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We are open for business and dates for our Autumn Term.

Our swim school is fully up and running, we re-opened on 25th July 2020,  with Covid 19 safety measures in place.

Our Autumn term is scheduled to start on Monday 7th September and will finish on Saturday 19thDecember 2020, with a half term break during the week 26th October – 1st November 2020.

Existing clients can find re-enrolment forms for our forthcoming Autumn Term 2020 on http://www.rusalkaswim.com/parents ( the deadline for return to us  is 24th August 2020 ).

If your child does not currently swim with us and you would like them to start, at the beginning of our forthcoming Autumn Term, then please e-mail us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or call us on 02392 594449.
 

Dates for Summer Term 2020.

Our current Spring Term will end on Saturday 4th April 2020.

Our next Summer Term will start on Monday 20th April 2020 and will end on Saturday 25th July 2020 ( 13 weeks ).

Half term break will be from 25th May till 31st May 2020.

Our existing clients can find re-enrolement forms for Summer Term 2020 on http://www.rusalkaswim.com/parents ( the deadline for submission is 23rd March 2020 ).

New clients who would like to enrol to our Swim School for the Summer Term please e-mail us directly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

πŸŠβ€β™€οΈRUSALKA ACHIEVER AWARDS first half term Spring Term 2020 ! πŸŠβ€

The names of our latest  Achievers Awards Winners are :

Monday
Pool 1 - Frazer Kruppa
Pool 2 - Melody Cardle

Tuesday
Pool 1- Matilda Simpkins
Pool 2 - Rory Goble

Wednesday
Pool 1- Zack Christie
Pool 2 - Ruby Hill

Thursday
Pool 1- Eva Hirmiz
Pool 2- Artur Rebaine

Friday
Pool 1- Isla Turvey
Pool 2 -Billy Green

Saturday
Pool 1 - (morning) - Oliver Robson
Pool 1 - (afternoon) - Caitlin White
Pool 2 - Henry James

Well Done Everyone !


πŸ§œβ€ πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸŠβ€β™€οΈ ACHIEVERS AWARDS 2nd half term of the Winter Term 2019 ! πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ πŸ§œβ€β™‚οΈπŸ§œβ€

Our teachers' nominations for Achievers Awards for the second half terom of our Winter term 2019 , as below .......

Monday
Pool 1 - Annabelle Gidney
Pool 2 - Dana Jaff

Tuesday
Pool 1- Meghan Brewer
Pool 2 - Jasmine Kennett

Wednesday
Pool 1- Louie Ryall
Pool 2 - Nancy-May Notley

Thursday
Pool 1- Lincoln Hawkes
Pool 2- Austin Gibson

Friday
Pool 1-Landen Bannisted
Pool 2- Lily Pafford

Saturday
Pool 1 - (morning) - Jessica Vinall
Pool 1 - (afternoon) - Zoe Hawkes
Pool 2 - Oliver Richardson

Well Done Everyone !

 

Dates for Spring Term 2020

Our current Autumn Term will end on Saturday 21st December 2019.

Our next Spring Term will start on Monday 6th January 2020 and will end on Saturday 4th April 2020.

Half term break will be from 17th February till 23rd February 2020.

Our existing clients can find re-enrolement forms for Spring Term 2020 on http://www.rusalkaswim.com/parents ( the deadline for submission is 8th December 2020 ).

New clients who would like to enrol to our Swim School for the Spring Term please e-mail us directly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ RUSALKA SWIMMING - Autumn Half Term 'ACHIEVER' Awards ! πŸ˜πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

So sorry to be a little late again as we're sure you have all been on 'tenderhooks' waiting to hear who has been selected, by all of our teachers, as our 'Young Achievers' for the first half of our Autum Term !πŸ˜‹

And so, without more ado, here is the latest list .....

Monday
Pool 1 - Grace McElinney
Pool 2 - Harriett Underwood

Tuesday
Pool 1- Dominic Williams
Pool 2 - Kayahan McPhee

Wednesday
Pool 1- Harry Coluccia
Pool 2 - Henry Carpenter

Thursday
Pool 1- Alexander Tutte
Pool 2- Christina Hirmiz

Friday
Pool 1- Isla Kay
Pool 2 -Millie Sparrow

Saturday
Pool 1 - (morning) - Chloe Frost
Pool 1 - (afternoon) - Charlie Watkyns
Pool 2 - Abigail Hansombe

Dates for Autumn Term 2019

Our Summer Term will end on Saturday 20th July 2019.

