Quality Term Time Swimming Lessons:
Saturday @ RBAI Belfast 9-12am
Saturday @ Methodist College, Belfast 2.20-5.20pm
Sunday @ BRA Belfast 4.45-7.15pm
All classes are based on ability as well as age for our pre school classes. We take a maximum of 3 swimmers per teacher at pre school and 4 swimmers at school age. We also offer an hour long advanced class at RBAI and BRA. All classes last approximately 30 minutes and we offer different class levels during each half hour to enable families to attend one half hour session. Our very experienced teachers are our biggest asset. Our teachers help each swimmer to feel more confident and progress faster.
During the year we assess our swimmers using the STA and keen2swim awards. This encourages our swimmers to celebrate their achievements. Classes take place on Saturdays and Sundays during term time with a swim week scheduled each summer.
We offer 2:1 as well as 1:1 classes at BRA and Methodist College Belfast.
Pre-School Swimmers from age 3+
Our pre school classes have only 3 swimmers per teacher and develop water confidence as well as learning to swim. Our pre school classes are very popular as little ones get lots of individual attention while having fun in a small group lesson.
Beginner Age 5+ (at school)
This class is aimed at swimmers who cannot swim unaided and require floats to swim. Swimmers will develop skills to improve their strength and stamina while learning to swim. This class has a maximum of 4 swimmers per teacher. The small class size ensures that even the most nervous swimmers gain confidence and have one to one time with the teacher throughout the lesson.
This class is aimed at swimmers with a little more confidence who can submerge their face in the water but can swim less than a width (10m) without aids. We will introduce them to the correct body position, leg kick and breathing at this stage.
Intermediate 1 (10m +)
In this class swimmers will develop further develop their Frontcrawl and breathing techniques as well as developing the full Backcrawl stroke. Breaststroke and Butterfly are introduced. Swimmers should be able to swim at least 10 meters. At this stage swimmers are water confident and have the correct body position.
Intermediate 2 (25m+)
Swimmers in the intermediate 2 class should be able to swim at least 25 meters. They will now be able to swim Frontcrawl and Backstroke well with the correct breathing technique. Breaststroke and Butterfly are developing along with their strength and stamina. In our deeper pools swimmers will learn how to dive in as well.
At this stage swimmers should be able to swim at least 100 meters distance and will develop all four swimming strokes improving their technique while learning competitive dives and tumble turns. Swimmers at this stage are also develop their water safety knowledge as they may be attending swimming at school or are old enough to attend public swim sessions without parents.
Advanced Improvers (200m+)
At this stage swimmers should be able to swim at least 200 meters. The class will take place in a pool with a deep end. The class aims to develop all four swimming strokes to a proficient standard along with dives and competitive turns and starts. Swimming for fitness is encouraged as well as continuing to learn about water safety. Classes take place at INST RBAI on Saturdays from 11-12am as well as BRA from 6-7pm on a Sunday.