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Public sessions, fun swims, lane swimming, aqua group exercise classes - just some of the activities that take place in our pools. Details of these and more in the pool timetables below.

Before you plan your swim please read our Swimming admission policy

 

Halo Disney Family Swim Sessons

Hereford Leisure Pool - Teaching Pool

Hereford Leisure Pool - Main Pool

Hereford Leisure Pool - Leisure Pool

Leominster Leisure Centre

Ross Swimming Pool

Ledbury Swimming Pool

Pool Session Descriptions

Swim For Fitness

Allows competent swimmers to swim continuously in a lane for up to one hour. You can bring your own training accessories such as fins and paddles to help enhance your session. Ideal for swimmers training for an event or those wanting to improve overall fitness levels, swimming speed and endurance.

Social Swimming

A social swim session you can share with friends, family or colleagues where end-of-length pauses to relax, chat and catch your breath are encouraged. If you enjoy a relaxed swim at a gentler pace (with no structured swimming lanes) or maybe its been some time since you last swum and need to build up your water confidence, technique or fitness then this is the session for you.

Quiet Time

We make the following small adjustments to create a welcoming, sensory friendly, gentle and relaxed experience:

  • No public announcements on the tannoy system (except in an emergency)
  • No music
  • Lower capacity so fewer swimmers in the pool
  • No jumping or diving
  • No shouting or lifeguard whistles (except in an emergency)

Reducing sensory distractions supports a feeling of safety, peace and calm which we hope will encourage people with dementia and those with autism and their families or simply someone wanting a quieter low key session to enjoy swimming.

Swim Coach

Coaching is the way to build technique, speed, endurance and overall fitness. Led by an instructor who devises the content of the hours training session for you to follow. Sessions take place in slow, medium and fast lanes, so you can take things at your own pace. Poolside tips, extra motivation and support are all part of the package.

Wet Workout

These are group exercise classes that bring all the joy, benefit and laughter of the group sessions to the pool, while you benefit from the water's supportive low-impact effects and delicious cooling effects as you work out.

Family Time

You’ll hear squeals of delight and splashes of water...as you bond as a family, build memories, get fit and have fun. Floats and toys are sure to keep the whole family entertained. Available to family groups only. Not suitable for lone swimmers.

Swim Tots

A magical way to introduce babies (from 6 weeks) and toddlers to water in a supervised, fun, supportive way with instructors on hand to guide you through the session. Perfect for pre-schoolers and their grown ups who join them in the water . Music, toys, floats, rhymes and games will keep you and your small swimmers well and truly entertained. No need to book just turn up and enjoy.

Preschool Pool

A magical way to introduce babies (from 6 weeks) and toddlers to water. Perfect for pre-schoolers and their grown ups. Music, toys and floats will help you keep your small swimmers well and truly entertained. No need to book just turn up and enjoy.

Fun Time

Grown ups - take a back seat and let your 8-12 year olds plan their own pool fun and aqua activities. A mix of toys, floats, games, inflatables, slides, waves and music will keep them well and truly entertained. Don’t worry about not joining them in the water, lifeguards are on duty throughout the session.

Halo Swim School

Our team of trained swimming teachers offer a superb inclusive swimming programme. 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 and most of all have fun. Not sure which lesson is right? Contact the pool to arrange a free swimming skills assessment so we can recommend the next step in developing the child’s swimming.

 

Our team of trained Swim England/STA 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. 

Price

£28.60 per month payable by direct debit.

£18.15 for children if you're an Easy card holder (for those claiming Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit or Income Based Employment Support Allowance).

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) Monday 11am, Tuesday at 11.30am-12pm and 12.30-1pm

Swim-A-Song 2 (12-24 months) Tuesday 12pm, Thursday 11.30am and Friday 11am 

Pre-school lessons from 2-4 years

We'll help them to swim, with the aid of fun, games, floats and 4 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. 

Price

£28.60 per month payable by direct debit.

£18.15 for children if you're an Easy card holder (for those claiming Council Tax Reduction).