Our next Autumn Term will start on Monday 2nd September 2019 and will end on Saturday 21st December 2019.

Half term break will be from Monday 28th October till Sunday 3rd November 2019.

Our existing clients can find re-enrolement forms for Autumn Term 2019 on http://www.rusalkaswim.com/parents ( the deadline for submission is 7th July 2019 ).

New clients who would like to enrol to our Swim School for the Autumn Term please e-mail us directly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Intensive One Week Swimming Courses July - August 2019

Following the success of the last four years and thereafter receiving many requests to repeat, we are delighted to confirm that, once again, we will be offering Five Day Intensive Swimming Courses during three of the weeks throughout the school summer holidays. Namely during the week 22nd– 26th July - between 16.00 and 19.00 on each day, during the week 29th July – 2nd August and during the week of  12th – 16th August - between 9.30 and 12.30 on each day.

Each lesson will be 30min duration and as always here at Rusalka, there will only be a maximum of five children in the pool at any one time.

The special rate for each one week course is Β£ 55.00 per child.

This year it will be open for children ASA Stage 1 – 7 also Babies and Toddlers from 3 months to 4 years old.

The aim of these lessons is to help boost each child's swimming ability and confidence during the long summer holidays, or prior to vacations away with the family where there may be pools and / or beaches.

Under 4 yr olds will be working on water confidence and swimming ability, depending on their age group, plus having lots of fun along with a parent.

4 yo children, who will start School in September, will have the opportunity to experience swimming on their own ( ie without parents ) in preparation for doing so in September.

Stage 1 children will work on their water confidence and swimming ability with lots of fun activities too !

Stage 2 - 7 children will work to improve their swimming stroke techniques and have fun along the way !

Please note that all spaces can only be allocated on a β€˜first come - first served’ basis.

To download a document with more information and a booking form please use this link http://www.rusalkaswim.com/parents

If you have a trouble with downloading this form please e-mail us on rThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will e-mail you the form directly.

πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸŠβ€β™‚οΈπŸ§œβ€β™‚οΈ"RUSALKA SUMMER HALF TERM ACHIEVERS' AWARDS"πŸ§œβ€β™‚οΈπŸŠβ€β™‚οΈπŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

Well, not exactly the summer weather we have all been hoping for, is it ? Hopefully it must be on the way soon, surely ??

Never mind, let's see if we can brighten up the weekend for a few of you as we announce who are the Winners of our 1st half, summer term 'Achiever Awards' !πŸ˜‰

We now have all of our Teachers' recommendations in and so, without more ado, here is the list .........

Monday
Pool 1 - Sophia Pearson
Pool 2 - Olivia Burton

Tuesday
Pool 1 - Harry Fyfield
Pool 2 - Nicolas Patient

Wednesday
Pool 1 - Sienna Lunn
Pool 2 - Isla Hodson

Thursday
Pool 1 - James Underwood
Pool 2 - Bradley Watson

Friday
Pool 1 - Callum Ford
Pool 2 - Rheba Cole

Saturday
Pool 1 (morming) - Oliver Woodruff
Pool 1 ( afternoon) - Hanna Halas
Pool 2 - Joshua Lumley

Congratulations to you all and very well done with your swimming !πŸ€—πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹πŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ€—

πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ Rusalka Swimming Second Half of Spring Term Achievers Awards ! πŸ˜πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

It's always a happy time of year for us right now, with the start of our Summer term. And, of course, it's also time to announce the winners of The Rusalka Spring Term (2nd Half) Achievers' Awards !πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈπŸ§œβ€β™‚οΈ

Once again, for any of you who may not know about this, we really are so pleased to announce that all of the following children have been nominated, by their Swim Teachers, for their outstanding effort during the second half period of our Spring term and they are, as follows ……

Monday
Pool 1 - Ella Anthony
Pool 2 - Billy Davidson

Tuesday
Pool 1 - Dylan Kelly
Pool 2 - Ivy Hunter

Wednesday
Pool 1 - Gracie Lovett
Pool 2 - Louie Ryall

Thursday
Pool 1 - Cameron Baldwin
Pool 2 - Alfie Hill

Friday
Pool 1 - Samuel Atherton
Pool 2 - Ellisa-May Fawcett

Saturday
Pool 1 (morming) - Daniel Merefield
Pool 1 ( afternoon) - Hattie Harmel-Law
Pool 2 - Isabella Duff

Congratulations to you all and very well done with your swimming !

