Private swimming lessons for children.

We run enjoyable, structured and affordable swimming sessions for children of all ages and abilities.

RB Sports has been teaching children to swim since 2002, and we have seen many children pass through our classes and progress. Some just enjoyed their swimming in their free time and others have gone on to compete in national trials.

We have always tried to keep the fun aspect of swimming whilst not losing focus on the learning and safety aspects.

Rich holds an A.S.A. swim teacher certificate, is a Fellow of the Institute of Swimming Teachers and Coaches, and is a member of the Institute of Swimming.

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Restart date

Posted on November 14th, 2020

The swim school is re-open for business on Saturday 17th April

Face masks

Posted on October 19th, 2020

Just a polite reminder to everyone, please continue to wear your face masks on poolside. Thank you for everyone’s help so far, in doing so it is allowing us to stay open as a swim school.


1 child: £53
2 children: £98
3 children: £143

for a 10 week course of group swimming lessons.

Lessons are on Saturdays between 3:00 and 5:30 at St Edwards School, Cheltenham.

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Our lessons

Parents and toddlers: fun and games whilst learning valuable water skills for both parent and child.

Non swim: water confidence, taking those first “steps” towards swimming on your own.

Beginners: introduction of stroke skills.

Improvers: building on skills and strokes.

Stroke improvement: improving stamina, strengthening and perfecting strokes.


“Rich has given both my children swimming lessons, and they have both thoroughly enjoyed them. He has a great rapport with the kids he teaches, and offers a lot of encouragement whilst being sensitive to their individual needs. I cannot recommend Rich highly enough!”
- Ele

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About Rich

Rich has been working in the leisure industry for over 20 years, dating back to 1992. In this time he has gained invaluable coaching and teaching experience working with a huge variety of people; young, old, international and recreational swimmers.

Having been involved in coaching and teaching since 1996 in a range of sports, Rich qualified as a full ASA Swim Teacher in 2002 and set up a swim school, RB Sports.

In 2009 Rich completed a 5.5 mile swim in the Lake District and in 2010 completed an English Channel swim with a group of friends.