About Us

At Sarah Bates School of Swimming, we offer swimming lessons from 3 months old. Sarah has over 30 years teaching experience throughout the Nottingham and Derbyshire areas, and has had her own swim school established for over 20 years. Sarah was also nominated for the ASA Swimming Teacher of the Year Award, where she reached the finals and was awarded Bronze. This marked Sarah as the 3rd best swimming instructor in the United Kingdom.

We have also received press and media coverage from various new outlets such as; The Daily Mail, Derby Telegraph, BBC News and Central News with Sarah’s Little Swimmers lessons. This included children as young as 2 years old being able to swim in deep water safely and also achieve distance awards. Our main aim for all children, whether they are total beginners or improvers, is that they can save themselves if ever they were in danger in the water; that is our priority.

We have recently opened our very own pool in Stenson Derbyshire. Lessons are available but spaces are limited. Our pool is located at:

Sarah Bates School Of Swimming,

Derby Road,



DE73 7HL

This is opposite The Bubble Inn, Stenson.

The Pool Features –

  • Dedicated Parking
  • Sensory Lighting
  • Sonos Sound System
  • 20m x 5m
  • 1.2m Depth