Swim Academy @ Aura
Ireland’s Best Swim Academy
Swim lesson level breakdown:
Level 1 Junior Ducklings
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 fin in the pool environment.
Level 2 Teeny Turtles
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 thought.
Level 3 Slippy Seahorses
In Seahorses the 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.
Level 4 Shiny Starfish
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.
Level 5 Bubbly Goldfish
Breathing, which is one of the most difficult skills in swimming is now incorporated. We will teach you child to breathe unilaterally while still keeping good body position. Children will also be introduced to the deep end of the pool where treading water is advanced from the Starfish level.
Level 6 Speedy Swordfish
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.
Level 7 Flying Fish
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.
Level 8 Splashing Dolphins
At this stage children are quite confident on the three main swimming strokes. A continuation of breaststroke breathing takes place and also the butterfly is focused on. Children in the higher levels of swim academy still need to have fun and there are some fun skill games taught.
Level 9 Lightning Stingrays
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 snorkeling, tumble turns and diving a focus.
Level 10 Diving Sharks
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.