Wales National Pool Swansea offers a range of swimming lessons for adults of all abilities, to improve their water skills and fitness. It can be very difficult to work out which ability level you fit into – the guide below should assist!
Adult Water Confidence
This course aims to take someone through the journey of being uncomfortable with being in the water, through to someone who can confidently float and begin to propel themselves forward, safely and with ease through the water. Then, when eager to learn to swim the strokes, you can move onto our Adult Beginners classes.
The initial emphasis of this level will work on body position in the water and then develop, to build a sound foundation for swimming which will underpin the performance of sound swimming technique. As well as becoming completely “at home” on and under water, the swimmer will be developing control in water breathing and beginning to experiment with the different methods of using the limbs for propulsion.
The focus in this level is building competence in the basic elements of propulsion, using the main swimming strokes with a continuing emphasis on the importance of good streamlining and breathing control. Once an acceptable degree of basic competence is achieved in the fundamental skills, it is time to progress to the development of more efficient swimming. This level also consolidates the wider range of associated aquatic disciplines as well as providing for the development of a greater awareness and expertise in personal water safety and survival swimming.
Friday 19.30 -20.30
As well as further developing the main swimming strokes, this category acts as an introduction to the early stages of training in competitive swimming; provides a basis for swimming as a part of a healthy lifestyle; and continues with more advanced activities in the other disciplines. The development of both basic aerobic swimming endurance and swimming speed are integrated within the Programme.
This stage also focuses on the consolidation of effective technique, the racing skills associated with them and a suitable range of drills and practices. The final stages introduce more demanding aspects of training development.
Adult Fitness Session
This session gives adults/senior swimmers who are above the advanced level an opportunity to develop their swimming ability for fitness or competition purposes. The sessions focus on the consolidation of effective technique into longer distance stamina work, the racing skills associated with the strokes and a suitable range of drills and practices. The sessions involve more demanding aspects of training development.
Fridays 19.15-20.15 (Beginners)
Saturdays 11.30-13.00 (Advanced)
Please note: The sessions take place in the 50m pool with a fixed depth of 2m – see Adult Fitness http://www.walesnationalpoolswansea.co.uk/aqua-school/fitness-classes/adult-fitness/ for more information.