A SWIMMING school could be named as the best in Essex just 18 months after being set up by two mums.

Aquabelle Swim School, based at Ramsden Park Road, Ramsden Bellhouse, has made it through to the final ten of the Essex Mums’ best swimming school award category.

The school, based in a private pool, teaches anyone from three years old and upwards.

Co-founder Mel Carnaby, 44, from Delmar Gardens, Wickford, said: “It is great to think we only started out 18 months ago and have already beaten some of the bigger schools around Essex.”

There were originally 27 schools in the running. Votes close on September 10. Visit www.essexmums.org