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Just a quick reminder that we are looking forwards to restarting lessons on the week commencing 10th September.


Barry and Charlotte became the proud parents to Daisy Isabella Alldrick, who was born by (you guessed it) Water Birth at Southampton hospital. After an eventful journey dodging Olympic Flames at Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst Daisy was born just 40 minutes after arriving at the hospital.



The Aqua Swim School are proud to announce an association with the prestigious Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst. Learn to Swim crash courses are available over 3 or 5 days. Bookings are to be made directly through the hotel.


Please make sure you continue to check your email as we will be emailing out swimming re-enrolment forms to everyone we have email addresses for.


Our aquacize fitness classes have now finished until further notice, due to Charlotte finishing for maternity leave to have her little girl due in July.


On Friday 27th April 12 noon we will be running a Charity Under Water photo shoot to raise funds for our chosen charity make a wish foundation.

The photo shoot will be held at stourfield jnr school pool and will cost you just £2.50 per swimmer.

Hope to see you there.



Today see's the launch of Aqua Swim School swimming lessons at the Balmer Lawn Hotel in Brockenhurst. A range of lessons are being provided through Aquatotz (Parent and Child and Pre School), Aquakidz (Learn to Swim) and Aquadultz (Adult Learn to Swim). Spaces are filling up quick but are available. If you are interested contact Charlotte on 07891 859375



We are very excited and priveledged to announce a brand new swimming partnership with the luxurious 4* Balmer Lawn Hotel in the New Forest. We will be running our first term of lessons following the Easter school holiday break. (see annual plan)

The following lesson will be running...

Monday's: after school, Aquakidz learn to swim programme for children of all levels and abilities.

Tuesday's: morning lessons, Aquatotz adult and child, pre school and Aquadultz learn to swim lessons (ladies only).

Thursday's: morning lessons, Aquatotz adult and child, pre school and Aquadultz learn to swim lessons (mixed gender).

Thursday's: after school, Aquakidz learn to swim programme for children of all level and abilities.

please contact us to book your space on 07891 859375 or click here


We are pleased to announce we have found another fantatstic venue this will be in the New Forest area, with lots of new days and times starting. Please keep watching the website for more information!

20th FEB 2012 l RE-ENROLMENT

Re-enrolment for all lessons will be starting over the next week,we still have a very large waiting list on all our lessons so please if you are not continuing after easter please let us know as soon as possible. Thank you.


We hope you had a lovley half term break, just to remind all parents re commence this week for all classes. Look forwards to seeing you there.

Just for your information there are 5 saturdays left of this term the last saturday being the 24th march, and there are 6 lessons of all week day classes remaining.

The annual plan is avaliable on the website for you to view at your leisure.



Now that the new Olympic year is under way and we are all just about back in routine, now is the time to encourage friends to seriously start their new years resolutions, so to help with this if you bring a friend along to Aquacize on Tuesday Nights at Stourfield School 7.30-8.30pm you get your place for half price throughout January.


As all of our Aquatotz classes are full we have managed to secure a new Parent and Child Swimming lesson at the Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth on Wednesday's 10-10.30am. The course starts on April 18th. If you would like more information please call Charlotte 07891 859375.


A big happy new year to all of our swimmersfrom the Aqua Swim School Team x


We are pleased to say we are going to be running a Christmas charity under water photo shoot.

We have chosen a day and time that is a great time for mummy's and daddy's to bring along your little one for some underwater fun to raise money for 'Make a Wish Foundation'.

The shoot will take place Sunday 4th December 6pm at Two Riversmeet Leisure Centre and will cost just £4 per child.

You can email us to book your space or alternatively just turn up you dont alreayd have to attend our lessons.

Hope to see you all there.



We are now taking bookings for the January to April course of lessons.

We literally do only have a handful of places available presently, so book up sooner rather than later.

Call Charlotte on 07891859375



We are running another half term intense course at Stourfield Junior School during the October Half Term (24th-28th).

We gain great success during these weeks where we can boost the progression of swimmers. This is often one of the quickest ways to move up a class and gain the next NPTS Stage.

The cost is just £30 and lessons are first thing in the morning so you can enjoy the rest of your day with your children.

Classes avaliable for pre-school, non swimmers, beginners, improvers and advanced.

Please contact Charlotte on 07891 859375 to book your childs space.

(They do fill quickly, so act soon, or even right now!)

Barry and Charlotte Alldrick with Aquakidz


So after Barry dropped down on one knee 2 years ago at the start of a windsurfing holiday in Vassiliki in Greece, the day finally came when Barry and Charlotte wed at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel on the 6th August 2011. After the hotel being selected for the Sea Backdrop in Photo's, the sky was mainly blue and the tide came in for some great shots. Thank you to the Aqua Swim School swimmers that came along to be in a photo and this can be seen on the Facebook Group "Aqua Swim School".

The day was enjoyed by all with Charlotte looking a stunning bride and Barry even singing the first dance in the evening. The wedding carried on a further day with hog roast and bbq before the couple enjoyed a special honeymoon travelling round Asia.

