Friary Swim School

Here at Friary we run a fantastic junior swim school programme and a fabulous adult swim school programme

junior swim school programme

Swimming is a fundamental life skill that everyone should have the opportunity to develop and help them stay safe near the water.

Friary Grange Leisure Centre works in partnership with Swim England and offers a great environment for children from 4 years of age or above to learn how to swim, improve their swimming skills or find new aquatic challenges at our Freedom Leisure swim school.

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.

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adult swim programme 

It’s never too late to start your swimming journey whether you are at the beginning of your journey learning to swim for the first time, looking to improve your technique and skills or looking for support with training for a specific event.

Within our adult swim programme members will have their own goals and work at their own pace supported by our fully qualified instructors. Private lessons are available for those who would appreciate more individual support.

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Swimming Lesson Types

Friary Grange Leisure Centre follows the Swim England learn to swim pathway:

The Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway incorporates the following frameworks:


Learn to Swim Framework Stages 1-7

Delivering fundamental movement skills and developing all 4 swimming strokes

Aquatic 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

Adult Swim Programme

Improving confidence, competence and technique with no age limit.

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All teaching staff are Swim England Qualified: Level 2 Teachers take the lead in the lessons, often working with a Level 1 Assistant, ensuring our swimming lessons are of consistently high quality.

Please call the Leisure Centre’s reception on 01543 228229 for further informtation, availability days and times.