πŸŠβ€β™€οΈTHE RUSALKA FIRST HALF OF SPRING TERM ACHIEVER AWARDS ! πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈ

We are so pleased to be able to announce the Winners of our 1st Half Spring Term 'Achiever Awards' !

Once again, as always, we have relied on our excellent team of Swimming Teachers to give us their recommendations for who they feel may have worked just that exra little bit harder or shown in other ways a special determination and committment to make us want to show them that it's been noticed and that we feel they deserve some special recognition.

And so, without further delay, here are the names of our latest Winners ! .........

Monday
Pool 1 - Addison North
Pool 2 - Elodie Bingham-Gardiner

Tuesday
Pool 1- Oscar Harris
Pool 2 - George Gill

Wednesday
Pool 1- Tabitha Towsend
Pool 2 - Mason Wiley

Thursday
Pool 1- Danielle Agwuncha
Pool 2- Archie Longley

Friday
Pool 1- Sophie Clay
Pool 2- Harvey Turne

Saturday
Pool 1 - (morning) - Freddy Woodruff
Pool 1 - (afternoon) - Chloe Dougherty
Pool 2 - Sophia Bennett

πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜Rusalka Achievers Aawards 2nd Half of Autumn Term 2018 πŸ˜πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

Once again, as always, we have given the extremely difficult task of selecting it to our excellent team of Swimming Teachers for them to make their recommendations - and we're pleased to say that we now have all of those in and so, without further delay, here are the names of our Autumn second half term Winners ! .........

Monday
Pool 1 - Olivia Irvine
Pool 2 - Elouise Hill

Tuesday
Pool 1 - Mason Butlin
Pool 2 - Ralf Webster

Wednesday
Pool 1 - Emily Graves
Pool 2 - Jacob Towsend

Thursday
Pool 1 - Freya Scowen
Pool 2 - Rufus Robertson

Friday
Pool 1 - Amy Jones
Pool 2 - Nellie Armstrong

Saturday
Pool 1 (morning) - James Holland
Pool 1 (afternoon) - Aishani Aranan
Pool 2 - Luca Aquilina

As usual, in association with Southern Water's 'Learn to Swim’ program, we are so pleased to award each nominee with a super prize of their choice – either a pair of swim goggles, a drinking water bottle or a Southern Water string bag suitable for sports kit. Please let your teacher know which you would like.

πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸ¦„πŸ¬ Rusalka Achievers Aawards 1st Half of Autumn Term 2018 πŸ¦„πŸ¬πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈπŸ§œβ€β™‚οΈ

Half term and Guy Fawkes night over and gone already ???
Well, Mums and Dads, whether we like it or not, we’re now seriously into the run up to Christmas !!πŸŽ…πŸŒ²πŸŽπŸŽ€

And, once again, it’s time to announce the Winners of our 1st Half, Autumn Term, 'Achiever Awards' !😍

As usual, we asked our super team of Swimming Teachers to give us their recommendations and we're pleased to say they were waiting for us on our return from vacation yesterday and so, without further ado, here are the names of our latest Winners ! .........

Monday
Pool 1 - Evie Taylor
Pool 2 - Ethan Kent

Tuesday
Pool 1 - Oscar Gibbs
Pool 2 - Sophie Reavle

Wednesday
Pool 1 - Sophie Sitton
Pool 2 - Amelie Young

Thursday
Pool 1 - Leon Bannister
Pool 2 - Amelie Dinenage

Friday
Pool 1 - Axel Herkes
Pool 2 - Shylah Hall

Saturday
Pool 1 - (morming) - Tom Repanos
Pool 1 - ( afternoon) - Alfie Roope
Pool 2 - Theo Patterson

Well Done to you all and just like your Mummy and Daddy, please be very proud of yourselves !
πŸ€—πŸ¬πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ¬πŸ€—

In conjunction with Southern Water's 'Learn to Swim’ program, we are so pleased to award each nominee with a super prize of their choice – either a pair of swim goggles, a drinking water bottle or a Southern Water string bag suitable for sports kit. Please let your teacher know which you would like.