The couple also recieved over 200 cards from swimmers across the Aqua Swim School and Seagulls swimming club for which they are very grateful for making the special time even more special.



The Aqua Swim School now has over 350 babies and children taking part in their weekly programmes and as a result have taken on two more experienced teachers. We are very please to have two new teachers that meet our ethos of teaching with great energy and passion and providing fun lessons. You may have seen them during their induction in lessons leading up to the summmer, below is a little bit about them both....

Glenn Deveraux-Bailey is joining the Bournemouth Collegiate School team on Wedensdays and brings a host of experience and knowledge having competed up to Regional Level as a swimmer, Glenn has been coaching and teaching for 6 years and worked in fitness and leisure management before being drawn back into the competitive world by becoming the Assistant Head Coach of Seagulls Swimming Club.

Chloe Dowson will also be joining the team at Bournemouth Collegiate School on Wednesday's and Stoufield team in the day times. Chloe also used to swim competitively and is currently studying a pyschology and coaching degree at Bournemouth Univeristy. Chloe has been teaching for 4 years and also works as a Personal Trainer, Spinning, Circuit, Med Ball and Kettle Bell Instructor.



Good Luck to Dee and her team in her channel relay swim.



October half term 5 day intensive swim course at stourfield jnr school.

£30 for the 5 day course.

classes avaliable for pre-school/non swimmer/beginners/imporvers and advanced.

please contact us now to book your childs space!




Adult group classes and 121s are now avalible, if you want to just improve your technique or need to start from scratch then please contact us for more info and let us help you!



Unfortuantly the pool is unavaliable for us to use on this date due to it being half term i look forwards to seeing you all the week after!



We are pleased to announce a brand new class.

We are running a 3 day intensive course in May half term for swimmers who can confidently swim 50m plus, to gain confidence in the sea and around the beach.

The class will be run at avon beach on 31st may, 1st and 2nd of june 10.30-1.30 each day there is a max of 15 children only.

So please book your childs space asap

If this is a success we will look into running another one in July.



The easter intensive course was a great success and we would like to thank you all for supporting it.

We hope to continue to run our intensive swimming courses and will keep you updated with the next one.



The Aqua Swim School is pleased to let you all know that we will be running a 5 day intensive course of swimming in Feb half term.

Lessons will run from Monday 21st - Friday 25th Feb and will be held at Stourfield Junior School.

The 5 day course will cost £30.00 and is open to swimmers who are not already a member of the Aqua Swim School as well.

For more info and if you would like to book a space please contact Charlotte by using the Contact us button!



Thank you all for supporting our Aquacize free trial session.

Aquacize will run from Stourfield Jnr School pool on Tuesday evenings 7-8 or 8-9pm.

Pay as you go and block booking options are avaliable.

I hope to see you all there!


1st January 2011 l HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL

The Aqua Swim School would like to wish all our parents and swimmers a very Happy New Year.

Firstly we would like to thank you all for your support with our Christmas charity raffle which we raised £180 for Make a wish foundation. This is fantastic and we will now be making this an annual event.

Also would like to remind you all about the Brand new fitness class starting this tuesday at stourfield jnr school called aquacize please contact us for more info.




Thank you to all those to came along to underwater fun today.

I hope you will all agree it was a great success and the photos all came out great!

have a lovely christmas.


14th Dcember 2010 l NEXT TERM

Next terms lessons will all start week beginnnig 10th January 2011.

we look forward to seeing you all then and we wish you a very Merry Christmas.


13th December 2010 l THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

We would like to Thank you all who brought raffle tickets in aid of Make a wish foundation. We raised alot of money which well help grant a wishes for children with life threatening illnesses.


4th December 2010 l RAFFLE DRAW

We will draw the charity raffle on Sunday 12th December.We have extended this by one week due to the bad weather and some of our lessons having to be cancelled.



Swimming lessons this Saturday held at Stourfield Jnr School unfortuantly have been cancelled due to the school shutting and not able to open the pool because of the weather conditions.An extra lesson on Saturday 18th December will be held to make up for this lesson.

Texts have been sent, and all re -enrolment forms have been sent in the post.

thank you for your co-operation and enjoy the snow!


2nd December 2010 l UNDERWATER FUN!

On Wednesday 15th December i would like to invite everyone (and friends and family!) to underwater fun at stourfield jnr school 11am.

This class will be a fun open session where i will be bringing my underwater camera to take under water photos of your little one swimming under water.

The cost...?

JUST £1.00!!! All we ask is for you pay just £1 this will then be donated to our charity we support 'Make a Wish Foundation' which grants wishes for children with life threatening illnesses.

I will then email you the photos so you can print as many as you would like!

What a fab chistmas prezzie!!

Look forward to seeing you all there ...remember you dont have to already be a member of the Aqua Swim School to come along.

When children are having there photos done the pool will be filled with toys for your enjoyment.

No need to book as we will be taking photos on a first come first served basis.

If you would like more info call Charlotte on 07891 859375 x



We will be selling raffle tickets at our swim lessons this week to try and raise money for our charity 'Make a Wish Foundation' this charity grants wishes for children with life threatening illnesses.

