Our children's lessons run throughout the year in both Rathmines at Crumlin. They can be paid for monthly by direct debit at €36 per month or in blocks of ten for €95. We provide a selection of days and times for you to choose from. We have classes on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon and Saturday mornings. Each time slot has 7 levels for your child to be assessed and placed in:
Ducklings: This is our beginner level where children will learn water confidence, how to float, submerge their face and to jump in. The minimum age for this level is 3 years.
Tadpoles: This is a step up from beginners where children will learn how to push and glide on their front and back, retrieve objects from below the surface and breaststroke arms.
Frogs: At this level children learn front crawl arm action unaided, backcrawl and breast stroke leg action.
Penguins: Now confident and independent in shallow water they can improve technique and advance their skills.
Seals: Further development with technique and learning more skills.
Sharks and Stingrays: Confident in deep water and beginning to build stamina and strength along with technique. Continuous development of skills and strokes; mMore stamina, strength and skills.
We also run a very popular Swan Babies and Swan Toddlers program. These are fun classes with the instructor and a parent in the water aimed at introducing babies and young children to swimming. Classes are on every day during the week and we have limited spaces in Swan Toddlers on a Saturday. They run over a 10 week term at €95.
We have also recently introduced a 'Wobblers' class, which is a hybrid class between Toddlers and our first level of children's lessons 'Ducklings'. Its aim is to try and phase the parent/guardian out of the water to get the child ready for future Duckling classes where they attend without a parent/guardian.
We are running children's 'intensive swim lessons' throughout the school holidays - Summer, Halloween and Easter. Intensive Swim Lessons are an excellent way for children to progress their learning in a short amount of time. They cost €55 per week for a daily 45 minute lesson. There are two options for lessons - from 9am-9.45am or 1pm-1.45pm.