Swimming & lessons

At Brecon we have a 4 lane 25 metre pool which is ideal for taking in a few lengths or having a relaxing swim to aid the stresses and strains of the day as well as a smaller teaching pool. For the thrill seekers we have a fabulous flume as well so we are the ideal location for the whole family.

swim for fitness

A gentle swim can burn over 200 Kcal in half an hour. As water is 12 times as dense as air, swimming is a far more effective way of toning your muscles than any other form of cardiovascular exercise that you can do on land.

Swimming can support up to 90% of the body’s weight in the water, meaning that those with disabilities, injuries or illnesses like arthritis can take part in a comfortable and safe environment.

Swimming will help your wellbeing. 30 minutes of swimming 3 times per week have also seen improved sleep patterns & lower stress levels.

At Brecon we have a 25 metre swimming pool which is perfect for lane swimming or to relax and unwind after the stresses and strains of the day.

pools child admissions policy

In the main pool children under the age of 4 must be accompanied in the water by an adult on a 1 adult to 1 child ratio. Children between 4 and 7 years must be accompanied in the water on a maximum of 2 children to one adult. Please note non-swimmers will not be allowed on the inflatable.In the small pool children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult on a 2 children to 1 adult ratio.

learn to swim with us

At Brecon we have a shallow teaching pool which gives confidence to those trying swimming for the first time or is returning to swimming in later life.

Our teaching pool is also the main pool we carry out our extensive swimming lesson programme. 

Swimming is a fundamental skill that all should learn in order to stay safe near the water. Brecon Leisure Centre offers a great environment for people of any age to learn how to swim at their Freedom Leisure swim school.    

Brecon offers a wide variety of swimming classes for children, Freedom Leisure swim school is perfect for all. Classes are taught by qualified instructors, who use ASA criteria to assess and work towards badges or awards.

All of our teachers are friendly, approachable, willing to help and want all their students to get as much as possible out of their swimming lessons.