As in anything like this, there’s always only a certain number of children nominated each time and we always feel it so important to stress that these small internal awards are given to children whose swimming teachers feel are deserving of special recognition for their work effort, enthusiasm and achievement over the past six weeks.

Our Swim Teachers always tell us that this is one of the hardest things we ask them to do because the general standard of all the children here at Rusalka is always so exceptionally high. To try and include as many children as possible we always make these awards for each half term period, instead of just for each term.

And so, to all of our other equally special children, who may not be on today's list, please don't worry and please be assured that this certainly does not mean that you are not working hard. If you keep doing your best during every lesson then, next term, it really could be your name appearing here.

πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸŠβ€β™€οΈHappy Swimming Everyone !πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈπŸ§œβ€

 

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πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸŠβ€β™€οΈRusalka Swimming Achievers Awards 2nd Half Term of Summer Term 2018 πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈπŸ§œβ€β™‚οΈ

The build up and start of our new Autumn Swimming Term, each September, has to be one of our most busiest times here and we are so sorry for keeping you all waiting this long before announcing who are the Winners of our 2nd Half Summer Term 'Achiever Awards' ! πŸ˜

Once again, as always, we leave it to our excellent team of Swimming Teachers to make their recommendations and we're pleased to say we now have all those in and so, without further delay, here are the names of our latest Winners ! .........

Monday
Pool 1 - Thomas Jay
Pool 2 - Lois Pyle

Tuesday
Pool 1 - Michael Edwards
Pool 2 - William Clue

Wednesday
Pool 1 - Eleanor Biggs
Pool 2 - Lilly Edwards

Thursday
Pool 1 - Ollie Small
Pool 2 - Charlie Hope

Friday
Pool 1 - Luke Mares
Pool 2 - Jack Howlett

Saturday
Pool 1 - (morning) - Chloe Merefield
Pool 1 - (afternoon) - Ailsa Hall
Pool 2 - Isla Clements

Congratulations to you all and very well done with your swimming ! πŸ€—πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹πŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ€—

In conjunction with Southern Water's 'Learn to Swim’ program, we are so pleased to award each nominee with a super prize of their choice – either a pair of swim goggles, a drinking water bottle or a Southern Water string bag suitable for sports kit. Please let your teacher know which you would like.

Once again, we always feel it so important to stress, at this time, that these small internal awards are given to children whose swimming teachers feel are deserving of special recognition for their work effort, enthusiasm and achievement over the past six weeks. Our Swim Teachers always tell us that this is one of the hardest things we ask them to do because the general standard of all the children here at Rusalka is always so exceptionally high.

 

 

Autumn 2018 Term Dates

 

Our next Autumn Term will start on Monday 3rd September 2018 and will end on Saturday 22nd December 2018.

Half term break will be from Monday 22nd October till Sunday 28th October 2018.

Our existing clients can find re-enrolement forms for Autumn Term 2018 on http://www.rusalkaswim.com/parents ( the deadline for submission is 22nd July 2018 ).

New clients who would like to enrol to our Swim School for the Autumn Term please e-mail us directly on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Rusalka Summer Term (1st half) Achievers' Awards !

Winners of our 1st Half Summer Term 'Achiever Awards' ! πŸ§œβ€β™‚οΈπŸŠβ€β™‚οΈπŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

Monday
Pool 1 - Mathew Pashley
Pool 2 - Cobe Brown

Tuesday
Pool 1 - Megan Harker
Pool 2 - Emma Armstrong

Wednesday
Pool 1 - Daisy Shorten
Pool 2 - Theo Carr

Thursday
Pool 1 - Fraser Steadman
Pool 2 - Jacob Vipond

Friday
Pool 1 - Hugo Buttersworth
Pool 2 - Madeleine Wakelin

Saturday
Pool 1 - (morning) - Eva Ashley
Pool 1 - (afternoon) - Aishanni Aranan
Pool 2 - Henry Cochrane

Congratulations to you all and very well done with your swimming !πŸ€—πŸ˜€πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‹πŸ˜πŸ€©πŸ€—

Intensive One Week Swimming Courses – July - August 2018

Following the success of the last two years and thereafter receiving many requests to repeat, we are delighted to confirm that, once again, we will be offering Five Day Intensive Swimming Courses during three of the weeks throughout the school summer holidays. Namely during the week 23th – 27th July , during the week 30th July – 3rd August and during the week of  20th – 24th August, between 9.30 and 12.30 on each day.