Charlotte and her family have benefited from this charity when they sent her and her late brother james and family to disney florida.

We hope you agree this is a great cause and we hope to raise as much as possible.

Raffle tickets are £1 a strip.

Prizes include:-

Splashdown family pass,one month free for aquacize,swimming lesson gift voucher,wine,chooclate,gifts, work it baby fitness class vouchers and gift and lots more.

we thank you for your support



20th November 2010 l FACEBOOK PAGE

Remember to 'like' and follow our Aqua Swim School page on facebook for all the latest news and updates and to take a look at some of our underwater photos we have taken!


19th November 2010 l AQUACIZE FREE TRIAL DATES!!

Free trial dates for Aquacize are as follows please let Charlotte know as soon as possble which class you would like to come to.

All classes are held at Stourfield Jnr School

Tuesday 10th Jan 7-8pm and 8-9pm

Wednesday 11th Jan 12.15 - 1.15pm

Friday 13th Jan 1-1.45pm


15th November 2010 l GIFT VOUCHERS AVALIABLE!

Why not treat someone with a gift voucher for Christmas!

Gift Vouchers avalible for Aquacize and 1-2-1 and 2-2-1 swimming lessons.

Contact Charlotte for more information.



Aquacize will all be run at Stourfield Junior School on the following days and times.

Tuesdays 7-8pm and 8-9pm

Wednesdays 12.15 - 1.15pm

Fridays 1pm-1.45pm

we will be offering a FREE TRIAL class for everyone, you can come along to more than one session in the week. The free trial week commences week beginning January 10th.

So why not come along aand see if you enjoy it, please call Charlotte on 07891 859375 or use the contact us section of the website to book your trial class.


26th September 2010 l AQUACIZE COMING SOON !

Aquacize is a brand new class coming to the Aqua Swim School.

Aquacize is a water based fitness class,which is a “total body workout” using the resistance of the water to burn fat and tone the body faster, as the body  exercises in the water, the body remains cool.The flexibility of Aquacize is that all ages and fitness levels can work in one class, and work at their own level.  The instructor giving the exercise progressions.  You can work with or with out specialised aqua resistance equipment, depending on your level of fitness and choice.  The only person who can see what level your working at is the instructor!!

Please contact Charlotte for more info.


We are pleased to offer brand new lessons on Fridays at Stourfield Jnr School, these lessons are for Adult and Child and Pre School age.Contact Charlotte for more information

12th Sptember 2010 l FREE TASTER SESSION

We are pleased to offer a FREE taster session on Wednesday 15th september at stourfield junior school at 12 noon. This taster session is for any one who would like to know more about our Aquatotz section which incorperates adult and child and pre school lessons.

There is no ned to book your place just simpley turn up on the day and ask for Charlotte

1st September 2010 l NEW STAFF

We are pleased to welcome on board new teachers to the Aqua Swim School team.

Alex Miccoli and Tara Goom are the latest teachers to join the Aqua Swim School team, please check the about us section for more info.


Aqua swim school are pleased to announce we are starting brand new lessons at stourfield junior school wednesdays from 11am onwards.

Pre school and adult and child lessons will run in this session.

please get in touch with Charlotte for more info


Aqua Swim School with be running a 5 day intensive course of lessons at Stourfield Junior School Monday 25th October - Friday 29th October for all ages, levels and abilities.

Open to children a member or not a member of the Aqua Swim School please call Charlotte on 07891 859375 to Book your place!

17th May 2010 l UPDATED RECORDS

Please help us keep your childs records up to date, by letting Charlotte know by email or phone 07891 859375 if any medical conditions change or address and phone numbers as these are vital to have in an emergency.


If you are new to the Aqua Swim School and have not received your free swimming hat then please ask you teacher at your next swimming lesson for one.

If you have had one but have lost it and need a new one these will cost £4.50.

The Aqua Swim School do ask if all children in the Aquakidz learn to swim programme do wear a swimming hat at all times.

Thank you for your co operation in this matter.


Half term Monday 31st May - FridY 4th June 1-2-1s/2-2-1s avaliable with Charlotte at the Marriott Hotel Bournemouth.

Please call Charlotte on 07891 859375 if you would like to know more information.


15th September 2009 | SATURDAY LESSONS TO START ON NOV 7th

Saturday morning swimming lessons will be starting at Stourfield School in Bournemouth on November 7th for a 7 week course leading up to Christmas. If you would like to book please call 01425 839004.


Charlotte has won the Amateur Swimming Association South West volunteer of the year award for all her time coaching at the Christchurch and New Milton Seagulls. Charlotte has also been nominated for the National Award! Since 18 years of age Charlotte has volunteered around 8 hours of coaching per week as well as attending all swimming meets from County to National standard.


Christchurch and New Milton Seagulls swimmer Isabelle Framptom became Head Coaches Barry Alldricks first National Championships Finalist finishing 8th in the 200m Butterfly event held at Ponds Forge in Sheffield during August. Isabelle went on to be selected on a National Development talent programme.


