Freedom Swim School

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.

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Splash (ages 0 - 5)

Splash 1

For adults accompanying a baby aged 3 to 12 months. 

Splash 2

For adults accompanying a baby or toddler aged 1 to 2 years but appropriate to older toddlers if it is their first experience in the water.

Splash 3

For a toddler aged 2 to 3 years, but also appropriate to older toddlers accompanied in the water by an adult.

Splash 4

For a toddler aged 3 to 4 years, accompanied in the water by an adult.

Splash 5

For a child aged up to 4 years, unaccompanied in the water.

Splash 6

For a child aged up to 5 years, unaccompanied in the water.

Wave (ages 4 - 16)

Click on the links for swim technique videos for each Wave outcomes.

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. 

Splash water over the face.   Float on front    Float on back    Push and glide on the front.   

Swim frontcrawl for 5 metres     Swim breaststroke or butterfly for 5 metres  

Swim backstroke for 5 metres   Scull in a vertical position

 

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.

Float on the front.    Float on the back.   Kick for 5 metres face in water blowing bubbles   

Push and glide on the front    Push and glide on the back.  Swim 5 metres frontcrawl   

Swim 5 metres backstroke    Swim 5 metres breaststroke or butterfly   

Perform a 360 degree rotation     Scull head first on the back for 5 metres

 

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.

Collect object from pool floor   Push and glide on the front, log roll onto back  

Swim 10 metres frontcrawl     Swim 10 metres backstroke   Swim 5 metres breaststroke   

Swim 5 metres butterfly          Swim on the front, tuck, rotate then swim on the back  

Scull feet first on the back for 5 metres     Tread water for 15 seconds

 

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. 

Demonstrate 10 metres frontcrawl kick      Demonstrate 10 metres backstroke kick 

Swim 10 metres frontcrawl or backstroke   Demonstrate 10 metres breaststroke kick 

Demonstrate 10 metres butterfly kick         Swim 10 metres breaststroke or butterfly   

Perform a series of floating shapes            Tread water for 30 seconds

 

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.

Swim 15 metres frontcrawl    Swim 15 metres backstroke   Swim 10 metres breaststroke  

Swim 10 metres butterfly       Perform a handstand on the pool floor

Demonstrate a forward somersault   Swim 15m without goggles and head out of the water

 

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.

Swim 20 metres frontcrawl   Swim 20 metres backstroke   Swim 15 metres breaststroke 

Swim 15 metres butterfly      Swim 25 metres wearing clothes  

Demonstrate a 'shout and signal' action  Perform a head first surface dive  

Demonstrate a backward somersault

 

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 25m Frontcrawl   Swim 25 metres backstroke   Swim 25 metres breaststroke  

Swim 100 metres IM    Swim 200 metres   Complete a 25 metre obstacle course  

Demonstrate rotation, floating, sculling and treading water     Take part in a relay race

 

Wave 8/ Junior performance/ Fit swim

Wave 8/ Junior performance/ Fit swim (black hat)

Swim 25 meters of breaststroke and butterfly. Swim 50 metres of backstroke and frontcrawl. Improve floating, sculling, treading water and surface dive skills that are used in other aquatic disciplines. 

Swim 50 metres frontcrawl      Swim 50 metres backstroke  

Swim 25 metres breaststroke  Swim 25 metres butterfly

Tread water while passing a ball over a distance of 2 metres

Swim frontcrawl, surface dive and swim underwater breaststroke

 

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Rookie Lifeguard

Rookie Lifeguard (grey hat)

Is aimed at children- though the skills learnt throughout the course are just as valuable to people of all ages. The scheme begins with stage 1 of the bronze award and progresses to stage 3 of the gold award, staring off at an ability level suitable from wave 7 and progressing to the level where our rookie lifeguards perform impressive lifesaving tows. 

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Water Polo

Water Polo

Is the entry level introduction for young children into the world of Water Polo. It combines basics such as throwing, swimming and catching and builds teamwork amongst young player.

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On course

home portal is now live!

On course is our new swim school management software system. It allows parents a greater insight into the Swim Wales award scheme criteria and view your child's progress online at your convenience.

You will receive notification emails when your child has completed any of the awards and when you child is ready to progress on to the next wave. From the home portal you will be able to look at the available classes and days, times or teachers.

To register for the Home Portal then please click on the following link http://bookwkg.freedom-leisure.co.uk/wrexhamcourses/ and follow the online instructions.

Please note you will be required to enter your child's card number when it asks for member number  in order to register the account!

 

To benefit from this service it is important that you keep your customer contact details up to date. 

To update your details then you will need to complete your contact details and return to your relevant centre.

gwynevans@freedom-leisure.co.uk 
chirk@freedom-leisure.co.uk 
waterworld@freedom-leisure.co.uk 
clywedog@freedomleisure.co.uk