Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council Health and Recreation Department
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Swimming Lessons

Junior Lessons | Adult Lessons | Lifesavings
Swimming Lessons

From toddlers to older adults, we aim to improve confidence in and out of the water, with an emphasis on fun and progression.

All our swimming pools offer a dedicated swimming lesson program. Taught by fully qualified Swim Teachers, the program allows children and adults to develop their skills and improve their confidence in a variety of strokes. Once  enrolled into our Swim School we guarantee their place in each set of lessons from beginner to advanced.

Click HERE for our ABC Aquatic Framework 2019 – 2024

The getactiveabc Swim School is affiliated with the STA’s (Swimming Teacher’s Association) International Learn to Swim Programme (ILSP), young learners will be provided with an exciting learn to swim programme that is supported with a range of badges and certificates.

The Swim School operates at the Orchard Leisure Centre, Banbridge Leisure Centre, Craigavon Leisure Centre, Waves Leisure Complex and Cascades Leisure Complex.

STA Learn to Swim Progression Chart

Starfish  (0 – 2 years old)

Build baby and parents confidence, whilst teaching water safety and basic swimming principles, done through songs and games.  Allows for bonding time for parent and baby.

Starfish +  (2 – 4 years)

Build confidence of toddler and parent, whilst teaching fundamentals of swimming, through songs and games. Allows for bonding time for parent and baby.

Stanley (4.5 – 5 years old)

The first class that allows children to enter the water without their parent & build on their water confidence and swimming skills. This class is based on fun games, whilst learning to swim.

Octopus – aged 5 +

Move confidently by themselves in the water (with/without discs) confident to try without swimming aids + skills

Octopus +

Swim 5 metres front & back, confidently jumping in and swimming with face in the water.

Goldfish

Swim 10 metres front crawl (breathing and arms) & Back crawl arms + skills

Goldfish +

Swim 25 metres front crawl  with good breathing technique and arms & Back crawl arms + skills

Angelfish

Swim 50 metres front crawl & Back crawl arms / attempt breaststroke + skills

Angelfish +

Swim 100 metres front crawl & Back crawl + 1 length breaststroke + skills

Shark

Swim 200 metres recognised stroke with good technique + skills

 

Prices

Product Standard Concession
Junior Swim Lesson Half Hour £6.20

Course dates and how to book

You’re never too old to learn how to swim. For the over 16’s we offer lessons in either a structured program or as part of a group.

Be Water Confident

This is about gaining the confidence to enter the pool safely. It also covers the ability to move around the pool with confidence and to achieve basic core aquatic skills. These are entries, exits, buoyancy, balance and aquatic breathing.

Be a Swimmer

Once you feel confident you will have the necessary skills to start swimming independently over short distances (5 to 10 metres). You won’t need support or swimming aids

Be a Better Swimmer

By this point you’ll be able to swim up to 400 metres independently. You’ll also have the confidence to try other pool activities, such as Aquacise or lane swimming.

Be a Master Swimmer

This is more about  advanced swimming skills to enable you to compete.

Course dates and how to book

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For those who like intensive learning environments we offer one to one or small group swimming lessons for learners of all ages.

1:1 Junior Lessons

Teacher in the water with your child providing an individually tailored swim tuition experience

1:1 Adult Lessons

Teacher in the water with you providing an individually tailored swim tuition experience

1:1 Less Abled Persons Lessons

Specifically Qualified Teacher in the water with your child providing an individually tailored swim tuition experience

Small Group Junior Lessons

Swimming instruction for a small group of juniors, allows more of an opportunity to improve.

Small Group Adult Lessons

Swimming instruction for a small group of adults, allows more of an opportunity to improve.

 

Lessons available and how to book

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Rookie Life Guard

An RLSS junior scheme for Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Must be a competent strong swimmer.

NPLQ (With AED)

A recognised professional life guarding qualification. Includes defibrillator training.

*Pre-course water assessment test to confirm suitability

NPLQ (Without AED)

A recognised professional life guarding qualification. Defibrillator training not included.

*Pre-course water assessment test to confirm suitability.

Course dates and how to book

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01jul9:00 am31aug(aug 31)5:00 pmRookie LifeguardSuitable for 8-12 years(july 1) 9:00 am - (august 31) 5:00 pm Waves Leisure Complex

Event Details

The Rookie Lifeguard programme is the junior award scheme of the RLSS UK. An opportunity for kids to explore water safety and how to look after themselves, family and friends better in water.  It provides them with information they need to promote water safety in their day to day activities. The award contains survival, rescue and sports skills as well as life support and water safety elements

Where and when is it?

Waves Leisure Complex

During July and August

2 Hours

Who is this course for?

Age: 8-12 years

How much does it cost?

Cost: £62.00

How do i book a place?

Please contact the centre on 028 3832 2906 to book a place.

 

Time

July 1 (Monday) 9:00 am - August 31 (Saturday) 5:00 pm

Location

Waves Leisure Complex

Robert St, Lurgan, Craigavon BT66 8BE

01jul10:15 am31aug(aug 31)4:00 pmRookie LifeguardSuitable for 8-12 years(july 1) 10:15 am - (august 31) 4:00 pm Banbridge Leisure Centre

Event Details

The Rookie Lifeguard programme is the junior award scheme of the RLSS UK. An opportunity for kids to explore water safety and how to look after themselves, family and friends better in water.  It provides them with information they need to promote water safety in their day to day activities. The award contains survival, rescue and sports skills as well as life support and water safety elements

Where and when is it?

Banbridge Leisure Centre

 

Week Commencing Level Description Time
1st July 2019 Bronze As per other centres 10:15 – 12:45 (Mon to Thur)
1st July 2019 Silver As per other centres 14:00 – 16:00 (Mon to Fri)
15th July 2019 Silver As per other centres 10:15 – 12:45 (Mon to Thur)
15th July 2019 Bronze As per other centres 14:00 – 16:00 (Mon to Fri)
22nd July 2019 Bronze As per other centres 10:15 – 12:45 (Mon to Thur)
22nd July 2019 Gold As per other centres 14:00 – 16:00 (Mon to Fri)
29th July 2019 Silver As per other centres 10:15 – 12:45 (Mon to Thur)

Who is this course for?

Age: 8-12 years

How much does it cost?

Cost: £62.00 per week

How do i book a place?

Please contact the centre on 028 4062 8800 to book a place.

 

Time

July 1 (Monday) 10:15 am - August 31 (Saturday) 4:00 pm

Location

Banbridge Leisure Centre

Banbridge

19aug(aug 19)10:00 am23(aug 23)12:00 pmRLSS Rookie LifeguardSuitable for aged 8 to 12 years.10:00 am - 12:00 pm (23) Craigavon Leisure Centre

Event Details

Our Summer Swimming Lessons are an ideal way to see rapid improvement. The intensive nature of the swimming programme allows for a greater opportunity for consolidation of swimming skills and progression.

Learn essential lifesaving skills to help save yourself and know what to do if others get into difficulty in the water or someone stops breathing.

* Must be competent swimmer, able to swim 50m or more and tread water.

Where and when is it?

Craigavon Leisure Centre

Monday 19th – 23rd August

10.00am – 12.00 noon

Who is this course for?

Age: 8 -12 years old

How much does it cost?

Cost: £50.00

How do i book a place?

To book a place, contact reception desk at Craigavon Leisure Centre on (028) 3834 1333

 

Time

19 (Monday) 10:00 am - 23 (Friday) 12:00 pm

Location

Craigavon Leisure Centre

Brownlow Rd, Craigavon BT65 6DL

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