Could your child save themselves if they fell into water?
The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William says that “every child should learn to swim” we couldn’t agree more.
A recent report by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) shockingly revealed 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! Being a sea side city, this is a scary statistic for Swansea.
We are passionate about helping people, especially children to learn to swim and work in partnership with the ASA in England and Swim Wales to deliver nationally recognised Learn to Swim Pathways, supporting children from their first splash to being happy competent swimmers.
Ask yourself this question – Do you know how well your child can swim? We’re making it easier to enrol your child into swimming schools.
We deliver Learn to Swim Programmes for people of all ages across our 4 pools in Swansea. There is no better time to improve your swimming skills with the introduction of a new Direct Debit payment scheme. Our lessons will continue to follow a 50 week format. With just the one break in the whole year, there’s less chance that your child’s fine-tuned technique will dwindle when they’re not in lessons! Comprehensive studies carried out by Swim England show that children who attend lessons all year round progress and develop much more quickly through lessons than those who take breaks in the programme. Many parents assume that their child is doing swimming at school and therefore is learning to swim, but this isn’t always the case, schools face challenges with their swimming lessons, which are often only weekly and during certain terms – if at all.Hywel Evans - Wales Aquatics Development Manager
We offer swimming lessons with qualified teachers at Morriston Leisure Centre, Penyrheol Leisure Centre, Penlan Leisure Centre as well as the LC – with children who enrol benefiting from free swimming in public swimming sessions.