Swim Academy Lessons
This exciting Academy focuses on introducing swimmers, through expertly lead swimming lessons, to the range of swimming skills using a fun, engaging approach while all the time developing the skills to enable the swimmer to progress through each level of ability.
Sport Ireland Campus Continuous Swim Academy with breaks during October School Mid Term, Christmas week up to the first weekend after New Year, One week at Easter and 5 weeks off during summer
From 2018 Sport Ireland Campus has been delivering Swim Ireland’s Learn to Swim Programme. This exciting new syllabus focuses on introducing swimmers to the range of swimming skills using a fun, engaging approach while all the time developing the skills to enable the swimmer to progress through each level.
As part of the programme each child will receive a passport booklet which outlines the skills taught in each level. As your child completes each level and they move through their Learn to Swim journey they will receive a sticker to stamp their passport with. Working with and applying Swim Ireland’s syllabus will allow us to more effectively monitor each swimmer’s progression to ensure they are given the best opportunity within their class to progress.
The Home Portal system in use on our academy programme allows parents to monitor their child’s progression throughout the Learn to Swim journey.
Learn to Swim Programme
Adult & Child: 6 months to 3 years: Introduction to the aquatic environment while learning through play. One parent per child attends the class. (30-minute lesson held in AquaZone)
Splash: Age 3 upwards: Independence and developing confidence in water. Classes are delivered in the AquaZone with teachers in the water. (30-minute lesson held in AquaZone)
Waves: Age 4 upwards: Introduction to the big pool with support in the water. Classes are delivered in the competition pool with teachers in the water.
(40-minute lessons held in main pool area)
Level 1: Fundamentals of swimming, building the foundations of each aquatic skill. *NB Teachers will not be in the water for Level 1* (40-minute lessons held in main pool area)
Level 2 – Level 6: Progression from Level 1, working on the fundamentals of swimming, building the foundations of each aquatic skill. (40-minute lessons held in main pool area)
Level 7 & Level 8: The finishing touches to all strokes, building stamina and developing other aquatic skills. (60-minute lessons held in main pool area)
Teens: Teen Learn to Swim programme; Beginners to Advanced levels.
(45-minute lessons held in main pool area)
Pathway: Where to now: For swimmers who would like to develop their swim technique and keep fit. (2 x 60-minute sessions per week held in main pool area)
Rookie Lifesaving: Bronze, Silver and Gold - working from the basics to more advanced levels in lifesaving including basic first aid.
(45 minutes dry land session and 1-hour pool session on Wednesday)
At the Sport Ireland National Aquatic Centre, we have
A 10-lane 50-metre x 25 metre international standard- swimming pool with two moveable floors which will allow it to be reconfigured for other uses
A 25 metre international standard diving pool/warm up- pool
Seating for 2,500 spectators-