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Our team of trained Swim England swimming teachers offer a superb inclusive swimming programme at our four pools in Herefordshire. The programme's are available to children (from 4 months), and the classes ensure improved water confidence and swimming technique while allowing children to progress at their own pace. 

 We are offering a free swimming skills assessment for children with one of our 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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Swim-A-Song for infants from 4-24 months

A beautifully relaxing and innovative way to introduce your baby to the pool, this allows you both to play and exercise to music with a team of new water buddies.

Swim-A-Song sessions are half an hour. The programme lasts up to 17 weeks and you can join at any time. You need to book and pay in advance (by direct debit) for a block of lessons. 

Price

£25 per month payable by direct debit.

£14 for children if you're an Easy card holder (for those on means tested benefits).

Children benefit from free access to any public swim session if you pay by direct debit.

Swim-A-Song at Hereford Leisure Pool

Swim-A-Song 1 (4-12 months) Thursday 10.30-11am

Swim-A-Song 2 (12-24 months) Monday to Friday 9.30-10am

Swim-A-Song at Leominster Leisure Centre

Swim-A-Song 1 (4-12 months) Tuesday at 11.30am-12pm and 12.30-1pm

Swim-A-Song 2 (12-24 months) Tuesday 12-12.30pm and Thursday 11.30am-12pm and 1-1.30pm

Swim-A-Song at Ross Swimming Pool

Swim-A-Song 1 (4-12months) Tuesday 10-10.30am 

Swim-A-Song 2 (12-24 months) Thursday 10.30-11am

Pre-school lessons from 2-4 years

We'll help them to swim, with the aid of fun, games, floats and 5 grades of colourful Duckling Award badges they can achieve along the way. Watch your little one reach for the top award as they jump, duck under and swim 5 metres unaided.

Pre-school 1 lessons are aimed at 2-3 year olds and a parent/guardian joins the child in the pool.

Pre-school 2 lessons are aimed at 3-4 year olds who are supported in the water by a swimming instructor. Parents/guardians do not join the child in the pool.

Pre-school sessions are half an hour. The programme lasts up to 17 weeks and you can join at any time. You need to book and pay in advance (by direct debit) for a block of lessons. 

Price

£25 per month payable by direct debit.

£14 for children if you're an Easy card holder (for those on means tested benefits).

Children benefit from free access to any public swim session if you pay by direct debit.

Pre-school Lessons at Hereford Leisure Pool

Pre-school 1 lessons for 2-3 year olds

Monday to Thursday 10-10.30am

Friday 9.30-10am

Pre-school 2 lessons for 3-4 year olds

Monday 10.30-11am, 3-3.30pm, 3.30-4pm, 5.30-6pm

Tuesday 11-11.30am, 3.30-4pm, 4.30-5pm

Wednesday 10.30-11am, 3.30-4pm

Thursday 11-11.30am, 3.30-4pm, 4.30-5pm

Friday 10-10.30am, 3.30-4pm, 4.30-5pm

Pre-school Lessons at Leominster Leisure Centre

Pre-school 1 lessons for 2-3 year olds

Thursday 12-12.30pm

Pre-school 2 lessons for 3-4 year olds

Monday 11.30am-12pm, 12-12.30pm, 3.30-4pm

Tuesday 3.30-4pm

Wednesday 11.30am-12pm, 12.00-12.30pm, 3.30-4pm

Thursday 12.30-1pm, 3.30-4pm

Friday 11.30am-12pm, 12-12.30pm, 3.30-4pm

Saturday 8-8.30am, 10-10.30am

Sunday 8-8.30am, 8.30-9am

Pre-school Lessons at Ross-On-Wye Swimming Pool

Pre-school 1 lessons for 2-3 year olds

Tuesday 10.30-11am

 Pre-school 2 lessons for 3-4 year olds

Tuesday & Thursdays 11-11.30am 

Swim Tots for children from 6 weeks-5 years

No pre-booking required for these super sessions where floats, toys and nursery rhymes add to the fun. Just turn up on the day and join in.

£3.70 per child which includes entry for one adult. £3.70 per additional adult.

£2.50 per child for Easy card holders. £2.50 per additional adult. (for families on certain means tested benefits).

Hereford Leisure Pool

Tuesday and Thursday 11.30am-12.30pm in the Teaching pool

Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11am-12pm in the Leisure Pool

Swim Tots does not run during the school holidays.

