Our Story

The making of:

Your swim school's best friend

Hailing from a family of swim school owners our founder, Hayden, first created SwimPal Online for his family’s swim school, so it really is a labour of love. Hayden was fed up with members of his family facing problems that he felt could be so easily solved through the use of the right tech.

Though we started small, feedback from the swim schools using our software, their teachers, customers and indeed the family members Hayden built the system for, has given us a great opportunity to really develop what the platform can do.

After 2 years of development, improvements and supporting our customers Hayden welcomed Nick on board as co-owner. Nick brings a wealth of knowledge and an impressive track record having successfully run a similar business previously.

Together we have over 20 years' combined experience in web development and 10 years' swim school management experience.

We’re focused on making our software the best friend of as many swim schools as we can and we’re passionate about helping to make your life easier as a swim school owner.

Years' Web Development Experience
Years' Aquatics Experience
Swimmers Managed
Meet the Yorkshire lads behind SwimPal Online
Hayden Ingham

I've been a swimming teacher for 10 years and in that time have gained good swim school management experience helping to run my family's school. My other passion is web development and I now have 5 years of experience working with clients in the UK and USA. I live in a small village near Wakefield and when I’m not working I enjoy a long walk with my pooch, Scooby, playing tennis and of course… swimming!
Nick Elliott-Boldison

I’m a WordPress developer from York with around 15 years' commercial experience. In that time I’ve built sites for many companies, large and small around the world. Previously I owned a premium WordPress themes site, selling to thousands of customers all over the world so I gained some invaluable industry knowledge in that time. Outside of work I enjoy playing football, cycling, playing guitar and meeting up with friends for a cheeky beverage.