About Us


Trevor CridlandStarted in 2001 by Trevor Cridland, an ex-competitive swimmer with over 35 years experience in teaching and coaching swimming, Cridders  Swim School has grown with the demands of the community and provides swimming lessons for children in the local area. We are an ASA swim school and and a founder member of the Havering Aquatics Network ​

With a firm belief that learning to swim should be a fun and happy experience Trevor and his team of experienced teachers and assistants set out to do just that, and continue to provide innovative lessons that keep youngsters learning and developing their skills and most importantly, smiling.​

The staff at the school are firmly committed to the care of the children who attend Cridders. Our aim is to enable all pupils to achieve their maximum potential.​

Whether making their first splash or competing with peers in the Cridders gala, seeing children progress through the school and become confident swimmers with happy memories of learning to swim makes all the planning and hard work worthwhile.​

Trevor Cridland Head of Swim School​

“Thank you for your hard work and dedication to teaching swimming. It is really appreciated and it makes a positive impact on people’s lives”, ​

From the Davis family after completing the learn to swim programme.