The Aqua Swim School would like to pass on a huge well done and congratulations to Ann McGrath who completed a succesful channel relay crossing with 3 random people she met on the day after advertising on the Internet. Ann rasied £800 for the Christchurch Scoutlink and Mudeford Junior Schools special needs department. Ann and her team completed the swim in 13 and a half hours!


Kevin Richards won his first attempt at the Bournemouth to Boscombe Heart Foundation Pier to Pier swim in a quick tide assisted time of 17 minutes. On behalf of the swim school we would like to say a big well done and congratulations.


Swimming lessons during the weekend have arrived, from September swimmers can now enjoy Aquakidz sessions at Stourfield School in half hour slots from 8.15 to 10.15am on Saturdays.

Contact Charlotte for more info on 07891 859375


The first Aquastarz class will start from Sepetmber on Monday evenings at Stourfleid School, 6-7pm.

The lessons are aimed at 8-12 years old children who will work through skills for water safety, life support and rescue techniques as well as enjoying fitness development, swimming stroke development and social fitness.

The are 3 main awards Bronze, Silver and Gold that swimmers will work through as designed by the Royal Lifesaving Society.

Contact Charlotte for more info on 07891 859375


Aqua Tracking is here, for the more conscientious parents amongst you we have taken the bull by the horns and aim to provide you with weekly progress, where you can click on the website to see what skills your children have gained so far through out the term.

This then allows you to see what stages of an award your children are working towards and you may be able to help them practice by going for fun swims between lessons.

It is important to realise an objective can only be gained if it is consistantly undertaken with a high level of skill.

A Link to this page can be gained from the home page, you will need a password to view this, and this can be gained by emailing

24th June 2009| Dorset Water Polo Champions, again!

Seagulls Water Polo Teams have gone one step further than last year by winning the DORSET Junior League, the DORSET U 15 League and finishing RUNNERS UP in the Under 12 League!

17th June 2009| Seagulls move up Western District Medal Table!

Seagulls swimmers whom Barry and Charlotte coach came away from the Western Distrcit championships with 4 Gold Medals and 1 Bronze medal moving them up to 9th in the medal table from 10th in 2008. 2 Swimmers Isabelle Frampton and Peter Griffiths gained top 10 Rankings nationally going into the National Championships in July.

26th April 2009|Charlotte Completes Marathon (and beat Jordan!)

The Aqua Swim School Team is celebrating with proudness as Charlotte succesfully completed the last Flora sponsored London Marathon in 6 hours and 21 minutes. The whole atmosphere of the day was fantastic and thoroughly enjoyed by all supporters.

Charlotte would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of the people that generously sponsored her, helping to achieve her target of £1800 that goes to the Make a Wish Foundation.

"I throughoughly enjoyed the day and after starting well, I eventually hit a very big wall at around 18 miles, but the support of all of you and running in memory of my brother helped me fight on and I regianed pace to finish the last 3 miles as quick as the first 3. I can not explain what my legs feel like at the moment, but it was worth it"

31st March 2009|Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim Date for 2009

The date will be 19th July for the British Heart Foundations Bournemouth to Boscombe Pier to Pier Swim. Details of the swim can be found on the website below:

31st March 2009|AQUA STARS - Aquakidz at West Hants!

The Aqua Swim School will be providing members of the West Hants Health and Raquets club with an advanced class for their budding tennis stars. The Aqua Stars class will be for the performance centres children who want to develop fitness and technique through swimming as well as muscular strength and endurance around the shoulder and hip muscles used heavily in tennis to prevent injury.

If you are a member of the West Hants club ask for details at reception!

16th March 2009|Masters of Success- Champions of Dorset!

Christchurch and New Miltons Seagulls Masters swimmers stole the show at the Dorset Masters Championships held yesterday at Rossmore Swimming Pool in Poole. The team finished 130 points ahead of rivals Poole taking the Cup for the second succesive season. All of the 21 swimmers from Christchurch won a medal of some colour with many Dorset Records being achieved. Although Barry was not pleased with his own swimming performances, all the swimmers he coaches had improved their personal best and more than met his expectations.

23rd February 2009|Seagulls Still flying higher!

The Christchurch and New Milton Seagulls Swimming Club where Barry is the Head Coach have moved up another place in the Dorset Club Rankings to 3rd place following an excellent display of results during the County Championships. The club went on to gain 96 medals for which 35 were Golds including 5 County Records. This has meant Seagulls have moved from the low ranks of 8th in 2005 upto 3rd in 2009 under Barry Alldrick appointment with the club.

16th February 2009|Christchurch Junior School Pool Closing

Christchurch Junior School who the Aqua Swim School provides lessons for has just announced they will be closing their outdoor pool, which they were hoping to roof in the summer.

This is devasting news for the borough of Christchurch where; in the last 9 months all three School Pools have disappeared. This inadevrtantly puts pressure on the activities and use of 2RM Lesiure Centre due to their being no other pools in the immediate area for clubs and schools to use, all ready resulting in schools having to travel outside of the borough for lessons in neighbouring Bournemouth.

