Take the plunge

Welcome to Halo's Get Active

FREE Adult
Learn to Swim




Are you amongst the tens of thousands of adults across the UK who struggle to swim or lack water confidence, and as a result avoid the water?

At Halo we understand everything from a bad experience, or lesson as a child can cause people to pack away their swim stuff for good. But we also know they’re missing out.


At Halo, we have developed a package of FREE adult swimming lessons which are funded through Herefordshire Council to increase opportunities for people to get active, as part of a £6million investment to support covid-19 recovery and improve wellbeing in Herefordshire.

These FREE courses will be delivered to groups of adults at Halo pools at Hereford Leisure Pool, Leominster Leisure Centre, Ross Swimming Pool and Ledbury Swimming Pool.

With a patient instructor by your side we’ll help you become confident and competent in the pool. We’ll take things as slow as you want as you rediscover the joy of water and the power within you to swim. And you will.

No pressure. No rush.

No test at the end of it. Just the chance to put your fears behind you and enjoy the health benefits.

You’ll get a life-saving skill, and the chance to enjoy the pool with the kids at the weekend or with friends when they spa or with family when they set off for some summer sunshine. When you achieve your 25m in the beginners class you can then sign up to our improvers sessions to keep your swimming skills growing or come along to any of our public swimming sessions.

Good to knows:

FREE to all Adults aged 16+ unable to swim 25 metres in one stroke
Lessons are 30 minutes long and run weekly. Please contact us for details of when lessons are available
Lessons are FREE until you are able to swim 25 meters in one stroke

(there is no minimum or maximum time you can spend on the course)

FREE 25 metre badge and certificate for achieving the course
Kindly Funded by Herefordshire Council to increase opportunities for people to get active as part of its ‘GET ACTIVE’ campaign

The health benefits are all good, and all yours...

The water acts as buoyancy as you give your body an all-over workout and burn some calories as you go

Did you know that adults who exercise for 150 minutes each week (that’s five 30 minute sessions or three hourly sessions in the pool) can pick up benefits that could, quite literally, save their life. It will reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer. Want us to be more specific?

If you exercise five times a week for 30 minutes you’ll enjoy:

  • Up to a 35% lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Up to a 50% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Up to a 50% lower risk of colon cancer
  • Up to a 20% lower risk of breast cancer
  • A 30% lower risk of early death
  • Up to an 83% lower risk of osteoarthritis
  • Up to a 68% lower risk of hip fracture
  • A 30% lower risk of falls (among older adults)
  • Up to a 30% lower risk of depression
  • Up to a 30% lower risk of dementia


Call your local Halo pool

Hereford Leisure Pool - 01432 272512
Ledbury Swimming Pool - 01531 632890
Leominster Swimming Pool - 01568 612540
Ross-On-Wye Swimming Pool - 01989 763487



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