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Our team of trained Swim Wales 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.   

               

Disney Themed Family Fun Swimming Sessions

We have joined forces with Disney and Swim England to inspire families to enjoy the water with the release of Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 4 at cinemas across the country at Maesteg Swimming Pool and Ynysawdre Swimming Pool will hold Disney-inspired fun swim sessions. Each 45 minute session provides endless family fun AND kids learn a key life skill - perfect for 3 – 11 year olds. Each session will feature 10 games and activities focused on core aquatic skills and inspired by Disney storytelling, to help make them enjoyable for the whole family (yes that’s right, we want to see you grown ups in the pool too!).

See more on the official Swim England/Wales and Disney website here: including meet the characters and the fun activities you will enjoy.

When: We are running weekly sessions at various times at the 2 participating pools until the end of the year. Find details on the timetable here - select your nearest pool  and search for the Disney inspired fun sessions.

Good to know:

  • ✔ Sessions last 45 minutes.
  • ✔ Aimed at families of 3-11 year olds.
  • ✔ These are family sessions so grown ups in the water too!
  • ✔ If you are bringing more than one child please read our swim admissions policy.
  • HOW TO BOOK: Get in early to save your place:

  • ✔ By calling Halo Contact Team on 01432 842 075
  • ✔ In person at participating pools
  • Online - You need to set up a Halo online account if you havent already got one.
  • Prices:

  • FREE for Halo Active members AND children currently having swimming lessons on the Halo Learn To Swim programme
  • FREE for under 4’s and 60 and over
  • Standard Swim price applies to everyone else...
  • Standard: £4
  • Concessions & Juniors: £2.15
  • Access to Leisure*: £1.60
  • *offering discounts for people on certain means tested benefits. Ask your local pool for details
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    Pre-school Lessons for 4 months - 3 years 

    Adult and child lessons for 4-36 months old at Bridgend Life Centre: 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.

    Pre-school lessons for 3+ year olds at Bridgend Life Centre: We'll help your growing toddler to swim, with the aid of fun, games, floats and four grades of colourful Swim Wales Foundation Framework Splash Award badges to achieve along the way. Watch them reach for the top award as they jump, duck under and swim five metres unaided. 

    These weekly sessions are 30 minutes. You can join the programme at any time. You need to book and pay in advance (by direct debit) and costs £23.50 per month or £15.50 for families qualifying for certain means tested benefits. Children also get free access to any public swim session if they pay by direct debit.

    Contact your local pool for availability and bookings

    Splash Lessons for ages 4+

    Working within the Learn to Swim Wales foundation framework your child will work towards Swim Wales awards which will prepare them for our mainstream learn to swim programme. Lessons run at the following centres: Bridgend Life Centre, Maesteg Swimming Pool, Pencoed Swimming Pool, Pyle Swimming Pool. Ynysawdre Swimming Pool

    These weekly sessions are 30 minutes. You can join the programme at any time. You need to book and pay in advance (by direct debit) and cost £23.50 per month or £15.50 for families qualifying for certain means tested benefits. Children also get free access to any public swim session if they pay by direct debit.

    Group Lessons for ages 4+

    These sessions 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 Wave 8-10 to develop additional skills like water polo. Find out more about what each stage might covers Here.

    Sessions are on weekdays from 3.30pm, we also have weekend mornings and afternoon sessions available.

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

    These weekly sessions are 30 minutes. You can join the programme at any time. You need to book and pay in advance (by direct debit) and cost £23.50 per month or £15.50 for families qualifying for certain means tested benefits. Children also get free access to any public swim session if 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

    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.

    You need to book and pay in advance (by direct debit) and cost £76.50 a month for weekly 30 minute sessions.

    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.

    For children who have achieved Wave 7

    Water Polo ay Ynysawdre Swimming Pool: 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 team games and enjoy swimming then they'll love Water Polo.

    These sessions are 30 minutes. You can join the programme at any time. You need to book and pay in advance (by direct debit) and cost £23.50 per month or £15.50 for families qualifying for certain means tested benefits. Children also get free access to any public swim session if they pay by direct debit.

    Rookie Lifesaving at Maesteg Swimming Pool and Pencoed Swimming Pool: 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. 

    These sessions are 30 minutes. You can join the programme at any time. You need to book and pay in advance (by direct debit) and cost £23.50 per month or £15.50 for families qualifying for certain means tested benefits. Children also get free access to any public swim session if they pay by direct debit.

    Lessons available 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 Maesteg Swimming Pool on Mondays 4 - 6pm (Splash level 1 & 2 & Waves 1 & 2)

    These sessions are 30 minutes. You can join the programme at any time. You need to book and pay in advance (by direct debit) and cost £23.50 per month or £15.50 for families qualifying for certain means tested benefits. Children also get free access to any public swim session if they pay by direct debit.

    Free Swimming Skills Assessment

    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 their child's 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 lessons assessment at your local pool.

    Contact your local centre to book.

    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. Please check your local pool timetable to see when we run these sessions. 

    All you need to do is sign up for your FREE Halo card at Reception and swipe it each time you want to attend one of our free swimming sessions