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

Pre-school 2 lessons for 3-4 year olds

Monday - 10.30am, 3pm, 3.30pm, 4pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm

Tuesday - 11am, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm

Wednesday - 10.30am, 3.30pm & 5.30pm

Thursday - 11am, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5pm & 5.30pm

Friday - 10am & 3.30pm

Saturday - 8am 

Pre-school Lessons at Leominster Leisure Centre

Pre-school 1 lessons for 2-3 year olds

Tuesday 1pm and 2.30pm

Wednesday 11am

Thursday 12-12.30pm

Pre-school 2 lessons for 3-4 year olds

Monday 11.30am, 12pm and 3.30pm

Tuesday 11am and 3.30pm

Wednesday 11.30am, 12pm and 3.30pm

Thursday 11am, 12.30pm and 3.30pm

Friday 11.30am, 12pm and 3.30pm

Saturday 8am, 9.30am and 10am

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

Pre-school 1 lessons for 2-3 year olds
Tuesday 10.30am-11am
Thursday 10am - 10.30am
 Pre-school 2 lessons for 3-4 year olds

Tuesday & Thursdays 11-11.30am 

Swim Tots for children from 12 weeks - 5 years

These are bookable super sessions where floats, toys and nursery rhymes add to the fun. 

£2.10 per person, regardless of age.

£1.40 per person for Easy card holders (families claiming Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit or Income Based Employment Support Allowance).

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. This session is for adults with children to swim together and encourage water confidence, unaccompanied children will not be admitted.

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 Swimming Pool

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

Fun Swim at Ledbury Swimming Pool

Saturday 1.30pm-2.30pm (during term time)

Click here for Fun Swim sessions during the school holidays

Price

£4.65 Adults
£3.95 Concessions
£3.60 Juniors 
£3.05 Easy card holders (for families claiming Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit or Income Based Employment Support Allowance).

Disney Themed Family Fun Swimming Sessions

We are joining 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, Hereford Leisure Pool will be holding 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!).

Find out more

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. 

Price

£28.60 per month payable by direct debit.

£18.15 for children if you're an Easy card holder (for those claiming Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit or Income Based Employment Support Allowance).

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 weelky slots through out the month 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

£78 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.

Price

£28.60 per month payable by direct debit.

£18.15 for children if you're an Easy card holder (for those claiming Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit or Income Based Employment Support Allowance).

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 -

Monday - 6pm & 6.30pm
Thursday 6.30pm
 
Price

£28.60 per month payable by direct debit.

£18.15 for children if you're an Easy card holder (for those claiming Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit or Income Based Employment Support Allowance).

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

Lifesaving lessons and club

Hereford Leisure Pool Saturday 9am

Ledbury Swimming Pool Saturday 11.30am (just the Rookie programme)

Leominster Leisure Centre Wednesday & Thursday 5pm (just the Rookie programme)

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

£28.60 per month payable by direct debit.

£18.15 for children if you're an Easy card holder (for those claiming Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit or Income Based Employment Support Allowance).


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 £3.80 per session.

Welcome to the most upbeat and accessible group fitness classes. Our motivational instructors welcome people of every age and ability every week and, by showing you how to perform aerobic moves in the pool, can help you tone up, increase stamina, burn fat, boost energy and relieve stress. The water supports joints as you workout but - because water’s 800 times denser than air - provides added resistance and support for a challenging workout.  Choose from our top 10:

Aqua Gentle Joints- A less intensive and ideal for beginners, older adults and those new to exercise.

Aquafit/ Aqua Aerobics- A multi-level water based workout to music that offers both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning using the water’s resistance to tone the entire body which remove stress to joints.

Aqua Bootcamp- This intense class is designed for those who wish to obtain a full cardiovascular workout, while using the natural resistance of the water to help increase strength, power, endurance, and range of motion.

Aqua Attack- Great for our water lovers! This high intensity dynamic conditioning workout includes cardio and muscle conditioning with easy to follow movements.

Aqua Cardio-Kick- High intensity water based exercise focusing on high volumes of leg work.

Aqua Circuits- Water based group exercise, with combinations of cardiovascular and strength exercises for total conditioning, whilst working at your own pace.

Mums in Motion Aqua- Experience the perfect balance of relaxation, laughter and exercise- a wonderful way to unwind and stay healthy during and after pregnancy.

Want to give an aqua group exercise class a go but not sure which one's for you? We've tried to give you a flavour of our water fitness classes above. Still stuck? Speak to a fitness instructor at your local Halo pool and they will be happy to help you identify the right class.

