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Our team of trained ASA swimming teachers offer a superb inclusive swimming programme at our five pools in Bridgend County. The programme's available to children (from four months of age), and the classes ensure improved water confidence and swimming technique while allowing them to progress without pressure at their own pace.

Visit the ASA website to find out what each stage covers: www.swimming.org/go/parents/learn-to-swim

Halo Leisure are offering parents a free swimming skills assessment with one of their qualified swimming instructors - a gentle, fun session to assess your child's confidence in water, and to advise parents or carers on the next step in developing the young persons swimming ability and confidence in the water and the lessons they need to keep them safe. So if you aren't sure which lesson is right for your child, book a free swimming lesson assessment below:

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Pre-school lessons - it’s time to take babies and toddlers for a dip!

Adult and child lessons at Bridgend Life Centre - for 4 months - 36 months
The graduated sloping floor into the swimming pool at Bridgend Life Centre makes this an ideal pool to introduce your baby to the water. Adults join the little ones in the water to play and exercise to music with a team of new water buddies. We'll help your growing toddler to swim using games, toys and floats.

Children can join the lessons at any time. You need to book and pay in advance by direct debit. This works out £19 per month or £14 per month for families qualifying for concessionary rates (families on certain means tested benefits). Children also get free access to any public swim session when they pay by direct debit.

Lessons for 4 - 12 months
Wednesday 10.30 - 11am
Thursday 10 - 10.30am
Lessons for 12 - 36 months
Tuesday 9.30 - 10am, 10.30 - 11am
Wednesday 9.30 - 10am, 10 - 10.30am
Thursday 10.30 - 11am

Pre-school lessons for 3-4 year olds Bridgend Life Centre We'll help your growing toddler to swim, with the aid of fun, games, floats and four grades of colourful ASA Foundation Framework Duckling Award badges to achieve along the way. Watch them reach for the top award as they jump, duck under and swim five metres unaided with the support of a qualified instructor in the water. Adults are welcome to watch from the viewing area.

Pre-school lessons at Bridgend Life Centre

Tuesday 11 - 11.30am
Wednesday 11 - 11.30am, 3.30-4pm
Thursday 9.30-10am

Children can join the lessons at any time. You need to book and pay in advance by direct debit. This works out £19 per month or £14 per month for families qualifying for concessionary rates (families on certain means tested benefits). Children also get free access to any public swim session when they pay by direct debit.

Pre-school swimmers progress to Duckling lessons...

Ducklings lessons - for 4 years +

Working within the ASA foundation framework your child will work towards ASA Duckling awards which will prepare them for our mainstream learn to swim programme.

Ducklings lessons at Bridgend Life Centre

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 4 -7pm

Saturday 8 - 11am

Sunday 8 - 11am

Sunday 10.30 - 11am (lesson delivered in Welsh)

Ducklings lessons at Maesteg Swimming Pool

Monday 4 - 6pm (lesson delivered in Welsh)

Tuesday 4 - 7pm

Thursday 4.30 - 5.30pm

Saturday 8.30am - 2pm

Ducklings lessons at Ynysawdre Swimming Pool

Tuesday 4 - 6.30pm

Wednesday 4 - 7pm

Thursday 5 - 7pm

Saturday 12 - 4pm

Sunday 8 - 11am and 3.30 - 7.30pm

Each session lasts 30 minutes. 

Children can join the lessons at any time. You need to book and pay in advance by direct debit. This works out £19 per month or £14 per month for families qualifying for concessionary rates (families on certain means tested benefits). Children also get free access to any public swim session when they pay by direct debit.

Group Lessons for children from 4 years

These half hour sessions once a week are for children who are confident enough to get in the pool without you. They'll work at their own pace through seven stages to become confident, competent swimmers and then have the opportunity to move to stages 8 - 10 to develop additional skills like water polo. Visit the ASA website to find out more about swimming lessons and to find out what each stage might cover: www.swimming.org/go/parents/learn-to-swim.

These sessions run every weekday from 4.00pm with weekend morning and afternoon lessons available.

Welsh lessons available at Maesteg Swimming Pool Mondays 4 - 6pm (stages 1 & 2)

Children can join the lessons at any time. You need to book and pay in advance by direct debit. This works out £19 per month or £14 per month for families qualifying for concessionary rates (families on certain means tested benefits). Children also get free access to any public swim session when they pay by direct debit.

Not sure which stage your child should be in? Book your FREE swimming lesson assessment session

Contact your local pool for availability and bookings

One-to-one lessons for children

Benefit from half an hours individual attention from a Halo swimming instructor. A great way to reinforce what is being taught in a group lesson or for children who enjoy a more personal, bespoke approach.

One-to-one lessons: 

Lessons last 30 minutes and are paid for via Direct Debit, £70 a month.

Contact your local pool for availability and bookings

For children who have acheived stage 7 

Water polo

This maybe the most fun kids will ever have in a pool, learning water skills while competing in teams of seven. They’ll develop good all-over body strength and strong swimming skills. If they already play football or rugby and enjoy swimming then they'll love Water Polo.

Ynysawdre Swimming Pool, every Saturday 3 - 4pm

Rookie Lifesaving

The Rookie Lifeguard programme is a fun and exciting water safety award scheme (bronze, silver and gold) which follows the syllabus set by the RLSS (Royal Lifesaving Society) teaching children personal survival skills before moving on to rescue techniques and resuscitation. 

Rookie Lifesaving at Maesteg Swimming Pool

Thursday 7 - 7.30pm

Saturday 1.30 - 2pm

Rookie Lifesaving at Pencoed Swimming Pool

Wednesday 5 - 5.30pm

Saturday 11.15 - 11.45am & 11.45am - 12.15pm

Sunday 11.15 - 11.45am & 11.45am - 12.15pm

Learn to swim crash courses

We often run crash courses during school holidays. Ideal if you want to improve technique, confidence and water skills in a short period of time.

Keep an eye on facebook for the FREE crash courses we offer to children not already enrolled on a learn to swim programme.

Accessible lessons for children with disabilities

We want to find a way to help all children have fun in the pool while learning to swim so please contact your local Halo pool and speak with the Swimming Co-ordinator to discuss your children's needs and we'll find the programme to suit, either on our main swimming programme or via tailored 1-1sessions.

FREE Swimming - there are 3 ways you can splash for no cash

  1. Children paying for their swimming lessons by direct debit can swim for FREE at any public swimming session.

  2. Under 17’s and over 60’s can swim for FREE as part of the Welsh Government’s Free Swimming Initiative (FSI).

  3. FREE Swim Sessions

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Swimming lessons delivered in welsh

Would you like your child to benefit from swimming lessons taught through the medium of the Welsh language? If your answer is yes then we have places at the following pools:

Bridgend Life Centre

Sunday 10.30 - 11am (Ducklings level 1 & 2)

Maesteg Swimming Pool

Monday 4 - 6pm (Ducklings level 1 & 2 & Stages 1 & 2)

Each session lasts 30 minutes.

Children can join the lessons at any time. You need to book and pay in advance by direct debit. This works out £19 per month or £14 per month for families qualifying for concessionary rates (families on certain means tested benefits). Children also get free access to any public swim session when they pay by direct debit.</>

Not sure which stage your child should be in? Book your FREE swimming lesson assessment session.

Contact your local pool for availability and bookings.