Aura Leisure Leitrim

Aura Swim Academy | Leitrim

Kids Swimming Lessons

At the Aura Swim Academy, our goal is not only to teach your children to swim, but to help them develop an understanding of the water. We believe that learning to swim can be fun and with our 10 levels, we cater for all ages and ability. Simply fill in your details below for your free Swim Assessment and we’ll contact you with further details as soon as possible.

At Aura Leisure, we believe kids swimming lessons should be fun and teach them the necessary skills in the water. We also aim to develop their confidence and safety while swimming through creative methods of instruction, a fun and positive learning environment, and professionally trained instructors.

If you’re not sure what level of swimming lessons your child should be placed in, take our totally free swim assessment by contacting us today. This will help us determine your child’s needs, confidence in the water, and skills that need to be developed

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Junior Ducklings

kids swimming lessons level 1

Ducklings is the introductory level to our Swim Academy and here the aim is to teach your child safe entry and exit from the pool, along with teaching them to fully submerge their face, all while having fun in the pool environment.

Skills Learned:

  • Safe entry and exits
  • Face wetting and blowing bubbles in the water
  • Star fish floats on front and back
  • Movement through the water
  • Understanding class structure
  • Fun games

Teeny Turtles

kids swimming lessons level two

In Turtles, we introduce independent floating on both the child’s front and back. The process of helping children to gain balance is a key element here. From there the correct arm, head and leg positions are taught.

Skills Learned:

  • Safe entry and exits
  • Face wetting and blowing bubbles in the water
  • Star fish floats on front and back
  • Introduction to front crawl and back crawl leg action
  • Submerging and breathing out under the water

Slippy Seahorses

kids swimming lessons level 3

In Seahorses our main focus is to perfect both front crawl and back crawl kicking in the learner pool then advancing this to the main pool where confidence is gained.

Skills Learned:

  • Safe entries and exits
  • Introduction to the large pool
  • Submersion
  • Floating on front, back and rotations
  • Basic arm movement on front and back
  • Fun games
  • Introduction to treading water

Shiny Starfish

kids swimming lessons level 4

At this stage, confidence in the main pool has been achieved. Safety is now a focus; we teach your child to tread water and swim without flotation aids on both front crawl and back crawl with arms.

Skills Learned:

  • Submersion
  • Treading water
  • Mushroom float
  • Front crawl – introducing arms
  • Back crawl – introducing arms
  • Fun games

Bubbly Goldfish

kids swimming lessons level 5

Breathing, which is one of the most difficult skills in swimming, is now incorporated. We will teach your child to breathe unilaterally while maintaining good body position. Children will also be introduced to the deep end of the pool where treading water is advanced from the Starfish level.

Skills Learned:

  • Full stroke in front crawl
  • Full stroke in back crawl
  • Introduction to breaststroke legs action
  • Treading water
  • Surface dives
  • Handstand in the water

Speedy Swordfish

kids swimming lessons level 6

Now in the deep end of the pool, we focus on retaining the skills that children have learned in Goldfish but in water that is 1.5m deep and upwards. The next phase will be to teach breaststroke leg kick with correct foot position to gain glide while keeping the feet under the water.

Skills Learned:

  • Full stroke in front crawl and back crawl
  • Breaststroke leg action
  • Introduction to Dolphin Leg action
  • Sitting dives
  • Tumbles in the water

Flying Fish

kids swimming lessons level 7

Flying Fish is a level that we have introduced to help break down the strokes for children and have one main aim in each level. The main aim at this stage is to complete breaststroke with the arm movement and to introduce the correct breathing technique for this.

Skills Learned:

  • Full stroke in front crawl and back crawl
  • Breaststroke full stroke including timing
  • Introduction to Butterfly
  • Introducing to Diving
  • Tumbles
  • Treading water

Splashing Dolphins

kids swimming lessons level 8

At this stage children are quite confident on the three main swimming strokes. A continuation of breaststroke breathing takes place and the butterfly stroke is also focused on. Children in the higher levels of swim academy still need to have fun and there are some fun skill games taught!

Skills Learned:

  • Improving: Front Crawl, Back Crawl, Breaststroke
  • Butterfly – full stroke
  • Butterfly under the water
  • Introduction to tumble turns

Lightning Stingrays

kids swimming lessons level 9

Here the fine-tuning starts to take place on all strokes focusing on the small but very important techniques to enhance ability. Fun and games are still evident with snorkelling, tumble turns and diving one of the main focuses.

Skills Learned:

  • Improving all four strokes
  • Focus on increased distance and stamina
  • Butterfly under the water
  • Introduction to starts and turns

Diving Sharks

kids swimming lessons level 10

Sharks is the highest level of our swim academy where we aim to build stamina over all four strokes and introduce correct individual medley swimming along with furthering your child’s lifesaving skills.

Skills Learned:

  • Improving all four strokes
  • Focus on increased distance and stamina
  • Starts and turns on all four strokes
  • Individual Medley

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Leitrim Pool Timetable

June 15, 2024
08:45 – 14:00Aura Swim Academy
14:00 – 17:00Open Swim
15:00 – 16:00Family Fun Time
17:00 – 18:00Sensory Swim Hour

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