All teachers are fully qualified to Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) National standards and hold life saving certificates and personal, professional insurance. All beginner and improver classes are accompanied into the water by their teachers and techniques are also demonstrated in the water to swimmer classes to a high standard. Small class sizes ensure excellent progress. Teachers are professional, fun and friendly and enjoy watching the children learn and develop their skills in the pool.



We take pride in our personal approach to teaching swimming with small group and individual tuition.

I have been a keen swimmer for as long as I can remember and I spent years of my life training and competing in the pool. I trained & gained full qualifications to teach swimming at the age of 18 and have been teaching ever since, alongside my career as a school teacher for primary aged children. My passion for teaching led me to open my own swim school in 2003 which I am delighted to say has gone from strength to strength over the years. It is a successful swim school which has grown steadily and welcomed over 6000 babies, children and adults. I have a fabulous team of hard working, professional, fun, friendly teachers and we all work well together.  I pride myself on the personal service I provide to every customer and work hard to ensure every child is placed in the right class to meet their needs.


Alison Marks Swim School Ltd has been operating at Fosse Bank School Private Pool in Hildenborough since 2003. The pool is welcoming, lovely and warm (31 degrees) and ideal for young children needing to build confidence and for those learning to develop stroke techniques. It is 15m x 6m and 0.9m-1.2m deep so is also a good pool for building up stamina and water skills once the basic strokes have been mastered. We have welcomed over 4000 babies, children and adults to this pool since we opened and look forward to welcoming many more.

Carroty Wood Pool Tonbridge

A lovely 18m pool with with depth ranging from 0.9m - 1.8m so suitable for all ages and abilities. We run Pre-School and Adult & Child lessons on Monday mornings from 9.30am, and class for school aged children on Thursday & Friday 4-6pm and Saturdays 8.30-10.30am.  We also run 5 day courses in the school holidays.

​ ​We also use West Heath school pool in Sevenoaks for some of our school holiday 5 day courses, during February and May half terms and often at Easter too. This is a 20m pool with a 3m deep end so is ideal for all swimmers from beginners to club level swimmers wanting help to perfect their diving and tumble turns.