The types of swimming lessons we offer
Children’s swimming lessons
We provide lessons for children from 3 months old with no upper age limit for children wanting to learn to swim following the Swim Wales pathway. Lessons are fun and relaxed, but also structured with clear goals for each individual child to reach along the way.
Swimming classes for adults
These sessions are suitable for all abilities, and our friendly instructors will work with you to develop stroke skills in a relaxed, motivational environment.
Private swimming lessons
If you or your child prefer a one-to-one approach we have teachers who can provide dedicated, structured lessons tailored to meet the needs of your child.
What's included in our lessons:
Swim for free
Free swimming across Swansea is included as part of our swim school
Our qualified instructors follow the Swim Wales pathway
Lessons all through the year
The benefit of our 50 week programme is that children will learn to swim and pass through stages more rapidly and regular weekly lessons will encourage enhance the…
Swimming lessons Swansea Home Portal
Our Home Portal will let you know when your child has achieved all their outcomes and is ready to move up a class. It will let you know what they are doing well…
20% off Costa Coffee
All those enrolled in our swim school (and their parents) can enjoy 20% in our proud to serve Costa coffee shops in our Swansea centres
Why learn to swim?
It's so much fun
The easiest way for a child to learn a new skill is through fun and games. Our lessons have a high focus on having fun and enjoying being in the water.
It provides confidence in the Water
Feeling safe and confident in the water adds to the experience and enables children to play confidently with their friends and family.
It's a life skill
It's something your child will retain for the entirety of their life and it can save lives.
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!
In Partnership With Swim Wales
We work in partnership with Swim England and 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 England and Swim Wales Learn to Swim Programme and are fully DBS checked.
Tracking your child's progress
Use our Home Portal which allows you to track your child’s swimming lesson progress online. For more information, speak to one of the team.
Other related facilities available at our centre
Changing and Showers
We have clean and accessible change and shower facilities and provide cubicles for individuals, families and groups. Our lockers in the pool changing village take a £1 coin in the females' changing area and padlocks in the men's.
Proud to serve Costa Café
After your swimming lesson, why not stay a while and get yourself a drink or snack in our fully stocked Café, you get 20% off Costa drinks as part of our swim school too.
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.
There are several parking options surrounding the LC, the closest being St David's multi-storey car park.
Have you thought about?
Get active, be healthy and belong to the largest active community in Swansea. Our membership packages offer excellent value for money and will enable you to access all three Freedom Leisure swimming pools in the area (plus much more!).
Other Freedom Leisure centres offering swimming lessons in Swansea
Morriston Leisure Centre
At Morriston Leisure Centre we offer a range of swimming lessons including: Children’s swimming lessons, Adult water confidence lessons, Private swimming lessons, Intensive swimming lessons.
Penlan Leisure Centre
Join us at Penlan Leisure Centre for a range of swimming lessons: Children’s swimming lessons, Adult water confidence lessons, Private swimming lessons, Intensive swimming lessons.
What our customers say
I have been a member for13 years and have always recommended LC to people. Staff and members are very approachable. It is my lifeline ..
The staff are lovely and the atmosphere is great..
It's great for the kids and my little ones love it. Thanks for providing a lovely venue with so much fun..
We love the LC, staff are really friendly, theirs activities for all the family, i love the members benefits we get on the membership..
Frequently Asked Questions
You can view the lessons from our poolside seating area which gives you the best vantage point to see how the lessons are progressing
Yes, your instructor will notify you when your child achieves certain targets along their swimming journey with. You will also find this information on the Home Portal. You then have the option to buy a badge and get a certificate at reception.
The LC follows the Swim Wales Llearn to Swim Scheme. Within this, we offer Bubbles framework for ages 0-3 years old, Splash framework for ages 3-5 years old and also Wave's 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 direct debit lessons 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.
We have a brand new home portal for parents to log in and view their child's progress.This is great for letting you know the areas in which they are doing well at and other areas that need improvement. The Home Portal will let you know when your child has achieved all their outcomes and is ready to move class. If you don’t have access to the portal, visit our reception team who will be able to view your child’s account and see what badges and certificates they have achieved.
All of our learn to swim memberships are paid via direct debit to make it easier for you.
Everyone enrolled in our swim school has swimming included for free across our Swansea centres in lane swimming, public swimming, Aquatots and Fun and Float sessions in Morriston, Penlan and Penyrheol centres. You also get free swimming at the LC Swansea during Aquatots, General Splash and during the last two hours of all full feature sessions.
Drop off and pick up will be at the spectator viewing area.
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 accompany your child during 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.
At around six weeks old, babies can be introduced to water for the purpose of having fun and getting used to being in and around it. As children reach the age of four, they can begin to learn the basics of swimming, and by five years old, they typically have mastered the front crawl stroke. However, it's important to keep in mind that every child is different and may progress at their own pace when it comes to learning to swim.
You can find more useful information about learning to swim in our Freedom Leisure Swim School Parent Guide.
You can find us at The LC Swansea, Oystermouth Rd, Swansea, SA1 3ST. Alternatively, you can book swimming lessons at our other Freedom Leisure pools in Swansea - Morriston Leisure Centre, Penlan Leisure Centre and Penyrheol Leisure Centre.
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