9th February 2009|Twynham Closing, Wentworth Starting

We have recived news that Twynham School Pool will be closing down in April 2009 to make room for a Dance Studio. We have had to relocate the lessons to Wentworth College.

Further more following unacceptable pool temperature and clairty it is with great regret that Wednesday 11th February will be our last lesson at Twynham School. We feel the pool is being mis-managed and the inconsistency of heat in the pool is simply not being effective for our lessons. The school have also explained there is a problem with their boiler that they are not prepared to fix to placte the pool running for a further 6 weeks until its permanent closure.

Attatched are the following letters:

1. Letters sent out from Twynham school which could be viewed as being steered towards closure.

Parents Letter

Consulatation Letter

2. Barry Alldrick's response, for which no reply was offered other than results saying that more people would prefer the pool to disappear as it no longer suits the schools needs as it did just 13 years ago when it was roofed and housed.

Barry Alldricks Response

Lessons at Wentworth School will start on February 25th, the address is below:

College Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, BH5 2DY
If you are travelling to Wentworth for the first time, the swimming pool is located behind the main housing and please follow signs down the gravel track.

12th January 2009 |The NEW National Plan for Teaching Swimming

Our teachers have all been trained in running the Amatuer Swimming Associations new revised National Plan for Teaching Swimming, below is a link to a guide that explains how the awards work:

The NEW National Plan for Teaching Swimming Stages explained

The lessons provide ongoing assessment, so as soon as swimmers are competent, they will progress into the next class.

5th January 2009 | Happy New Year

We would like to wish all of our swimmers a happy new year and hope we can guide you to all of your perosnal goals with in the pool in 2009.

We have a couple of new classes starting on Monday evenings, these are:

4-4.30pm We have Tadpolez (non swimmers) and Angelfishez (beginners) classes starting at Stourfield School

6-7pm We have a pure technique session for swimmers wishing to progress into competitive swimming or triathalons again at Stourfield School.

22nd December 2008 | Seagulls host Christchurch Sports Awards

The Christchurch and New Milton Seagulls for who Barry is the Head Coach and Charlotte the Junior Squad Coach, had to stage their own Christchurch Counicl Sports Awards Ceremony as their were so many winners of awards the Council could not fit them all into the Civic Offices.

Barry lead a commentry on each swimmer and water polo players as they collected their awards from Mayor Counciller David Flagg.

Barry commented "This was a very pleasing evening, as across all the talented sports people across Christchurch most came from the swimming club. A massive 32 Awards to County and District Swimming and Water Polo Champions were handed out on the evening, proving that the club is going though its most succesful era ever"

19th November 2008 |

Charlotte enters London Marathon 2008 in Memory of James Roberts

For many years i have wanted to do something in memory of my amazing big brother James who lost his life to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2002 aged just 18. Soooooo I have decided to get fit and run in this years Flora London Marathon on Sunday 26th April 2009!

One of my fondest memories was when my family all got sent to Disney Florida and stayed at the Give kids the world village, we had the most amazing week of our lives, this was made possible my 'Make a Wish Foundation' a charity that gives children with life threatening illnesses a chance to have a dream come true of their choice.

This is why i have chosen to support Make a Wish, with all our support and donations another brother or sister can have their dream come true.

If you would like to sponsor Charlotte please visit

Thanks so much in advance for your support!

Wish me luck in training!


12th November 2008 | 100 Swimmers learning with Aquakidz!

After two years of gentle developing, the Aqua Swim School now has a 100 regular swimmers learning through out each week. This is great news for the Aqua Swim Shcool team, as apart from the Website the only other advertising has been from word of mouth from happy customers.

10th October 2008| New Aquatotz Class

After a succesful start to Aquatotz classes on Thursdays, a new Parent and Child class will be starting at the Highcliffe Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth at 11am on Mondays, let us know if you are interested

Call Charlotte- 07753 687777 for more information

15th September 2008 | 1-2-1 Lessons - More Availability!

1-2-1 lessons are now availabile through out the day times during the week, if you want to learn or improve your swimming ability!

Call Charlotte on 07753 687777 for more information.

8th September 2008| First Aquatotz Class Launched!

The Aqua Swim School started its first Adult and Child Swimmining class in Bournemouth last week. With a whole load of new equipment to assist parents and their babies learn the techniques to develop swimming from an early age the class was enjoyed by all. There are still a couple of spaces available in the Thursday morning lesson from 11 to 11.30am, please call Charlotte on 07753687777 if you are interested.

1st September 2008| Channel Swim Success

Barry Alldrick completed the Channel Relay swim over the summer holidays. After waiting in Dover for 5 days to get a half decent tide. Barry set the team off at 2am in the morning. This involved embarking at Dover Harbour and then ferrying round to a stretch of land in between Dover and Folkestone where he had to dive of the boat and swim to English land, before completing the first hour of the relay teams swim. The team then swam through night and day through Jelly Fish and plenty of kelp, but fortunately no seweage. at 2.03pm Barry finished the chanel swim by swimming up the ramp of a French restaurant. the total swim time was 12 hurs and three minutes. Barry will go back and complete the challenge as an Individual in the next couple of years.

