At Freedom Leisure we offer an extensive inclusive swimming program at our venues. We deliver the Swim Wales aquatic framework and all our team are trained ASA swimming teachers. Our classes ensure improved water confidence and swimming technique by allowing the individual to progress at their own pace.

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. 

Wave 5 (light blue hat)

Learn different shaped jumps. Learn how to do a forward summersault & handstand in the water. Improve sculling and personal survival techniques. Swim longer distances in all four strokes, including 25m of your favourite stroke.

Wave 6 (navy blue hat)

Learn how to warm up properly for exercise and why. Learn how to do a backward summersault, head first surface dive and sitting dive. Improve personal survival techniques including swimming with cloths on. Swim longer distances in all four strokes, concentrating on technique.

Wave 7 (purple hat)

Learn how to do a plunge dive. Improve floating, sculling treading water and rotation skills. Swim longer distances in all four strokes. Swim an individual medley. Swim as part of a team in a relay race. 

swim school members information

Our swim school programme runs for 50 weeks of the year, during all school holidays with a 2 week break for Christmas.

Swim hats

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.

Free swimming

Don’t forget your child’s freedomleisure membership card entitles them to FREE swimming during all public swim sessions. This allows them to practice 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.

Direct debit cancellation

Starfish direct debit membership can be cancelled giving 31 days written notice, prior to your next direct debit payment. Please complete the cancellation form, available at reception.

If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.