Children's Swim Lessons

It is our policy to ensure that all our lessons are enjoyable, interesting and above all aim for the highest standards of water confidence, water skills and swimming techniques. The majority of lessons are conducted over short distances allowing each pupil to develop a good level of stroke technique while building swimming stamina.

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All the instructors are experienced and fully trained to deliver the Swim England Swim Pathway and are fully DBS checked. They will provide you with on-going feedback on your child’s development as well as their progress through the awards system. Complete the simple form below and we'll contact you to get you booked on straight away.

Children's group swimming lessons

junior lesson structure

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 once they become proficient swimmers.

Our Swim School offers weekly group lessons, private lessons (1:1 or 1:2) for those that need a more individual approach as well as our intensive week long courses during the holidays which are ideal for additional support or for learning new aquatic skills.

Crash course swimming at Freedom Leisure

intensive week long courses

Freedom Leisure Centres offer a variety of 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)

adult swim programme

It’s never too late to start your swimming journey whether you are at the beginning by learning to swim for the first time or looking to improve your technique and skills, Freedom Leisure has the programme to suit your needs.

 Our Adult Swimming Programme provides support and instruction for all abilities and ages

  • Learn to Swim – introduction to the swimming pool environment, water confidence and swimming skills
  • Stroke Improvement – building on existing skills to develop more efficient strokes
  • Introduction to Lane Swimming – make sure you understand lane etiquette
  • Fitness Swimming – moving the gym to the pool, you can get just as an effective workout in the pool as you can in the gym!
  • Swimming to improve muscle tone and support weight loss.
  • Swimming for Competitive or Challenge Events – to support your goals for Triathlon, Masters Swimming, Open Water Swimming or Charity Challenge Events

Within our adult swim programme customers will have their own goals and will work at their own pace supported by our fully qualified instructors.

Swimming is for life. What a great way to keep fit and if you're not confident or you're returning to swimming after a long break we can provide the support and guidance you need.

swim england learn to swim pathway

The Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway incorporates the following frameworks:

Foundation Framework

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.

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