1st of August 2008 | Seagulls swimmer, top 11 in the Country - twice!

Barry took his first National Championship Qualifier up to Sheffiled for the Age Group Championships. The 11 year old Peter Griffiths improved his ranking by 1 in the 200m Freestyle, to make first reserve for the final, and finish in 11th position. Peter then repeated the same position on the 100m Freestyle. This was Peter's first National Championships and to do a pb in the 200m was a great swim. The atmosphere is completely different and all swimmers are committed at this level, which would make it easy to let nerves get the better of you. this did not happen and Peter held is own and will be going back next year with the aim of medalling.

23rd June 2008 | Top Up Swimming Success

Barry, Charlotte and Carolyn had their work cut out over the last two weeks, working in partnership with the Christchurch School Sports Partnership and the Amateur Swimming Association's Top Up Swimming Scheme.

The Seagulls and Aquakidz coaching team had a challenge to ensure all children who attend a Christchurch Primary School in Year 6 that could not swim 25m should be able to by the end of 10 sessions, an hour a day.

The children descended on Twynham School pool daily, and out of 28 swimmers, 25 were able to swim at least the distance of 25m on their front and back, with 3 others managing 15m!

16th June 2008 | Seagulls Flying Higher!

Further medal success came for Peter Griffiths and Isabelle Frampton in the second weekend of Western Age Group Championships.

Frampton gained another Gold in the 100m Butterfly holding off strong competition through out the race. Griffiths gained his first Gold at Western Level in the 400m Freestyle, and then cried with dissapointment, as he realised he had just missed his National qualifying Time by one quarter of a second.

Griffiths then went on to pick up a Bronze Medal in the 100m Freestyle, and 200m IM. All in all Seagulls finished 10th in the Medal Table which is a huge jump from 23rd places last year when Seagulls picked up just two Bronze medals.

9th June 2008 | Seagulls Fly High!

Medal success has been gained by Seagulls swimmers at the Western Age Group Championships over the first weekend. This saw Sophie Duffell (12) picked up a Silver medal in the 1500m Freestyle. A great result and down to some hard and consistant training in a 50m pool in spain the week before.

This was followed up by two Silver Medals by the very determined Peter Griffiths (11)who gained Barry's first National Championship Qualifyer in the 100m and 200m Freestyle. Then Isabelle Frampton (11) went on to take Gold in the 200m Butterfly. This was a very pleasing weekend for Barry as Seagulls swimming club is starting to become a force in Western district swimming.

2nd June 2008 | Charlotte Beats Barry!!!!!

Charlotte Alldrick and Barry Alldrick both succesfully completed the Exmouth Faribouy swim on Sunday. This is the season's first Open Water swim and sea temperatures ranged between 11- 13 degrees celcius, the 4.8 miles swim is not meant to be easy!

In a tough field of 50 swimmers against 18 ex channel swimmers Charlotte produced an excellent swim coimng home in 8th place, taking the bronze medal for the ladies, in 1 hour and 42 minutes. Barry finished 7 minutes later in 18th place in 1 hour and 49 minutes. All together the swim was a step in the right direction towards the Channel Relay Barry will be completing in August.

Charlotte is considering a move back into Open Water swimming where she was once National Champion and crowned Champion of Champions after completing 3 different distance swims in one day and winning them all.

2nd June 2008 | Seagulls migrate down to Spain

Barry arrived back from Spain extremely please with his swimmers performance and attitude during the week. Aquakidz helpers Connor Sleightholme and Emma Duffell along with Charlotte Alldrick clocked up about 60kms over the week, and on one day even managed a long aerobic set of 90 x 100's - thats 9000m in one session which is just short of 6 miles! He is hoping the results from this week will take swimmers on to podium places in the District Age Group Championships in June.

28th May 2008 | Southern Junior League Final- here we come!

Barry and Charlotte have every reason to be extremely pleased as they have just found the Seagulls swimmers have made the District Final in the Southern Junior League. This is the highest position the club has ever achieved and they will be fighting it out with hard opposition on June 21st to see who makes the top club in the West. This is also the first time that three teams from around the Bournemouth area have reached a final of such importance.

21st May 2008 | Seagulls prepare for Barcelona

Barry is looking forwards to taking 30 swimmers abroad to Barcelona to complete a long distance warm weather training camp over the May Half Term week, he hopes his swimmers achive around 50 kms. This will be the first time a competitive swimming club in Christchurch has organised their first abroad camp. They will be training with teams form Spain and Sweden who regulraly use the Warm Weather Camp.

14th May 2008 | New Teacher Hand Picked!

The Aqua Swim School are pleased to announce they have taken on their first teacher. Carolyn Skew has many years of experience being a past swimmer with the New Milton Torpedoes and Club Captain, Carolyn naturally progressed into teaching, and joins the Aqua Swim School team with a high energy and fun teaching style.

5th May 2008 | Seagulls Swim Superbly!

