Being able to swim increases confidence, and can become an enjoyable and healthy total fitness hobby. Whether it is to improve your stroke or start from scratch, the LC Swim School is perfect for all.
Here at The LC Swansea we deliver the Swim Wales Aquatic Framework. This means your child will be following a nationally recognised syllabus and awards system produced by swimming’s governing body.
It is our policy to ensure that all our lessons are enjoyable, interesting and above all we aim for the highest standards of water confidence, water skills and swimming techniques.
Our Swimming Teachers follow continuous assessment which means swimmers progress at their own pace and move class once the assessment criteria has been achieved.
lesson structure - check out our timetable here
Splash 1 & 2
For adults accompanying a baby of toddler, most commonly aged 4 months to 18 months but appropriate to older toddlers if it is their first experience in the water.
Splash 3, 4 & 5
For toddlers from 2 years old,accompanied in the water by an adult.
For a child aged 3 years or older unaccompanied in the water.
Wave 1 (red hat)
To develop confidence and safety in the water, and when getting in and getting out of the pool. Learn basic floating, sculling and breathing techniques. Start to learn front crawl, backstroke and ether breaststroke or butterfly, with aid if needed.
Wave 2 (orange hat)
Be able to jump into the pool. Improve sculling, floating and breathing techniques. Glide in a streamline position. Swim short distances of front crawl, backstroke and ether breaststroke of butterfly, without aids.
Wave 3 (yellow hat)
Collect an object from the pool floor. Improve sculling and floating. Learn how to tread water. Learn the SAFE code. Swim short distances of all four strokes: front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly without aids.
Wave 4 (green hat)
Learn how to do dolphin kicks underwater. Learn the HELP position. Improve floating and treading water techniques. Improve the technique of all four strokes
Our swim school programme runs for 50 weeks of the year, during all school holidays with a 2 week break for Christmas, you can join online.
Swim hats are worn by all children in the scheme and are colour coded to identify the swim level. Hats are provided on joining the scheme and when progressing through levels. Replacement hats are available to purchase from reception.
Don’t forget your child’s freedomleisure membership card entitles them to FREE swimming during all public swim sessions. This allows them to practise what they learn each week during lessons. Some levels take time to progress to the next level - swimming between lessons can help to speed up the process.