Swimming is a great activity for the whole family to participate in together. Have fun splashing around and practicing the life skill of swimming, a great way to cool down on hot days or to escape the rain during the traditional British summer.
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 Coleford we have a 20 metre swimming pool which is perfect for lane swimming or to ralax and unwind after the stresses and strains of the day.
“I regularly use the swimming pool at Coleford Leisure Centre, at least twice a week and the staff are very helpful”Heather
Swimming is a fundamental skill that all should learn in order to stay safe near the water. Coleford Leisure Centre offers a great environment for people of any age to learn how to swim at their Freedom Leisure swim school.
Coleford offers a wide variety of swimming classes for children, whether it is to improve your stroke or you're starting from scratch, 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.
We also offer 1-1 lessons for both children and adults.
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.