Seagulls Youth swimmers competed in the Wetsern District Championships this weekend. Swimming against strong competition, with two swimmers reaching finals and S14 Category swimmers Simon Price gaining a Gold Medal for the 50m Breast-stroke. Youth swimming is for swimmers aged between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age, and anyone making finals at this level should be looking for National recognition over the next couple of years.

25th March 2008 | Aquatotz Classes Due to Begin

Thursday mornigs at Stourfiled School 11am -11.30 and 11.30 to 12noon sees the first Aquatotz class starting from April 10th. This is parent and child swimming in the shallow end, and pre school swimming lessons in the deep end, with teachers in the water.

For more information call 01425 839004 or 07857 688473.

17th March 2008 | Christchurch and New Milton Seagulls Move Up County Rankings

The Seagulls swimming club have moved up another place in the County Rankings after a succesful County Championships in 2008. The club is the fastest improving club in the County after finishing 8th in 2006 and then 5th in 2007. Seagulls swimmers produced 3 County Records, 21 Gold, 21 Silver and 23 Bronze Medals through out the Championships. This leaves Tornadoes of South Dorset, Bournemouth Dolphins and Champions Ferndown Otters to catch up with in 2009. Barry is the Head Coach of the club and Charlotte coaches the Junior Swimmers.

10th March 2008 | Christchurch and New Milton Seagulls Claim Top Masters Club in Dorset

The Seagulls swimming club went on to be crowned Dorset Masters Champions after the second Gala. Barry who is the Masters Coach was extremeley please with the result and commitment from the swimmers. He also went on to be crowned fastest Master in all age groups at 100m Butterfly and 100m Breast-stroke, adding the 50m Fly, 50m FC Gold medals in his age group 25-29 years, to a total tally of 8 Golds and 1 Silver through out the Championships. Charlotte in her age group won the 100m Breas-stroke, 100m and 50m Butterfly, and came 2nd in the 200 IM, leaving a total medal tally of 7 Golds and 1 Silver Medal.

25th Feb 2008 | Medals Galore at the Dorset Masters Championships

Barry and Charlotte picked up 8 Gold Medals, 4 each at the first meet of the Dorset Masters Swimming Championships. Barry is the County Champion in the 25-29 year age group at 400m Freestyle, 200m Butterfly, 200m Breast-stroke and 50m Breast-stroke. Charlotte is County Champion in the 19-24 year age group for 400m Freestyle, 200m Butterfly, 200m Breast-stroke, 50m Breast-stroke. Barry also collected a silver in the 100m Freestyle. Both went on to help the Seagulls relay team to win the 4 x 50m Medley Relay along with Mark Harris who he one of the parents of an Aquakidz swimmer.

The Seagulls Masters club for who Barry is the Coach lie top of the Dorset Club ranking, with swimmers as old as 71 competing and winning Gold Medals. There is one more round to go at Rossmore on 9th March where he hopes the team will remain in pole position.

Level 1 Swimming Teacher Course Blandford 30th March - 4th April 2008

Barry will be running a UKCC ASA Level 1 Course in Swimming Teaching over this week (dates above) at Blandford Leisure Centre. If anyone is interested in gaining this qualification please contact Barry at

Aquakidz Helper represents Dorset County at Water Polo

Connor Sleightholme, an Aquakidz helper on Mondays at Stourfield yesterday (Sun 24th Feb) represented the County in a Junior Inter County Match against Devon. The Team unfortunately lost, but it was shown on ITV News today. Well done Connor!

18th Feb 2008 | Easter Crash Course Venue and Dates

The Aqua Swim School will be running swimming lessons daily for 4 days in the first week of the Dorset Schools Easter Holidays at Twynham School in Christchurch.

Tadpole sand Angelfishes will do half an hour from 9-9.30am, and then Rays, Dolphins, Sharks and Pre Club will benefit from an hour day from 9.30-10.30am.

The days are Tuesday 25th March to Friday 28th March.

Call 01425 839004 to book your place.

Twynham School Starts on Wednesdays

Swimming Lessons will start at Twynham School on Wednesday nights from Ferbuary 27th in addition to the swimming lessons at Stourfield School on Monday evenings.

Aqua Swim School links up with Halo Hypnotherapy

Adults or children who have a fear of water from a past previous experience can benefit from the professional help of Halo Hypnotherapy. With Barry's knowledge of how the body works and swimming tuition mixed with the positive advice and help from Halo Hypnotherapy ensures that even the most timid of people can learn to swim.

As well as dealing with fears of water, Andrea Lindsay has also helped competitive swimmers with belief in winning.

