and protection of our swimmers and customers is paramount and all Carol Saunders Swim School staff and volunteers are cleared by the Criminal Records Bureau with an Enhanced Disclosure before they begin working or volunteering at the Swim school


Position: Director

Qualifications: ASA Coach

Carol began her love of swimming from a very early age. Carol swam competitively at County & District levels until taking up swimming teaching. At the age of 18 she gained her Teaching Certificate. Carol is the founder of a number of successful competitive swimming clubs, coaching and developing many swimmers to become National Finalists.





Position: Development Director

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), BTF Tri Coach, STA & ASA Tutor Naiomi ‘assisted’ Carol teaching

the classes at Sherburn from the age of 7 when the swim school began gained her ASA Level 2 at the age of 18. Naiomi continued to develop her sports career further with her honours degree in Sport & Exercise Science. Naiomi has competed at Regional and National Championships.




With Carol Saunders Swim School, you can take pride in nurturing new swimmers into the world of aquatics, encourage life long retention and participation in the wonderful world of aquatics and help swimmers realise their full potential. Working from a location in a local territory, you will be the boss, charged with responsibilities of offering first-class service, liaising with staff, customers and swim school entrants, while providing and growing an ideal business and compelling atmosphere around your Carol Saunders Swim School business. Your role will be to grow the business through providing the best customer experience around, motivate your staff, learn from our great support tools and people, ensuring maximum sales and profits from your store.