New year, new swim school in Warwick

The Freedom Fitness Swim School is starting in Warwick in January.
The Freedom Fitness Swim School is starting in Warwick in January.

Children and adults in south Warwickshire can attend a new swim school starting in Warwick in the new year.

Enrolment for Freedom Fitness Warwick’s classes, which will take place at the fitness club in Welton Road, opened this week.

Following the Amateur Swimming Association’s (ASA) Learn to Swim programme, the swim school will cover stages to 1 to 7 and is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Classes, which will run during school term times, will have no more than seven participants each and there will be continial assessments, allowing swimmers to move up to higher ability groups as they progress. Children will be given a badge as they reach each stage.

Freedom Fitness business manager Stuart Harding said: “I am extremely excited to be starting a swim school here at Warwick. The pool is perfect to learn in as it’s small, warm and quiet. Keeping our classes to a maximum of seven will ensure a high level of individual attention can be given to each swimmer.

“We are inviting youngsters and adults to join the swim school - it’s not just for our members or their children. We have chosen to do this as I believe swimming is a key skill and a vital life skill and I’d like to see as many people as possible in the area learn to swim.

“The swim school is part of our commitment to provide quality services for the whole community and we hope to see plenty of people learning to swim in the comfort and privacy of our pool.”

The classes will be taken by experienced instructors qualified to a minimum ASA Level 2. It costs £93.60 for a seven-week term or £25 per month if paid by direct debit or £275 for a year if paid upfront.

The classes start on the week of January 4, 2016.

To find out more, visit Freedom Fitness in Warwick, call 01926 499779 or email

The ASA supports more than 1,200 affiliated swimming clubs through a national, regional and sub-regional structure. More than two million certificates were awarded to children across the world through its Learn to Swim programme last year. To find out more, visit