The Types Of Lessons We Offer
Junior Swimming Lessons
The Junior Learn To Swim Pathway maintains a focus on fun and games to help children develop the skills they need to become a competent swimmer. Children are guided through from the earliest splash to becoming confident and strong swimmers.
Adult Swimming Lessons
It is never too late to learn how to swim! Swim Wales believes that every person should have a chance to learn to swim and become the very best swimmer they can be.
Intensive Swimming Lessons
Intensive Courses are a great way for children to be introduced to swimming lessons or to improve on what they already know. Smaller class sizes over a week period covering the essentials of swimming and water safety.
Private Swimming Lessons
We provide private junior and adult swimming lessons across Powys. Top quality one-on-one swimming lessons with fully trained instructors to help every individual reach their personal swim goals.
Our qualified instructors follow the Swim Wales LTS Pathway.
Friendly & Experienced Instructors
All of our instructors are experienced and fully trained to deliver the Swim Wales Learn To Swim Pathways and are fully DBS checked.
Track Your Child's Progress
Builth Wells Swimming Pool has just launched a new way to track your child's swimming lesson progress.
Lessons All Through The Year
The benefit of our 50 week programme is that children will learn to swim and pass through stages much quicker and regular weekly lessons will enhance the consistency…
Swim For Free
Free swimming across Powys is included as part of our swim school.
Did You Know?
That more than half of children aged seven to eleven years old are unable to swim a minimum of 25 metres unaided, meaning that just over one million children in the Uk are potentially unsafe in and around water and therefore at risk of drowning!
Our Facilities Are Accessible To All
We work hard to ensure our centre provides the best swimming facilities possible. This includes ensuring our pools have accessible access, including a hoist. To ensure your safety, all our pools are covered by friendly and highly qualified lifeguards to ensure the safety of all our swimmers.
In Partnership With Swim Wales
We work in partnership with Swim Wales to deliver a high quality Learn To Swim Programme for all ages and abilities.
All our instructors are experienced and fully trained to deliver the Swim Wales Learn to Swim Programme and are fully DBS checked.
Other Related Facilities At Our Centre
We stock all the essentials you will need for your swimming lessons including costumes, goggles and other swimming aids. Visit our reception to find out more.
Lockers & Showers
Brecon Leisure Centre has individual showers, wet and dry changing areas, and lockers - just remember to bring £1 for locker use!
What Our Existing Customers Say About Us
A great place! I went there for a kids birthday party which was good..
We visited here while on holiday. Lovely little pool. My children really enjoyed the inflatable session. The staff are very friendly and welcoming..
Great gym that has just been refurbished. The facilities are very good, the staff are pleasant, and and covid guidelines followed..
Lovely friendly folks and made the kids feel so comfortable, they loved their swimming lesson so much. They're already excited to go back!.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can view the lessons from our external viewing area which gives you the best vantage point to see how the lessons are progressing.
Yes, your instructor will advise you at the right point in your swimming journey with us on when your child has achieved the various stages in badge development. You then have the option to buy a badge and get a certificate at reception.
Builth Wells Sports Centre and Swimming Pool follows the Swim Wales Learn to Swim Scheme. Within this we offer the Bubbles Framework for ages 0-3 years old, Splash Framework for ages 3-5 years old, and Wave Framework for ages 4+.
Our Bubbles and Splash lessons require an adult in the water to provide support to the baby/child every week.
Due to being direct debit lessons, we will only pause for Christmas Holidays and resume in the New Year meaning you'll have access to lessons 50 weeks of the year providing continuous progression in lessons.
Our instructors will let you know the areas your child is doing well in and areas of improvement, which you as a family can practice in your own time. Our instructors will let you know when your child has achieved all of their outcomes and is ready to move class.
All of our Learn To Swim Memberships s are paid via direct debit to make it easier for you.
Drop off and pick up will be at band control as usual which is the desk located at the entrance to the water park. Your swimming instructor will meet you at band control for pick up and drop off.
Please ensure your child uses the facilities before the lessons starts to avoid this happening! Should it be urgent, we require parents/guardians to be on hand in the viewing gallery to support their child as instructors are not able to complete this task with others to watch in the lesson. Children aged 8+ may use toilets unattended.
Our aim is to provide the same instructor week in week out to ensure you and your child are provided with an opportunity to build rapport and see progress. From time to time, we do have the need to provide alternative instructors but rest assured they are all well trained competent individuals who will pick up the learning priorities left from the previous week.
Not found what you need?
If you need help with anything, please visit our help centre or get in touch!
Ready To Join Our Swim School?
Our fabulous colleagues are ready to step in and help you get started with your swimming lessons. To become a member of the Freedom Leisure Powys community enquire today!