At Freedom Leisure we work in partnership with Swim England to deliver their Learn to Swim Pathway for children and adults. Our lesson programmes follow a nationally recognised syllabus and awards system produced by swimming’s governing body.
The Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway incorporates the following frameworks:
Discovery Ducklings Stages 1-4 (0-24 months)
Ducklings Stages 1-4 (2-5 years)
Learn to Swim Framework Stages 1-7
Delivering fundamental movement skills and developing all 4 swimming strokes
Aquatic Skills Framework Stages 8 to 10
Following on from stages 1-7 the Aquatic Skills framework develops more advanced skills in the following areas Competitive Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo
Adult Swim Programme
Improving confidence, competence and technique with no age limit.
Further details can be found: http://www.swimming.org/learntoswim/asa-learn-to-swim-pathway/
The Junior Learn to Swim Pathway maintains a focus on fun and games to help children develop the skills they need to become competent swimmers. Children are guided through the Foundation Framework as babies with the support of their guardian in the water to build water confidence. Moving on to the Learn to Swim Framework where they learn basic swimming and water skills through to more advanced techniques in the Aquatic Skills Framework.
The RLSS Rookie Lifeguard programme supports our Learn to Swim programme teaching members essential lifesaving skills
Swim School offers Group lessons, Crash Courses ideal for additional support or learning new aquatic skills and Private lessons for those that need a more individual approach.
Freedom Leisure Centres offer a variety of crash courses which are intensive swimming lessons delivered over consecutive days during school holidays. These small group lessons offer an ideal opportunity for children to start their swimming journey or master skills to enable swimmers to move to the next stage of swimming. This intensive approach often enables children to progress at a greater pace.
For children looking for a new challenge a variety of skills courses are available for swimmers to try different aquatic disciplines and skills. These courses can be delivered in a single session or over a number of days.
Courses include – Learn to Swim, Stroke Improvement, Deep water Confidence, Rookie Lifeguard, Diving, Snorkelling, Water Polo and Synchronised swimming.
(Please note: Not all courses are available at every Centre)
These lessons are available for all ages and abilities and are tailored to suit the individual’s requirements. Private lessons are a great way to start your swimming journey, especially if you are very nervous. Whether it is gaining water confidence, developing swimming technique or learning to perform tumble turns our qualified swimming instructors will support you at your own pace to achieve your own personal goals.
Sessions are available on a one to one or one to two basis and are 30 minutes duration.
Please note lessons may take place in an open swimming session.
Whether you are at the beginning of your swimming journey learning to swim for the first time or looking to improve your technique and skills.