Each lesson will be 30min duration and as always here at Rusalka, there will only be a maximum of five children in the pool at any one time.

The special rate for each one week course is Β£ 55.00 per child.

This year it will be open for children ASA Stage 1 – 7 also Babies and Toddlers from 3 months to 4 years old.

The aim of these lessons is to help boost each child's swimming ability and confidence during the long summer holidays, or prior to vacations away with the family where there may be pools and / or beaches.

Under 4 yr olds will be working on water confidence and swimming ability, depending on their age group, plus having lots of fun along with a parent.

4 yo children, who will start School in September, will have the opportunity to experience swimming on their own ( ie without parents ) in preparation for doing so in September.

Stage 1 children will work on their water confidence and swimming ability with lots of fun activities too !

Stage 2 - 7 children will work to improve their swimming stroke techniques and have fun along the way !

Lifesaving Course open for children Stage 5 – 7 where they will learn variety of survival skills and lifesaving techniques ( rescues, tows, signals etc. ).

β€˜Starts and Turns’ clinics for children Stage 6 and above, or children who currently swim competitively elsewhere.

To download a document with more information and a booking form please use this link Booking Form/Info

If you have a trouble with downloading this form please e-mail us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will e-mail you the form directly.

Latest Winners of the "Swimmer of the Half Term Award"

The winners of theπŸ§œβ€β™€πŸŠβ€β™€οΈThe Rusalka Spring Term (2nd Half) Achievers' Awards !πŸŠβ€β™‚οΈπŸ§œβ€β™‚οΈare now here !

Once again, for any of you who may not know about this, we really are so pleased to announce that all of the following children have been nominated, by their Swim Teachers, for their outstanding effort during the second half period of our Spring term and they are, as follows ……

Monday
Pool 1 - Evie Kent
Pool 2 - Seren Anthony

Tuesday
Pool 1 - Oliver Walker
Pool 2 - Eva-Rose McKevitt

Wednesday
Pool 1 - Alfie Clark -Hurd
Pool 2 - Lola Burnett

Thursday
Pool 1 - Poppy Shires
Pool 2 - Thomas Stamp

Friday
Pool 1 - Owen Clay
Pool 2 - Jack Marjoram

Saturday
Pool 1 - (morning) - Ryan Parker
Pool 1 - (afternoon) - Isabelle Penny
Pool 2 - Ava Williams

Congratulations to you all and very well done with your swimming !

In conjunction with Southern Water's 'Learn to Swim’ program, we are so pleased to award each nominee with a super prize of their choice – either a pair of swim goggles or a drinking water bottle. Please let your teacher know which you would like.
We always feel it equally important to stress, at this time, that these small internal awards are given to children whose teachers feel are deserving of special recognition for their work effort, enthusiasm and achievement over the past six weeks. We are always being told, by all of our teachers, that this is one of the hardest things we ever ask them to do because the general standard of all the children here at Rusalka is always so exceptionally high.
To all of our other equally special children who are not on today's list, we want to say that this certainly does not mean that any child is not working hard. We give these awards for each half term period and so, if you keep doing your best during every lesson then, next term, it might well be your name appearing here.

πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸŠβ€β™‚οΈ Happy Swimming Everyone !πŸ§œβ€β™‚οΈπŸŠβ€β™‚οΈπŸŠβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ

Summer 2018 Term Dates

Our next Summer Term will start on Monday 16th April 2018 and will end on Saturday 21st July 2018.

Half term break will be from 27th May till 4th June 2018.

Weather Situation at Rusalka Swim School !

Hello everyone !

Especially those whose children normally attend our Thursday afternoon and evening classes.

Sadly, the weather is behaving in line with the forecasts, for a change and the snow is now falling continuously here.Unfortunately, our lane does not really figure, on our local council's priority list, when it comes to gritting and consequently we feel it could well become dangerous, even to those in a 4 x 4.

If snow continues to fall as predicted then there is every chance that you would be snowed in with us, even if you did manage to get here.

Consequently, in the interests of safety and the well being of all of our clients, especially the children, we sadly inform you that there will be no swimming lessons this afternoon and evening.

We will monitor the situation for Friday and Saturday and keep you informed here and on our Facebook page.