The types of 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.
Adult swimming lessons
Adult lessons available from beginner to advanced, if you’re thinking of your first triathlon try our transition to try class
Private swimming lessons
If you or your child prefer a one-to-one approach we can help
Intensive swimming lessons
We can provide more intensive sessions mainly during school holidays to 'fast-track' your child's progress.
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 much quicker and regular weekly lessons will enhance the consistency…
Home portal will let you know when your child has achieved all their outcomes and ready to move up a class, it will let you know what they are doing well at and…
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
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 & confident in the water adds to the experience & enables children to play confidently with their friends & 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 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 Wales Learn to Swim Programme and are fully DBS checked.
Tracking your child's progress
We have Home Portal which allows you to track your child’s swimming lesson progress online.
Other related facilities available at our centre
Changing & Showers
We have clean & accessible change & shower facilities and provide cubicles for individuals, families and groups. Our lockers in the pool changing village take a £1 coin in the females and padlocks in the mens.
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.
Park for free when you are using us
What our customers say
It’s a fun place to be and are so accommodating of everyone’s needs. I would recommend the centre to anyone.
Staff are always happy to help. Friendly and encouraging..
Penyrheol gym is a great gym to use and pool . Staff are friendly and very helpful nothing seems to much for them it's like a big family there.
Wonderful , friendly and supportive staff with a great range of classes and good up to date equipment. Feels like a social community hub too….
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 or Home portal would advise you at the right point in your swimming journey with us on when your child has achieved the various stages in badge development. You then have the option to buy a badge and get a certificate at reception.
The LC follows the Swim Wales learn 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 being direct debit lessons will only pause for Christmas holidays and resume in the New Year’s 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 login and view their child progress. This is great for letting you know areas they are doing well at and other areas that need improvement which you as a family can practice in your own time. The home portal will let you know when your child has achieved all their outcomes and ready to move class. Don't forget to visit reception who can view your child’s account and see what badges & 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 to complete this task with others to watch in 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.