About Wards Swim School

About Us

Wards Swim School has been delivering swimming lessons to children in Upminster, Essex for over 13 years. Founded in 2006 by Yvonne Ward and her daughter Nicola Clark, as former competitive swimmers themselves, you're in expert hands. 


Wards Swim School is still today a family-run swim school, now run by Nicola and her daughter Georgina offering children the highest quality teaching available.

The swimming school offers 10-12 week courses of lessons throughout the year. Our lessons are taught in the pool at The Coopers Company and Coborn School.

Wards Swim School has been developed with excellence at the forefront, our teachers call upon years of experience and are trained to the highest standards of swimming teaching and safety.


Our teachers all hold an ASA Level 2 teaching qualification and National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches. All our staff are DBS checked. Wards Swim School is a fully insured Swim School.

Meet The WSS Team

Yvonne Ward


Yvonne has been teaching swimming for over 40 years. Yvonne is known within the swimming world for her dedication and enthusiasm. Over the years she has successfully taught many children to swim. Yvonne is a Level 2 ASA qualified teacher.

Nicola Clark

Founder, Teacher & Coach

Nicola has been involved in swimming from a young age and has been teaching for the last 30 years. Nicola is a Level 2 ASA qualified teacher and coach and a member of the Institute of  Swimming (IoS) Teachers and Coaches.

George Richardson

Teacher & Coach

Georgina was a competitive club swimmer for many years. Georgina is a Level 2 ASA qualified swimming teacher as well as a Level 1 coach, she also holds a BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Science degree and is a member of the IoS.


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