What, when and where? Go to the web page for your local pool for a timetable of all the group exercise classes on offer in and out of the pool

Price

Pay-As-U-Go STANDARD CONC. JUNIOR EASY
Aqua fitness class £7.45 £6.55 £4.35 £4.35

The difference a membership makes

Even if you are only doing 2 classes a week, taking out a Halo Membership will save you money. Find out more 

Adult swimming lessons

A high proportion of adults can’t swim at all, or can’t swim well enough to jump in the deep end after their children! We offer 1-2-1 and group swimming lessons for adults of all ages who want to learn from scratch or simply improve confidence and technique and benefit from this fabulous and fun way to stay fit and healthy.

Group lessons are 30 minute sessions and 1-2-1 lessons at pre-booked times at Hereford Leisure Pool, Ledbury Swimming Pool, Leominster Leisure Centre and Ross Swimming Pool. Both allow you to progress at your own rate but offer the perfect springboard into independent, confident swimming.

Adult swimming lessons at Hereford Leisure Pool

Beginners (basic or non-swimmers)

Monday: 7-7.30pm

Tuesday: 11.30am-12pm & 2.30-3pm 

Wednesday: 12-12.30pm

Thursday: 7-7.30pm

 

Improvers (swimmers who’d benefit from improved technique)

Monday: 7.30-8pm

Tuesday: 11.30am-12pm 

Wednesday: 12-12.30pm

Thursday: 7-7.30pm

 

Want a piece of the action? Contact 01432 272512 for availability and bookings.

Adult swimming lessons at Leominster Leisure Centre

Wednesday 3-3.30pm (beginners and improvers who want to improve water confidence and/or stroke technique)

Want a piece of the action?

Contact 01568 612540 for availability and bookings.

Adult swimming lessons at Ross Swimming Pool

Wednesday 3pm for Improvers & 3.30pm for Beginners

Contact us on 01989 763487

Adult swimming lessons at Ledbury Swimming Pool

Adult Beginner: Friday 6pm, FREE

Adult Advanced: Friday 6.30pm, Lessons Direct Debit required

Adult Swim coach: Friday 7pm, Membership required or Pay As You Go

Contact us on 01531 632890

Price STANDARD CONC. EASY
Group lessons monthly, by direct debit £37 £30.75 £28.60
1-2-1 lesson monthly, by direct debit £112.70 £98.95 £78

Want a piece of the action?
Contact your local Halo pool for availability and bookings.

Before you start any type of exercise please read our Health Commitment Statement

Improve your stroke, your speed, your stamina and your strength by signing up to one of the superb swimming clubs based at our pools. They’re designed to bring people together who want to develop a competitive edge or simply to get more out of their time in the pool. Choose from:

Hereford Leisure Pool: City Of Herefords Swimming Club

To find out more please visit www.swimhereford.co.uk

Email: Headcoach@SwimHereford.co.uk

Leominster Leisure Centre: Leominster Kingfisher Swimming Club 

To find out more please visit www.swimhereford.co.uk

Ledbury Swimming Pool: Ledbury and District Amateur Swimming Club

To find out more please vist www.ladasc.co.uk

Email: headcoach@ladasc.co.uk

 

Life Saving Clubs

Saturdays at 9am

 

Ledbury Swimming Pool Saturday 11.30am (just the Rookie programme)

Leominster Leisure Centre Wednesday & Thursday 5pm (just the Rookie programme)

 

Survive and Save Club: 12 Years+: Survive and save is for anyone aged 12 and above. You can pick up Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards by learning water safety skills as well as personal survival, rescue and fitness techniques. You need to book and pay in advance for a block of up to 13 weeks, or pay by direct debit for £28.60 per month, or £18.15 for children if you're an Easy card holder (for those on means tested benefits). 

Rookie Lifeguard Club -  8-12 Years: The Rookie lifeguard programme is fun water safety award scheme for children ages 8-12 years old. Via nine core awards, the programme teaches children how 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 13 weeks, or pay by direct debit for £28.60 per month, or £18.15 for children if you're an Easy card holder (for those on means tested benefits).

Kinder Club: This is the only life saving club for 3 to 5 year olds in the country. Simply pay as you go at £3.80 per session.