About Us

Coral Magson started the swim school in the 1980s and for many years developed the school basing her lessons on teaching children to swim confidently with excellent strokework. 


She worked closely with a few trusted teachers to build the swim school to what it is today one of the the largest private swim schools in York.

With a reputation that is second to none, the Coral Magson Swim School has further developed since Corals death in 2009 adding additional times. Her daughter Tracy runs the administration and Heather Feetenby, who worked with Coral for many years runs the pool side.

Our swimming instructors are all fully qualified and CRB checked. Our lessons are covered by comprehensive insurance and our pools undergo regular safety and water quality tests and inspections.

Our Heritage

Coral Magson York

Coral Magson started the swim school in 1980s and for many years developed the school basing her lessons on the ASA principles teaching children to enjoy swimming and gain confidence in the water.


We focus on getting the strokes correct, creating a fun and challenging environment and developing the children’s confidence in water as they progress from absolute beginners to taking their Bronze, Silver and Gold medals. For many years she worked with a select number of highly qualified teachers and since Corals death in 2009, the swim school has continued this ethos.

Heather Feetenby, who worked with Coral for many years, and is a highly qualified and experience teacher, works with both swim schools and manages the pool side, whilst Corals daughter Tracy Robinson manages the administration and handles the new swimmers and enquiries.

What We Teach

We have a reputation for high quality lessons, small classes and excellent instruction. Find out more below.
swimming lessons for children


Younger children aged 4+
Swimming lessons for beginners


Develop saety awareness, increase water confidence and swimming techniques
Swimming lessons for beginners

Beginners Plus

Develop swimming techinques and introduce the deep end
Swimming lessons in York

Challenge 100

Learn to swim 50m confidently freestyle and back crawl & learn basic survival skills
Swimming lessons in York

Challenge 200

Learn to swim 100m confidently & develop survival skills and dives
Gold swimming award


A series of 6 basic challenges to earn a bronze swimming certificate.
Silver swimming award


A series of 7 challenges to earn silver swimming certificate.


A series of 6 challenges to earn a gold swimming certificate.


Where We Teach

Both our pools offer excellent facilities where our children can learn to swim in a safe and fun environment. Our swimming lessons are held at the following times and locations:

Swimming Lessons:

Beginners, Improvers, Challenge 100 and 200, Bronze, Silver and Gold classes

New Earswick Swimming Pool
Hawthorn Terrace
YO32 4AQ
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - Between 4pm and 6pm

Swimming Lessons:

Beginners and Improvers

Robert Wilkinson Pool, Strensall
West End, Strensall
YO32 5UH
Thursday - between 4pm and 6pm

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