Waterford

Kids Swimming

The love of swimming starts here... teach them a skill for life!

Whether your child is a beginner, improver or even an advanced level swimmer our award winning Kingfisher Swim Academy has something to help your child improve their swimming confidence and skills even further!

At the Kingfisher Fitness Club we are known for our top standards of teaching.

At the Kingfisher Fitness Club we are known for our top standards of teaching. We believe that encouragement, patience and clear instruction are essential to help your child feel more at home in the water.

 

Swimming is a skill kids will love for life and it’s important for parent’s peace of mind too. Our nationally-recognised programme teaches swimming through a great mix of fun activities and they’ll soon become safe, competent and confident swimmers in:

 

 

FRONT CRAWL | BACKSTROKE | BREAST STROKE | BUTTERFLY

All of our swimming teachers at our Waterford centre are fully qualified and dedicated to helping your child develop their skills with a laugh, splash and a giggle along the way!

 

During the swim course, old skills will be perfected and new skills learned. Following these weekly sessions, your child will show major progress in the water. Swimming is also an excellent form of exercise for your child and something you can do together for fun as a family.

 

When children have achieved all the elements within their stage of the swimming plan, they can move onto the next one. Our expert coaches conduct individual end-of-term assessments and advise the best way forward for your child.

Please note: Our pool environment is constantly manned by one of our trained lifeguards to ensure a fully safe pool environment for all members and guest.

Kingfisher Swim Academy - Pathway to Swimming Excellence

LEVEL 1

This course caters to the absolute beginner with the emphasis placed on conditioning children to the aquatic environment.
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LEVEL 2

This course tends to build the confidence of the novice swimmer by becoming comfortable with the head in the water.
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LEVEL 3

The student swimmer is weaned off buoyancy aids whole introducing basic strokes.
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LEVEL 4

The course builds upon the basic strokes while introducing Breast Stroke and Butterfly.
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LEVEL 5

The confident swimmer develops correct breathing techniques while further working on stroke mechanics.
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LEVEL 6

This course refines stroke mechanics.
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LEVEL 7

A course for the advanced swimmer geared at developing skills for a competitive career.
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Kingfisher Child Welfare Policy

Children have a lot to gain from involvement in sport.  Like other sports swimming provides an opportunity to learn new skills, gain confidence and of course have fun.  The full potential of these benefits can only be gained with a positive approach to the child’s involvement.  The focus should be on the needs of the child rather than on competition or success.  A child centred approach to swimming and all children’s activities will result in continued participation, a positive public image of sport and long term benefits of the health and well being of our future adult population.

 

Kingfisher has a duty of care to safeguard all children involved in swimming and sport.  All children have a right to protection and the needs of disabled children and others who may be particularly vulnerable must be taken into account.  Kingfisher will ensure the welfare and safety of all children involved in swimming and other activities through the promotion of and adherence to the Good Practice and Child Protection guidelines adopted by Swim Ireland and Active Ireland

 

A child is defined as under 18 buy the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

 

All sporting organisations which make provision for children and young people must ensure that

The welfare of the child is paramount

All children whatever the age, culture, disability, gender, language, racial origin, religious beliefs and or sexual identity have the right to be involved in sport.

 

Kingfisher is fully committed to safeguarding the well being of its users.  Every visitor to the centre should at all time show respect and understanding for their rights, safety and welfare.

They should conduct themselves in a way that reflects Kingfishers principles and guidelines in our Good Practice and Child Protection Policy.

 

Signed:

Dale Kennedy

Kingfisher Waterford General Manager

Enquire About Kids Swim Classes

If you have any questions about the Kids Swim Classes please get in touch, we would be delighted to answer any questions you may have.

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