Freedom Leisure works in partnership with Swim England to deliver their Learn to Swim Pathway for children and adults. Therefore our lesson programmes follow a nationally recognised syllabus and awards system produced by swimming’s governing body.
The Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway incorporates the following frameworks:
Swim England Foundation Framework
Discovery Ducklings Stages 1-4 (0-24 months).
Ducklings Stages 1-4 (2-5 years).
Swim England Learn to Swim Framework Stages 1-7
Delivering fundamental movement skills and developing all 4 swimming strokes.
Swim EnglandAquatic Skills Framework Stages 8 to 10
Following on from stages 1-7 the Aquatic Skills framework develops more advanced skills in the following areas Competitive Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo.
Swim England Adult Swimming
Improving confidence, competence and technique with no age limit.
The Junior Learn to Swim Pathway maintains a focus on fun and games to help children develop the skills they need to become competent swimmers. Children are guided through the Swim England Foundation Framework as babies with the support of their guardian in the water to build water confidence. Moving on to the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework where they learn basic swimming and water skills through to more advanced techniques in the Swim England Aquatic Skills Framework.
The RLSS Rookie Lifeguard programme supports our Learn to Swim programme teaching members essential lifesaving skills.
Our 50-week lesson programme has a 2-week break through December. Swim School fees are made by Direct Debit with unlimited swimming included for our Direct Debit members in all open swimming sessions.
Swim School offers Group lessons, Crash Courses ideal for additional support or learning new aquatic skills and Private lessons for those that need a more individual approach.
All our qualified swimming instructors are friendly, approachable and DBS checked. They are trained to deliver the Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway and follow continuous assessment, rewarding progress and achievement with Swim England awards. Feedback is provided by individual reports on request to the swim school coordinator or via the Home Portal facility available at a number of our centres.