Silver medal at European Championships

Great Success at the European Championships

Eighteen-year-old Calvin Fry went home with a Silver medal after his first European Championships swimming for the British Team.

Calvin started learning to swim with us at MXT over twelve years ago, and we are very happy to see how far he is progressing with our help.


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:

Kirsty, Mum of 2, Worthing, July 2013

Both my children have had swimming lessons with Mario - I really like his style and pace of teaching which is suited to the individual child. My older daughter could already swim but had some lessons to improve on her technique. My younger daughter was unable to swim and very nervous in the water and within 4 months of lessons could swim independently and now enjoys joining in the swimming races at school. As she had been so nervous, we were told by another swim school that they wouldn't accept her but Mario turned the situation around.

Chessy and George Tudor-Williams, June 2013

My little boy has sat for four years looking longingly at our pool at home and on holidays wishing he was brave enough to get in but he just couldn't because he was terrified of everything to do with water, even baths were a chore and an experience he never enjoyed. I thought that taking him to swimming lessons was going to be miserable and a time that he cried and felt afraid and I watched in horror as I put my son through this trauma. How wrong I was!!

Jeannie Brooke Barnett, June 2013

Mario is a brilliant swimming instructor and I can highly recommend him. You don't have to be a child to benefit from his expert training. I was 50 years old when I had my first lesson with Mario and his aquatic skills transformed my enjoyment of swimming.

Tina Stratton & Ben Stratton, June 2013

Dear Chris and the MXT team,

I wanted to write to thank you for the brilliant way you have changed my 9 year olds life!!

Kathy, May 2013

We have just finished a week of intensive swimming for my two children aged 5 and 8. They have had a great week. Their instructors Melissa and Jack made them feel so confident and they have both improved so much in the past 5 days. I have tried other swimming lessons before but these lessons were so much better. Mainly because of the individual attention they both got and the fact that because the pool has a deep end so my timid daughter actually had to have a go at swimming and not just spent all the time with her feet on the floor! Thank you for a great experience.

Patricia Ahern, March 2013

Our 3 grandchildren have attended lessons during the school holidays and we have been delighted at their rapid progress in obtaining/perfecting swimming skills and would highly recommend the school to other parents/grandparents.

Edward, February 2013

My son Jack (4yrs) was reluctant to get in the water at the start of the week, but by the end he was much more confident, and went from not wanting to put his face in the water to willingly going to the bottom of the pool to get toys. When he heard about this feedback form about the lessons he asked me to say: "They were brilliant! I love Chris [his main teacher], he helped me."

I would definitely recommend the school.

Mrs Dawson-Cantelo, September 2012

Mrs Dawson-Cantelo

I would just like to say that we have been having swimming lessons with MXT for over 3 years now. After one or two lessons my children had lost their fear of water, and now 3 years on all of them have progressed in strength, technique and grace. The health benefits of swimming are notable and MXT have made it a fun and relaxed environment. Thank you. Mum of four - from Worthing

Pauline Martin, February 2012

Over the last year both my children, aged 6 years and 18months, have enjoyed their lessons with the MXT Swim School and made huge progress. I then decided to take improver lessons myself, although I was a little sceptical what it would be like. I have always enjoyed swimming but now I have learnt good technique and improved my stamina. My lessons have become the highlight of my week. They are, fun informative and good fitness. For half an hour I forget everything else and concentrate on my lessons with the undivided attention of my instructor.

Martin Tooth, February 2012

I got to be 57 and still could not swim, despite constantly promising myself that I would take a special ‘teach you to swim in a week’ holiday. So why did I keep putting it off? I was scared probably, having only been in the water briefly as a boy, put there by a PE teacher whose idea of teaching was to supply a float and then chat to the PE mistress! A friend recommended MXT Swim School and gave me Mario’s number. It took me nearly 3 months to make that ‘phone call, but it was a ‘phone call that changed my life really.

Jolesfield School, September 2010

Jolesfield School Association would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for your support of our recent Auction of Promises Event. We raised in excess of £4,000 on the night. We could not achieve this staggering amount without the continuous support and generosity shown to our village primary school by the local businesses.

From all of us at Jolesfield School, thank you MXT Swim.

The Countess of March, September 2010

My four children have been taught swimming by the MXT Swimming School over the last 7 years. I hold the MXT team, consisting of Mario Trichkov, Suzanne Strudwick, Lyubima Nikolova and Charlotte Bayliss in very high regard.

My children like and trust all four teachers, and I have seen consistently good results over the years. The team has an ethos of hard work and fun and the children gain enormous sasitfaction from their various swimming achievements. They are good at encouraging and motivating the children, and seem to get the best from them.

Billingshurst Infants School, September 2010

Thank you very much for being one of our sponsors at the Summer Sizzler! Due to your support we have raised the money we needed for our tree house. Thank you again and we hope you will support our school again next year.

From the School Council.

Ashurst CE Aided Primary School, March 2010

Thank you very much indeed for your swimming instruction of the junior pupils at Ashurst Primary this Spring term. They have clearly enjoyed the experience, grown in confidence in the water and made progress in their swimming skills.

We look forward to continuing our successful swimming partnership with yourself and the Towers Convent School in 2010-2011

Helen Woods, December 2009

Just a note of thanks for the fantastic lessons the boys have received this year. They have so obviously benefited enormously from being matched with the right teachers for each of them individually (Billy and Chris) and share a great rapport which motivates them really effectively.

My younger son had a medically complicated start in life, but swimming has dramatically improved his physical stamina, confidence and general ability. The confidence they have both gained in the water readily translates to other activities and everyday life. The lessons are proving a great investment.