For more information visit

4th Feb 2008 | Barry signs up to Swim the Channel in August 2008

Barry has joined up with five other swimmers from around the County to swim the Channel as part of a relay team. This will offer him a great experience and will allow him to see what is needed in order to complete the 21 mile, 10-16 hour challenge by himself in 2009 or 2010. He is raising money for the Marine Conservation Society and Retts Syndrome

21st Jan 2008 | The Aqua Swim School links up with the Flamingoes Wessex Synchronised Swimming Club

As part of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming, the Aqua Swim School has linked up with the Flamingoes Wessex Synchronised Swimming Club. Children at the stage of Level 8 on the NPTS can progress further into the sport of Synchronised swimming which will develop skills such as strength, endurance, flexability, artistry, grace and excpetional breath control. The Flamingoes run sessions at 2RM Leisure Centre in Christchurch and Ferndown Lesiure Centre. The Flamingoes will also put on special Taster Sessions called Aqua Fun for groups of Aquakidz swimmers, this session will give a taste as to what is involved for synchronised swimming.

Fiona Amat, Head Coach

The Aqua Swim School now offers routes into Water Polo, Competitive Swimming, Synchronised Swimming and Open Water Swimming. Ensuring that children can progress their early skills into sports they can participate in for life.

14th Jan 2008 | Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim Date announced as 20th July 2008
Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim Date announced as 20th July. Visit to register.

Digital Analysis 4 Sport come on board with Aquadultz

Aquadultz Swimming Improvement for Tri-atheletes has taken a step into the digital age with Digital Analysis 4 Sport. This takes videoing swimmers into the next generation by capturing actions on video and then analysing every frame, adding key notes to areas on a CD that can be handed to the swimmer to take away. The swimmer can also see instant feedback on poolside through a waterproof monitor allowing them to change their stroke immediately and see the results. The software also allows you to super impose two different swimmers to compare technique, and allows you to sumper impose a particular swimmer who has been analysed on two different dates to see improvements. Small Groups or Individual Swimmer can be analysed through Aquadultz.

7th Jan 2008 | Christchurch and New Milton Seagulls nominated for BBC Dorset Sports Club of the Year 2007

The Seagulls swimming club to whom Barry is the Head Coach, and Charlotte the Junior Coach was nominated out of 6 Sports Clubs from all sports across Dorset as Sports Club of The Year. To just be nominated was a great achievemnet for the club who are proud of their development over the last three years. Barry was also nominated with five other coaches across all sports in Dorset for BBC Dorset Professional Sports Coach of the Year, and just missed out on winning the award.

Two New Venues Launched

The Aqua Swim School has now moved into two School Pools starting with Stourfield School in Bournemouth in January, and Twynham School in Christchurch in March 2008. All Aquakidz lessons will be run at the venues offering residents swimming lesson in Christcurch and Bournemout East.

Aqua Swim School takes on Amateur Swimming Association Helpers

The Aqua Swim School has taken on 3 x14 -16 year old Helpers to assist children in the Aquakidz beginner classes. All of the helpers have been through the Amateur Swimming Assocaition Helpers qualification passing with flying colours. All 3 Helpers have been swimming since very young ages and offer a wealth of experience to pass onto younger swimmers.

Connor Sleightholme is a Scottish National Level Swimmer offering experience at swimming at the highest level. He has also competed upto District Level Water Polo and plays in Senior Matches across Dorset and Hampshire. Connor also trains the Junior Competition Squad at the Christchurch and New Milton Seagulls.

Emma Duffell is a Welsh National Level Swimmer, and this years she is competing in the English Schools National Championships with 3 other swimmers from Twynham School. Emma also teaches the National Plan for Teaching Swimming Squad at the Christchurch and New Milton Seagulls.

Kristy Rides is a County Champion at Junior Water Polo with the rest of the Christchurch and New Milton Kesy Stage 3 Team and competes at County Level for Swimming. Kristy teaches the Pre Gulls section of the swimming club.

Aqua Swim School links up with Total Childrens Therapy

The Aqua Swim School has linked up with Total Childrens Therapy. Swimming is a key activity for detecting poor co-ordination, due all the limbs of the body requiring movement. Children who struggle with co-ordination can be referred to Total Childrens Therapy who can assess children with musculoskeletal complaints, long term neurological conditions, dyspraxia or minor developmenal delays.

The Aqua Swim School notice that some children become frustrated with their swimming development due to poor co-ordination, and the link with Total Childrens Therapy will allow children to develop co-ordination and muscular recognition which will help the childs progress in swimming and other activities easing their frustrations.

Wendy Joy

Nov 2007 | Aqua Swim School Links up with KK Fitness

The Aqua Swim School has linked up with KK Fitness Personal Trainers to offer clients swimming lessons to improve health, compete or simply to learn a new skill. Kk fitness operates out a specialist Gym at the Sunliffe Hotel on East Overcliff Drive in Bournemouth. All trainers are qualified through the highly aclaimed Paul Check Institute. The KK Fitness website also offers daily support to keep clients going between sessions.

Kris Cann
Mob: 07980 743780

The Aqua Swim School launched in September 2006.
Click Here to read the first Aquakidz Competition in the Daily Echo 24th February 2007

April 2007 | The Aqua Swim School develops 10% discount deal at SwimmingConnect.

Visit to see the Souths largest range of swim products.

Jan 2007 | Christchurch and New Milton Seagulls partners with the Aqua Swim School!

This allows Aquakidz swimmers who have passed Level 10 of the NPTS to join a competitive club in order to complete Levels 11 and 12.

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