Fun Swim

No pre-booking required for these public sessions in a pool filled with floats and toys. Great for family fun.

Fun Swim at Leominster Leisure Centre

Saturday (during term time) 1-2pm
Click here for Fun Swim sessions during the school holidays

Fun Swim at Ross-On-Wye Swimming Pool

Saturday 1.30-2.30pm (during term time)
Click here for Fun Swim sessions during the school holidays

Fun Swim at Ledbury Swimming Pool

Saturday and Sunday 2pm-3pm (during term time)

Click here for Fun Swim sessions during the school holidays

Price

£4.10 Adults
£3.30 Concessions
£3.20 Juniors 
£2.60 Easy card holders (for families on certain means tested benefits)

Group lessons for children from 4 years+

These weekly half-hour sessions are for children who are confident enough to get in the pool without you. They'll work (at their own pace) through 7 stages to become confident, competent swimmers and then have the opportunity to move to stages 8-10 to develop additional skills like diving.

Find out what each stage covers here

Group lessons run every weekday from 3.30pm with weekend morning and afternoon lessons also available. The programme lasts up to 17 weeks and you can join at any time. You need to book and pay in advance (by direct debit) for a block of lessons. 

Price

£25 per month payable by direct debit.

£15 for children if you're an Easy card holder (for those on means tested benefits).

Children benefit from free access to any public swim session if you pay by direct debit.

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

Contact your nearest halo pool for availability on our group lessons.

One-to-one Lessons- Private Swimming Lessons 

Benefit from half an hour monlthy slots with individual teaching 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.

Price

£74 monthly, by Direct Debit 

Contact your local Halo pool for availability and bookings.

Learn to swim crash courses for children 

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 dedicated sessions.

Specialist sessions for children with disabilities at Hereford Leisure Pool

Half hour lessons with experienced instructors who have been trained to help children with a range of disabilities who may face extra challenges when it comes to learning to swim.

Mondays 6-6.30pm. Please email Chloe, the Swimming Co-ordinator or speak to her on 01432 272512 who will be happy to discuss ways in which we can help your child feel confident and stay safe in the pool.

The programme lasts up to 17 weeks and you can join at any time. You need to book and pay in advance (by direct debit) for a block of lessons. 

Price

£25 per month payable by direct debit.

£15 for children if you're an Easy card holder (for families on certain means tested benefits).

Children can swim for free at any public swim session if you pay by direct debit.

Mrs Stocker, from Leominster: "My sons Aaron and Alfie both attend swimming lessons at Halo. Aaron has special needs and I've noticed a real improvement in his coordination since he started lessons. We're going on holiday to Center Parcs this year, and I feel so much happier knowing that both boys are better swimmers and will be able to enjoy their time in the pool thanks to Halo."

Water Polo lessons 

This maybe the most fun you've ever had in a pool, learning water skills while competing in teams of seven. You will  develop good all-over body strength and strong swimming skills. If you already play football or rugby and enjoy swimming then you'll love water polo. Children must be 8+ and able to swim in deep water. 

Hereford Leisure Pool - Thursday 6.30-7pm

The programme lasts up to 17 weeks and you can join at any time. You need to book and pay in advance (by direct debit) for a block of lessons. 

Price

£25 per month payable by direct debit.

£15 for children if you're an Easy card holder (for families on certain means tested benefits).

Children can swim for free at any public swim session if you pay by direct debit.

Lifesaving lessons and club

Saturdays 9am at Hereford Leisure Pool

Survive and Save programme: 12 Years+: Survive and Save is a great way for anyone aged 12 and above to learn essential life saving skills. The programme is a fun series of Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards and focuses on water safety skills as well as personal survival, rescue techniques and fitness. You need to book and pay in advance for a block of up to 17 weeks. 

Rookie programme for 8-12 Years: The Rookie Lifeguard programme is a fun, exciting water safety award scheme. There are 9 core awards, teaching children to stay safe around water and what to do in an emergency. You need to book and pay in advance for a block of up to 17 weeks.  

Price

£25 per month payable by direct debit.

£15 for children if you're an Easy card holder (for families on means tested benefits).

Kinder programme for 3-5 Years: (The only life saving club for this age in the country). Kinder is a pay-as-you-go programme in our Teaching Pool and cost £3.30 per session.