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Please feel free to send us your review or testimonial if you would like to praise MXT Swim School. And if you have comments on how we might do things better, please contact us to let us know.

Read on for selected comments from some of our many happy customers.

You can also see, or post, comments and recommendations for MXT Swim School on these review sites:

Anjum Manzoor, April 2014

My 9 & 11 year old have improved so much, normally getting them out of bed in the holidays is a mission but this week they were chasing me out of the door! My 4 year old is having so much fun and best of all thanks to Rachel's endless patience my youngest who is only 20 months old has gone from being terrified in the water to having an absolute ball!

Susi Lancaster, April 2014

I first brought Toby to an MXT course at the age of 8. He could swim just about 10m in a kind of
doggy paddle and had not been out of his depth without arm bands. After a week, with some special
individual attention to increase his confidence in the water, he gained his first certificate and badge -200m!
We have come to many of the intensive courses now and Toby (age 10) has swum 1500m. I'm very
pleased with the great technique he has developed.
Elsie first took the plunge and did an intensive course at the age of 6. She had been swimming with

Mrs Singleton, Chichester, April 2014

Our twin 4 year old girls have been last August and this Easter for the intensive course in Upper Beeding. We travel from Chichester so quite a way every day, but the lessons are so fantastic its well worth the journey! They both have had so much fun in the lessons and we as parents have been amazed at the skills that they have learnt in just 5 days each time. We would definitely recommend MXT to any other parents wishing their children to have fun and most importantly, be safe in the water. Thanks again Mario and all at MXT.

Kelly Bates - Hurstpierpoint, April 2014

My two children have done the MXT intensive courses over the last 18mths and have gone from strength to strength. My then 6 yr old son didn't really swim with any technique when he started and now is a strong swimmer with great technique, he engages well with each teacher and really takes on board what that say. My 3 yr old daughter was very nervous when she started and took a few days to start to enjoy it, but she now counts down the days until the next course.

Sharon Francis, April 2014

My three children have completed three intensive courses with MXT and they have been amazing. They started off as non swimmers and now my eldest has completed his 400m badge, my 6 year old has achieved his 25m and my four old has become so confident in the water. All the instructors are very professional and friendly and know how to obtain amazing results. I would highly recommend MXT as the children progress so quickly and you can see the difference in just a few sessions.

Linda Long, March 2014

MXT Teacher: Timothy Long
a Personal Statement from his Parents

Rachel Bell - MXT SWIM TEACHER, February 2014

Working for Mario and the MXT Team, for the past 7 years, has been a real pleasure. I have grown both as a person and a teacher, under his employment, and he has been fully supportive and encouraging of my development. He has helped me find creative ways of inspiring children, and opened my mind to new approaches of teaching and learning.

Jason Thacker & Owen Thacker, September 2013

How my 'scaredy cat' and
'mermaid' learned to swim...

"Yes, what is it Owen?"
"Daddy, I didn't get my fifty metres badge."
He sounds down. I'm not quite sure how to handle disappointment in Portslade
from a Surrey office. I start to think of something to say.
"I got my 100 metres instead!"

Dr Diana Tamlyn, August 2013

Our two boys, 7 and 5 when they started, have gone from strength to strength with their swimming over the last few weeks. They are both confident in the water. The water is warm and the whole environment is safe and secure. Mario's teaching crew all use the same innovative approach to developing good technique. They are warm and friendly, and somehow bring the very best out of the children, who love their lessons. We aimed for them to be competent in the water, but now realise that their enthusiasm for swimming will be a huge positive factor in their lives.

Thank you Mario!

Michele, August 2013

Thank you MXT! we feel your approach to teaching is unrivalled and we have been to a few swim places over the years! My son arrived unable to swim for any periods (perhaps a 50m school badge) as he was disenchanted with the whole thought of being taught to swim! After a few individual lessons and at the end of week 1 with an intensive course, he completed 600m swim at 7 yrs of age. He went to a pool party and he naturally did the freestyle to get from A to B which he would never do before .... it just seemed to happen!

Paul and Madeleine, August 2013

MXT gave both our children additional water confidence and the ability to take their swimming to the next level. The atmosphere the staff create is fun and relaxed and the children absolutely love it. We highly recommend MXT.

Sarah Butler, August 2013

Thank you to the team at MXT swim school. Both my children have completed their first intensive course and were delighted to receive distance awards. Like their weekly lessons here, they found the sessions fun and have improved in both stamina and technique. The sessions allow them to swim, dive, play and enjoy the water while improving their confidence and ability in the water. The instructors are all excellent and very friendly.

Trevor Dudley, August 2013

My 5 yr old daughter just received her 200m badge from MXT. She has only had 3 x 5 day intensive lessons over the last 6 months and has progressed much faster than her peers who opted for regular weekly lessons from other schools. The only preparation she had before starting was a general confidence in water, and weekly swimming (play) with me in between the intensive courses. MXT have focused on the crawl but have also introduced backstroke and butterfly strokes recently which my daughter has picked up very quickly.

Chloe Hayward, August 2013

My 8 and 5 year old boys have just completed a week of MXT's intensive course. They loved going each day, the water is warm and they have had the full attention of their instructor which has meant each entire lesson has been spent swimming and then diving at the end. The lessons have improved their confidence and also has been helping them with their technique. I would recommend as a great environment to learn with exceptional genuine attention given to each child throughout the lesson - even the most unwilling child seems to be coaxed into the water.

Kate Kermack - Hassocks, August 2013

Both of my boys have had a few one to one sessions and have just completed a weeks swim course with MXT - they have vastly improved over the last 5 days at an incredible rate! I would thoroughly recommend MXT - the teachers are first class and interact so well with the children - both my boys looked forward to their daily swims and have become confident, happy swimmers! Thank you!