Operating at Orchard Leisure Centre, Banbridge Leisure Centre and South Lake Leisure Centre, the getactiveabc Swim School motivates young learners’ progression with swimming through a range of badges and certificates.
Starfish [3months – 4 years old]
Parent and child sessions. Ideal for children aged 3 months onwards. This class allows for both parent and child to participate in the class, building confidence and technique in the water through fun and games. The class is also ideal social interaction with other parents / children.
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 [Age 5 +]
Move confidently by themselves in the water [with/without discs] and confident to try without swimming aids + skills
Swim 5 metres front & back, confidently jumping in and swimming with face in the water.
Swim 10 metres front crawl [breathing and arms] & Back crawl arms + skills
Swim 25 metres front crawl with good breathing technique and arms & back crawl arms + skills
Swim 50 metres front crawl & back crawl arms / attempt breaststroke + skills
Swim 100 metres front crawl & back crawl + 1 length breaststroke + skills
Swim 200 metres recognised stroke with good technique + skills
Be able to swim 400 metres consistently, with good technique and minimal delays at end of each length and complete skills as per STA criteria
Stroke & Stamina 1
Be able to swim 600m recognised stroke with good technique and complete skills as per STA criteria
Stroke & Stamina 2
Be able to swim 800m recognised stroke with good technique and complete skills as per STA criteria
A rookie lifeguard programme that allows candidates to learn essential lifesaving skills both on land and within the water