gary solly swim school


New Autumn 2019 Schedules Announced




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Gary Solly Swim School has been a family run business for over 30 years with Qualified ASA teachers and coaches.

All of our sessions are run with RLSS qualified pool lifeguards, and our courses are spread over 10 week terms working within the schools timetable.


25th June 2019

Amazing!! I have completed the Yorkshireman Ironman distance in 14Hrs 57 secs this is a distance of 2.4miles swim, 112 miles bike and 26 mile run. Feeling fantastic now and on a total high after this epic journey. As a swim teacher and coach I was so pleased to be 1st out of the water after the river swim in a field of nearly a 100.
Now should I retire from these silly sporting events? :) :)

Gary Solly Swim School

Celebrating 40 Years of Teaching!

I started helping and teaching at the family run swim school age 16 with my dad who was a teacher at West Hill Park School in Titchfield. My dad was an ex Physical training instructor in the Royal Navy and had coached at a very high level including competitive Olympic swimmers. 
Swimming has always been a big part of my life and i'd completed all of my swimming teaching qualifications by the time I was 20 to the higher level of Advance swimming teacher. 
Over those years I have always got a real buzz from teaching children and adults to learn to swim and I believe swimming is so important that I think everyone should have the opportunity to gain this as a life skill.
Swimming should be fun and exciting and this is a big part of what I try to install in all of my many teachers and helpers that I have had the pleasure to work with over the 40 years.
I joke about teaching for another 40 years and hopefully I can continue well past my retirement.

See you all soon!


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Gary Solly!