About

Cute swimming class smiling poolside at the leisure center

The multi-award-winning swim school based in Walsall – Swim Fast Aquatics

Another great achievement. Thank you to all our swimming teachers, parents children and our ladies on a Thursday night for helping us achieve our awards at The Best of Business of the Year Awards for 2018.

The award-winning Swim Fast Aquatic School’s programmes are governed by the Swim England’s Swimming Pathway. This is a national syllabus used to help teachers deliver swimming lessons. It ensures swimming lessons for all ages are delivered to a high and consistent standard from babies to adults, to ensure that Swimfast lesson programmes follow a nationally recognised quality standard. All of the Swim Fast teachers are Level 2 Qualified and have access to a continuing professional development programme to ensure their skills are regularly updated.

All four Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway Frameworks are very closely linked with the Swim England Awards and Badges scheme.

These are used to reward children and adults all over the world when they are learning to swim. Each Framework has stages and each stage successfully completed in a Framework comes with a certificate and/or badge as a reward.

There are also supplementary badges and certificates to be earned with each Framework. Go to the relevant Framework page linked above to discover more about them.

Swim fast owner and director, Brian Pugh, has worked within the swimming pool industry for over 30 years in the Walsall area.

Also Swim Fast Aquatic School have achieved thebestofwalsall Gold Standard Award in 2016, Gold Standard Award in 2017, Highly Commended in Category in 2018 and 2019.

This is awarded for receiving a minimum of 12 validated reviews during the year on thebestofwalsall website and recognises their continued outstanding customer feedback.

“Sarah and I are delighted to honour you with this Gold Standard award which recognises your ongoing quality of service” commented the owners and directors of the Best of Walsall website.

Swim Fast Aquatic School has also been officially recognised as one of the best businesses in Walsall because of the experienced and qualified staff who are helping pupils of all ages to learn to swim and gain confidence in the water by thebestofwalsall website.

Brian Pugh

Brian Pugh

07515 636 944

Swim Fast Aquatic School Managing Director, Brian had been manager of the iconic Walsall Gala Baths for over 20 years and worked tirelessly with external partners such as The English Schools Association; British Water Polo League (formerly the National Water Polo League), British Universities, Great Britain Water Polo and the Amateur Swimming Association.

He has swimming teachers qualifications with both Swim England and Swimming Teachers Association (STA). He is also fully qualified within all aspects of the Health & Safety within the pool and leisure industry.

Brian has been the coach for Walsall Boys and Ladies Water Polo. The ladies water polo club went from a brand new club and was quickly promoted into Division 1 of the National Water Polo League, where they stayed for two years. He has also coached Midland Water Polo Junior Teams, as well as being a member of the former ASA Technical Water Polo Committee and secretary of the Midland District Water Polo selection committee.

At present, he is treasurer of the Midlands water polo committee as well as being a life member of Walsall Swimming Club, for whom he swam competitively at all levels from the age of eight.