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, Penyrheol Leisure Centre Swim School is perfect for all.
Here at Penyrheol Leisure Centre 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.
For a child aged 3 years or older unaccompanied in the water.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to do dolphin kicks underwater. Learn the HELP position. Improve floating and treading water techniques. Improve the technique of all four strokes.
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.
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.
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
Our swim school programme runs for 50 weeks of the year, during all school holidays with a 2 week break for Christmas.
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.
If you have any further queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Penyrheol Swim School