• A fun, innovative and effective programme
  • A fantastic social environemt to meet new friends in our warm social setting
  • A fun, innovative and effective programme
  • From paddler to performer we support your childrens needs
  • Our goal is to provide a safe, progressive and interesting environment
  • Fully qualified British Amateur Swimming Association Instructors
Fresh, Exciting and Enjoyable Learning!
Sharlene introduces child to water

About Us

We have grown from our extremely successful SwimaSong programme to become a Fun, Focused and Fantastic SWIMINI school! Sharlene Urry(nee Brown), owner operator and former International Swimmer and Water polo player dedicates her time to create and maintain this fantastic Swim environment. The team behind such a successful programme is professionally qualified to ASA Standard. Delivery is fabulous, extremely successful and of course great fun for all involved. The whole team enjoy their responsibilities and work to the highest standard at all times.

Swimini is a leading swim school within the Gloucestershire area and has a positive link to both Gloucester and Lydney Swimming clubs. We believe and are committed to local partnerships within business, schools, pre-schools, nursery groups, play groups, youth clubs, health authorities, local authorities and aim to provide opportunities in partnership to help with local community projects and events.

The swim school has developed from the success of SwimaSong at Whitemead when it was launched within this site in 2008. SwimaSong is now a well-regarded national programme linked to the Amateur Swimming Association Swimming Pathway and operates in over 2000 centres within the UK and Ireland. Sharlene Urry creator owner and operator at Whitemead inspired to create the programme following the birth of her first daughter, born in 2004. All three of Sharlene’s children Amelia (8), Scarlett (7) and Matilda (5) have been through the SwimaSong and Swimini programming and are all confident competitive swimmers with Gloucester City Swimming Club. With over 17 years of experience in Swimming Development Sharlene felt the need to progress the program to allow for ‘specific resources’ for each staging, teaching ‘little minis’ in a way that encourages progressive practices in a fun and positive manner. Song, rhyme, action verse and repetitive phrases, make teaching that little bit easier and much more fun within Swimini! We offer low ratio classes with excellent value for money. Our innovative programming and dedicated team of vibrant ASA qualified Teachers encourage kids to discover their ‘inner fish’ becoming not just a swimmer, but a great technical swimmer - Safe, secure and comfortable around water! A progressive continuum from birth will provide that vital life skill to enjoy life long participation within the wonderful world of Aquatics.

Meet the Team

We are always looking to expand our team! If you are interested in a career in swim teaching why not join our team!? Contact us for more information! We would love to hear from you!

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Swim School - Gain swimming pool experience - Leisure and learning to swim activities for parents and children in the Forest of Dean and Wye Valley - Gloucester, Cheltenham, Lydney, Cinderford, Coleford, Blakeney, Yorkley, Bream, Whitecroft, Parkend, St Braviels, Chepstow, Lydbrook, Drybrook, Monmouth, Woolaston, Alvington, Aylburton, Tidenham, Tintern, Brockweir, Sedbury, Sling, Coalway, Broadwell, Symonds Yat, Ruardean, Littledean, Mitcheldean, Rusbridge, Soudley, Newent and Newnham.

Sharlene and team work closely with parents and children in groups


  • quoteCannot speak highly enough of this wonderful programme, my boys continue to love their sessions. It is great seeing them gain in confidence whilst having fun - Genius!quote
  • quoteFor anyone considering getting their little one into Swimini, I for one cannot praise it enough! Our daughter who is now four years old loves it and has become a very confident swimmer.quote
  • quoteFantastic swimming classes, my boys have been attending for two years and love it!quote


We feel that we should look after our customers, thats why we offer rewards for all Swimini members.


    Full escape CSMA members receive discounted rates on all course fees.


    Buy 10 coffees at Whitemead's Foresters Family Restaurant and get one absolutely free.

    10% off all food & beverages to all Swimini members during swimini swim times.

  • Click here to visit CSMA Retreats website (external)

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    Swimini - Learn to Swim & Aquatic Events

    92 Littledean Hill Road



    United Kingdom

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