Yes! You can learn to swim!

Guaranteed results - or your money back*

We have twenty years experience helping non-swimmers like you. Come and stay with us in North Wales on a unique residential course and within a week you will be a swimmer.

The holiday that changed their lives...

  • "Two years on from my course I now regularly swim - 100 lengths four times a week - and feel fantastic!"
  • "It's never too late to learn! Steve is an amazing teacher... by day two I swam the 10 metre length."
  • "Now at 50 years old I can swim. Amazing holiday - so glad I went for it - worth every penny."
  • "From absolutely petrified to being totally addicted. Choosing a holiday is simple now - no pool, no holiday!!!"

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Why should I learn?

“You are never too old to learn!”

Many adults would like to learn to swim given the right opportunity. Our expert instructor will teach you at your pace, in warm water (93°F), in a quiet, private, indoor swimming pool.

Swimming is an excellent form of low impact exercise with many health benefits including weight loss, muscle toning, and cardiorespiratory improvement. It's also great fun.

How will I learn?

A minimum of 8 hours expert, personal tuition.

We provide a five day residential swimming course in a good quality three Star Hotel with an excellent swimming pool facility. Every day you will have one or two morning sessions of 45 minutes or 60 minutes, leaving you the rest of the day to relax or go out and enjoy the beautiful countryside, beaches and historic towns of North Wales and Chester. Or, you could get some extra practice in the pool!

How we teach

We succeed by providing the right ingredients for learning to swim

  • Small groups of people with the same fears as yourself. (usually no more than 4)
  • Our instructor, Steve, has 20 years experience of teaching adults to swim and will be in the pool with you at all times
  • No spectators or other swimmers
  • Individual tuition

Non-swimmer's course

Gaining confidence in the water

  • Water familiarisation
  • Gaining confidence in the water
  • Gliding practice
  • Breast & back stroke
  • Breathing (breast stroke)
  • Floating, regaining standing position

Intermediate swimmer's course

The non swimmers course PLUS

  • Front crawl
  • Tumble turn
  • Advanced breathing (front crawl)
  • Treading water
  • Optional introduction to snorkelling (additional charge)

What will I need?

  • Your swimming costumes/trunks
  • Pool shoes, eg. flip flops
  • Towels and swimwear can be dried for you daily

What does it cost?

  • Single swimmer £399.00
  • Two swimmers sharing a twin or double room £599.00
  • Single swimmer and non-swimmer sharing a twin or double room £499.00

How to book

  • Call Swim Inns on 01352 781666 and your booking will be confirmed.
  • You will be given a booking reference to go on your booking form.
  • Send completed booking form with a deposit per person to Swim Inns.

About our pool

  • An indoor swimming pool heated to 93°F
  • Width 4.5m
  • Length 10.5m
  • Shallow End 1.1m
  • Deep End 1.5m

Where will I stay?

The Springfield Hotel, Holywell, overlooking the Dee estuary, provides accommodation for our swimming guests and their partners.

  • Comfortable bedrooms with ensuite facilities
  • Free wi-fi access throughout your stay
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV with Freeview channels and Sky Sports in the Bar
  • Telephone
  • Bed and full Breakfast
  • A wide choice of quality, inexpensive lunch and dinner options in the Hotel Restaurant and Bar
  • We cater for special diets (please let us know before arrival)
  • A fully fitted gymnasium and sauna in our Health Club
  • Non residential courses are available
  • Check in on Sunday after 3pm and check out on Friday
  • Swimming starts Monday morning and finishes on Friday morning

You can find more information on accommodation and the facilities available to you by visiting The Springfield Hotel's website. If you have any further questions please call us on 01352 781666.

How to find us

The Hotel is easily accessed from the main A55 Expressway, 3 miles from the country towns of Mold and Holywell. The beautiful Roman City of Chester is 20 minutes to the East and the seaside resorts of Llandudno, Rhyl and Prestatyn are all within easy reach. Westwards lies the stunning Snowdonia National Park and the Clywdian Range of Hills, a designated Area of National Beauty, offering great walking, biking and mountain climbing.

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  • Follow A55 - Conwy
  • Exit Jnct 32A Pentre Halkyn/Rhosesmor off the A55
  • Turn left heading up hill, then immediate left into car park


  • Follow A55 towards Chester
  • Exit A55 after Holywell at J32, signposted Pentre Halkyn/ Rhosesmor
  • Turn right at give way, follow signs for Pentre Halkyn/Rhosesmor
  • Turn right onto B5123 Pentre Halkyn/Rhosesmor under A55
  • Follow road approx 200 yards. Hotel car park is on your left

From M56

  • Follow A5117/A494 towards Chester/North Wales past Queensferry exit
  • Follow signs for A55 Conwy
  • Exit A55 at Jnct 32A Pentre Halkyn/Rhosesmor off the A55
  • Turn left heading up hill, then immediate left into hotel car park